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.