BVCA launches ‘Tech Country’ at The University of Manchester’s Innovation Centre
Last night, the British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) launched its much-awaited ‘Tech Country’ report to its members, technology entrepreneurs and the private equity and venture capital community at the University’s Innovation Centre, UMIC.
‘Tech Country’ highlights five key clusters of successful business outside of London: Cambridge, Manchester, Bristol, Aberdeen and Birmingham that have the potential to bring enormous economic and social benefits to the UK as a whole.
The launch included opening remarks by Professor Rod Coombs, the University’s Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, an overview of the report by James Clark of the BVCA followed by a panel debate featuring successful entrepreneurs from the locations featured in the report and a drinks reception.
James Clark commented: “The BVCA’s objective for Tech Country was to return the focus of our political leaders to the regions by highlighting the role that organisations like UMIᶟ will play in forming the technological future of this country. The event showed the enormous potential of the emerging technology cluster in Manchester, provided the grass roots efforts of the technological, entrepreneurial, and investment community are properly supported.”
You can read the executive summary and download the full report from the BVCA’s website