Boosting the digital sector in Bradford
specialist support to grow and scale
DIGITAL CAPABILITY PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRANSFORM SECTORS AND CREATE GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES
Bradford aims to be the UK’s fastest growing economy over the coming decade, increasing the value of our economy by £4 billion, getting 20,000 more people into work and improving the skills of 48,000 residents. We will do this by prioritising actions that will unlock four key opportunities
Our young and enterprising population: ensuring all our people are equipped with the skills and confidence to succeed.
Our distinctive offer: using our unique architecture, heritage and cultural assets to create compelling investment propositions and an environment for growth.
Our growth potential: building on our business and sector strengths to drive innovation, increase productivity and create wealth.
Our globally connected district: improving our transport infrastructure and digital connectivity to strengthen our global trading links and access new markets.
What is Northen max?
This is an expansion of our successful programme to develop and grow the talented technology companies in Bradford District and Leeds City Region. The objective is to help build and enable companies to grow and develop the reputation of the Bradford District and Leeds City Region being a thriving hub for the tech and investor community.
Northern Max 3 will be delivered virtually by Greenborough Business Management’s 10×10 accelerator programme in partnership with Bradford Council and AD:VENTURE, a business support programme for new businesses in North and West Yorkshire funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It forms part of AD:VENTURE’s pledge to continue to support businesses using online tools despite the pandemic.
Michelle Davis, part of the 10×10 team at Greenborough, said: “We are thrilled to be selected as the delivery partner for Northern Max 3. 10×10 is passionate about helping firms to grow through our bespoke business accelerator programme and wrap-around support.
“The workshops will be engaging, interactive and relevant to businesses needing to make the most of commercial opportunities as the economy recovers from the effects of COVID-19. The 10×10 team have great experience of delivering programs remotely and are looking forward to making a difference to businesses from Bradford and the wider Leeds City Region.”
This bespoke 10 week programme is delivered by 10by10. The programme develops and enhances the competitiveness, growth and scale-up of ambitious technology orientated businesses within the Region by providing support and access to innovation, investment and business expertise.
The programme offers a range of hands on practical support and provides opportunities to access grants, specialist workshops and expert mentoring to help achieve business growth and development.
The programme is FREE for eligible business funded by AD:VENTURE partners, including Bradford Council .
The key aims of Northern Max are:
- Grow the digital sector in Bradford to create jobs and increase profitability
- Establish Bradford as the place to develop your digital business
- Increase collaboration, supply chain and innovation opportunities
- Boost digital capabilities of new and growing business
- Embed a legacy of success for the digital sector
AD:VENTURE provides a programme of focused support through Northern Max 3 delivered by 10by10 for pre-start and young businesses under three years’ operating in the wider technology sector.
The bespoke 10 week programme includes the following workshops all facilitated by best-in-class coaches and supported by one-to-one mentoring:
Week One: Developing your Business Model
Week Two: Business Goal Setting
Week Three: Route to Market and Marketing
Week Four: Profiling your customer
Week Five: People and Resources
Week Six: Partnerships and Collaborations
Week Seven: Business Finance
Week Eight: Funding and Growth strategies
Week Nine: The Business Plan
Week Ten: Investment Pitch Training
Grand Finale: Each beneficiary will get the opportunity to pitch for potential investment at the end of the 10 week programme at the Grand Finale: Live Pitching Event.
Throughout the programme there will be optional Master classes for you to attend on key topics targeted to meet your needs.
To register your interest simply hit the register button to the right.
Once you have registered, one of our organisers will be in contact to undertake an eligibility assessment.
When you register, you will be required to complete a short application form which will help us assess and target your specific needs followed by a business diagnostic, all of which is supported by the 10by10 Team.
Northern Max 3 will be delivered from the City Hub, Bradford, 9-11 Peckover Street, Little Germany, Bradford, BD1 5BD
Support and mentoring will be arranged with recipients following registration and acceptance onto the programme
Individuals looking to set up a new business, or those who have an established business under 3 years old and are looking to grow.
Across many sectors, young businesses have the capacity to increase productivity and sustainability by developing digital capabilities, so if this is something you want to explore, get in touch.
Please Note: ERDF Eligibility criteria do apply, and businesses in consumer retail (Only selling to the public), primary agriculture, and nuclear decommissioning and education provision will not be eligible. If you aren’t sure, give us a call or email and we can clarify before you register.
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