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Manchester Meetup - How Startups and Big Business can Innovate Together
by Startacus Admin
Event: How Startups and Big Business can Innovate Together
At 6.30pm on Tuesday 4th October 2016 join Startacus and Inevert in Manchester (at SpaceportX) for a Startup meetup & social where you will also find out how your startup can accelerate its growth through corporate collaborations, and partnerships with Big Business. You can book your ticket here.
Successful and mutually beneficial collaborations between Startups and Corporates are becoming an increasingly important element of the UK startup ecosystem. But for many startups there are still major difficulties in actually connecting with these businesses and fostering valuable working relationships.
In this evening social we will explore and discuss the reasons that Corporates are so keen to work with startups, why corporate innovation is so important, and how Startups can accelerate their growth by engaging with them.
But there is a twist! Instead of asking startups to pitch to big businesses (as is customary) we will instead be inviting three leading brands to pitch to attending startups!
Hear from Royal Bank of Scotland, Ordnance Survey and SAGE explain what they are doing within the startup ecosystem - how they are supporting startups, why working with them is a great opportunity, and what they can offer to help accelerate startup growth. Find out more about the speakers here.
The event co-host and sponsor Inevert(a platform which bridges the gap between startups and corporate collaboration opportunities) will then chair a panel discussion on how Startups and Big Business can Innovate Together, including guests brands and representatives from Tech North and NESTA.
Of course there will be plenty of beer, wine, soft drinks and pizza too. Tickets are free but limited so do book your ticket asap.
Timetable of Events - Tuesday 4th October
Location: Spaceportx, 24/26 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1DZ
6:30pm - 7:15pm - Networking, beer, and pizza
7:15pm - 7:20pm - Welcome and introduction by Startacus Co Founder Alastair Cameron
7:20pm - 7 :40pm - Brand Pitches
7:40pm - 8:10pm - Panel discussion and Q & A
8:10pm - 8:15pm - Closing remarks from Omar Hassan Co Founder of Inevert
*Please note that the event may be filmed for promotional purpose
About event co-hosts and sponsors Inevert
Inevert was created to unlock the global ecosystem of innovation and make it accessible to all, aiming to help startups grow and scale and bridge the gap to corporate innovation & collaboration. Inevert has been designed to give startups and corporates across the globe, access to each other and more importantly bring the two together with live project opportunities. You can also follow Inevert on Twitter here
Mi-IDEA Manchester Networking Event
27th Sep 2016
The teams from CISCO and Manchester Science Partnerships have teamed up to create Mi-IDEA, a post-accelerator designed to foster and nurture digital innovation in the North West of England.