Business Rocks Update Jan 2017

 

BR 2016 achieved its objectives The event trended 2nd on twitter all around the world for a couple of weeks only the Queens birthday and Prince’s death kept it from the top slot. Saying there was no marketing budget that was pretty remarkable. It also shows the passion people had for the event.

 

For BR 2017 which takes place on May 3 & 4th at Manchester Central SKY Swipe will be covering the event, the start-up pitch battle cash has increased to £100,000. The number of stages increases from 5 to 8 with a dedicated music stage, Also a virtual reality and thought leadership stage. The event will hold 5000 delegates compared to last years 2000.

 

The top Virtual Reality developers and those who design Batman comics are flying in. On the thought leadership stage junior developers can rub shoulders with and run ideas by CEO’s and government strategy tech advisor’s

 

Last year as a new and untested start-up BR founder Jonny Cadden said we were unbackable from a city perspective. After a successful event we now are and we are getting more regional backing and support from the council. The head of innovation for one of the major banks had said he didn’t understand the music piece in BR. But he attended SLUSH in Belgium which is their biggest tech festival with 16000 delegates attending, and when it starts it’s like a rave. He came back and said I now get it and it works.

 

We are trying to get creativity and entrepreneurship and get those at the top to inspire those further down and the next generation of tech innovators. In addition 500 Generation Z kids from 8 -19 old years from across the UK will be here designing apps, being inspired and learning what diverse careers are open to them in the Tech sector. It’s a cool world working in the tech space and especially in Manchester as we do things differently here.

We concluded the January update with a truly inspiring and uplifting song from Mica Paris which sums up the ethos of Business Rocks.

Mica Paris – Contribution

One world united all shades invited, we all have a contribution to a tech revolution.

 

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Free Presentation Webinar 22 April 2013 – 1.00 – 2.00 PM

 

Join this FREE lunchtime webinar with Caroline Hopkins ‘How To Make Your Business Presentations Rock!’  1.00 –  2.00 pm today Monday 22nd April. You can join at http://www.lovepresenting.com/

Caroline is a master at presentations and has many years’ experience helping people to present with confidence and engage their audience and gain the results you want.

Also check out her E-Book “Help I’ve Got A Presentation Coming Up” which is a great resource for anyone who has to give presentations.

I also have an interview with Caroline for Everybody’s Business on Salford City Radio this Friday 26th April 12 noon to 1.00 pm UK time. Caroline will be taking us through her journey and giving us some tips to help create a memorable presentation.