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DigitalCity boosts tech businesses and employment in the Tees Valley

From start-ups to scale ups, DigitalCity continues its incredible track record of helping hundreds of Tees Valley businesses across the digital and technology spectrum.

The fantastic funded initiative has helped more than 650 businesses grow by equipping them with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to thrive in the ever-expanding digital world of today – some of whom have gone on to be among the region’s most successful digital organisations.

Offering support on a vast array of projects from complex medical and industrial visualisations through to app developments and video games – hundreds of new tech products have been added to the market as a result.

One of the DigitalCity’s many successes includes games studio, SockMonkey. Founders Bob Makin and Darren Cuthbert launched their business during the DigitalCity Accelerator programme and have since secured partnerships with some of the games and entertainment industry’s biggest brands such as Star Wars, PlayStation and Nintendo.

Makin said “SockMonkey Studios started with the help of DigitalCity and wouldn’t still be here today if it wasn’t for the university.

“They have helped with mentoring, business growth and offices and have helped to grow us from a small start-up of two.

“We have ambitious plans that we’ve put together thanks to the DigitalCity SCALE programme.”

Speaking of ambition, over the next three years, DigitalCity aims to create another 72 new tech business and bring 102 new tech products to market. Have you got what it takes to join the most successful digital business leaders in the Tees Valley?

With bespoke mentoring from digital growth experts, interactive workshops, the opportunity to network with established leaders in the industry and access to a brilliant business development grant – the DigitalCity Accelerator and SCALE programmes provide everything you need to kick-start or transform your business.

If you’re interested in finding out more, please contact DigitalCity Innovation Manager, Scott Watson – scott.watson@tees.ac.uk