This week, TechHub Manchester was announced. This is exactly the the kind of support Manchester’s fledgeling startup scene needs and helps address the issues I mentioned in my talk at TEDx Manchester earlier this year.
It’s a priviledge to be part of the founding team for TechHub Manchester. I’m still Managing Editor at The Next Web – this is something I’m involved in additionally because I believe in Manchester and what it can achieve.
There’s a lot of work to be done before we open at Carver’s Warehouse in November, but the initial response has been excellent, including plenty of positive feedback from the Manchester tech community and press coverage from the FT, TechCrunch, The Next Web, The Drum and more. On Friday, the BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones was in Manchester and stopped by to see the space we’ll be using. He recorded an interview with us.
If you missed the announcement on Tuesday, here’s the video.