We’re very excited to announce the finalists of our Manchester Pitch Night event, the first of two pitch night events that we’re running at our Accelerate Places Manchester & Nottingham co-working spaces. 

Over the last few weeks, we have reviewed hundreds of applications for our Pitch Night competition that will we will be hosting over at our Manchester co-working space on the 31st October 2017.

Who will be judging the pitches at the Manchester pitch night?

Observing all of the pitches will be our team of judges including:

  • Mark Onyett, Partner at Blenheim Chalcot
  • Mark Sanders CEO at Accelerate Places
  • Prof. Vikas Shah,  Investor and CEO at Swiscot Group
  • Gaynor Dykes, Regional Manager, Growth Finance at Grant Thornton

The expert panel will announce the winner on the night and award them their prize!

Accelerate Places Pitch Night Prize Banner


…So who are the Manchester finalists?!

Find out more about our finalists by following the links in the table below and be sure to check them out before the event. We wish them all the luck with their pitches!

Manchester Pitch Night Finalists

Company Name



Info CV

Info CV online business


Info CV is the world’s first online digital CV. With most of job applications now being completed online, you now have a digital CV to make things easier for both you and your employer.

Whether you are a student, freelancer or an employee, Info CV believe it is time to bring job application into the 21st Century. This interactive experience allows you to perfectly showcase your talents directly and digitally.

Check them out at https://www.infocv.co.uk/




MPMsim is a next generation crash and stress analysis software for the engineering industry, with applicability in a wide range of sectors, such as aerospace, automotive, civil and bridge engineering.

The software is based on superior simulation technology, eliminating two of the most labour intensive tasks in the simulation process – meshing and defeaturing.

MPMsim™can be used as a general purpose stress analysis software for a wide range of structural analysis problems from static to non-linear explicit dynamics.

Head to https://www.mpmsim.com/ to find out more.


UniDosh Manchester Online Business


We recently launched a student only app on iOS and Android which gives students a platform to buy and sell services. Students can choose from an additional income or cheaper services whilst at Uni or College.

The app is only available to students in Manchester whilst we fine tune our product and prove the concept. Our plan is to expand to every other student city in the UK and become the go-to tool for earning extra cash as a student.

Please download the app from either App Store to take a look, or alternatively visit our website at www.unidosh.com

Unique Insights

unique insights logo


Unique Insights help universities advance through providing digital solutions. With our predictive student retention product we’ve worked with 3 universities and generated 100k revenue. With our now product UniChat, an automated admissions chatbot we’ve pitched at two universities and are negotiating pilots with both of them bringing in over £10k revenue.

Unique Insights plan to develop other niche software solutions that help the higher education address all aspects of the student lifecycle from marketing to students all the way through to graduation and alumni relations.

Check them out here: http://www.uniqueinsights.co.uk/


Yellow Label Logo


Each year in the UK, over 200,000 tonnes of food is collectively wasted by supermarkets. Food waste reduction has been made a core KPI by the major supermarket retailers, who are seeking solutions to address this challenge.

YellowLabel is an innovative mobile app aiming to become the first commercial solution to in-store supermarket food waste. YellowLabel allows stores to market reduced-to-clear ‘Yellow Label’ items to a relevant local app userbase. Using Geolocation, users can see all stores in their vicinity. They can click a store pin, and view all discounted items available, from the convenience of their phone. This allows users to compare discount offerings across stores, and make a more informed, or impulsive, shopping decision – that can help them save money. Localised marketing better enables the sale of yellow label items, which in turn assists the stores in reducing waste.

By integrating with stores through APIs, YellowLabel can provide a live flow of data, allowing users to immediately be notified when items become discounted.

Our mission is to help stores prevent food waste, increase profits by driving user foot traffic; and to help users shop smarter. Furthermore, through data science and machine learning, we want to help retailers enhance markdown optimisation and better understand their shoppers.

YellowLabel have had sound traction over the past year. We first tested the concept via a Facebook service. We then beta tested with Leeds city centre stores. We are now at the early stages of a collaborative relationship with a leading UK supermarket retailer.

Moving forward, we aim to trial YellowLabel with supermarkets and scale the service. We are continuously advancing our technological capabilities, and by doing so we hope to make a positive impact on the supermarket shopping experience.

Discover more here: http://yellow-label.co.uk/ 

If you want to come along to the Pitch Night on the 31st October 2017 head to our Eventbrite page to get your free ticket! The event starts at 5:30pm leaving plenty of time for some nibbles and networking before the pitch teams take to the stage!