Last Thursday in Manchester, the region’s top tech startups battled to win the UK’s most exciting pitch competition, Northern Stars. 20 of the North’s finest will delivered their 3-minute pitches in front of an audience of investors, press and tech industry peers, in the prestigious Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester. With just 10 of the startups to be crowned this year’s Northern Stars, only the very best will survive.
Every time we walk past the Impackt team they’re always busy working away on different projects, speaking to clients and occasionally sneaking in some pizza and ping pong! It’s no surprise that they are our June Member of the Month, naturally we needed to hear more about them and what they’ve been up to!
There’s no denying that our member of the month Dan Holden is a very busy guy! From putting on events to running his own business D2U-Coaching. We had a chat with Dan about his work and his advice for hosting a successful event.
On Wednesday evening, Launch22 held its first ever “Meet Your Mentor” event. This was a fantastic opportunity for members and potential new members to meet the mentors here at Launch22 Liverpool and hear some of the great advice that they had to provide.
Joe Rees and Nick Tappin founded their recruitment company in 2016 and have now been with us at Launch22 for just over a year. Their business has been successfully accelerated towards the next level and as a result of this, they are now moving onwards and upwards to fulfil the next step of their business venture.
Working in the office can become a stiff task, especially within a creative environment. We need something to get those creative juices flowing. The simple answer is a slightly sweaty game of ping pong. Yes, ping pong.
Jackson of Newsham Media is our member of the month! He's been through a roller-coaster ride of decisions and has finally got himself on his feet and started his own business. Read below to find out what he's been through and what's lined up for him in the future!
Our latest '60 Seconds With' episode includes newest member and mentor, Neil Donald. Neil offers us a brief insight into his business and personal life which presents satisfying pockets of inspiration, wow moments and an interesting entrepreneurial perspective. A wonderful read and a pleasure to interview!
Our latest ‘60 Seconds With’ feature showcases our very own Mentor, Pauline Moran! After discovering she was dyslexic on her return to University as a mature student, Pauline has dedicated herself to facilitating fellow dyslexic and right-brained dominant creatives in the world of entrepreneurship using a variety of approaches. Read about her story and what makes her tick below!
1) Inspiring Environment The layout of the hub inspires everyone who comes in. I love the open plan working area, huge windows and chill out area.” — Ray Carr, Terrapin Global Shipping Recruitment Our space, with its large central desk structure and breakout areas, plays a huge role in creating a collaborative environment. Our members particularly enjoy the ability to take a break and play ping-pong or table football which helps develop the sense of community...
No matter how convinced you are that your business has legs, a venture capitalist will see it going nowhere unless they are convinced that you can teach it to walk. It’s really not down to your cashflow forecast or your market research. Unique Selling Point? Not always the deciding factor either.
Today the city has a completely different identity, spirit and community that is distinctive of all previous eras of Detroit. There’s a youthful proud spring in the step of the people who remain or have moved there and are willing to change it for the better.
We at Launch22 have been doing some talking about Big Data and to what extent it can really help entrepreneurs. Looking at customer data can be very helpful when it comes to optimising what you’re already doing, but taken in isolation, it has little capacity to generate the radical insights that can form the basis of a truly new idea.