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Manchester Digital membership benefits for tech startups

As a startup, you need all the support you can get.

Manchester Digital exists to help companies of all sizes, and by becoming a member you’ll be able to raise your profile, expand your network, access investment opportunities, and gain assistance with recruitment and scaling. You’ll also join a thriving community of tech and digital businesses.

Becoming a member gives you:

  • Access to our investor network, which connects startups with quality UK technology investors
  • Access to free AWS credits, depending on eligibility.
  • Access to our Digital Leadership Training
  • The ability, through our introductions and initiatives, to 'buddy up' with our large or corporate members to make valuable connections and learn best practise.
  • Save money on cloud computing and other essential costs, giving you more runway to succeed
  • Professional development and upskilling ​​​​​through our packed events programme that includes dedicated startup events such as Startup Stories.
  • Get more involved with Manchester’s tech and digital scene by attending, speaking at, or even sponsoring our events
  • Share your news across our social media networks, newsletter, podcast, or blog
  • Enjoy unlimited access to our jobs board and tap into a reliable stream of top digital talent
  • University connections – We can connect you with all the relevant course leaders, lecturers and heads of department that will help you source the entry-level talent you need for your business
  • Industry Insights – Priority access to resources like our Skills Audit 2019 and Salary and Benchmarking Report 2019
  • Raise your profile as an employer via speaking and exhibitor opportunities
  • Lobbying – Ability to directly influence regional and national policy.

Being a member helps make Manchester better for everyone

As a member, you’ll have the opportunity to support and be involved in activities such as:

The Manchester Digital Forums – small, specialist interest groups that focus on areas of our industry that most require change or action.

Software Developer Apprenticeship – our industry-led, unique apprentice scheme provides employers with regular access to talented young developers

Digital Her – our programme of targeted initiatives and opportunities focused on encouraging and enabling more young girls to consider careers in digital and technology. We draw on real female role models within our membership to help diversify the talent pipeline and empower the next generation

Digital Futures – we harness the power of our industry to help educators deliver an effective and relevant curriculum, and deliver experience days for students to show them what opportunities are available in the industry. We also upskill teachers and careers advisors with regular quarterly workshops and bespoke insight sessions

Digital Skills Festival – our five-day event brings those interested in a digital career together with education providers and digital and tech businesses

 

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