Bringing the Best of the West to Bristol

July 11, 2018

Tech South West is teaming up with the Engine Shed in Bristol and Tech Nation to bring techies together from across the region. The free event will provide opportunities to learn, connect and discuss the tech scene across the South West and look at what is happening in Bristol, including a welcome from Google and tour of the Bristol VR Lab. 

There will be insight into the Bristol and Bath tech ‘ecosystem’, and a chance to find out about companies and initiatives including RocketMarkets, Womens’ Tech Hub, SETsquared Bristol and more.

Representatives of tech clusters including Software Cornwall, Digital Exeter, Tech Exeter, Digital Plymouth and Digital Northern Devon will also highlight key activity they’re involved with currently.

Toby Parkins, chair of Tech South West, said: "The Tech sector across the South West has a growth rate above the national average with many examples of innovative companies offering world class products and services. It's vital that we continue to learn from each other, celebrate this contribution to the UK's economy and highlight the tech-focused organisations across the region that are helping drive this growth. Tech South West in Bristol will allow us to do just that.” 

Nick Sturge, Director of the Engine Shed, said: “Engine Shed looks forward to welcoming tech leaders from across the region. This will be an excellent opportunity to connect and discuss key issues.”

The gathering is on Thursday September 12, before the Tech Nation Tour event, also at the Engine Shed, that evening. It means people can attend both events back to back. The two events need to be booked separately.There are 70 places available for the VR Lab tour (the lab is at Anchor Square, close to Bristol Aquarium) before we ‘hot-foot’ across the city to the Engine Shed, where we have capacity for 90 people. 

Booking gives you the option of choosing both the VR Lab tour (15:00-16:00) and the Tech South West Engine Shed event (16.00-18.00) or just the Engine Shed event. Please book both tickets if you would like to attend the whole event (15:00-18:00). Please book separately for the Tech Nation event.

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