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Hacks, University of Hertfordshire

Entrepreneurial taster session at University of Herts


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The University of Hertfordshire‘s new College Lane development provides housing for 3000 students. It’s a finalist in the annual Student Accommodation Awards. But there is not yet an out of hours catering service on site. The University is keen to give its graduate entrepreneurs the chance to exploit this opportunity by offering a 3-year franchise

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Meetups

Join us for early Christmas drinks on 1st December


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Join us for early Christmas drinks and networking at the Mermaid on 1st December. We will be gathering from 6 pm onwards, so feel free to pop in when you’re free. This year we’re clubbing together with the recently formed St Albans Social Enterprise Club, so we can look forward to interesting discussions about digital and social enterprise.

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Hacks, University of Hertfordshire

Inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs


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We had a really good session with this year’s cohort of budding entrepreneurs at the University of Hertfordshire. I got the impression there were more attending this year than last. Time will tell if that’s due to a post-Brexit entrepreneurial spirit coursing through our veins or if the conventional jobs market is getting tougher (I’m sure there is someone in the Business School who knows the answer to that).

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Schools

Roundwood Park School: a new generation of digital stars


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What is a digital career? That’s an easy question to answer – digital is now an integral part of almost any career; financial services, public administration, the creative industries, construction, healthcare, retail all make every day use of digital. And if they don’t they soon will be! Year 11 students at Roundwood Park School got that answer to our question at a recent careers session run by Silicon Abbey. They also recognised that digital is as much a creative discipline as a STEM subject.

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About us

Building a digital future for St Albans


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Silicon Abbey is a group of senior executives in media, tech and finance, entrepreneurs and others who are simply interested in building a digital future for St Albans.
We strongly believe that St Albans is more than just a pretty commuter town. It already has a thriving professional service industry, is at the heart of the Green Triangle and has considerably strengthened its retail and visitor offer over the last three years.

St Albans residents are already amongst the most digitally savvy in the country. In the next five years the city has an unrivalled opportunity as the London tech industry gravitates northwards with Google, Twitter and Facebook about to open large offices in the so-called ‘Kings Cross tech-cluster’, alongside the British Library, Guardian and the Crick Institute; all just a 20 minutes train journey from St Albans.

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