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Steve Wozniak Speaking At Business Rocks 2016 – Manchester’s Tech Extravaganza

Manchester Rocks 2016
Manchester Rocks 2016
Manchester is hosting Business Rocks 2016 - an exciting and extravagant tech innovation and start-up summit that celebrates Manchester as a second tech cluster in the UK. Great speakers including Steve Wozniak, fantastic opportunities for start-ups, fun and serious matters, - this is all Business Rocks 2016.

Business Rocks will rock Manchester this April.

It is a tech start-up event like you have never seen before: it is vibrant, young, extravagant and bold. It is not just pitching, showcasing and exhibiting; it is also pub-crawls, after-dark sessions, off-site networking, live music and partying.

In short, it is a Start-Up and Innovation Festival Manchester style.

Already known as a leader in creative and media businesses, Manchester is Europe’s second largest media hub with such giants as the BBC and ITV based in the city-region and a spreading business network of digital content creation companies.

Broadcast media, digital creativity and design are the key elements of Manchester’s success. But that’s not where the city is willing to stop.

Manchester: a Playground for Tech Innovators

Steve Wozniak
Steve Wozniak will be speaking at Business Rocks 2016. Photo by Al Luckow – Homepage of Steve Wozniak

Manchester is forging its reputation as a tech hub, a magnet for tech start-ups and creative thinkers, and a cool city to work, innovate, study, do business and live. That’s where Business Rocks comes in.

Business Rocks is going to rock Manchester big time.

Over 5000 founders, innovators, investors, mentors and ambitious makers of the future are gathering together in Manchester to shake up the technology market, including one of the most exciting guests of the show – a person who was at the root of Apple – Steve Wozniak.

Business Rocks is going to be bright and intense. The organizers have ambitiously fitted a week’s worth of events in a 48-hour do. Mind you, there will be no breaks!

Two days of the summit will see dozens of exciting events. Over 300 exhibitors and start-ups will be showcasing their projects. The participants and visitors will have access to workshops, master-classes, surgeries and demos. There will be over 100 world-class international speakers.

Deansgate Locks
Deansgate Locks – one of the After-Dark Summits venues. Photo by prodigiphoto.co.uk

Five stages will be hosting theme events: Developer, Headline, Investor, Master Class, and Innov8 Pitch-Battle.

Live music, 3 After-Dark Summits across Manchester’s coolest clubs and bars, global Hackathon with a “Tech for Good” Theme, – and that’s not the end of it yet.

And a Pinch of Politics

Jazz and ale aside, there will be some serious discussions on political issues that are tearing out country apart right now: In or Out?

Where does the tech community stand on the European Union?

Business Rocks will be hosting a live televised debate chaired by leading UK journalist, discussing the possible outcomes and implications of UK’s referendum for technology and digital industries. High profile political leaders and journalist will be sharing their opinions and at the end Business Rocks will be asked to vote.

Innov8 Award 2016

Business Rocks and Innov8 Award give start-ups a chance to win £50K. Whether you are just a beginner or a more mature company, you have a great opportunity to shout about yourself to the leaders of technology and investment markets.

It is your chance to connect with world-class investors, executives and media.

The lucky winner will take home:

  • £50,000 Cash
  • One year free Virgin Media Ultra-Fast Business Broadband
  • High profile PR / Media coverage
  • CEO wins place on London Stock Exchange Elite programme
  • One year free web/cloud hosting
  • One year free legal and IP services
  • One year free office space in Manchester
  • One year “big 4” tech / business consulting /strategy advice
  • One year free small business accountancy software
  • Free accountancy software training
  • One year’s membership to TechUK

Don’t miss your chance. Showcase your startup at Business Rocks 2016 – the Global Stage for Tech Innovation.

21 – 22 April 2016, Manchester Central.

For more information go to Business Rocks website.

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