Apadmi boss awarded honorary doctorate

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by Stephen Chapman

Howard Simms, the co-founder of Apadmi has received an honorary doctorate in technology.

Manchester Metropolitan University made the award in recognition of his “significant contribution to enterprise and the development of innovative technologies.”

"When I first began my career in tech, I never would have thought my career path would have led me into the entrepreneurial world and to where I am now, with the chance to stand in front of hundreds of hopeful students and deliver a speech,” said Simms.

“It was an amazing day for my family and I, a real honour from such an esteemed university as MMU, and an incredibly proud moment in my life.”

In 2016, Simms became the CEO of Apadmi Ventures, which supports technology start-ups, including RealityMine, Bidooh and JigTalk.

“Being based in Manchester – a booming tech hub in the UK right now – there’s so much opportunity for entrepreneurs. It’s perfect for us, as we get to meet some of the country’s brightest digital talent early on, help them to shape their ideas and nurture their potential,” he continued.

“It’s been incredibly fulfilling watching them grow from strength to strength, and we’re excited for what’s to come – partnering with more start-ups and investors who want to shape the future of the technology scene.”

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