Yorkshire Tech Climbers is coming to Sheffield

Yorkshire Tech Climbers is coming to Sheffield

Tech Climbers Yorkshire will hold its 2024 launch event in Sheffield next month, marking its first move outside of Leeds city centre.

Tech Climbers is an annual list which showcases the top performing product-led technology businesses in the region and aims to gather data to put Yorkshire on the map as an investable, global tech destination.

The 2024 Yorkshire launch event will take place on 18 April at Trafalgar Warehouse in Sheffield. As venue sponsors, Sheffield Technology Parks has collaborated with the organisers to bring this important event to our city, ensuring that Sheffield’s role in Yorkshire’s tech sector is identified and celebrated.

Sheffield and South Yorkshire’s tech sector employs more than 21,000 people. This event will uncover why tech in Yorkshire is flying at the moment and set the scene for how tech startups and scale-ups are driving the local economy.

First launched in 2019 in Liverpool City Region, now live in Yorkshire, Manchester and shortly the North East, Tech Climbers has welcomed a range of partners and the tech community to multiple events, each attracting more than 100 founders, investors, and advisors.

Event details

Registration for the Tech Climbers Yorkshire launch event is now open. It will bring together a stellar line-up of panel discussions featuring tech founders and advisors from across Yorkshire, including Glenn Fletcher, CEO at Tribosonics, Chris Iveson, CEO at FourJaw Manufacturing, Georgina Fairhill, founder & CEO of Work & Communications and Linda Broughton, Director of Technology at Contribly, Dharam Shadija, Head of Department of Computing at Sheffield Hallam Computing School and James Ridgway, Director at The Curve.

Anna Heyes, founder of Tech Climbers and CEO at Active Profile said:

“Each year we attract entries from across the Yorkshire region, and with so much happening in Sheffield, it felt like the natural move to kick off our 2024 Tech Climbers Yorkshire campaign here. We’re really looking forward to bringing the community together in the city to shout about all the amazing stories emerging from the Sheffield tech scene.”

“The Yorkshire region is standing strong, hungry for growth and going head-to-head with tech hubs like London and Manchester. We’re looking forward to seeing friendly faces from the tech community, both old and new, as we open this year’s Tech Climbers list for entries.”

As well as Sheffield Technology Parks, headline partners this year include TD SYNNEX, BDO and Ward Hadaway supported by West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Digital Media Centre Barnsley, York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority, Climb24, Leeds Digital and Sheffield Hallam University.

Last year, Tech Climbers’ Yorkshire report projected the creation of over 300 jobs within the sector, as 71% of businesses sought funding to grow. The 2023 Yorkshire Tech Climbers list can be viewed here.

Register your spot at the Tech Climbers Yorkshire Launch Event here.

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