In April 2016, a new global stage for tech innovation is coming to Manchester
The distinctively named Business Rocks is a Technology, Music, and Investment summit which will see one of the UK’s fastest growing tech hubs thrust into the global spotlight as over 5000 startups, developers, brands, VCs, mentors, accelerators, universities, government bodies, and media reps flood into the city.
Following in the recent tradition of ‘new age’ style tech events, Business Rocks will be focussed on delivering a unique experience for attendees with learning, pitches & and participation sitting alongside partying, music, and fun networking events.
We think Business Rocks will make a very welcome addition to the UK’s tech landscape, and provides a great opportunity to show-off one of the country’s leading economic and cultural centres!
What to Expect
Business Rocks will make its debut on 21st & 22nd of April at Manchesters Central’s iconic conference centre.
5,000 International Tech Founders, Investors, Developers & Journalists.
Over the 2 days there will be 100 world-class speakers, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak headlining on day one. Also speaking will be top 1% Social Influencer Brian Fanzo, CEO and Founder of Priceline.com Jeff Hoffman, Chief Digital Technologist at Rackspace Mike Bainbridge, London Stock Exchange Senior Manager Mark Fahy, Times British Digital Entrepreneur of the Year David J Brown, and many many more!
The Developer Dome is where you will be able to explore, experience and learn about all of the most innovative technologies that at the cutting-edge of their industries.
Some of the key topics under the spotlight will be iOS, Android, Enterprise Apps, Fintech, TV, Connected Car, VR, ecommerce, IoT, Payments, Gaming, App marketing, Managing hyper growth, Wearables, UX & UI design, App monitisation.
Content, ideas and networking all around the hot topics of entrepreneurialism and tech investment including keynote talks, panel sessions, tech investment surgeries, investor speed dating, and quiet meeting areas.
Global Innov8 Pitch-Battle
This is the part that we are most looking forward to.
100 of the best tech startups from around the world will battle it out across 2 days in the hope of being named champion and walking away with a massive cash prize of £50,000!
If you reckon your tech Startup has got what it takes to see off some of the best in the world, you can apply now to take part in Innov8 and put that theory to the test.
This year Business Rocks will be making a bid to help solve the ever-growing problem of homelessness through technology with their 2-day global Hackathon.
The hackathon theme will be "How Can Technology Help Solve World Homelessness?"
This hack will educate some of the sharpest and brightest minds about the dangers, challenges and needs of the vulnerable.
Check out the video below for a more general overview of everything you can look forward to at Business Rocks 2016.
Business Rocks 2016 Manchester
Check out Business Rocks 2016 happening in Manchester this April.
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