Greater Anglia is sponsoring “Sync the City”: opportunity for local entrepreneurs

Published on: Friday, 17 November 2023
Last updated: Friday, 17 November 2023

Sync the city countdown board

Greater Anglia is supporting future entrepreneurs by sponsoring “Sync the City 2023” – a 54-hour challenge for local people to form a start-up company at the King’s Centre in Norwich, between 23 and 25 November 2023. This is the ninth year of the annual event, which has transformed lives and led to successful spin-out companies and innovations.

Tickets for the event – which include food and drink for the three days - are available on Eventbrite for developers, sales and marketing experts, designers, business management, operations and/or finance experts – with discounts available for students; just search online for “Sync the City 2023”

Martin Moran, Greater Anglia's commercial Director commented:

"The railway has always been a place for which offers excellent career opportunities. With the introduction of our new fleet of trains, we are proud to be moving people forward, connecting them to new opportunities, and we are pleased to support this event to help offer a platform for talent in our region.”

At the event, all participants will be given the opportunity to make a “one minute pitch” for a business idea (although making a pitch is not compulsory). Following a vote, teams will be formed to work on the ten most popular ideas. Expert mentoring will be provided to each team by leaders from Norwich’s business community; participants will also receive specialist training in how to make a winning pitch. Following each team’s final presentation on Saturday, cash prizes (of £4,000 in total) will be awarded, and everyone will be invited to an after-party.

Jon Fagan, chief executive of technology company Scribe, worked in partnership with the University of East Anglia (UEA) to start Sync the City in 2014. He said:

“Sync the City is only possible because of our sponsors. We are so grateful to Greater Anglia for helping to support local talent and innovation.”