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What's coming up at Manchester Digital at a glance | April 2024

New Updates | April 2024

In this roundup you'll find:

  • How we are supporting startups in 2024
  • How to get involved in our MentorHer Programme
  • Details of our Member Conference
  • Ways to meet other members 
  • How to get the most out of your hiring
  • Everything else that's going on at Manchester Digital!

The Startup Activator

The Startup Activator programme will give businesses in the early stage of development an unbiased and unvarnished view of the startup landscape and an introduction to all the programmes, investments and support that are on offer across the Greater Manchester region. 

Read the Startup Review report here. 

Are you an early-stage startup founder? 

Manchester Digital's Startup Activator will help startups in the Greater Manchester region maximise success, taking you from idea to early traction stage with all the knowledge and resources you need to flourish. 

The programme will include exclusive founder network meet-ups, workshops and access to an active supportive community which includes investors, trusted professional service support and more.

Join today!

Our next event

Term Sheet: Unlocked’ 

Thurs | 16th May 2024 | 09:30-11:30

Join Manchester Digital on Thursday 16th May, 2024, in-person for session four of our new Startup Activator programme. Places are extremely limited for this event so please book early!

Book now

Can you help startups? We’re looking for partners 

We are looking for partners to support this programme and help us deliver 12 months of valuable information and insight to the next generation of tech businesses and make sure that Greater Manchester continues to grow great businesses.

Contact to discuss.

Sponsorship pack

Digital Her

Applications for our MentorHER programme are now OPEN!

MentorHER is a sustainable mentoring programme supporting women to thrive in the tech sector in our region. Community is a huge part of MentorHER, with participants forging relationships not only with their partners but a whole network of women across Greater Manchester and beyond.

The programme takes each cohort through the following:

  • A Kick-Off Event, where our cohort meet, get to know each other & set intentions for the programme
  • Training for Mentors & Mentees
  • Monthly Connect sessions online where Mentors come together & Mentees come together with our programme leaders for bespoke training & support responsive to their needs (optional)
  • Monthly Mentor-Mentee meetings over 6 months
  • End of Programme Celebrations

MentorHER is not about teaching specific technical skills such as coding, but instead draws on coaching techniques alongside advice, networking and other traditional mentoring practices to help Mentees flourish. As a sector, we need to ensure that women are encouraged not only to join but also to feel confident to thrive in their careers within the sector. 

Apply to join as a mentee or mentor today

DigitalHer Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship

A dedicated Level 4 apprenticeship for female software developers to thrive, not just survive

★ High-quality technical training

★ Wrap-around support, additional training and development bespoke to the barriers and challenges women in tech face

★ Anchored to the Digital Her community network support

★ 18-month programme

★ Induction & ‘get ready’ technical fundamentals training (2 weeks)

★ Technical training & professional competencies units.

★ 2-3 day technical units every 4-6 weeks

★ Supportive progress review meetings for the apprentice, line manager and dedicated skills coach every 8 weeks

★ Digital Her Connects events run throughout the Digital Her Community to

support apprentices with allyship and networking

★ Delivery will be in person

Speak to to discuss this in more detail!


Upskill colleagues or take from our pool of diverse talent 

Recruit a digital apprentice with Manchester Digital by 29th April to guarantee their place on the upcoming June cohort!  Develop your internal candidate or utilise our diverse Software Development talent pools to fill your organisation’s recruitment need. Get in touch with your MD account manager today!


2024 Event Calendar

Our 2024 Events Calendar is now live!

Jot these dates down in your diary to make sure you don't miss out!

Download here


Digital Her presents: Lift as You Climb - How YOU can be a real champion for inclusion

Thurs | 23rd May 2024 | 11:00 - 12:30

Join Digital Her and special guests from across our community to explore some of the hidden challenges your teams are facing, understand the vital role YOU can play, and celebrate changemakers leading the charge. Be part of the change by lifting as you climb.

REMINDER: Please note: You must book a free ticket to enter DTX 2024 to access this event: DTX 2024 Tickets

Book now

Member Conference- Tech’s Ethical Future

Thurs | 20th June 2024 | 12:45 - 17:00

Join us for Manchester Digital's annual Member Conference on Thursday 20th June. We will bring together some of the top digital and tech companies in Manchester.

Through a series of learning sessions provided by our members and networking, we'll dive into some of the most pressing issues facing our industry today.

Book now

Other events

Get organised for Q2 and check out our events calendar, featuring events posted by Manchester Digital members.

Events in April 2024 posted by members

Sponsorship and speaking opportunities

Could you present on ‘’Tech's Ethical Future"? If you are interested in speaking at our Members Conference in June, please complete this form.

Speaking Opportunities

If you would like to sponsor our Member Conference, please 

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Are you currently recruiting? 

Each Tuesday, the jobs board round-up is shared on our social media channels and groups from the Manchester Digital jobs board to let job seekers discover new roles. 

If you are recruiting, let me know! Email 

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