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Behind the scenes at Tech Manchester's huge launch event

The new initiative aimed at matching mentors with tech start-ups is off to a flying start

More than 100 people attended the launch event for Tech Manchester, with more than 60 technology mentors pledging their time to support the city’s start-up community.

Last week Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham told a 200-strong audience at a digital summit that a report found Manchester 34th of 60 UK cities when it came to availability of mentorship.

Creating an eco-system of tech mentors is one of the key platforms of the not-for-profit Tech Manchester initiative, which has been backed by entrepreneur Lawrence Jones, who is the co-founder and CEO of UKFast.

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Tech Manchester's project lead Patricia Keating