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Cisco Mi-IDEA - a Manchester Post Acccelerator programme for tech start-ups
Wed 26 April 2017, 18:00 – 21:00 BST
Last year Cisco and MSP announced its Joint Venture to create the new Mi-IDEA Innovation Centre located at Manchester Science Park - designed to accelerate the growth of the digital sector in the North of England.
If you are an innovative digital startup (working within Smart Cities, IoT, Digital Health, Digital Creative or Digital Technology) looking for the right partners and a tailored programme to take your business to the next level, then join us at HOME, Manchester on 26th April from 6pm. You’ll get to find out more about the programme, how to apply and meet other startups in your industry.
This is the last Mi-IDEA recruitment event before the Centre’s official launch, so don’t miss out on the chance to turn your idea into a thriving business.
At Mi-IDEA you’ll get a programme tailored to your business with expert mentoring, access to an incredible network of potential customers and partners and office space at our base: the Bright Building at Manchester Science Park. We believe in a flexible programme that works for you and we don’t take any equity in your business. That’s right, no catch!
What can you expect from the event?
The Head of Innovation for Cisco UK & Ireland, Tom Kneen, will share insights into the current work, developments and opportunities with Cisco and MSP. In addition, the room will be filled with relevant people from Cisco, MSP and partners. Get advice and connections, strengthen your proposition and widen your network.
Drinks and nibbles will be provided.
This event is hosted by the Cisco UK innovation team. For more info on our initiatives, check out our website.
6.00 Welcome, Networking & Ice-breaker
7.00 Introduction to Mi-IDEA
7.15 Startup Journey
7.45 Panel Q&A
8.00 Networking around breakout areas
More about Mi-IDEA
After the amazing success of its London centre, IDEALondon, Cisco has partnered with Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) to create Mi-IDEA, a post-accelerator designed to foster and nurture digital innovation in the North of England.
With collaboration at its core, Mi-IDEA will be a digital living lab, showcasing the very latest in collaboration technologies alongside the innovations of the companies in residence. It provides an inspiring environment to spark innovation and a place where public, academic and private sectors can immerse themselves in the power of the possible and work together to transform their industries.
*NB we are looking for early-stage businesses and small teams. We would expect 2-4 people, including the founders to be resident in the centre. If you don't yet have a Minimum Viable Product (or aren't very close to launching one) then you're too early for this programme. But if you have received Series A funding, you are probably too advanced for it. This is the last round of applications before the new centre formally opens in June, so if you want to be in the opening cohort, you need to get involved now... Spaces are limited so register now to avoid disappointment.
Please register by April 24th at the very latest.