Nova - Realising entrepreneurial ambition

Liverpool startup factory Nova crowdfunding to expand through the UK, into emerging markets

The cofoundery that’s enabled over 70 tech businesses, including a Dungeons & Dragons inventory app, a hand hygiene improvement system for hospitals and a foetal monitoring wearable for expectant mums, has launched a fresh round of funding to grow its UK and international expansion. Nova’s portfolio growth stands at more than 80% year on year […]

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Jeevan Gnanam, Sri Lankan Tech Champion and Investor to visit Manchester

Tech millionaire Jeevan Gnanam, from Sri Lanka, will arrive on first Manchester visit in December to expand on the growing Techcelerate Partnership. Jeevan Gnanam, without a doubt, has contributed to the growth of Sri Lankan tech ecosystem than anyone else, I know or heard of. Jeevan is making his first visit to Manchester in December. […]

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Opening up engagement beyond Techcelerate Internal Network

When you engage too much (i.e. when you become a prolific user) on someone else’s channel, people get bored with you. Once I was thrown out of Manchester Business School’s Alumni Intranet just after it was launched due to heavy usage. Strangely, at the time, no one else used it, so my posts stuck out. […]

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Get your Google Cloud Credits now

When I was just about to wrap for the day, a lovely email arrived from Google granting us the ability to issue credits for Google Cloud Platform. Officially, Techcelerate is a Partner for Google Cloud for Startups Program.     Google Cloud for Startups Program The Google Cloud for Startups Program is designed to help […]

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Creating a sales focus startup mindset

Since Sales Velocity partnered with us, I have been discussing with Ian Walton on how to introduce structured sales processes and methodologies into B2B sales. A number of Techcelerate Member Tech Companies focus 100% on B2B sales. Some have a B2C offering with the ability to introduce B2B offers based on insights derived from B2C […]

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Supporting Empact Ventures in Manchester

I recently took part in Super Connect Manchester event organised by Kosta Mavroulakis and the team at Empact Ventures.  If I recall, I first met Kosta at Johnny Cadden’s Business Rocks event in Manchester where he organised an investor pitching event. It was nice of Kosta to remember me and invite me to be part […]

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Insights from running and judging Tech Awards

Original post from Linkedin (posted on 20th Oct 2019) AWARDS My reply to an email from one of my punt investments who seem to have won many (4) awards and want me to vote for another “Seriously xxx, a company’s success should not be measured by the number of awards won. I’ve run awards for […]

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Restructuring communication channels

My attempt to have a functioning Slack channel has not worked miracles as I hoped. It seems a lot of companies are fed up with Slack even though in some cases, they use it for internal communications.   What seems to be working right now is WhatsApp. Our plan to have a large number of […]

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$5k AWS Credits for Techcelerate Member Companies

After some lengthy dialogue, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has finally given Techcelerate the ability to grant AWS Credits. This means Techcelerate is an AWS Activate Provider (official terminology).     My personal journey with AWS started in 2007 when we used S3 and SQS for building Then I had the privilege to host their […]

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