The F Factor: Bristol Regional Final

F-Factor Logo

Join us to see the best young entrepreneurs in your region. Our Co-founder Thanh will be on the Judging Panel too! Date: May 3rd, 2019 from 6pm – 9.30pm

The F Factor is the UK’s premier Start-Up for ambitious young entrepreneurs using technology to solve the world’s biggest problems. Taking inspiration from the UN’s Global Sustainable Development Goals, the competition is designed for 14-18 and 19-25 year olds across the nation and aims to encourage young bright minds to explore entrepreneurship. The competition is underpinned with active entrepreneurship education for students and graduates to harness cutting-edge innovation and shape them into solutions for the world’s most pressing problems.

The Regional Final is the 3rd round of the competition that started in November with 400+ participants in the 1st round and 100 in the 2nd round. During the Regional Finals, eight founders with brilliant businesses will compete in each of the five regions of the competition to find the very best ideas from across the UK. Get your tickets here.

Are you interested in how data can help us be more empowering and caring?

Join us for an afternoon event and help us explore how better use of data can improve the quality of lives of the residents and guests in our city.
We will consider how data and information could be used to help with local priorities and how we can best support the development of an empowered and caring City.
The session will include presentations ‘Our Data Project’ commission winners and local thematic experts. There will also be a world cafe style workshop to explore how data and information can be used in relation to the One City Plan themes.
Local strategic priorities and projects such as ‘Ending Period Poverty’ will be addressed.
We will uncover the challenges, identify available data, collate a wish list of data, map projects and document ideas.
The event has been designed to provide voice for:
Citizens ~ Developers ~ Community ~ Academia ~ Public sector ~ Businesses.


Our Data Bristol. Empowering and Caring
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Happy Easter!

IOT Egg

Future Of IOT

Future of IoT: ExperistechUK, and HBB are pleased to host the second Future of IoT Conference in Bristol on the 25th April. We’ll be on a panel and present with a stand so come and say hi!

Experis, techUK and HBB are pleased to host the second Future of IoT Event in Bristol for 2019. This year’s event will focus on the incredible benefits that the Internet of Things can bring to Manufacturing; from the adoption of advanced manufacturing methods which allow for greater customisation, through to the potential energy savings and performance improvements that it can deliver. We will also explore the new skills that will be needed to underpin this change, as operations and information technology collide.

Whilst there are pockets of world-leading excellence in the UK, the Government backed Made Smarter Review emphasised that the faster adoption of what it called Industrial Digital Technologies is a priority, offering  a prize fund of as much as £455bn for UK manufacturing over the next decade.

Attendees will hear industry leaders share the opportunities and difficulties of implementing advanced manufacturing techniques, and their recommendations for others who are progressing their IoT journey. There will be the chance to network throughout the day with technology and industry leaders, as well as gain a greater understanding of Government support and plans in this area.

DDD southwest

Is coming on the 27th April DDD Southwest is a free-to-attend & conference for software developers. DDD Southwest is a free-to-attend conference for software developers. For information on how to get there and recommended hotels, please take a look here: https://dddsouthwest.com/page/venue

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TEDxBristol Launch announced

TedxBristol Launch

We had a great time last week at the ACCU catching up with members and friends and letting everyone know what we know – that the South West is great and has loads of great initiatives happening. We had some of our great partners along and heard about the planning of a new Bristol Digital week, which I’m sure we’ll find out more about in the coming weeks. We Also had a preview of the announcement for the …

TEDxBristol Launch event

Join the TEDxBristol team and special guests for this exclusive and free launch event. TEDxBristol is one of the largest TEDx events in the world, sharing inspirational films and shining the spot-light on world-class ideas, all home-grown in Bristol. In November 2019 TEDxBristol will return with Reflect: Rethink: Reboot – a day of live inspirational talks and activities focused on not just surviving, but thriving in uncertain times. How do we unpick things that don’t work, steady our focus and create positive change in a world of constant flux?

Be the first to buy a ticket and join the team and special guests as they start the search for Bristol’s most exciting stories and speakers, and look ahead to the main event later this year which will touch down at Bristol Old Vic for the first time.


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Conference season is coming

BGGD & ACCU/Bllomberg

GirlGeekDinners & Support at the ACCU sponsored by Bloomberg

This month we are being hosted by Bloomberg at the ACCU conference on thursday the 11th April. As its a big stage we are extending the invite to the ACCU conference delegates also. We are also asking that our collaborative local groups also come along so that we can share some of the great initiatives in the Bristol area to the larger audience. You can sign up here to find out what’s on or simply come along for a drink and a catch-up (TEDx have said they will be there also!!)

WordCamp Bristol

Coming up on the 17th – 19th May 2019 @ University of Bristol, School of Chemistry. We’re happy to announce that WordCamp Bristol 2019 is officially on the calendar! Friday 17th May 2019 – contributor day Saturday 18th May – Sunday 19th May 2019 – two days of talks, meeting other WordPress people and getting new ideas. This will be held at the University of Bristol School of Chemistry. Details Here. At only £35 for tickets, we think this is a really well priced!

The Future of the Internet of Things

ExperistechUK, and HBB are pleased to host the second Future of IoT Conference in Bristol on the 25th April. With IoT moving from connecting single products and functions to connecting systems or multiple ecosystems with the support of 5G, AI and Blockchain integrations, interest and adoption in IoT are surging. This year, the event will cover how the burgeoning IoT ecosystem can help businesses in the UK in their transformation journeys – improving business performance and changing the way employees work. It’s free and was really interesting last year – Women’s Tech Hub will be there if you want a chat – sign up here.

DDD Southwest 2019


DDD southwest is coming on the 27th April DDD Southwest is a free-to-attend conference for software developers. – We love free conferences!!

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Cheeky bit of promotion for an awesome woman …

Beth French

A bit cheeky as its not techy but as Beth is such an awesome person, friend, and inspiration we are unashamedly selling this film about her epic swimming Against the tides film screening in Bristol on the 12th May. The screening only goes ahead if they sell all the seats hence the plug … AGAINST THE TIDES follows marathon swimmer, Beth French, as she sets out to conquer Oceans Seven, a challenge consisting of the seven most dangerous sea-channels in the world. For extreme swimmers, it’s the ultimate test; the equivalent to the seven peaks in mountaineering. Only a handful of people have ever completed it, but Beth aims to become the first person ever to swim all seven in one year. “

AGAINST THE TIDES_TRAILER from Against the Tides on Vimeo.


Back to normal service!

Bristol GirlGeekDinners will be at the ACCU on April 11th and sponsored by Bloomberg. We will be announcing and giving details of some of the local groups helping promote women into tech so The Women in Cyber’ academy – a collaboration between our sister Women’s Tech Hub and QA will be there to provide an overview and answer questions, KWMC (Knowle West Media Centre) will be there to announce their ‘Making It’ funded program ” Through practical sessions, you’ll learn a range of skills including how to use digital design software and follow a design process, operate machinery including laser cutters and 3D printers, and design for materials such as wood, fabric, acrylic and card. Open to women aged 16+ from the Bristol county area, and people of any gender aged 16+ from South Bristol “

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