Original Techcelerate was founded as Northern Startup 2.0 in 2006, rebranded as Techcelerate in Feb 2010 and ended its operations at the end of 2013, when GP Bullhound acquired our flagship event, Northern Tech Awards on 1st August 2013.
Original site: http://techcelerate.org (no https so may not load in your browser)
Techcelerate has embarked on a mission to position
North West, as the region for high-growth tech
companies outside London and the South East. It
creates an environment to ease the pain of starting up
and growing tech companies, whilst providing a
platform for promoting and launching tech startups.
Over the last 4 years, Techcelerate had led the
development of a sustaining ecosystem for tech
companies in the North West of England. At the core
of this initiative is a series of premier monthly events
focusing on the needs of the tech entrepreneurs.
entrepreneurs is a key activity, which was not
addressed prior to birth of Techcelerate.
Techcelerate has a deep understanding of what it
takes to start and grow tech companies. Having exited
with scars from his first tech startup and now running
the second tech startup, Manoj understands the pain
of starting and running a tech company in the North
West of England. This unique experience has helped
him to bring his fellow entrepreneurs together and
providers who can help uplift the game; achieve
beyond aspirations, reduce risk and burden on scarce
In 2006, out of sheer frustration of not having a
regional event to meet fellow entrepreneurs, Manoj
formed Northern StartUp 2.0 (which was rebranded
as Techcelerate in 2010) with the support of KPMG. In
Techcelerate delivered 6 events. With
from Sun Microsystems and
others, it held 10 events in 2008 inclu