Technology makes me smile. Especially things like the Makerbot. Thinking back to my childhood, never in a million years would I think that we could have a (relatively) inexpensive machine, that could print things. Stuff. Objects. Sitting on a desk. In your own office or house. Quite amazing. I’ve been loosely following the progress of [...]
Recently I was sent this YouTube video about an old bloke thrown in to using the new Windows 8. My reaction to this type of ‘journalism’ is fairly scathing. My measured response is that the example in the video is neither a fair test since the unsuspecting suspect was given no guidance at all on [...]
Ask pretty much any politician what the key to getting ourselves out of the current economic mess is and they’ll say “business growth”. Ask them where that growth is going to come from and they’ll say “Small- and Medium-sized businesses”. If I’m feeling generous I’d say that the credit crunch and the global recession have [...]
I’m passionate about Hull and its future. I was born here, educated here, returned after University, and have been running businesses in the city for the last eleven years or so. Hull’s been in a tough economic situation for many years now. The reasons behind this and the associated social impact are complex. What’s clear [...]
I’m loving Kickstarter, and yet, have only really been aware of it since last year. It’s been a around a little longer - Kickstarter was founded in April 2009 by Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler, and Charles Adler and is probably the best example of crowd sourced funding on the web. What is Kickstarter? Kickstarter is a [...]
KC has launched an investment fund of £300,000 to provide start-up and growth financing for businesses in the digital and technology sectors in Hull and East Yorkshire and we were invited to the launch last Friday at the Hallmark Hotel in North Ferriby.