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6 Reasons You Should Come to Our Manchester Startup Event
by Startacus Admin
On October 4th team Startacus is coming to Manchester for our first ever startup meetup in the city!
Alongside co-hosts and Sponsors Inevert - we will be taking over the Northern Quarter’s Spaceportxfor an evening of learning, connections, networking, beer, and pizza. (It's free too, which is always a bonus)
The theme of the meetup is ‘Startups and Corporates Innovating Together’, and we will have a number of big brands in attendance to explain a little about how they hope to work with startups in the future.
Still undecided? Here are 6 reasons that we think you should be there!
1. Reverse Pitches from Big Brands
Co-hosts and event sponsors Inevert are aiming to bridge the gap between startups and corporates.
So, it's been arrange for Royal Bank of Scotland,Ordnance Survey and SAGE to tell you all about what they are doing within the startup ecosystem - how they are supporting startups and what they can offer to help accelerate startup growth.
Whether you want to team-up with one of these companies or not, this is a great opportunity to get a glimpse into the ways that well-established businesses are working with startups like yours.
RBS - We will be joined by Dale Sidebottom, Entrepreneurship Development Manager of RBS. The bank was named as one of Europe’s 25 Corporate Start-up Stars by Startup Europe Partnership (SEP) a title which was earned through their commitment to working with startups in any capacity that they can, whether that means helping them into their supply chain, supporting them as they grow, or taking a proactive approach to innovating collaboratively. Also in attendance alongside Dale will be Heather Waters (Enterprise Manager, NatWest), and Victoria Taylor (Enabler, Entrepreneurial Spark)
OS - Luke Hampson will be telling us about Geovation, Ordnance Survey’s open innovation initiative that focuses on all things “GeoTech”. Last year, through delivering events and outreach activities, Luke helped set-up and build a vibrant startup community at the Geovation Hub, a coworking/incubator/accelerator space based in London. He is now involved with building relationships with other start-up community clusters around GB; raising awareness about Geovation and the OS digital product offering. He will highlight routes to how OS can kick-start new geospatially-related business ideas through their accelerator programme and other collaborative partnership options.
SAGE - Evan O’Shea is the Marketing Campaign Manager of Sage One. Sage has a long history in supporting UK Startups. They currently sponsor the Startups.co.uk awards, and both currently and previously have run initiatives and competitions to help unearth and support the next generation of UK startups.
2. The Panel Discussion
Omar Hassan, CEO of Inevert, a Startup / Corporate innovation platform and event sponsor will chair a panel discussion on how Startups and Big Business can Innovate Together. The panel will also include:
Luke Hampson from OS, Simona BielliResearch Programme Coordinator, Digital Startups at Nesta, as well as representatives from Tech North and RBS.
Simona from Nesta has recently been facilitating collaborations between startups as part of the Startup Europe Partnership which matches promising European tech scale-ups with corporates.
The panel will be a great opportunity for attendees to take part in an important dialogue about the future of innovation between startups and corporates.
3. Meet the team from Inevert
The team at Inevert are kindly co-hosting and sponsoring this meetup. Inevert is a platform which bridges the gap between startups and corporate collaboration opportunities.
If you are hoping to collaborate with corporates in the future, Inevert are a great connection to have! Take a look at some of the work that they do and follow them on Twitter.
4. Meet the team from Startacus
Aside from the fact that we are all really awesome people, our startup meetups give us the chance to connect with great tech / digital entrepreneurs we might not otherwise get to meet. They are a great place to discover cool startups to feature on Startacus.net and give a leg-up to if we can!
Come and have a chat with us and if we like what you are doing we might write about you, interview you, tweet about you, or introduce you to some of our friends that can help your startup to grow and develop.
5. Connect with other Manchester Startups and Entrepreneurs
We already have a wide variety of Startups from across the Manchester area confirmed to attend. This will be a great opportunity for you to learn, share, and make some new connections with interesting people doing innovative things within the local Startup ecosystem.
6. Our events are great craic
Ask anybody who has been to one, and (fingers crossed) they’ll tell you what an awesome time they had. Good food, drinks, opportunities and great conversation with like-minded people.
Do we really need to sell it anymore?
Go here to book your free ticket now - ticket numbers are limited and are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, so don’t delay or simply book your ticket via the handy embedded link below....