SiSo is a not-for-profit entity which helps people in the creative digital sectors – and the companies they work with – to expand their knowledge, build confidence and develop their potential.
It’s an exciting time for the creative digital industries in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Dorset. The sector has been growing exponentially over the past few years. According to Tech Nation, it’s home to one of the fastest growing digital economies in the UK. Our aim is to keep this trajectory going.
That success relies on skilled, motivated people who love what they do, and want to keep doing better – growing themselves or their business. But success is often easier said than done, so we’re here to help everyone get past the barriers which stand in the way of you reaching your goals. We do this in all sorts of ways…
We run a number of programmes ourselves, but the most important thing about Silicon South is the community we work alongside. Our main focus is on bringing people together so they can learn from and/or help each other. SiSo runs mentoring programmes, and provides access to experts with knowledge spanning all areas of work and business.
We have structured programmes, which are individually tailored towards sole traders; startups; scale ups; more established companies; as well as sector leaders. Our latest focus is on developing a programme of support for people who are working in the companies, not running them, and freelancers -to help them develop confidence knowledge and move up the ladder.
The programmes are supported by the fantastic willingness of people who have built up a strong level of expertise and are super keen to help our local industry thrive. There’s lots of peer-to-peer support too.