Belfast Telegraph

Group targets 100 digital start-ups

By David Elliot

One hundred new digital companies could be created in the north-west by 2015.

That's the aim of Digital Derry, the group set up to boost the development of the digital sector in Londonderry.

The group is planning to help launch a privately-funded incubation project and a major international festival.

The city's digital champion Mark Nagurski welcomed the news.

He said: "We've spent much of the last year at Digital Derry trying to create a buzz about the sector and encourage new start-ups. We've had some successes but are aware that we need to set our sights higher. The projects we've unveiled are exactly the kind of high impact programmes that can help us hit our target of 100 new digital businesses by 2015."

President of Londonderry Chamber, Padraig Canavan, also welcomed the announcements.

Details of the announcements are being made public on the Digital Derry website at www.digitalderry.org

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