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Focus on tech scene in Manchester

Friday 17th February 2017 at Manchester, KPMG, 1 St Peter's Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 3AE - #mcrtech

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A panel of tech entrepreneurs will be joined by industry experts between to look at what the future holds for Manchester’s technology sector in this breakfast event held in association with recruitment agency Search.

The event runs from 7.30-10am. Join the discussion on Twitter at #mcrtech.

Manchester’s booming tech sector has been buoyed still further with a £4m investment to fund two new tech hubs in the city.

As part of Project Forward the fund will be split between Bruntwood-owned Manchester Science Partnerships and Allied London Properties to secure and refurb two city centre properties with the aim of creating 2,000 jobs over the next decade.

The news comes on the back of the success of MediaCityUK, The Sharp Project, SpacePortX and Manchester’s wider importance to the Northern Powerhouse.

The average digital salary in Manchester is £45,025 and is growing as the race for talent gathers pace.

So where are the tech start-ups who will fuel Manchester’s tech sector? Who are the tech disrupters looking to shake up the world? Where is the funding going to come from to add rocket fuel to the start-up tech community?

These are just some of the questions which will be answered at this breakfast event.

A panel of tech entrepreneurs will be joined by industry experts to look at what the future holds for Manchester’s technology sector.

Held in association with Search

Confirmed speakers

 

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 Danny Manu, founder, Mymanu 

Jamil Khalil

Jamil Khalil, CEO and founder, Wakelet

Tom Williams

Tom Williams, co-founder, Rota

Philip Piper

Philip Piper, head of IT, digital & change for Search in England

Graham Pearce

Graham Pearce, head of TMT for KPMG in the regions

Kerry Wright

Kerry Wright, alliances director, Purple

Damian Hanson

Damian Hanson, co-founder and director, Mission Labs

 

Katie Peate

Katie Peate, head of digital, creative and technology growth, Business Growth Hub

Also speaking:

  • Michael Howe, founding partner, Campus Capital
  • Richard Gregory, director, Tech North

More names to follow

Programme

07.30 – 08.00 Registration / tea / coffee / breakfast
08.00 – 08.05 Welcome - Chris Maguire, editor, BusinessCloud
08.05 – 08.40 1st panel discussion
08.40 – 09.15 2nd panel discussion
09.15 – 09.25 Q&A
09.25 – 09.30 Closing remarks
09.30 – 10.00 Tea / Coffee / Networking

Contact details

Chris Maguire, editor: chris.maguire@businesscloud.co.uk;  @editor_Maguire 
Jonathan Symcox, deputy editor: jonathan.symcox@businesscloud.co.uk; @JonathanSymcox 
Andrea Wolfendale, director of events: andrea@businesscloud.co.uk; 0161 215 7142  
Ian Hughes, multimedia journalist: ian.hughes@businesscloud.co.uk@ilhughes_
 

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