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Competition success for DigitalCity Fellows Spearhead Interactive

A newly-established company which creates state-of-the art interactive 3D visualisations has reached the finals of a prestigious competition for digital startups.

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Paul Li (left) and Dan Riley (right)

Paul Li (left) and Dan Riley (right)


The event, on Thursday 4 July at the University’s campus in Middlesbrough, follows last year’s hugely successful inaugural summit which was attended by the Employment Minister Chris Grayling and more than 300 businesses.

This year’s summit aims to build on that success and offer businesses even more opportunities to develop and grow their companies.

The Tees Valley Business Summit is the first of two major business events being held at Teesside University this year.

On September 18, the University is playing host to Doing Business @ Tees, an event which is expected to attract more than 200 delegates.

Laura Woods, the University’s Director of Academic Enterprise, said: 'Teesside University has a strong track record of working with business and encouraging innovation and we are delighted to be hosting two such significant business gatherings.

'They offer an excellent forum for companies to network, to make valuable new contacts and to discover new business opportunities.'

As well as keynote speakers, including BBC business journalist Steph McGovern, practical seminars and workshops, the Tees Valley Business Summit will offer one-to-one advice sessions and hundreds of networking opportunities with businesses from across the Tees Valley and beyond.

There will also be interactive sessions with industry experts on a diverse range of topics including:

• Business growth.
• Sales and marketing.
• Finance and investment.
• International trade.
• Writing bids and winning contracts.
• HR, training and employee relations.
• Sustainability and the low carbon economy.

Doing Business @ Tees on 18 September will feature Meet the Buyer, with dozens of buyers available for one-to-one chats with potential suppliers.

More than 30 organisations will be on hand to offer help and advice on business issues.

Short, focused masterclasses on improving business performance will also be on offer.

Click here for more information on the Tees Valley Business Summit.

17 May 2013

In the News

Spearhead Interactive has grand designs on a 3D future
Business Quarter Magazine (Web), 04/06/2013; NEBusiness.co.uk (Web), 04/06/2013
Founded four months ago, Spearhead Interactive provides online three-dimensional visualisations for corporate businesses, educational institutions and public sector organisations, all of which can be


Grand designs on a 3D future
The Journal (Newcastle Upon Tyne), 04/06/2013, p.27
Director Dan Riley and dynamic development specialist Paul Li, who were shortlisted for the Thinking Digital Start-up awards for the 3D tool, spent five weeks creating a scale replica of the building


Dan hopes to take his business global
Evening Gazette, 28/05/2013, p.12; Gazette Live (Web), 28/05/2013
A Teesside entrepreneur is hoping the If We Can, You Can challenge will provide a launch pad to take his innovations global. Dan Riley believes Middlesbrough-based Spearhead Interactive, which develop


3D firm sees prize come into view
Business Quarter Magazine (Web), 20/05/2013
A new company which creates interactive 3D visualisations has reached the final of the Thinking Digital Start Up Competition. If successful in the competition, held in Newcastle and Gateshead this wee


New 3D Visualisation start-up shortlisted for award
B Daily (Web), 17/05/2013
3D visualisation company Spearhead Interactive, launched by Teesside University graduates, is in the running for a prestigious award after reaching the finals of the Thinking Digital Start Up Competit

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