Each week, Ben Hopkinson looks back at what’s happened the past 7 days and what was trending on Twitter with the Maritime Hashtag Minute.
This week’s #MaritimeHashtagMinute was #TechNation, after it was announced that they will be closing at the end of March following the news that the government have pulled out of the contract. View the Tweets below:
After a decade transforming UK tech, Tech Nation announces it will cease operations and seek to transfer its assets, following termination of its core government grant funding https://t.co/4Mho9uxF66 #WeAreTechNation #UKTech #scaleups pic.twitter.com/ewkBx4jUyW— Tech Nation (@TechNation) January 31, 2023
.@TechNation has played such a key role in the UK tech ecosystem under @gerardgrech's leadership – it supported many startups and scaleups and leaves behind a legacy spanning ten years – thank you from your friends at @TechLondonAdv & @GlobalTechAdv! https://t.co/esO72sxulg— Russ Shaw CBE (@RussShaw1) January 31, 2023
After a decade transforming UK Tech @TechNation announces it will cease operations from 31st March. The team does so with pride in all accomplished in awe of incredible founders & businesses it's been privileged 2 champion & in gratitude to all who’s been part of the journey🙏 https://t.co/Nohr1CCwtj— Gerard Grech (@gerardgrech) January 31, 2023
Enormously disappointing news. @TechNation has been an incredibly positive force for the UK, enabling countless founders and early employees immigrate and build. W/out a solid talent visa I see no way the UK continues to remain the leader of EU tech. https://t.co/Hm7lrRM3DZ— Matt Wichrowski (@mattwichrowski) January 31, 2023
I am incredibly sad that @TechNation will be no more but also incredibly proud of everything we've delivered— Elizabeth Scott MBE 🐝 (@LizzyCScott) January 31, 2023
This team, culture and organisation is like no other I’ve ever worked in or with, and I’m so grateful to have been part of the story #WeAreTechNation https://t.co/YBIRKmkETW