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Tech start-up 101 roundtable

Wednesday 7th June 2017 at UKFast Campus, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M15 5QJ - #BCloud101

At the end of May 2017, the UK’s newest tech magazine - BusinessCloud – will publish two lists aimed at highlighting some of the UK’s best tech start-ups and rising stars.

The publication of the lists – the ‘101 Tech Start-Up Disrupters’ and ‘101 Rising Stars of Tech Start-Ups’ – followed exhaustive research and saw nearly 300 nominations sent to BusinessCloud.

On June 7th BusinessCloud is holding a roundtable of several of the companies on the lists to discuss life as a tech start-up and the challenges and opportunities faced.

We’ll look at a range of issues including recruitment; growth; attracting investment etc and the companies around the table will be able to share their own personal stories.

The roundtable takes place before a half-day conference at UKFast’s headquarters in Manchester and coverage will appear in BusinessCloud and online.


  • Jordan Appleson, chief executive officer, Hark
  • Michael Lawes, co-founder and director, BizzleIt
  • Alex Durrant, co-founder, JigTalk
  • Adam Curtis, CEO, Hoowla
  • David Shepherdson, Kaini Industries 
  • Dan Kelsall, founder, Vonkel
  • Edward Green, director, Miranex
  • Elizabeth Clark co-founder, Dream Agility
  • John Cushing, founder, Opun
  • Sébastien Vanderlinden, Business Development Manager, Dreamr  
  • Richard Torpey, director, Yellow Label
  • Jess Jeetly, Founder, CEO. Jeetly
  • Francis Nwokedi, Wondrwall
  • Chris Maguire, editor, BusinessCloud (chairman)

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