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NS20 – 14th May 08 – Silicon Valley and Investment Readiness @ KPMG Manchester

Next Northern StartUp 2.0 event is less than 2 weeks away. The focus is on:

Session 1 – Silicon Valley – why you must build Valley into your plans?
Session 2 – Investment Readiness – Is your startup ready for investment? a panel discussion with VCs, entrepreneurs and deal makers

The Session 1 is setup to celebrate the success and share the experience of one our own Northern StartUp 2.0 (edocr) companies visiting the Silicon Valley as one of the 20 most promising UK digital startups last week.

Is this event for you?

Northern StartUp 2.0 is North of England’s premier event for Digital Startups to meet, learn and share experience with like minded individuals made up of entrepreneurs, investors, deal makers and service providers, in an informal setting. Are you a startup or early stage digital technology company? Or have you got a killer idea with some early code you want to tell others about? Are you looking for seedcorn or second round of funding, team members, mentors, partners, and/or ideas to commercialise your product? Do you need help writing your business plan? Have you got loads of money and love to invest in startups? Do you provide support services (e.g. PR)? Are you a blogger or journalist looking for breaking news? Or do you just like to hang out with startups? Or do you want to know how to leverage technologies to achieve a competitive advantage? If so, this event is for you.


18:15 to 19:00 Registration & Networking
19:00 to 19:45 Session 1: Silicon Valley
19:45 to 20:00 Break
20:00 to 21:00 Session 2: Panel discussion

Session 1

+ Manoj Ranaweera (Webmission08)
+ Scott Leonard-Morgan (Webmission08 + Operations in Silicon Valley)
+ other speakers to be notified

Session 2 – Moderated by Manoj

+ Scott Leonard-Morgan – Heller Ehrman (Webmission08 + Operations in Silicon Valley)
+ Steven Livingston – KPMG
+ other speakers to be notified

Speaker 1 – Manoj Ranaweera – Founder and CEO of edocr

manoj-new.gif Manoj will share his experiences of webmission08.





Speaker 2 – Scott Leonard-Morgan – Partner, Heller Ehrman

Morgan_ScottLeonard.jpg Heller Ehrman was a key sponsor of the webmission08 and also hosted VC pitching event and master classes for the 20 webmission08 companies. Scott accompanied the webmission08 companies and is based at London. Scott will share his thoughts on Silicon Valley funding.



Attendance Fees (inclusive of VAT):

£10 for students
£30 for all others

Note: Apologies for the delay in confirming the speaker line up. Hopefully, the remaining three speakers will be confirmed by middle of next week. If you have not registered, please do so right now. Event capacity is set at 50.

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