Applications open for DigitalCity Fellowships

The next generation of North East digital entrepreneurs are being invited to take part in a unique Fellowship to help make their businesses a success

Teesside University Middlesbrough Campus

The next generation of North East digital entrepreneurs are being invited to take part in a unique Fellowship to help make their businesses a success.

The Fellowships offered by DigitalCity Innovation, at Teesside University, give graduates up to £4,000 to cover their living costs while they develop their business.

So far, the scheme has helped to create more than 200 companies and nearly 300 jobs and applications are being invited for the next round of Fellowships.

Potential start-ups have until noon tomorrow, Tuesday, September 10, to submit their applications.

As well as funding, the Fellowships also offer business training and mentoring from industry professionals and access to state-of-the-art equipment and software.

The most recent intake of Fellows also worked closely with Searchcamp, the accelerator scheme being run in partnership with Teesside University and North East entrepreneurs.

David Jeffries, head of DigitalCity Innovation and Graduate Enterprise, said: “DigitalCity Innovation has a fantastic record of taking young companies and equipping them with the necessary skills and expertise to make their products and ideas commercially viable.

“Running your business is immensely satisfying and taking part in the Fellowship can have a significant impact upon the success of a start-up.

“I’d encourage anyone thinking of setting up a digital business to get in contact with us.”

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