What we're about

SyncNorwich is Norwich's Tech and Startup community, bringing entrepreneurs, designers, marketeers, business people and developers together.   
We hold startup pitches, showcasing 4 new startups every 2 months, and startup workshops on alternate months. 

We also host our annual flagship event Sync the City in which we challenge students and professionals to build and launch a startup in 54 Hours.

With over 1800 members, we are the biggest and most active startup community in the region. 
Supported by Purple Tuesday, Leathes Prior, FXHOME & SupaPass!

Our mission is to promote and enable local tech business growth, and make Norwich a truly thriving tech cluster in the UK.  
We showcase Norwich startup talent in a bi-monthly series of Startup Pitch Events. We have one simple goal. 

Grow Norwich into a world class digital startup cluster & ecosystem
In order to achieve that, we all have to get involved.  Help each other out, pitch our ideas, attend events, give feedback, become early adopters, become co-founders, become first employees, code for equity, code for free, connect people, collaborate, learn, fail and win together.
We also have an annual flagship event.  Sync the City - Norwich’s 54 Hour Startup event in which we challenge event attendees to pitch a startup idea and make it a reality in 54 hours.  Winning team can win up to £4,000 cash prize.  

We have a monthly newsletter for Norwich, highlight latest news and jobs.



Norwich's Tech + Startup Community

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We have a slack Channel with 800+ members who are always happy to help, join the convo here:

Upcoming events (2)

Startup Pitches #14 - SheIsAction, OndemandFitness, Yond, Robotica & Origin Hope

SyncNorwich's Startup Pitch event!

We bring you a series of intriguing and innovative startups ready to disrupt industries, from women's sports to on-demand fitness, social travel, sign language technology, and content creation.
We kick off with networking over pizza and beer at 6 pm, swiftly followed by presentations from our ambitious startup founders, including Gemma Johnston, Adam Smith, Mark Merrywest, Adrian Pickering, and Blaise Hope.

This engaging lineup of pitches will be followed by a Q&A and a vote for the Best Pitch. Post-event, you're welcome to join us at the pub or head home.

A special thank you to our supporters Langham Recruitment, Leathes Prior Solicitors, and Artlist.

Enjoy the evening, engage with the ideas, and remember, your input helps shape the startups of tomorrow.


🏃‍♀️ She Is Action - The New Home of Women's Sports
🏋️ Ondemand fitness - PT in your palm
🌍 Yond - Social First Travel Agency
🫶 Robotica - Sign Language at Scale
🧠 Origin Hope - Content. Solved.


6.00pm - Arrivals & Networking with Pizza & Beer
6.15 pm - Intro
6.30 pm - PITCH 1 -> She is Action
6.40 pm - PITCH 2 -> Ondemand fitness
6.50 pm - PITCH 3 -> Yond
7.00 pm - PITCH 4 -> Robotica
7.10 pm - PITCH 4 -> Origin Hope
7.20 pm - Q&A
7.40 pm - Vote for Best Pitch
7.45 pm - Stay at the pub or head home

PITCH 1️⃣ -> She Is Action

After hearing from over 400 women about the barriers that prevent them from participating or progressing in sport we are now taking action.
We believe everyone should have the chance to find the sports they love and we’re here to help you do that. Our platform connects you with like-minded women, content and businesses from across the industry. It is designed to guide you to find the sports and activities that ignite your passion and push your limits.

> https://sheisaction.com/
> https://www.instagram.com/sheisactioncommunity/

Speaker Gemma Johnston is the founder, she quit her job to start up this new platform for women’s sports.

> https://www.linkedin.com/in/gemma-johnston-545a8318/

PITCH 2️⃣ -> Ondemand fitness

Take control of your functional fitness. You select the equipment, you choose the duration and we ensure your workout is varied and as challenging as you want it to be.

> Ondemandfitness.app
> https://www.instagram.com/ondemandfitness.app/

Adam Smith the founder of Ondemandfitness. A contractor in project management, with experience in all aspects of IT delivery and has a passion for fitness. In 2015 he was part of a team who cycled across Australia for charity.

> https://www.linkedin.com/in/contactadamsmith/

PITCH 3️⃣ -> Yond

Yond is reimagining the way we find and book travel experiences for the social generation. We link the brilliant content creators around the world with the people booking hotel rooms using an exciting new approach.

> https://yond.co/

Mark Merrywest is the founder and a Business Analyst / Product Manager with a 20 year career in development, marketing and business.

> https://www.linkedin.com/in/markmerrywest/

PITCH 4️⃣ -> Robotica

Robotica is an audiovisual machine learning, comprehension, translation,
and synthetic presentation services company. Our accessibility products and services enable you to deliver equality and access of information and services to the Deaf community.

> https://robotica.media/

Pitching will be Founder Adrian Pickering. Adrian started coding aged seven. With close to 40 years’ programming experience, Adrian still codes almost every day. He has a special interest in artificial intelligence and is the creator of Robotica Machine Learning and Evagene.

> https://twitter.com/xiasma
> https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrianpickering/

PITCH 5️⃣ -> - Origin Hope

A better way to make any content in the Age of AI
We bring newsroom efficiency to your organization, including Generative AI, Tools and Human IP, that together and alone lead the world in every metric.

> https://originhope.com/

Speaker and founder Blaise Hope... I love people. Content AI and emerging tech will help people in ways we can barely imagine, and usher in a true age of human creativity.

> https://twitter.com/blaisehope
> https://www.linkedin.com/in/blaise-hope-3734b413/


> Langham Recruitement
> Leathes Prior Solicitors
> Artlist

Bangers, Bytes & BBQ Norwich

Needs a location

Come join us for Bangers, Bytes & BBQ Norwich: a fun-filled afternoon of barbeque and technology at the Eagle Pub in Norwich! Organised by the excellent community of communities:- Norfolk Developers, SyncNorwich, Norfolk Game Developers, Hot Source & Women In Tech.

This is a ticketed event; please make sure to purchase your ticket for £16!

Tickets @ £16 - https://ti.to/norfolkdevelopers/bangers-bytes-bbq

This event is open to everyone in the community. Whether you're interested in learning more about technology or just want to have some good old-fashioned grilling fun with friends and family, this is an event that you won't want to miss.

So come on out and enjoy some tasty barbeque while being part of something bigger - a celebration of innovation, creativity, and community spirit!

The Eagle's excellent range of BBQ options:

  • 4oz beef patty: with bread source brioche, american cheese, tomato relish, dill pickles, american mustard, shallots
  • Bratwurst: Gewurz ketchup, soft white bun, house sauerkraut
  • Vegan Kofte Kebab: flatbread, pickled red cabbage, feta & cucumber salad, chilli sauce

All accompanied with:

  • tri colour quinoa salad - tomato, beans, onions & seeds in a minted dressing (ve)
  • dressed seasonal slaw (ve)
  • potato salad - mixed fresh herbs, shallots in a confit garlic & mustard mayo (v)


  • Jerk chicken drumsticks £4
  • corn on the cob - herby garlic butter, Parmesan (v) £4

See their menu here