Support:

  1. Innospace Manchester is Manchester Metropolitan University’s business incubator for start-ups and new enterprises
  2. The Sharp Project, home to digital entrepreneurs and production companies. Occupants at The Sharp Project make, manipulate or move around the world, digital content
  3. The Landing @MediaCityUK ; A brand new, state of the art research & innovation centre designed to stimulate the development & application of new ideas.  
  4. SpacePortX – coworking space
  5. MediaCity – BBC (Europe’s first purpose-built business for creative and digital industries – £50 million investment)
  6. MIDAS – works to attract inward investment to Manchester

 

Funding

  1. The North West Fund is a £155m evergreen investment fund. It provides debt and equity funding for businesses, with investments starting from £50,000.
  2. The Greater Manchester Investment Fund (GMIF) – loans of between £500,000 and £5m are available
  3. Manchester Business Loans, a £24m government-backed initiative typically providing loans of between £3,000 and £100,000
  4. Northwest Business Angels, provides investments of between £10,000-£50,000
  5. Angels Den can connect you with regional managers
  6. Connection Vouchers scheme, offers up to £3,000 for businesses looking to upgrade to high-speed internet

 

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Jamil Khalil

Founder & CEO

Founded 2011

Wakelet is an online platform enabling you to organise any content on the internet, and to curate stunning, shareable collections. We help people to take control of the content that interests, inspires and excites them.

With its entrepreneurial culture, Manchester makes sense for us. We were able to secure our first round investment of £1.1m from angels, led by Manchester-based and self-made business people.

The city has a rich history of innovation. The current energy and vibe in Manchester, and its increasing openness to explore new approaches, has made it a great place to develop interesting partnerships.

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