Northern StartUp Christmas Special

2009-12-16 18:00
2009-12-16 21:00

Northern StartUp Christmas Special last year launched the Dragons Lair format. Keeping up with traditions, we are introducing two new sessions on the 16th.

9:30am to 5pm: The eOffice Manchester Co-working Open Day

From 9:30am to 5pm, join us for a co-working day at eOffice Manchester, for free. You will get your own desk for the day with free Wi-Fi and sample eOffice's working environment alongside like-minded individuals. As there are only 15 more places remaining, I suggest you grab a workstation now to avoid disappointment.

6 to 9pm - Northern StartUp Christmas Pitching Special

Difference Engine Launch

Jon Bradford, the brains behind the Difference Engine, an improved version of Y-Combinator from Silicon Valley and Seedcamp from London will be launching his new initiative to the North West on the 16th. The Difference Engine is a full time 16 week acceleration programme which combines investment capital of £20,000 (for 8% of the business) with mentoring, support and office accommodation with various other services provided by partners. At the conclusion of the programme the businesses will be expected to be investor ready, and will have to present their businesses and products to a group of venture capitalists and angel investors at a demo day.

StartUp Pitching

Up to 10 companies are encouraged to deliver 5 minute pitches to the audience made up of investors, tech entrepreneurs, deal makers and friends. The Q&A time for each pitch will be determined by number of pitches booked. There is no additional cost to pitch. If you are interested in pitching, please get in touch immediately.

Prizes for best pitch

- Package from (winner plus participants)

Come on guys! Offer something to the winner and participants!

Companies confirmed includes:


Little World Gifts - Virtual Gifts

Little World Gifts is a boutique store full of festive curios and trinkets to surprise, delight and amuse during the festive season. The free Little World Gifts iPhone App lets you browse a range of gorgeous, handcrafted, 3D, interactive digital gifts, and send them to your friends. And of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas if you couldn’t play with your presents too.


edocr - Generating sales leads from your documents

Once published on, documents can be distributed across 199 popular web applications from Facebook to Twitter and Linkedin. With the forthcoming lead capture, you now have a way to generate sales leads from your existing document inventory


OnePage - Realtime business cards

OnePage is a service that helps you create, manage, exchange and store your business cards digitally. It also has a real-time aspect to it, which means activities on your social addresses, like Twitter, can be seen as they happen. It can be used as the ultimate personal web address where all your profiles on the web point to.


Distinct ID - Converged Identity Platform

DistinctID will provide an open online identity management system simplifying and expanding the growing complexities of online identity, to create converged online solutions for social networking, cloud computing, mobile applications and virtually every future aspect of the internet experience.


Canddi - On-line Campaign Management

Create and deliver intelligent outbound campaigns via in-built tools or through external APIs. Track campaigns on a one-to-one basis all the way to pay off across multiple channels


ThingyMail - email marketing

ThingyMail is a UK-based full service, trackable, opt-in HTML email marketing solution; from creative, through our own delivery and tracking system to planning, follow-up and integration.

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Makeurmove - Online letting agency

makeurmove are changing the way property is sold and rented in the UK. Our site provides property owners with the ability to sell or rent their property at a fraction of the cost of a traditional estate agent and our network of property portal partners maximises online exposure ensuring the quickest possible result.

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VisiDeck - Architectural Visualisation

VisiDeck provides a cutting-edge, real-time 3D visualisation platform, tailored to the needs of the architecture profession. Early real-time simulation of construction projects, gives customers a competitive advantage by rapidly verifying designs, testing alternatives and preventing costly mistakes. In subsequent stages our high-quality presentations allow customers to outshine competitors, and win new business.


WebEnableIT - Cloud computing application platform

WEBenableIT is the developer of a Cloud Computing Application Platform or next generation Web application generator called Emanate5. This is aimed full square at the era of cloud computing and SaaS and which is expected to be the engine of growth for the mainstream IT industry over the next 10 years.



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