Building a Tech Community in the East from (Almost) Nothing

By Paul Grenyer

When they think of Norwich and Norfolk, most people don’t think of Tech, but Norwich and the surrounding area is packed with tech businesses and software developers. Six years ago very few of them knew any others existed. There was no sense of community and very little collaboration.

Today a local tech community, bigger than the ACCU globally, exists in Norwich and Norfolk. A world class conference attracts more than 400 people, including international speakers, per year and each November a handful of new companies are born from a 54 hour startup event. And there’s more. Much more.

In this session you learn how one of the strongest tech communities in the country was born from a few individuals’ aspirations and a lot of influence from the ACCU and xTc.