At TechEast we put our members at the epicenter of the amazing tech ecosystem we are helping build in the East of England. We aim to be recognised as one of the UKs Top 5 Digital Tech clusters by 2020.
We promote the tech economy in Suffolk, Norfolk and beyond, taking a leadership role on behalf of our members with decision makers in key policy areas that matter: Skills and Talent, Innovation, Investment and Industrial Strategy.
TechEast is now the collective voice of the sector from start-ups, through scaleups to large businesses. We hand-build relationships across sectors: from advanced manufacturing and engineering; through healthcare, telecoms and fintech to logistics, hospitality and digital creative. We connect our members with opportunities regionally, nationally and internationally.
Tailored business support comes naturally. Our benefits include:
- Comprehensive workspace passport: London, Cambridge, Ipswich, Norwich (high quality touchdown space, hotdesking and bookable meeting rooms)
- Discounted value-added services: Legal, Accounting, Recruitment, Insurance
- Savings on key support services: Utilities, Connectivity, HR & Payroll, Equipment, Marketing Services
- 3rd party conference discounts and special offers
- Regular networking events across the region
- 1:1 Surgeries to help solve your most urgent and important problems
TechEast has an exciting vision for the future of the East, and we want you to be a part of our journey.Become a TechEast member now
Benefits - 5 good reasons to sign up today
1 - BRAND VISIBILITY AND RECOGNITION
TechEast has the vision to be a top-5 technology cluster by 2020, starting right now, chomping on the heels of Silicon Valley. Go big or go home.
As a member, you’ll have the opportunity to raise your profile, share your news nationally and internationally– reaching potential customers, industry journalists and investors.
2 - DISCOUNTED BUSINESS SERVICES AND SPECIAL OFFERS
TechEast has leading commercial partners across legal, accounting, insurance, recruitment and core services – utilities, connectivity and HR & Payroll, bringing you expert advice and support. We track a wealth of upcoming industry events and negotiate discounts on attendance and exhibition.
As a member, you’ll enjoy preferential rates and exclusive deals. Take advantage of what’s on offer, and you could more than cover your membership fee in benefits.
3 - LONDON EMBASSY AND REGIONAL WORKSPACE PASSPORT
TechEast membership (for businesses of two or more people) includes access to tech-friendly workspaces in London (4 minutes from Liverpool Street), Cambridge, Ipswich and Norwich with hot-desks, meeting rooms and free wi-fi.
Be smart! Run your business operations from the beautiful East of England, work across the region when you need to and have a sales base in London to close those big City deals or engage with decision makers.
4 - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
We connect our members with opportunities regionally, nationally and internationally. Whether you are a start-up looking for an investor, a scale-up seeking entry to an accelerator, a SME looking to work with corporate customers or a large business seeking partners for your supply chain.
TechEast wants to know about your products and services so we can put you in touch with the right opportunities. We’ll be part of your sales team.
5 - NETWORKING PAR EXCELLENCE
Today, growing a technology business is about partnerships and ecosystems of complimentary solutions, skill-sets and go-to-market channels.
TechEast membership is an exclusive club of like minded technology entrepreneurs, start-ups and large enterprises – sharing one goal: to grow and succeed together. We run regular meetups where you can network with peers.
Which membership is for me?
There are a number of different TechEast membership categories to suit the size and needs of your digital tech business. These range from Individual membership to large company membership – for those with over 100 employees. There are also membership categories for professional services companies (e.g. recruitment, accountancy, legal, banking, insurance) called Corporate Affinity Partners and Patron organisations. Membership categories and annual fees are shown in the table below.
The TechEast Embassy
There is a TechEast Embassy near Liverpool Street Station at Central Working City (EC2A 4BT), available to all classes of member (except Individuals). Individual members wanting to access the Embassy should join as a Micro member.
At the TechEast Embassy facilities include:
- A shared space, close to Liverpool Street Station, creating a virtual cluster of East of England digital tech businesses in London
- Hot desks
- Free Wi-Fi
- Bookable meeting room
- Events and networking opportunities
Corporate Affinity Partners
There is a special class of membership aimed at regional companies wanting to support TechEast members through the provision of products and services at preferential market rates. You will enjoy exclusive representation within your industry sector for a one-year term, including significant brand exposure and marketing opportunities.
For all Corporate Affinity Partner enquiries, please contact Tim Robinson at email@example.com
Patron membership is for prestigious, well known brands that want to lend their support to the Tech community in the East of England. Patrons can expect brand exposure on all TechEast collateral and sponsors can expect to be invited to speak at key TechEast events
Other benefits include:
- Influencing policy decisions in the East of England
- High profile networking opportunities
- Access to the TechEast London Embassy
For all Patron enquiries, please contact Tim Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org