Apadmi Ventures joins Techcelerate

I’m thrilled to announce that Garry Partington and Apadmi Ventures have joined Techcelerate. I’ve known Garry and Apadmi since the early days of Techcelerate (2006 to 2013). Whilst they have achieved so much success over the years from growing Apadmi to spinning out tech companies such as Reality Mine, investing in tech startups such as Beatstream […]

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Why do big brands like Microsoft think that others should work for them for nothing?

When Microsoft’s startup programme, BizSpark launched in the UK in 2009, the old Techcelerate (2006 to 2013) was the launch partner for the Northern UK.  We sent tens of northern tech startups to Microsoft. This time around, our application to partner with Microsoft for Tech Startups UK was rejected. Yet they want us to send […]

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SaaS Pricing Workshop – Peers helping each other

Today, we held our 9th Workshop, this time on Pricing at Techcelerate Member Company, My Digital Accounts in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire. Both pre-revenue startups, as well as those generating well over £50k Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR), took part. Among the participants were:   Revenue generating: Malinko CEO, Andrew Threlfall My Digital Accounts, CTO, John Morris […]

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Is Techcelerate only for the first time founders?

Today, I received an email from a prospective Member (Tech Company) who said our alignment with their business is not quite there. “I think it’s a great resource, especially for early stage, scaleable businesses and first time founders.”    I’m not one to accept defeat. So let’s take a look at some of our tech […]

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Techcelerate is building its marketing competency starting with Airbase

With Airbase partnering with Techcelerate, we can finally start to build our marketing competency. Here’s Phil Slorick, CEO of Airbase introducing the company and how he plans to help Techcelerate companies accelerate growth.   What does your company offer? Let me tell you about Simon. Simon runs a startup with big ambitions. He knew the […]

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Techcelerate Financial Support

All tech companies start with an idea. As the idea starts to formulate and founders, co-founders and early team members start to come together, a company is formed and registered to provide a legal framework. As soon as the company is incorporated, you now have a legal obligation to prepare and file annual accounts and […]

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Techcelerate Winter BBQ on 9th Dec at King Street Townhouse with Jeevan Gnanam and Manoj Ranaweera interviewed by Stewart Townsend

Techcelerate Winter BBQ brings tech entrepreneurs, senior managers of tech companies, investors and supporters of Manchester and the Northern Tech Ecosystem for a night of relationship-building and deal-making. We are honoured to welcome Techcelerate Partner and Angel Investor, Jeevan Gnanam, Group CEO of Veracity AI to Manchester for the first time.     Jeevan Gnanam Jeevan has […]

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Techcelerate Interview with Andy Davidson of Nova on their crowdfunding round

I recently had the pleasure to interview, Andy Davidson, Founder and CEO of Nova, which is currently crowdfunding on CrowdCube.   What was the idea behind Nova when it was founded in 2014? The concept of Nova was borne from my personal frustration as a tech entrepreneur and probably even earlier than that when I […]

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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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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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