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Innovation & Business Growth Programme

Accelerating growth and innovation

HOST’s Innovation & Business Growth Programme gives entrepreneurs the tools they need to commercialise innovations and accelerate growth.

We work with specialist partners to deliver events, including workshops, seminars and 1-to-1s to share the information entrepreneurs need to start up and scale up regardless of their sector.

As well as a learning experience, you will be joining the HOST community with events and huddles in our co-working space.

More about your options

Are you a Cyber, Data Science, AI and Immersive startup or scaleup?

Supercharge your business with a 12-18 month programme that also provides a dedicated environment to achieve commercially viable products within HOST Labs. The two innovation streams will have tailored sessions relative to their specific Cyber or Immersive requirements. Browse your options below.

A home for Entrepreneurs, led by Entrepreneurs

HOST is a home for entrepreneurs, led by proven entrepreneurs Mo Isap and Andy Beaden, who have over half a century of combined experience in starting and scaling businesses.

We understand the entrepreneurial journey, having been through it ourselves - the challenges, the pitfalls and the successes, which is why we have created a place for you.

A home for entrepreneurs who can learn from us and from each other.

Our HOST community offers a unique environment that helps businesses like yours to learn, grow and succeed.

Membership benefits

Understand and access different funding and investment opportunities to support your growth.

Introductions to universities, clinical, corporate and public sector partners to help with research and development resources.

Through IN4.0 Talent and Skills City’s industry-sponsored academies, we provide on-demand talent recruitment to support growth.

We match founders and their senior management teams with relevant mentors who will provide tailored 1-1 leadership support.

Expertise from HOST’s in-house sales and marketing experts provides you with support on developing campaign strategies and outreach across our community.

Specialist professional services support includes clinics on intellectual property (IP), legals, tax and accountancy, regulatory and public sector procurement.

Advice on accessing international markets through workshops and clinics with the Department for International Trade North West team.

Access to over 48 events per year that span innovation, business growth, wellbeing and culture.

All HOST members are supported by our best-in-class Innovation & Business Growth Programme, with our incubation members being further accelerated through either our Cyber Innovation Lab or Unity Centre of Excellence Incubator Programme.

Working at HOST has always been different to working in a regular office. The network of neighbouring tenants and the vibrant and collaborative environment encouraged by HOST, along with the fantastic facilities and events, has made it a great place to build tech companies.

Khalid Tayan, founder of Springchat

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