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North West Business Breakfast with Speaker Manoj Ranaweera
How to turn a simple idea into a technology company

Fri, 2 Sep, 2016 07:30 - 09:30
Time Zone: Europe/London
Local Time: Fri, 2 Sep, 2016 07:30 - 09:30


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After spending well over a decade in engineering consultancy working for two global businesses, both in the UK and the Middle East, Manoj completed his Executive MBA at MBS in 2004, joining a tech startup as an investor employee, only for the company to file for voluntary liquidation few months later. Manoj then went to lose far more over the next two years by trying to take the same concept orward by setting up his first tech startup.

During the next decade, Manoj had a number of early stage ventures from a research analyst firm to building the tech ecosystem in Manchester. In 2013, GP Bullhound acquired Northern Tech Awards from Manoj. In 2015, US based Accusoft acquired edocr.com. In the same year, Manoj started his next venture, UnifiedVU.

Manoj will share how a simple idea can be turned into a technology company, the effort required to survive and deliver the vision. He will discuss key stages of a company, and how he structures from start with scaling in mind. 

Areas to be covered include:

1. How it all started, his ups and downs of last 10+ yrs post MBA. 

2. How UnifiedVU started, what was behind it.

3. What did we have at the start. Will power + Framework + Vision.

4. How do you then go into turn this into a product, business,  attract customers, partners and continually validate.

5. The three stages of a startup - problem/solution fit, product/market fit, scaling> global dominance

6. How he segments everything into 10 areas, even when there is just one man to do it!


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Location: Nowgen Centre
29 Grafton Street
M13 9WU
Fees: £10 for alumni/guests
£80 for annual membership
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