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Collider Announces Brand Partners

Digital companies in the North West are being called on to apply for funding and mentoring through a startup accelerator programme. Collider, launched by Pembridge Partnership and Creative England and backed by the government's Regional Growth Fund, aims to partner fledgling companies with established brands. Brands taking part include Bauer Media, BBC Worldwide, CBS Outdoor, Unilever and William Hill. The programme provides startups with £100,000 funding in a mix of loan and equity, plus access to mentoring for a year, office space and technology testing facilities.

Jim Farmery, Creative England’s director of  investment, said: "Creative England is delighted to launch Collider and I'm looking forward again to seeing what fascinating technologies and products we see from the teams that take part this year.

"We are leveraging significant private sector investment of £600,000 against our Regional Growth Fund investment of £400,000, and we also looking to create and safeguard almost 70 jobs."

Businesses interested in Collider can attend an event at TechHub Manchester from 6.30pm on 31 October 2013 or apply on F6S.

New Press Release from Creative England

Creative England are releasing a new press release about the Collider Brand and Recruitment Day in Manchester. Jim Farmery the Director of Business Development for Creative England and our very own Kay Vasey are included, both offering affirming statements about the unique opportunity Collider12 offers.

To have a first look at the press release, click here.