Media City


Launch at The Landing Incubator Programme

**Our Q3 cohort has now started! If you are interested in joining the Q4 incubator programme starting on 6th October 2017, please email Shu-Ling Li for more information or with any questions.**

After a successful pilot in Q2 we are opening up our LAUNCH @ The Landing Incubator programme to all members of The Landing and those who wish to join.

The programme gives you access to a range of business support partners from legal and recruiting advice to strategy and investment planning. We introduce you to these partners through six 1-day bootcamps which will give you both a health check of your current plans, plus robust strategies for scale. You can then continue to be supported by these partners throughout your time at The Landing.

Strategic Planning
Plan your 3 month, 6 month, 1 year goals using ‘OKRs’ (Objectives & Key Results – a measuring tool made famous by Google) and set out a your strategy for growth through the programme.
(There Be Giants): Fri 6th October

Teams, Talent and Recruiting
Understand the make-up of your team, identify skill gaps, work on your employer brand, try out interview skills to identify the best fit, and get up to date advice on how to recruit in a competitive talent market.
(Auburn Rose, Complete Resourcing, CLOS): Thu 19th October

Sales Strategy, Content & Online Marketing, PR
Establish a robust sales plan and strategy, understand content marketing, optimise your online presence and learn how to position yourself in the media for greatest impact and reach.
(Digital Media Stream, The Sales Way, Galibier): Thu 2nd November

Finance, Legal, Insurance and Banking
Take a health check of all your systems and make sure the processes and outsourced partners you had in place to start-up are the right ones to help you scale.
(Brabners, Burton Beavan, Slater Gordon, Riskbox, Barclays): Mon 14th November

Technology: Deployment, DevOps, Infrastructure 
An in-depth look at managing the technology part of your business, from managing developers and translating ideas into technical briefs, to continuous deployment and different hosting options.
(CLOS, Amazon Web Services): Thu 30th Nov

Funding, Investment + Pitching
An overview of the current investment and funding landscape with 1-2-1 troubleshooting / Q&A for raising finance your specific business, with pitching tips and practice.
(Crowdcube, Barclays, Accelerated Digitial Ventures): Fri 15th Dec

Our partners at The Landing, all of whom can give you 1-2-1 advice, are:
Brabners – Jake O’Brien – Law
Slater Gordon – Steve Kuncewicz – IP Solicitors
Risk Box – Michael Henderson – Insurance
Burton Beavean – Gareth Burton – Accounting
Auburn Rose – Maggie Nguyen – Technical Recruitment
Complete Resourcing – Gordon Bateman – Senior Level / Board Recruitment
CLOS Consultancy – Beckie Taylor & James Heggs – HR / Talent & Technology / Infrastructure
There Be Giants – Roger Longden – Strategic Planning
Crowdcube – Adam Gillett – Investment & Pitching
Barclays – Darren O’Brien – Banking & Investment
Digital Media Stream – Dave Watson – Digital / Content Marketing
The Sales Way – Carrie Morgan – B2B Sales Marketing
Galibier PR – Oliver Chesher – PR

Please email Shu-Ling Li if you would like to join the next cohort, or have any other questions. All businesses will need to complete a brief powerpoint with growth plans and challenges (we will send you the template for this when you sign up).

This programme is included in your membership of The Landing (memberships start at £199+VAT a month). If you are not a member, please speak to us about joining, or the possibility of attending the course fully funded (which we maybe be able to offer at our discretion).

Highly recommended by previous attendees:

“The speakers are passionate and extremely knowledgeable, and willing to share their expertise freely.”
Gavin Stark | Keto Software
“[Finance] is a pretty dry subject but they do a good job of keeping it relevant and fun. There are some great real-world points and learning that can be almost instantly implemented within your business.” 
Andy Rose | DuoDesign

“A pain staking look at ourselves and what we are and where we aim to be, but worth the effort!”
Sue McHugh | Carbon Digital

“It’s a must if you are not an expert in any of the subjects. It helps you focus and understand the importance of each topic.”
Ed Green | Miranex


This programme is offered free to members of The Landing.  Sign up now and get a 3-month membership including access to the incubator, 4 co-working spaces and all our added benefits, for £499+VAT.

Lunch and tea / coffee are provided at all our workshops.

The Landing is the technology incubator space at the heart of MediaCityUK, Salford,
Greater Manchester