Why we place team at the heart of our business accelerator

Why we place team at the heart of our business accelerator

Steve Blank – who wrote 4 Steps to Epiphany – one of the key books on digital / hyper-growth startups – has just written a great blog about how tech investors have moved the focus from technology to the team. Great! Steve, who has launched numerous startups and now teaches at Berkeley, Columbia and Stanford […]

David Smith, AXM Venture Capital, Investment Director joins accelerator

David Smith, AXM Venture Capital, Investment Director joins accelerator

David Smith, Investment Director of AMX Venture Capital – who are running the NW Fund 4 Digital and Creative, will join the judging panel of the Innospace Accelerator Weekend on Tuesday 15th November. David joined AXM Venture Capital in 2011, with 25 years experience in advising and investing in growth companies, and has specialised over […]

Calling budding tech developers

Want to join a startup for a day? Perhaps you are a budding tech developer or a student who is looking for a bit of work experience? Do you know your way around web or mobile technologies? Can you offer tech help on Saturday, 12th Nov in central Manchester? If so, then you might want […]

Applying to Innospace Accelerator Weekend – the schedule

We’ve had lots of people asking about applying to the Innospace Accelerator Weekend, so here’s the schedule. All applications (click here) and eTeamTool assessments need to be completed by 11pm on Friday 4th of November. If you haven’t applied yet, please click here. If you have applied, but haven’t yet completed your eTeamTool assessment please […]

Ben Austin – start-up brand strategist joins Innospace Accelerator

Ben Austin – start-up brand strategist joins Innospace Accelerator

Ben will be joining the Innospace Accelerator Weekend on Friday 11th November, to share his experience and advice on how to position and hustle your start-up as a real contender in the marketplace. brand + influence = a way for a start-up to get out of the blocks and thrive. Ben Austin is a no-nonsense […]

Carl Smith - startup talent recruiter - joins Innospace Accelerator

Carl Smith – startup talent recruiter – joins Innospace Accelerator

Carl Smith will be joining the accelerator on Saturday morning, 12th November  to advise on what counts in startup teams. Carl’s passion is finding the right talented individuals for his clients.  He has managed hundreds of recruitment projects for a diverse set of clients from FTSE50 corporations to ‘high growth’ and start up businesses.   […]

More mentors – for marketing and teams

We are delighted to announce that two further mentors have joined the Innospace Accelerator Weekend programme. These are Ben Austin – who will be sharing guerilla marketing tips and supporting our teams in reaching out to their market on Friday as well as building a minimum viable market…. and Carl Smith of Winning Pitch, who […]

David Atherton, super business angel joins accelerator weekend

David Atherton, super business angel joins accelerator weekend

David Atherton – super business angel with a £20m fund – is joining the Innospace Accelerator Weekend on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th of November and Tuesday evening 15th. Speaking recently to Greater Manchester Business Week David said “… it is not the idea you back, it’s the guy. If the guy has a decent […]

What is the value of an idea? Something… not everything

It is a harsh reality that whilst many entrepreneurs believe that their idea has huge value, investors only really care about the team. Why is that? Simply, all startup ideas are easy (nearly always) to copy and most often fail because either the idea wasn’t so hot after all, or because the team fails to […]