Akcela is an award-winning business incubator and has been the launchpad for some of Norfolk’s most exciting tech brands including EdTech Scaleup Reading mate, Learning Platform Gamification Scaleup Visibly, Tech Education Provider Tech Educators, Multi Award winning Indie Games developer Newfangled Games and ETHGlobal winner and Animoca Brands backed Blockchain Start-Up Games Vault.
Tech East exists to shine a light on the dynamic digital tech ecosystem in the East of England to make it easier for governments, investors and tech companies to connect and collaborate with its members. Tech East is a community of start-ups, scaleups and late-stage tech businesses, academia and the public sector. Rated as one of the Top 5 UK tech clusters.
Welcoming Tech East as a resident of the Akcela incubator supports both organisations continuing their respective missions. Tech East are excellent at connecting innovative start-ups across the regions tech ecosystem, creating opportunities for start-ups within the ecosystem to fully embrace the opportunities throughout the region. Tech East will benefit from a Norwich city centre base in addition to its existing partnership with UEA that allows them to forge relationships and understand the challenges of some of the regions most promising tech start-ups.
Speaking on behalf of the partnership, Akcela Ventures Founder and Managing Partner, James Adams, focussed on the benefits of the residency.
“The work that Tech East does in determining and relaying the signal from the noise for each layer within the ecosystem is immensely valuable. Operating at all levels within a vast ecosystem is a time-consuming and complex task. For me personally, I have been able to engage with Tim on specific opportunities relevant to our place within the ecosystem and forge partnerships from his and Tech Easts insights. This residency brings those insights and true, operational-level feedback back through Tech East to relevant policymakers and decision-makers. Adding our shared experience to that of the region. A truly powerful and positive addition to the community.”
Tim Robinson, Chief Operating Officer of Tech East said:
“Whether you are thinking of starting a new tech businsess or scaling your existing operations Akcela is an exciting incubator for entrepreneurs in Norfolk and the East of England and you should check out the upcoming events hosted by Akcela. I can’t wait to spend more time at Akcela over the coming weeks and months.”