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Wakelet News: Welcome to our new home

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Wakelet has found a new home in the heart of Manchester’s innovation district and just minutes away from two of the country’s best universities

It’s been quite a year for Wakelet and we’ve just made another big move – to the Manchester Technology Centre!

2018 has been all about growth for us; there are thousands more of you using and loving the platform and our team has expanded too.

Our new home is at the heart of the Oxford Road Corridor innovation district, next to the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University, where students are already using Wakelet in their courses and beyond.

The move marks a new and exciting chapter for the Wakelet team. In recent months, world-class names such as the Guggenheim Museum, Manchester Metropolitan University, and Minnesota United have joined the platform and we now have a team of 20.

Minnesota United Wakelet profile

As Wakelet’s founder, Jamil put it: ‘We saw how the space and the community had developed at the Tech Incubator since its launch in May, and knew it was the best place for our team to thrive as we enter an exciting phase in our growth journey.’

The Tech Incubator at Manchester Technology Centre forms part of Bruntwood SciTech, a 50:50 joint venture between Bruntwood and Legal & General Capital, which was created last week. Bruntwood SciTech’s locations are already home to more than 500 science and technology businesses and has been established to provide high specification workspace as well as support the growth of companies like Wakelet in Manchester and other regional cities.

Chris Oglesby, Chairman of Bruntwood SciTech, said: ‘Wakelet is one of the most exciting tech businesses in the North, with the clear potential to be a global player in online content curation. We are delighted to welcome Jamil and the team to the Tech Incubator and look forward to working with them to help them achieve their growth ambitions.’