How to ignite the tech startup scene in Manchester

I’m here at the latest instalment of Techcelerate’s series of events for tech and digital startups in the Manchester and NW area. Martin Bryant, Managing Editor of ReadWriteWeb, kicked off the evening with an extension to his recent TEDx Manchester talk on getting traction in the tech scene in Manchester. Having visited various tech hubs … Read moreHow to ignite the tech startup scene in Manchester

Pitching for Management – Manchester – 12 October 2011

Do you want to take your business onto its next stage of growth? Do you need to find some senior talent to help you do this? We are partnering with AngelNews for its latest Pitching for Management event in Manchester on 12th October. This will be the perfect event for exciting businesses to find senior … Read morePitching for Management – Manchester – 12 October 2011

5 tips for growing a digital creative agency

Around 100 attendees packed How-Do’s recent Creative Industries Business Forum held at the stylish The Hive in Manchester. Liane Grimshaw (former managing partner at Amaze) stole the show for me with a passionate summary of the key learning points that have framed her entrepreneurial journey so far. Here’s my summary from my notes: 1. Know … Read more5 tips for growing a digital creative agency

Reimagine your business using mobile technology

An interesting event this morning on “Redefining the Customer Experience using Mobile” hosted by the Institute of Directors (Young Directors Forum) held at the Alchemist in Manchester’s Spinningfields. In addition to some mind-boggling stats about the proliferation of mobile connections and apps being launched on a daily basis, the overarching message for businesses is that … Read moreReimagine your business using mobile technology

Utilising spare office space across cities

We are proud to be hosting the next Techcelerate event on Funding Options for the North West next Wednesday evening. This promises to be a fantastic event which has been matched by the high level of interest and ticket sales so far. The rising number of attendees means that we may need to decamp the … Read moreUtilising spare office space across cities

Why 2011 should be a great year for north west entrepreneurs

Despite talk of economic doom and gloom, here are just 3 reasons why I think 2011 will be a great year for entrepreneurs and fast growth businesses across the north west: The North West Fund is here to provide £185m of equity and loan funding making investments of £50,000 to £2m into fast growth businesses … Read moreWhy 2011 should be a great year for north west entrepreneurs

Earning (accountancy) Bucks in the Digital Age

In collaboration with Pro:Manchester, Manchester Digital brought accountancy professionals and digital creative businesses together this evening in Manchester to explore opportunities for us to work together and support each other more effectively. Shaun Fensom kicked off the session by outlining the key to many Manchester digital businesses’ success i.e. speedy collaboration plus a willingness to share … Read moreEarning (accountancy) Bucks in the Digital Age

Headlines speak for example in effective business presentations

It was a pleasure to once again host a Speakeasy event at our offices in Manchester this evening. Speakeasy as a concept – to assist business owners and professionals craft and deliver their business message – is growing in popularity with 7+ live groups in and around Manchester and international expansion imminent. It is a … Read moreHeadlines speak for example in effective business presentations

IPOs for technology companies – Key learning points

Yet another insightful Techcelerate event this evening in Manchester chewed over whether ‘initial public offerings’ (IPOs) or ‘stock market listings’ are the right capital raising vehicle for growing technology businesses and the process required should they choose to go down this route. Marcus Stuttard (AIM CEO) delivered a concise analysis of the advantages of listing … Read moreIPOs for technology companies – Key learning points

Techcelerate event: Tech IPOs 8 November, Manchester

We’ll be hosting the next Techcelerate event aimed at supporting North West technology companies tomorrow evening in Manchester. It promises to be a great evening including talks by: Marcus Stuttard, CEO, London Stock Exchange – Alternative Investment Market (AIM) Anish Kapoor – ex CFO Telecity and CEO Yuuguu.com John McGuire, CEO, FreshT Simon Elms – … Read moreTechcelerate event: Tech IPOs 8 November, Manchester