Two new speakers have been confirmed for TechBlast’s inaugural FUEL Manchester event on 20th September.

FUEL Manchester is a two-part event aimed at promising startups and scaleups and begins with a business breakfast discussion.

Christy Foster is the award-winning founder and managing director of leading UK eCommerce baby products business Online4baby, which has a turnover of £44m.

She’ll be joined by Amy Whitell, co-founder of Manchester-based payments platform Collctiv, which helps organisers collect money for events without ending up out-of-pocket.

FUEL Manchester

Part one of the event is the breakfast event and will be followed  by an exclusive masterclass where a select group of businesses will gain direct access to panels of experts.

The session will be split into dedicated pods and involve a deep dive on the subjects raised in the morning session with respected names from the world of business.

FUEL Manchester is being hosted at KPMG’s Manchester office in St Peter’s Square. KPMG and Salford Business School are its first confirmed sponsors. Interested potential sponsors from the investment, legal, recruitment and PR & marketing sectors can contact commercial director Gary Williams at this email address to discuss involvement.

Other speakers confirmed for the day include Paul Gouge, co-founder of Playdemic, and Richard Potter, CEO of Manchester-based artificial intelligence scaleup Peak; Susanna Lawson, founder of OneFile; Nisha Sharma, head of TMT, M&A North and national head of HealthTech M&A at KPMG; and Amman Ahmed, co-founder of MusicForPets.

The business breakfast runs from 8am-9.30am and is free to attend. The cost for participating in the masterclass sessions will be £495+VAT and include follow-up support including a mock virtual pitch, pitch deck feedback and edited press release.

Book here for panel discussion & expert masterclass pods