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Northern Tech Awards 2018 Winners

Unfortunately I could not attend the 7th Northern Tech Awards held on 22nd March 2018 in Edinburgh. This was the first event I missed in its 7 year history. Now owned by GP Bullhound, it has grown significantly. Congratulations to all the winners. Top Northern Star (run with Tech North): BigChange Fastest Growing Company of the Year: In Touch Networks Fastest Growing Larger Company of the Year: Evolution Funding Judges’ Innovation Award: Peak AI Judges’ Award for International Success: Purple Judges’ Leadership Award: Sykes Tech4Good Award: Virtual College Judges’ Young Entrepreneur Award: Nicholas Mealey, Connex One  Judges’ Entrepreneur Award: Steve Oliver, MusicMagpie Overall Judges’ Award: Performance Horizon   The categories…

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Growth of your startups post exit

There is nothing better than watching your attempts being nurtured under new management and ownership. In August 2013, GP Bullhound acquired Northern Tech Awards, which has become the key annual tech event of the North. Since the acquisition, it has toured Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and expect to hit Edinburgh in 2018. It’s an amazing event to celebrate best of northern tech companies. Since starting Venture 9, we have become a partner of GP Bullhound, in our efforts to help tech companies find growth capital, as well as explore mergers and acquisitions. In March 2015, Accusoft acquired, which has grown significantly…

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My first exit (asset sale) – Northern Tech Awards

This post should have been written on 1st August 2013 when I sold Northern Tech Awards to GP Bullhound, a boutique investment bank, as I was emotionally fired up on that great scorching day in Manchester. Since 2004, I founded few businesses, some have gone horribly wrong and others have thrived. Northern Tech Awards was not a business, but a key asset that emerged from Techcelerate. It was setup as the highlight of the year, when I used to run over 20 events a year, and our strong community of 2,300 tech entrepreneurs, senior managers of tech companies, investors, deal makers…

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