A new digital and technology programme that offers early-stage tech companies and entrepreneurs access to tools and infrastructure has opened applications for its first cohort at Enterprise City in Manchester.
The programme, called Exchange, is situated in the Bonded Warehouse and is spearheaded by property developer Allied London. The scheme will support over 200 individuals with its six to 12-month development programme.
In order to be eligiible, businesses need to meet one or more of the following criteria:
- to have been trading for less than three years
- to be headquartered in the UK
- to be a digital tech business with a product or service to sell
- to have at least one active client or pilot in progress, or have ambitions of growing and scaling
In collaboration with knowledge partner Tech Nation, Exchange will “empower ambitious entrepreneurs to encourage smarter growth through its flexible workspace, focused workshops, up-skill sessions and high-profile speaker events and panel discussions”.
Michael Ingall, Founder and CEO at Allied London, said: “We are continuing to set a precedent with the Enterprise City brand by launching Exchange, a truly valuable programme within the tech and digital industry.
“Exchange is a key part of the Enterprise City vision, reinforcing the beginnings of a renowned place for innovators, creators and trailblazers. From world-leading technology companies to media production studios, we have attracted huge brands to the new district already, and the Exchange programme intends to grow the UK’s next best start-ups as a result of the environment we are creating.”