Startacus Join Now! /
View Our Toolkit

Digital High Street 2013.

Startacus RSS

by Startacus Admin

Digital High Street 2013.

Technology versus the high street (not). If you own a pop-up shop, retail space or want to start a retail business, but have concerns about the future of the high street, this 2 day event might be for you...

The death of the High Street has already written. The story of the commerce takeover and victory, already told, leaving retail favourites Woolworths, HMV and (until a few weeks ago) Jessops in its Digital High Street wake... No one buys in person anymore do they?

However Jessops is back, albeit on a smaller scale, and with a promise that it will compete against online prices, and with the talk of a HMV saviour on the cards, is this a sign that the High Street can actually compete against the internet, or perhaps, even better, actually work with Technology to secure its own future too?

Exploring these very issues (probably in a much more understandable and less convoluted way) is Digital High Street 2013 which is taking place in Halifax, West Yorkshire on the 13-14th May.

Featuring some heavyweight speakers from the world of on and offline retail including James Boardwell, Director and Founder of Folksy, Dan Thompson, champion of the high street and pop-up shops, and Karen Mercer, Co-Founder of the multi-award winning My Coffee Stop and creator of the new Shock Cash Mob phenomenon in the UK.

Over two inspiring days in Halifax, West Yorkshire, you'll meet with the leaders in retail, town economies and technology to share best practice, case studies and new findings from pilot initiatives across the UK - perhaps gaining that competitive advantage that could make all the difference going forward.

The aim of the event is to allow and empower retailers to take the digital lead in their towns and High streets going forward and we for one support any endeavours to protect the endangered species that is the High Street. Perhaps the message will be that rather than learning how to survive in the online age, you can indeed learn how to flourish, and still keep a high street presence.

For tickets to the two day event check out this rather handy link to book Digital High Street tickets.

We look forward to hearing more about this event as its launch gets closer. If you like retail and love popup shops - check out our feature on startup Britains Pop up shop or the innovative competition Test Town

If you like what you see here on Startacus and want to get involved yourself, why not become a member of our growing community by joining for free here!  

 

Startacus RSS
Business DealsSubmit Your Startup
Win TicketsNetwork and Collaborate
Our Latest Features



Published on: 7th April 2013

If you would like to enable commenting via your Startacus account, please enable Disqus functionality in your Account Settings.


Create an Idea!View Other Ideas, Projects or Startups
Drive with Belron Why not Sign Up?
Create Projects
Edit Projects
Self Interviews
Self Starter of the Year
Product Giveaways
Subscribe to our Newsletter
  • Top Startup Events UK and Ireland 2017 20th Jan 2017 In honoured tradition we return with our roundup and list of the top UK and Ireland Startup Events and Conferences for 2017.
  • AIB Start-up Academy Summit returns to Belfast! 13th Jan 2017 Northern Ireland startups and entrepreneurs listen up! The AIB Start-up Academy Summit will be back in Belfast and we’ve all the important info you need to bag your free ticket to attend!
  • Newcastle Startup Week Set to Inspire 11th Jan 2017 Newcastle Startup Week - a new festival of entrepreneurship aims to inspire local people to start businesses and attract greater inward investment to the city and wider North East of England region.
  • Drive with Belron Accelerator seeks disruptive Startups 7th Jan 2017 The world’s leading vehicle glass repair and replacement service provider Belron is back on the hunt for innovative startups to joins its ten week accelerator Drive.
Startacus
Check us out at our Google+ page!