Digital Mission applications now open

With one of the most impressive tech scenes in Europe, the UK is the obvious location of choice for any aspiring web entrepreneur – particularly as announcements of several new tech VC funds show would-be investors are finally beginning to come out of the woodwork.

But it’s not just our thriving tech scene we can boast about: it’s the great network of support tech entrepreneurs have as well.

Take, for instance, Digital Mission, which takes a group of 15 tech businesses to Silicon Valley to gain an insight into how tech entrepreneurs operate stateside and give them unrivalled access to contacts and knowledge they would otherwise have missed.

The mission, which takes place in October, is open to applications from UK-based design and development companies with fewer than 250 employees. Applicants will need to have a two-year trading history, be ready to either do business in the US or be looking for potential US partners, be able to provide references from key sponsors or industry players and be able to cover the costs for the entire trip.

Digital mission is organised by tech networking organisation Chinwag and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), who say it was created to help UK digital companies ‘expand internationally, understand foreign markets, attract investment, find partners and develop business relationships’.

Applications close on August 21, so get yours in now.

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