Ben Hookway is currently CEO of Vidiactive, a VC backed web video start up in Sheffield. He was formerly CEO of Next Device, a mobile UI company which he founded and then successfully sold to Mentor Graphics – a $1bn US corporation.
Prior to this, Ben spent 6 years in the US where he was involved in tech start up companies and acquisitions, and has extensive experience in business development in Asia. He also advises tech start-ups on strategy and fundraising.
Join us to help define the Collaboration Centre Network
CollaboJam on the Road is shaping up with five dates in the diary. We are delighted to have a good geographical spread, but are still looking for a few more venues.
Why get involved?
The discussions from these workshops will directly define elements of the Collaboration Centre Network which is one of the three strands of the Sheffield City Region’s CDI Strategy. The workshops are a facilitated discussion on the issues and opportunities that we need to address in establishing the CCN. They will be run by Jag Goraya and myself. At the workshop you will:
- Help define how the Sheffield City Region partners, universities and businesses can work together to create opportunity through the Collaboration Centre Network.
- Learn how businesses and organisations have collaborated to create opportunities and new products.
- Share your practical techniques for successful collaboration and innovation.
Where will we be? How can I register?
The dates and host venues are listed below. Each workshop is on a Tuesday, starting at 12:30pm and running to 4:30pm. Please select a location to register.
15 Nov The Turbine, Worksop
22 Nov Fusion @ Magna, Rotherham
29 Nov Westthorpe Business Innovation Centre, Killamarsh
06 Dec Church View Centre, Doncaster
13 Dec Matrix, Dinnington
Refreshments will be provided, but we ask you to bring your own lunch.
Who should take part
We are keen to take into account as wide a range of views and experiences as possible. The workshops are open to individuals, businesses and organisations of all sizes who either produce, use or consume the tools, techniques, products or services of the creative and digital industries. This could include (but is not limited to):
- startups and freelancers, as well as established and growing businesses
- research groups and academic communities
- local authorities and public service providers
- third sector organisations, including social enterprises, charities and voluntary groups
- workspace, office hub and innovation space managers
- investors, funders and business support services
Space is limited, so only one registration per organisation please.
CTRL-ALT-Run: The Business of Apps
Mean while we continue to collaborate with the SVC2UK team. This time we are supporting an afternoon of Master classes investigating the business of apps. The half day event is open to all but places are very limited (45 max) so please register here.