Programme

Venue: RISE Manchester
Date: 1st November 2016
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10.30


Forum opens

 


 

10.35

 

PANEL 1: Start-up success beyond the M25

This session features successful northern entrepreneurs and industry commentators.

Topic: The barriers and opportunities in starting up in the North, the scope for fast growth, and the role Northern businesses can play on a global scale.

Panellists:
Amman Ahmed, Founder/CEO, rormix and roundwaves
Paul Haydock, Co-founder/CEO, DueCourse
Aaron McGrath, Director of Sales, Microsoft Bing Ads UK
Mark Varley, Managing Partner, Havas Media Manchester
Jeremy Ambrose, Excellence Engineer for the North of England, Entrepreneurial Spark

 


 

11.20

 

Five presentations

 


 

13.00

 

Networking lunch

 


 

14.00


PANEL 2:
Tech Invest North Investor panel

This session features sophisticated senior investors giving their expert view on the marketplace.

Panellists:
Oliver Woolley, 
Co-founder & CEO, Envestors
James Bedford, Head of Investment Strategy, Tech North
Andy Thomas, Head of Investments – Greater Manchester Loan Fund, Maven Capital Partners
Ben Partridge, Director, Ashby House
Wayne Thomas, Investment Director, Enterprise Ventures
David Smith, Director at Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance

 


 

14.45

 

Remaining five presentations

 


 

16.30

 

Networking