Four Manchester-based start-ups complete first-to-market accelerator programme launched in 2018 to support the city’s unique engineering heritage. Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham believes participating entrepreneurs represent ‘the calibre of talent we have in the North West’. Launched in partnership with Wayra UK, the inaugural cohort gained significant traction during the intensive 3-month programme.
The inaugural cohort of 12 start-ups graduate from the “ScaleUp Hub” programme, with ambitions of growing their combined customer-base from 6M to 10M+ by the end of 2019. The cohort anticipate growing their revenues by 4x, from £13m to £73m by year’s end.
Here are Jamie’s articles from the time that he spent running the Wayra UK social media accounts in Barcelona. The first is a hypothetical piece about 4YFN, written four years from now and the subsequent two are present day write-ups. We hope that you enjoy!
Wayra UK teams dominated the Pitch@Palace Boot Camp 9.0, with 7 of the top twelve teams winning an opportunity to battle it out at St. James’ Palace in front of HRH The Duke of York on Wednesday 25th April 2018.
From Mansion House and MPs to pizza, pitches and ping-pong, Welcome Week has been truly memorable. Wayra UK welcomed its 2018 cohort with an action-packed introduction to the Wayra way of life.
In an exciting development, The Memo, a business and lifestyle publication which has been operating from Wayra UK’s academy, has joined the power house that is Forbes Media. The move is a key part of Forbes’ plans to expand in Europe and sees The Memo as its “first full-fledged European Editorial Team”.