We are curating a set of useful links, event listings and other resources to keep you well informed during the Coronavirus pandemic. This will include stories about how your business is helping customers and communities – we’re calling these #COVID19stories. If you have a story to share, any questions or comments please email info@techeast.com and meanwhile stay safe.

Useful Links

Coronavirus & the tech startup ecosystem

The Coronavirus pandemic is fast shaping up to be the challenge that defines us personally and professionally.

Flexible business loans tailored for you

Fleximize has been approved for accreditation by the British Business Bank as a lender for the Government backed Coronav

Future Fund

The Government has announced a new scheme to issue convertible loans to innovative companies which are facing financing

Innovate UK Smart Grants for Game-changing or Disruptive R&D - New Round

Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations that can make …

MENTA

Our range of support includes eLearning, Live workshops and of course a team of qualified business experts giving daily

New Anglia Growth Hub

Government funded and ready to offer free advice to all businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Coronavirus comms toolkit

online campaign page that will offer you some helpful coronavirus campaign materials as a local complement to the Public

Scrutton Bland - COVID-19 BUSINESS SUPPORT

Supporting you and your business through this period of uncertainty

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus/COVID-19 hub

As the Coronavirus continues to impact the operations of businesses, learn more about the steps you can take.

COVID-19 updates: tech industry resources, and how to help

Tech Nation has pulled together an extensive hub of business support and information for the tech industry.

The TFUK community is pivoting to support tech efforts during the COVID19 crisis.

A voluntary tech movement to broadly aid UK society seeks tech support to address the crisis.

Virtual Events & Webinars

Webinar: Email Marketing – Quick Wins (by Hethel Innovation)

26th May 2020 @ 10am Do you want to start using email marketing to reach potential clients but don’t know where to beg …

First 3D startup event (by WeAre Summit)

26th May 2020 - 27th May @ 5pm - 9:30pm WeAre Summit is opening its gates on May 26. But that’s just the beginning. Y …

Creating Compelling Content Webinar (by Hethel Innovation)

28th May 2020 @ 10am. How can you communicate your message more effectively across your platforms? Learn tips and tricks

Tech + Toast Virtual (by Tech East)

Friday 29th May @ 9:30am Tech East is keeping the regional tech community connected, learning and sharing knowledge.

Virtual Summit (by Digital Leaders)

8th Jun 2020 - 19th Jun @ 9am - 6pm. Digital Leaders Virtual is the summit you can take part in without leaving the comf

Tech Nation partners with Virtual CogX

8th Jun 2020 - 10th Jun @ 9am - 6pm. You may have already heard of CogX, an incredible gathering of leaders, CEOs, entre

#21toWatch Top21.2020 Announcement Event (by Cofinitive)

9th Jun @ 9am Showcasing the people, companies and ‘things’ on the cutting-edge of innovation and entrepreneurship i …

WEBINAR: Serendipity: can you build companies and a career from chance meetings? (by Cambridge Wireless)

10th Jun @ 3pm Join serial entrepreneur, angel investor and founder of CW, Dr David Cleevely as he draws on his own expe

Tech Nation Talks – East (by Tech Nation)

17th Jun @ 3pm Tech Nation (Virtual) Report Tour – UK tech for a changing world.

VIRTUAL TECH CONFERENCE (by WEARETECHWOMEN)

26 June @9am WeAreTechWomen, the Technology arm of WeAreTheCity is excited to introduce its first ever global virtual co

#COVID19 Stories

Safepoint Distancing Assistant

The Distancing Assistant is affordable, lightweight, hygienic and simple to use. The device can be deployed in any envir

Rainbird, has partnered with the NHS

NHS Deploys Rainbird’s Intelligent Automation Technology to Relieve COVID-19 Pressure and Limit Unnecessary Self-Isola …

Innovative Law Enforcement Technology Wins Chorus the Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Outstanding innovation of game-changing technology enables law enforcement to solve crime and protect the public better

Ipswich Maker Space - Crowd Funding

Weʼre raising £3,000 to Make PPE Face Shields for Ipswich and surrounding areas

Money Ready - On-line kids Ready to face your financial future with confidence

Money Ready are offering every school in the UK FREE access to a new education platform

Orbital Media - Tech and the test for COVID19

Amazing to see Orbital’s world leading, augmented reality, asthma inhaler training technology (MySpira), feature on BB …

Developing Experts

We've made our complete curriculum programme for science for children aged 4-14 years free to schools.

Letter from the CEO: Access Rainbird for Free to Tackle COVID-19 Devastation

We call on the world to utilise our technology free of charge to help others in the face of COVID-19

Engage Health Systems COVID-19 latest tools and resources

We are treating the COVID-19 situation with the highest priority, information including resources and updates can be

One month free of Safepoint for any business in need

With businesses suddenly having to manage a considerably more remote workforce due to the impact of coronavirus, Safepoi

Covid-19 update – What we’re doing at Big Drop

There’s a lot of information flying around at the moment, it would be a good time to update you on what we at Big Dro …

Thyngs can help

In a social distanced world reluctant to using cash or touching card machines, charities must adopt a sustainable cash

Insights

How Covid-19 is accelerating immediate growth opportunities for regional food & drink brands reveals marketplace amp

For many providers of food and drink and healthcare ‘essentials’, this is the time to turn this challenging period o …

How we could be fighting COVID-19 in the age of the smartphone (by FocalPoint)

The annual flu and COVID-19 seem to have similar mortality rates, but COVID-19 has a much longer incubation period: arou

Don’t Wing Your Webinars – Learn to Plan and Script Them (by Creative Quills)

Now that most of us are working remotely, we are being flooded with webinars from people who have never done one before.

Creative Thinking: The Cure to Your Covid Concerns? (by Cheddar Creative)

Now that we’ve all settled into #lockdownlife, you have a chance to take a step back from day-to-day operations and st …

Business Continuity & Tech: Scaling Customer Service During a Crisis (by ubisend)

The COVID crisis has caught everyone off guard. Businesses are struggling to adapt, having to transform and sometimes sh

Top tips for remote working if you’re working from home per the latest Covid-19 rules (by Cheddar Creative)

Cheddar Creative are on hand to share some of our top tools and tips for remote working.

Videos & Podcasts

The IJYI Way

The IJYI Way Podcast is about the inner workings of a software delivery startup, covering everything from business, fina

Scaling, Failing, Prevailing

You can listen to past shows directly from our website or via all the normal podcasting platforms - iTunes, Spotify, Sou