Chief Executive and Founder, Manchester Tech Trust
Peter has over 20 years’ experience as a CEO leading private equity and angel backed technology companies in software, systems, telecoms and mobile industries. Before this he held senior roles in multinational technology businesses managing sales, marketing and R&D and did his first management buyout in 1993. He is now working with angel investors in the technology and biotech sectors as well as looking at the broader issue of how to develop tech enterprise in Greater Manchester.
Manchester Enterprise Centre Director, University of Manchester
Lynn Sheppard is Director of Manchester Enterprise Centre (MEC) at Manchester Business School, a leading Centre that operates across the University of Manchester. The Centre connects enterprise teaching, research and engagement; and encourages individuals and businesses to have the confidence to develop innovative ideas. Before joining the Centre in 2000, she spent most of her career working in advertising and marketing, during that time establishing and managing a number of companies.
Manchester Summit Lead
Laura is a postgraduate researcher at the University of Manchester focusing on cutting costs in the pharmaceutical industry. She is currently involved in several biotechnology commercialisation projects in Manchester. Laura is also interested in the merge of biotechnology and start-up innovation, shown in her involvement with the Manchester start-up community.