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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The Prolific North Tech Awards are debuting in 2019!

I am delighted to announce that Alexandra Morris and I will be judging the Prolific North Tech Awards, an event taking place at The Midland Hotel in Manchester on 8 May 2019.                   The Prolific North Tech Awards celebrate and reward the very best Tech Companies, Applications, […]

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3 Strands of Techcelerate

Data We collect investment data of UK tech companies every day in order to provide insights to our Members during fundraisings. New data is shared weekly through a newsletter. The FREE newsletter shares 5 investment deals. The PAID (£5.32 per month) newsletter shares all.  We are currently in the process of developing a web application […]

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Feb 2019 Progress Report – Foundation laid

What was your performance last month? Fancy sharing it publicly? Hell No! That’s all fine. But here is ours.   We are building a dynamic fully manual market place where startups meet investors with Techcelerate actively helping our Startup members to progress. Growing Techcelerate Specialists will ensure our Startups have the right know-how at the […]

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Techcelerate Launch with Partners on 5th Feb

On 5th Feb, we launched Techcelerate with partners, SeedLegals (Anthony Rose, CEO) and RDVault (Shoayb Patel, CEO) supported by Barclays (Matthew Priestly and Michael Holligan). It was co-hosted by Alexandra Morris, CEO of MakeUrMove and Head of Techcelerate Network and Manoj Ranaweera, Founder of Techcelerate.     Alexandra Morris kickstarted the event by introducing the programme.  Matthew Priestly, Ecosystem Manager of […]

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Techcelerate Weekly Tech Investment News gets a much needed update

We started capturing and reporting investment deals of UK tech companies on 18th June 2018. The first edition captured a total of £82.05 million investment raised by 13 companies. Today we issued the 32nd edition reporting 21 investment deals totalling £195.05 million. There is a considerable cost involved in capturing as well as sharing. The time […]

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Northern Tech Awards 2019 is open for entries

Northern Tech Awards (NTA) was founded in 2011 by Techcelerate to celebrate tech entrepreneurship in style. It was acquired by GP Bullhound in 2013 and continues to be the major tech event in the North. Having toured Liverpool (2014), Leeds (2015), Newcastle (2016) and Edinburgh (2017),  NTA is back in Manchester for 2019.   A […]

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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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