Digital tech companies have ideal Platform for success in Leeds

The Platform tech incubator competition winners.
The Platform tech incubator competition winners.

Rising stars from the Leeds digital technology scene are looking forward to a bright future as they settle into the city centre’s Platform building.

A total of four companies were successful in a competition that offered the chance to win a year’s free desk space and specialist business growth support at Platform’s tech incubator.

And the winning companies – Mile Positioning Solutions, Connectably, Aireforge and DigiBete CIC – have now taken up residence at the site.

Property firm Bruntwood launched the tech incubator at its Platform development in April with support from Leeds City Council’s Tech Hub Fund.

Kirstie Shapley, partnership and programme manager at Platform, said: “We were delighted with the response to the competition and believe we have selected four companies with incredible potential to grow and benefit the regional economy.

“Each will benefit from being in the tech incubator and our network of partners who can help them achieve their goals.”

She added: “They all have innovative ideas that will make a real difference to their own end users and wider communities and we are looking forward to working with them and helping them to thrive during the course of the next 12 months.

“Our vision at Bruntwood is to create a community of like-minded businesses in a setting where innovation and entrepreneurship come together to forge partnerships and deliver growth, jobs and investment.

“It’s crucial to provide the spaces and services that support tech growth in the Leeds city region.”

The Yorkshire Evening Post runs a regular Digital City column in partnership with Sky Betting & Gaming.

The platform aims to highlight the giant strides being made by a sector that boasts around 3,000 organisations in Leeds.