Denial of the impact of AI is not the answer!

Fresh from attending Robot World hosted by Manchester Science Park where I am based, I must admit, I was disappointed on two fronts. There were no robots on site. A trip to Museum of Science and Industry is required, which I will duly oblige time permitting. The panel denied the inevitable, i.e. their jobs are […]

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TechNorth maps the Northern Tech Ecosystem

When TechNorth was first established, I requested the CEO to share the data they collect. When the CEO changed, I made the same request again. The value of data can only be fully realised, when shared. I’m glad to see that they have started to share data in an interesting and meaningful way. Today, TechNorth launched […]

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A simple framework for startups

In 2012, I started exploring how best to simplify tech startups. As a result, I came up with the 5 stages of a tech startup framework, which tried to capture the key stages as startups move forward from a simple idea to market dominance. View more on edocr I’ve just remodelled the 5 stages taking exit, […]

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NOAH17 London – Connecting Capital and Entrepreneurs

We have negotiated with NOAH17, one of the biggest tech conferences in London connecting capital and tech entrepreneurs, to bring you a special discount. You can now get 20% off ticket price. But hurry, it’s only available to the first 20 individuals who signs up. There’s a full line-up of 100+ speakers such as Whitney Wolfe (Bumble), […]

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Ixis IT Management Buy Out

From Feb to April 2017, Manoj Ranaweera worked with the founders of Ixis IT, the leading software house in the UK for open source software, Drupal on their Management Buy Out (MBO). Warrington, UK based Ixis IT was founded in Aug 2004 by Mike Carter and Chris Haslam on an equal shareholding leveraging their individual core strengths. In the […]

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History of Techcelerate? The Original Tech Ecosystem

Techcelerate was originally founded by Manchester based Tech Entrepreneur, Manoj Ranaweera on 23rd November 2006 as Northern Startup 2.0, when his first Fintech Startup, ebdex ran into difficulty. From 2006 to 2013, Techcelerate took the initiative to build the tech ecosystem in Manchester single handedly with the support of the community. Between 2006 to 2013, Techcelerate ran well over 100 tech […]

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