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Startups Startups

Our number one focus is creating and growing technology startups. We have everything a startup needs from investment, mentoring, a home, connectivity, contacts and an amazing community of talented people. We want to hear from you…

Education Education

The success of our digital sector relies on talented young people graduating from the University and Colleges. Whether wanting to be employed, or founding their own startup and employing, we are working closely with these organisations to help, mentor and support.

Kick-in-the-***** fast connectivity Kick-in-the-***** fast connectivity

A technology workspace needs serious connectivity. We have very serious connectivity. How does a 3GB symmetric pipe of world wide web goodness grab you? Every one of our desks has the magic blue cable.  A 100Mb symmetric connection just for you.

Your new workspace Your new workspace

We have a beautiful space opposite the Deep. Located on Queen Street in the Fruit Market, we have meetings rooms, a board room, 35 desks and very comfy sofas. Hot desk membership is £100+VAT per month. One simple payment for everything you need.

Events Events

The C4DI is the home of Hull Digital & we have a terrific line up of events. From hardware to developers, to the excellent short talks, You Really Should Be and digital marketing, we’ve something for everyone. Members benefit from member only events with world class speakers.

Corporate Innovation Corporate Innovation

Our starting point is that digital maturity matters in every industry. The C4DI can work with you to bring together talented specialist teams who can develop innovative ways in which technology can be used to help grow your business or solve those pain points/problems.

News

There's a lot happening...

20 November

Digitial Utopias Event – January 20th 2015

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Digitial Utopias Event – January 20th 2015

This is superb news – a brilliant one day event happening in Hull! Digital Utopias is a one-day conference which will inspire and incite debate about how new technologies are enabling creativity across the arts. What to expect Topical debates will take over the main auditorium where we will celebrate the connections between contemporary digital […]

17 October

How to set the right goals

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This is a guest post by Timo Rein, the co-founder and CEO of Pipedrive. Every self-help book, motivational seminar and sales training weekend hammers the idea of goal setting into us. The reason for this is that setting a solid goal adds tremendous power to your efforts – whether it be growing the number of customers you […]

17 October

New partnership with Pipedrive

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New partnership with Pipedrive

I’m delighted to announce a new partnership with Pipedrive! Pipedrive is for any organisation wanting amazing CRM software. We have been using it here at the C4DI for a couple of months and it has honestly transformed the way we work. Made by sales pros, for sales pros Pipedrive’s roots are in direct sales. As sales […]

The lowdown

What people are saying

  • Andrew Fitton – PwC

    “We know first-hand the ups and downs of starting a business and we look forward to sharing what we know with these businesses to help them succeed. These entrepreneurs are part of an exciting, idea-fuelled digital sector and their ambition will go a long way in helping boost the city’s reputation as an innovative and forward-thinking place.”

    - Andrew Fitton – PwC
  • Lee Strafford – CoFounder dot forge

    “I have known Jon this past couple of years and by (good) reputation for a few years prior. Jon and his partner in crime John Connolly, by establishing Hull Digital all and C4Di they have developed an emerging tech ecosystem in the Humber area. Promoting open and positive collaboration and connecting with ecosystems outside the region. They care passionately about helping and ensuring the right people get help.”

    - Lee Strafford – CoFounder dot forge
  • Ken Sturdy – IT@Spectrum

    “Our association with C4DI keeps us in touch with a vibrant, energetic group who are not only exploring new horizons in digital innovation, but who are focused on how this can be captured in a commercial environment to create opportunity, employment and wealth for the region and it’s people.”

    - Ken Sturdy – IT@Spectrum
  • Andrew Horncastle – Horncastle Group

    “Jon and his colleagues have created Hull’s centre for digital innovation, now fondly known as C4DI, a place that will become a spring board for nurturing and growing tech start ups. I must say I am betting that this will happen with all the energy and passion Jon and his colleagues are putting in.”

    - Andrew Horncastle – Horncastle Group
  • Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury

    “The Digital Sector is a hugely important part of the economy of Hull. it is rapidly growing sector. One of the prime places in the Uk for this sector”.

    - Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury
  • Cory Doctorow

    “These startups are good… They hold the potential for the creation of good jobs and local firms that pay local taxes and nurture local talent.”
    (The Guardian March 10, 2014)

    - Cory Doctorow
  • Stuart Carlisle – Ebuyer

    “Partnerships between Ebuyer and innovative organisations like the C4Di are exactly what we need to keep the digital sector thriving in this part of the UK and give the area a future competitive advantage…”

    - Stuart Carlisle – Ebuyer
  • David Keel – Trident

    “The CD4i is an exciting drive to ensure that this future facing industry forms a critical part of Hull’s growth and re-emergence as a centre of excellence in this field – both in the UK and in Europe.”

    - David Keel – Trident
  • Jon Moss

    “We’ve got a perfect storm for startups in the city. Connectivity, focus, support and opportunity. We have a vibrant digital community plus a credible strategy with incredibly talented people, a brilliant support network and investment.”

    - Jon Moss

Why not become a member?

A world-class workspace for digital and technology companies and individuals. You get access to a 3GB symmetric connection, free coffee (great Hasbean coffee!) and tea, meeting rooms, a board room, special member-only events and workshops plus a world-class support framework for your startup. All this starts at £100+VAT per month. What are you waiting for?!

Sign up now! Go go!