Report on Techcelerate Coffees London #1

Joan Lockwood, Stewart Townsend and I hosted our first ever Techcelerate Coffees London (TCLDN) meetup on 6th November 2018 at White Collar Factory of London. It was attended by seasoned tech entrepreneurs to newbies. Even a family office dropped in.   Mini Reunion TCLDN provided the ideal opportunity for some of my old fellow tech […]

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Manchester Angel Investor Volker Hirsch joins Amadeus Capital

I’ve known Volker Hirsch for many years since he was part of the Techcelerate Network during our previous tenure from 2006 to 2013. In February 2010, Volker spoke eloquently at Techcelerate Event on Mobile Social, Advertising, Shopping, Payments, Application Development and Acquisitions (what a title!) with Keith Curran, Charles Weir and Barry Sharples. Volker started out as a corporate […]

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Report on Techcelerate Coffees Manchester #6

Date: 10th October 2018 Location: Benugo, XYZ Building, Spinningfields, Manchester The monthly Techcelerate Coffees meet took place on Wednesday at the fantastic open space in Benugo, Spinningfields, Manchester. Attendees from a wide range of tech sectors all discussing various ideas and businesses. From start ups to early stage Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and established businesses, we […]

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Few thoughts on Manchester’s latest social network #Padoq

I love trialling new products, especially those built in my home town Manchester, UK. This used to be part of my job over the last five years to discover new products, increase my knowledge and explore partnership opportunities for UnifiedVU. When it comes to social, I spent two days solid when Google+ was first introduced. […]

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Event Report on Techcelerate Coffees #5

The fourth Techcelerate Coffees meet took place on Wednesday at the fantastic open space in Benugo, XYZ Building, Spinningfields, Manchester. Another well attended event which is presently capped at 25 attendees. A wide variety of topics up for discussion from the many tech entrepreneurs and founders. A common theme was the difficulties facing more established business […]

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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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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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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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