A thriving community of tech entrepreneurs, senior managers of technology companies, investors, deal makers and service providers, all united to create and grow technology businesses, with access to knowledge, capital and markets needed to grow technology businesses rapidly and create a technology led efficient economy putting UK at the forefront of world economic growth.
To create the right ecosystem for entrepreneurship and business growth in the technology sector in the UK, assembling all of the key stakeholders in an active community where knowledge is shared and deals are done. Stakeholders include tech entrepreneurs, senior managers of technology companies, investors and financiers, technologists, service providers, and enablers from the public and private sectors, including government agencies and educational establishments.
To build a programme of offline events to enable technology companies to learn, stakeholders to connect, and partnerships to form. To support this with a dedicated online community that leverages the latest in social and media technology to streamline access to valuable knowledge and best practice.
Techcelerate is founded and run by Manoj Ranaweera with Nishani Ranaweera and an active community of tech entrepreneurs. Legal and financial advise is provided by Stuart Scott-Goldstone of Aaron & Partners and Steve Livingston of Horwath Clark Whitehill.
Manoj founded ebdex Ltd, a tech startup in 2004 after completing an Executive MBA at Manchester Business School. Manoj struggled to find the support he needed due to lack of established tech entrepreneurial networks in the North West. With the help of KPMG, TechCrunch UK and Ivan Pope, Manoj held the first event of Northern StartUp 2.0 in Nov 2006 in Manchester at IoD. Since then NS20 has grown into a community of more than 1600 individuals with a minimum of 10 events per year delivered in 2008 and 2009. In Feb 2009, Northern StartUp 2.0 was rebranded as Techcelerate to increase collaboration between early stage and established technology companies.
Techcelerate Ltd, Manchester One, Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3LF, United Kingdom.
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Techcelerate was founded in 2006 by Manoj Ranaweera, a Manchester based tech entrepreneur who has founded ebdex, an electronic invoicing platform, and edocr.com, one of the world’s leading document sharing web service focusing on delivering value from documents.
Techcelerate is a thriving community of tech entrepreneurs, senior managers of technology companies, investors, deal makers and service providers, all united to create and grow technology businesses in the North of England.
Techcelerate has organised over 80 events and workshops in Manchester, Liverpool, Daresbury and London providing access to knowledge, capital, talent and markets needed to grow technology businesses rapidly and create a technology led efficient economy putting UK at the forefront of the world economic growth.