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 NortheRn max?
Launching in early 2021, 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.
The Northern Max Accelerator will be delivered virtually again by Greenborough 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 once again as the delivery partner for the Northern Max Accelerator Programme. 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 10×10. 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, ask the expert panels 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/tech sector in Bradford and wider Leeds City Region 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
We are looking for ambitious technology orientated businesses or individuals looking to grow and scale their business idea.
The programme is open to pre-start businesses or new businesses trading less than 3 years and based in the Leeds City Region area.
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.
AD:VENTURE provides a programme of focused support through Northern Max delivered by 10×10
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.
Simple! 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.
The Northern Max Accelerator will be delivered virtually using a range of accessible technology solutions from Zoom to Slack.
Support and mentoring will be arranged with recipients following registration and acceptance onto the programme
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