PwC in collaboration with Futurelabs is launching Scale | Yorkshire, a programme for fast-growing, tech-enabled businesses with innovative products and big ambitions.
PwC & Futurelabs share a passion for collaboration and supporting the regional economy from start-ups to large corporations to help engage and implement innovation in their businesses.
The joint team brings together the wide range of experience and expertise that PwC and Futurelabs are keen to bring to the burgeoning tech sector in Yorkshire.
Recognising the impact that small, agile, and scaling companies are having
Dan Stott, PwC's Head of Deals for Yorkshire and the North East, said:
“Yorkshire is home to a hotbed of digital talent and some of the UK's most innovative start-ups.
“We recognise the important role that the scale-ups play in the regional economy and understand that their growth and future success relies on sourcing new commercial opportunities and accessing further funding.”
“Through our Scale | Yorkshire programme in collaboration with Futurelabs, we will help regional businesses, small and large, in their strategic growth, by opening doors to our networks, facilitating introductions and access funding, to provide mutual commercial opportunities.”
The Scale | Yorkshire programme is launching in late January 2018 and participants on the 12-week programme will undertake a series of masterclasses to prepare the scale-ups for key events where the cohort have the opportunity to showcase their products & services to decision makers at some of the largest companies & investors across Yorkshire.
It is the latest in a series of scale-up programmes that PwC are running across the UK with previous participants raising over £80m in equity funding.
Steve Wainwright, Futurelabs’ founder and tech advisor, said: “Futurelabs allows tech businesses to come together under one roof to collaborate and achieve growth, creating new jobs and prosperity in the region.”
“We are committed to bringing together the very best people to work with founders and their teams to build thriving businesses that compete on a global scale.
“Through our collaboration with PwC to deliver the Scale | Yorkshire programme, we’re looking forward to continuing to support this growing ecosystem.
“This is a very exciting time for the digital and technology sector in Yorkshire and beyond.”
The deadline for applications is the 15th January and places will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.
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