An Update From Campus North

It’s been another busy year for Ignite and the team at Campus North. We’ve taken over and renovated more space, and if you've been down to the Carliol Quarter you've probably spotted our beautiful cafe, Bunker. If you've been inside for a coffee or some delicious food from Nieka, you may also have spotted The Auditorium events space, which now hosts most of our events and is available to hire for private and corporate events.

In 2015 we hosted:

  • 102 tech meetups
  • 84 early stage startups/ freelancers (tenants)
  • 13 adults upskill coding classes
  • 9 kids coding classes
  • 6 student events/panel discussions
  • 3 accelerator showcases
  • 1 Raspberry Pi upskill class for adults
  • 2 Leading Ladies in STEM events
  • 1 Maker Faire
  • Fringe events for Thinking Digital & Industry Conferences
  • Public events for Sage, Tech North Northern Stars Awards, and the Virgin Money & NSPCC Tech for Good weekend

And we’re doing even more in 2016, with a focus on education and developing skills in the digital sector in people of all ages, and encouraging knowledge share across our networks.

As well as expanding our space, we've grown our team, and launched programmes in London and Manchester. We’re now working with even more incredible sponsors including Tech North and Virgin Money, and have over 40 companies working with us in Campus North.

Campus North has truly become a centre for the digital community in Newcastle, as seen at our first Digital Drinks event in January, and our monthly Tech Breakfast events. These monthly drop-in events are a great, informal way to get involved with the tech community and everything that’s going on at Campus North.

If you’re working in the digital sector, need a space to meet, or are looking for somewhere to host an event in Newcastle, we’d love to hear from you, you can call us on 0191 308 2807 or get in touch with Lynsey lynsey.morrow@campusnorth.co.uk

by Liz Hardy, http://www.liz-hardy.co.uk/

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