Titans of Tech 2019

GP Bullhound recently published the Titans of Tech Report, which compares the UK against Europe.     A few years ago, it was a big deal to build a $1bn company. It still is. However, there are companies now looking to break the $50bn valuation in Europe.     The UK continues to lead Europe […]

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Heard and Tontio get to rethink but all good

On 13th June, Heard Network and Techcelerate Member Tontio delivered investor pitches for peer review at Techcelerate Coffees Manchester #TCMCR held at Crowe.   Paul Austin (Heard Network) and David Smith (Tontio)       Tontio:  Founder and CEO: David Smith Making repair simple by providing the information, parts and tools required to carry out […]

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Building Value and Enjoying the Tech Entrepreneur Journey

Techcelerate is supporting a workshop organised by August Equity, Sunfish Advisory and Invictus Strategy Associates from London on 9th July 2019 in Manchester. The event will focus on how to build a more valuable technology business, bring in the right investors, develop your organic growth capabilities, undertake M&A and achieve a successful exit in the […]

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AccelerateMe rocked Manchester last night

Students of University of Manchester rocked Manchester last night at Manchester Science Park’s Bright Building when they presented 14 startups that have gone through  AccelerateME, the accelerator programme for student startups in Manchester. The calibre was high and some of their progress is outstanding.   AccelerateMe has been running the accelerator programme for 5 years […]

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Getting not just one but two workshops out

On 30th May 2019, we ran two workshops back to back focusing on Idea to Product Launch and Startup Financials. The first workshop on Idea to Product Success (much better title than Product Launch) was run by Manoj Ranaweera with assistance from Alexandra Morris, and attended by the Founders of Holm Care, Tontio, Flight Patrol, […]

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R&D Tax Credits for smaller tech companies

We’ve all heard about R&D Tax Credits. But how many of us (in this instance I am wearing the hat of UnifiedVU) have actually claimed it? When you speak to most accountants or R&D Tax Credit experts, they make it sounds almost as your innovation isn’t innovative enough to claim. Secondly, if your potential claim […]

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Interview with Martyn Gould, CEO of yboo

yboo recently became a Member of Techcelerate, and I had the pleasure to catch up with their Founder and CEO, Martyn Gould. Who are you? I’m Martyn Gould and I’m the Founder and CEO of yboo.  I’m a genuine Founder in that myself and my Co-Founder (Paul Doyle) bootstrapped yboo and got a product to […]

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Interview with Joseph Petrie, CEO of Scriverto AI

Scriverto AI recently became a Member of Techcelerate, and I had the pleasure to catch up with their Founder and CEO, Joseph Petrie. Who are you? My name is Joseph Petrie. I am the founder of Scriverto AI – a tech product startup which aims to change the way people write articles. I was a […]

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An Interview with Nova

Nova recently became a Partner of Techcelerate, and I had the pleasure to catch up with Andrew Dean, who is responsible for all Nova partnerships, and also heads up the team responsible for finding, coaching and selecting good founders to cofound with. He also specialises in problem-based innovation and lean startup methodologies.  Who is Nova? We […]

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