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Celebrating Technology in the North: Leeds Digital Festival!

Updated: Sep 3, 2019

The north of the UK has without a doubt boomed over the years in terms of technology.

Join us once again for a whole week of exciting tech events in the city of #Leeds!


DRIAD is participating by hosting two great events for the festival!

#LeedsDigiFest19 is definitely an event to mark in your calendar.



In 2018, the Leeds Digital Festival hosted 170 events, 20,000 attendees, 400 companies and 600 speakers, and this year it is expected to be significantly larger. Leeds Digital Festival will definitely help you get inspired, develop an idea and build great connections!


Date: 23rd April to 3rd May, 2019

Venue: All over Leeds City Centre

Have a look at the events happening and book your tickets while you can!


This year, awards will be given to celebrate Innovative Tech Employers and Start Ups who have made leaps in terms of growth. This event will be hosted by #AmsourceTechnology #LDFawards2019


Click here to vote for your company of choice (closing on the 15th of March, 2019) and register your place at the awards!


Our events:


1- From Start up To Scale up: How to make it happen & How to fund it


During this event, we will hear from entrepreneurs from the region who are in the process or have managed to overcome the difficulties of scaling up.


Get ready to receive practical advice from funding to IP to management in order to organise the chaos and achieve growth!


This will be followed by an engaging panel discussion featuring experts in funding, law and business development, in which we will take the lessons from these journeys and discuss how we can make Leeds a better place for startups!



When: Monday, 29th April, 2019

Time: 1:30 pm- 5:30 pm

Venue: Platform Tech Hub, New Station Street, Leeds, LS1 4JB



Book your place today to avoid disappointment!




2- Super-charged grant clinic


As experts in grant funding, DRIAD have helped more than 120 startups across a wide range of tech specialities, raising over £31 million through diverse funding instruments.



Our one to one sessions offer you the chance to sit down with an expert in the field of funding for a free 30 min review of your project looking at the key aspects of funding:

Types of funding currently available

  • Your project eligibility

  • Initial review of a funding application

  • Guidance on how to progress your application



Due to the Leeds Digital Festival, we will have 3x more consultants available!


Our consultants are:

  • Dr Vivien Badaut, expert reviewer for the European Commission

  • Thierry Salus-Robbins, Innovate UK expert

  • Dr Marie-Ange Kouassi, UK grant funding


When: Wednesday, 24th April, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Venue: Platform Tech Hub, New Station Street, Leeds, LS1 4JB


Register your place to guarantee a slot at the grant clinic!


See you at the Leeds Digital Festival!


If you have any queries in the mean time, get in touch with us.