Facebook - Birmingham Business Twitter - Birmingham Business Instagram - Birmingham Business

Online hub will boost digital collaboration

A new online community for entrepreneurs, investors, talent and technologists has been launched.

Digital Midlands will provide updates, webinars and business connection opportunities, and aims to bring more identity to the Midlands as a digitally-industrious leader. 

Dan Ilett, partner at 4 Oceans Ventures (the company behind the new venture), said: “We see so much potential in the Midlands for great collaboration and investment. We realised there isn’t really a community which purely brings together all the brilliant stories of tech creativity in the region.

“We’ve already seen some fantastic opportunities arise such as the development of Gigabit Cities across the region - and as the Midlands becomes more digital, communities will be essential for expanding business networks.”

The Digital Midlands team is now connecting with entrepreneurs, universities, businesses and investors to develop opportunities for Midlands innovation with webinars, events and award ceremonies.  

The Midlands is home to a number of quoted companies, 1m+ businesses and more than 50 universities and higher education establishments - all within a short distance of each other.

David Yates, co-founder of 4 Oceans Capital, another of the investors in Digital Midlands, said: “We think venture capital is missing from the Midlands and Digital Midlands is here to connect the dots on that.

“Lots of investors overlook the region and turn to the south for business opportunities instead. However, by investing and reinvesting in the region, we can instead uncover and work with the massive talent potential that is available right on our doorstep.”

Digital Midlands will be running a series of webinars with digital thought leaders in the region. To find out more visit https://digitalmidlands.uk/

Pictured: Dan Ilett

New investment company will boost enterprise

Reveal coincides with launch of inaugural Birmingham Tech Week

9th October 2019

Digital platform helps schools with career events

Online system goes from strength to strength

21st October 2019

Digital service makes the right match

Online pitch processes designed to help with long-term success

26th October 2020

Global digital specialist unveils HQ

European hub is launched in Birmingham

2nd March 2020

Bright future for Life Sciences

Seal of approval for joint approach

3rd July 2020

Inaugural tech week in Birmingham

More than 50 events over five days

20th September 2019

Digital skills project launched

Initiative aims to protect thousands of jobs at risk from pandemic

25th September 2020

Tech company secures £500k investment

Birmingham firm bridges languages gaps

2nd June 2020

Deloitte to launch health tech innovation hub

Connecting companies, healthcare professionals and the public sector

9th September 2020

Investment Fund reaches £50 million milestone

Cash handed out to more than 150 firms

19th June 2019

Diversity in Digital Festival is under way

Events address the lack of gender diversity in the tech sector

28th March 2019

Plans submitted for £30m expansion

Innovation Birmingham campus wants to grow

7th January 2020

MEIF invests £100m in small businesses

Fund has supported 350 firms across the Midlands

6th April 2021

Gez McGuire

Founder of MCG Digital Media

15th December 2020

Business leaders need to target tech firms

Property sector observer says focus should be on digital companies

17th December 2020