L-R: Grant Peggie, Julian Dennard and Phil Webb

Techcelerate Specialist Phil Webb raises Seed Investment for C7 Health

Techcelerate Specialist and ex-CTO EMIS Plc (2017 revenues: £160.4 million) Phil Webb has raised seed investment for his HealthTech Company C7 Health. Techcelerate Specialists are ideal in filling skill gaps in your company when getting ready for investment, as well as when there is a need to achieve a rapid growth boost post investment. They are […]

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Techcelerate Coffees 4

Event Report on Techcelerate Coffees #4

Another fantastic coffee morning took place at Benugo in the XYZ Building at Spinningfields yesterday. First thing to mention is the space itself, a fabulous space to work, meet and socialise all of which was achieved yesterday. The fourth coffee morning had a very healthy attendance and we had the benefit of varied businesses from […]

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Segmenting Techcelerate Network

As Tech Ecosystem builders, Techcelerate understands the true value of strong connected networks. At this early stage, it’s vital to start segmenting the new Network as we are building it. Without segmentation, it will be harder in the long run to unlock the full potential of the Network. Current segments being: Customers and prospects – […]

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5 years ago, the acquisition of #NorthernTechAwards

5 years ago, August 1st was a very sunny day in Manchester. And it was a fitting day to do a deal with Hugh Campbell of GP Bullhound with the support from my long term buddy Stuart Scott-Goldstone. Hugh acquired Northern Tech Awards, which continues to be the key tech event of the North. He achieved what I […]

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e-invoicing vendor, CloudTrade closes £2m investment round from Calculus Capital

I was surprised to see an email from CloudTrade this morning announcing their latest funding round. There was two reasons for my surprise: This was the first time a company has sent a press release to us. This means our weekly investment newsletter is already making an impact after 5 editions. I’ve never heard of […]

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Secret to running a great tech startup event

People attend tech startup events for fundamentally two reasons, these being: To learn the subject matter To network   During the previous Techcelerate, I ran over 100 tech entrepreneur-centric events in Manchester, London and elsewhere. I believe following is a true reflection of my experience of what makes a great event, based on both running […]

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ResponseTap Uncut – Founder Insights

Richard Hamnett, co-founder and CTO of ResponseTap spoke at Old Granda Studios in Manchester on 19th July 2018 sharing the journey and the challenges. Richard was interviewed by Luke Grimes of Webantic/ANS Group. The event series known as Founder Insights is becoming a must attend event for tech entrepreneurs in Manchester. I managed to get […]

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Report on Techcelerate Coffees #3

Third #TechcelerateCoffees was held today to Benugo at XYZ Building in Spinningfields, Manchester attended by 21 tech founders and friends (3 dropouts and 1 unregistered attendee). These events are capped at 25 to ensure quality of conversation. Among the attendees were 8 tech CEOs of Malinko (MedTech), CGHero (MarketPlace), Collabor8Online (Business Software/SaaS), DadShed (PropTech), UnifiedVU(Business Software/SaaS), MakeUrMove […]

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25 free tickets to unbound London!

Techcelerate has teamed up with Unbound to help Manchester tech community get free access to Unbound London taking place from 18th to 19th July 2018 at Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, London.      Claimed as the Europe’s largest and most exciting Innovation Festival, Unbound returns to London to bring together rich sources of innovation from across Europe. […]

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Will North regain its voice after the demise of TechNorth

After attending the London Tech Week, Jonathan Lowe of RSM has raised the issue of North loosing its tech voice as a result of the demise of TechNorth. Whilst I joked with Jonathan on Linkedin, the topic required a well thought out response. Here goes.. enjoy! Before I get going, articles of this nature (Jonathan’s) […]

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