Friday, 26 February 2016

skignz announced as UKTi Tech Ambassadors at SXSW

skignz are proud to be travelling to Austin, Texas, US as UKTI Tech Ambassadors at the upcoming South by South West (SXSW) Interactive Festival. 

skignz have been planning for weeks to ensure that we take this opportunity to grow our network and increase opportunities across the US, as well as being lucky enough to exhibit what skignz can do, how we can work with others and showcasing the potential of our technology.

Co-Founder, Si Brown and Head of DV Partnerships, Jamie Clarke will fly out to the US in March to ensure that the current momentum continues, and new networks and markets are opened up and joined by our growing list of European partners.

The week long trip to the states will consist of exhibiting skignz at the ‘British House’, where UK tech companies have an opportunity to showcase their expertise, speak with US counterparts and build relationships.

Co-Founder and CMO Si Brown said, “We are excited to be attending the biggest event of the year in the tech Industry.  We have been fortunate enough to work with UKTI to enable skignz to be in a position to increase our global network by attending SXSW.  This is an important phase in our growth strategy and the timing is perfect for us”.

SXSW is the largest Interactive festival in the world, with businesses travelling from all over the globe with the hope and expectation of increasing their network of business contacts, whilst showcasing the excellence on offer from UK based technology companies.  

An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2016 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable line-up of special programmes showcasing the best new websites, video games and start-up ideas the technology community has to offer. 

From hands-on training to big-picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to discover the technology of tomorrow today.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are predicted to be the breakout technologies of 2016 — So the buzz surrounding these two concepts will be significant at SXSW 2016. None more so at the ‘British House’, ran by UKTI, where skignz will be based throughout our trip. 
This really is an opportunity to grasp, and the team have been working hard to plan our visit, ensuring that we take full advantage of all opportunities.

We will keep you up to date throughout the week via our usual media channels, with pictures and commentary on the trip.

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Tuesday, 23 February 2016

skignz: Tees Valley BNBA 2016

skignz were runners up at the 2016 Tees Valley Best New Business Awards. 

Last year, skignz were winners in the Marketing category.  However, this year skignz came Runner up in the Creative & Digital Media category.  

Ithica Films, Winners on the night, took to Social Media to say that they thought skignz was ‘Awesome’

skignz would like to congratulate Ithica on their Award, and also thank TV BNBA for our nomination.  The night was held at the Riverside Stadium, home of MFC, and was a night enjoyed by all who attended.

Head of DV Partnerships, Jamie Clarke said:
It was a pleasant evening.  The awards night is an opportunity to keep skignz at the forefront of people’s minds, update the local start up community on our progress, whilst allowing us to meet new people and keep our momentum of 2016 going. 

Congratulations to Ithica, they deliver amazing films and were deserved winners”.

And as always for further information on skignz then please visit us on the usual Social Media channels or drop us a line