Ian attended Newcastle start up week 2018 and discusses the benefits of attending events and meeting new connections.
Ian also catches up with Co-Founder Paul Lancaster from Episode 66 and hears how the week was going.
Brian Fanzo from Episode 50 also shares his thoughts on the week and his experience of closing day one.
Jill's current role sees her work across the region, proactively engaging industry and education to support both parties to get what they need from each other - talk about a challenge!
With teachers being stretched to breaking point with existing curriculum demands, the need for digital skills in business in of huge importance - and not only in the tech sector.
Moving on to ensuring there is opportunity for industry to input into education whilst recognising the constraints some SMEs face with their time, there is the potential of real trouble brewing in developing and recruiting talent within the North East.
Filmed LIVE at One Trinity Green, South Shields.