Hallo from Berlin!

For those of you who’ve missed it, the team is now halfway through our European getaway - we’ve just waved goodbye to two busy days in Berlin to touch down in the lively city of Budapest.

Why did we spend the last two days in the country of the Deutsche you ask? Well, our adventure started with an award application four months ago, followed by a series of pitches bringing us to this:

Read the full story here.

And yes, our Head of Operations Jonny Turner must’ve done something right, as his pitch and strong answers brought us all the way to TechCrunch Disrupt in Berlin! The opportunity to attend this event came as a result of being a part of the Tech North community, and it was truly a pleasure to be there. The event’s schedule was filled with talks by the global tech elite, and being active Slack users ourselves, it was great listening to Cal Henderson’s (Slack’s Chief Technology Officer) fireside chat on the potential challenges that Slack might face regarding efficiency and work/life balance, and his innovative solutions and responses regarding this.

Not only did we get the chance to listen to some interesting talks, but we also got to share our vision, ideas and advice with other Northern Stars winners, making the experience incredibly rewarding. It was especially enjoyable to be representing Sheffield alongside Tutora, the other Northern Stars winner from the Steel City.