What is needed to create more successful tech scale-ups in Birmingham?

Interactive session with Amanda Lowe (Founder & MD of Story Comms), Chris Blackwell (Scale-up Lead for Birmingham Tech Week), Jay Ashcroft (CMO at Birmingham Tech Week) and Andrew Robins (Chief Technology Officer at PM Connect) to discuss and explore what is needed to support the development of more successful Scale-ups in Birmingham. In the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 (fastest-growing private technology companies) Birmingham had no companies in the Top 100. Why is that and how can we change it?

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Jay Ashcroft
Birmingham Tech

Chris Blackwell
Founder & CEO
Purpose Led Performance

Amanda Lowe
Founder & Managing Director
Story Comms

Andrew Robins
Chief Technology Officer
PM Connect

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