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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Response by Sri Lankan Tech Community on Easter Sunday Attacks in Sri Lanka

Below is the statement prepared by the Sri Lankan startup community in response to the attack took place on the innocent on 21st April 2019. On 23rd April, the same community, now referred to as “Sri Lanka United” started a campaign to raise funds to support the needy.     Many of us in the […]

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Techcelerate WhatsApp Group

Techcelerate operates a number of WhatsApp Groups which you might be interested in joining. In order of popularity: Techcelerate: This is the main group with 57 Members Techcelerate Pre-Revenue: 14 Members Techcelerate Offers: Discounted offers we find Techcelerate Dev Network: For developers who want to work with our Members. Techcelerate PropTech Techcelerate TravelTech Techcelerate SaaS […]

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Techcelerate Coffees Manchester #12 Startup Pitch Practice #2

Techcelerate held a successful pitch practice event for its Members at Barclays Eagle Labs on 17th April 2019. As a Network, the focus is to support Members on their launch, growth and investment journeys and the pitch practice provides an opportunity to practice the delivery of pitches amongst like-minded Tech Entrepreneurs at various stages with […]

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Q1 2019 UK Investment Landscape

Based on the data we collected, UK tech companies raised £3.2 billion in investment during the first three months of 2019. This is significantly higher than the data we extracted for the same quarter last year, i.e 3.4x more.

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IP Expo Manchester – 3rd April

I had the pleasure to catch up with Matt Lovell, CEO of Centiq at IP Expo in Manchester on 3rd April 2019. We discussed about startups, Manchester, investments and growth.    Big thanks to my friend, David Terrar for the invaluable opportunity. Thanks to Daniel Thomas and the team of Disruptive Live and Compare […]

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8th Northern Tech Awards – a celebration of tech entrepreneurship in the North

8th Northern Tech Awards returned to Manchester after touring Leeds (2015), Liverpool (2016), Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (2017) and Edinburgh (2018), which I founded in 2011 and ran until it was acquired by Hugh Campbell of GP Bullhound in 2013.   In 2011, we catered for 70 attendees, when Ajaz Ahmed of Freeserve fame delivered the keynote speech. […]

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The Perfect Pitch Deck for Pre-Seed and Seed

A Curriculum Vitae (CV) is just a document to get you an interview for a job vacancy. A pitch deck is no different. It’s a document, usually, a slide pack produced to get you an appointment with an investor. During the appointment, you may have to use a slightly modified version of the pitch deck […]

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Don’t take anything for granted

What I learned today was that you cannot take a break and expect things to just happen. We had a low number of attendees at Techcelerate Coffees Manchester #TCMCR11 as we did not promote it. As we have already built awareness, I thought it would work by itself, i.e. people will discover the event, sign […]

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Developing our first SaaS light weight tool – Techcelerate Deal Lite

In June 2018, we started collecting and sharing Investment Deal News of UK Tech Companies. In 2019, we decided to split this into FREE and PAID Editions. FREE goes out on every Tuesday with a limited number of Investment News, now at an all-time low of 5 Deals. PAID goes out every Monday, ideally at […]

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