MEC Manchester has announced that Never No and Flow.xo have won the opportunity to work within its new start-up hub, following a competition held at the search, analytics and social conference SASCON last week.
The two start-ups won following a pitch process overseen by MEC Manchester’s managing director Mick Style, Community Editor at Tech North Martin Bryant and UK Fast’s Jonathan Bowers.
The companies will be given free office space as well as the opportunity of commercial partnerships with MEC Manchester’s clients. The agency is also providing them with advice on how to develop and grow.
MEC Manchester has been working with Tech North to discover the best tech talent in Manchester and the surrounding area. Six companies with a focus on content, creativity and data were selected to pitch to the judges at the SASCON event. The judges picked Flow.xo due to the increasing impact and importance bots and AI will have on communications, e-commerce and creativity, and Never.no for its seamless ability to integrate UGC into adverts allowing brand messages to be more personal and engaging.
Style said: “We are thrilled to welcome Flow.xo and Never No into MEC and are looking forward to bringing their innovative technology to our clients as well as using our expertise to help them scale and mature.”
Winners said: “We’re delighted at this opportunity to work with a leading global media agency and look forward to executing campaigns with their roster of clients. Never No “By committing to work with us and embracing a major technology trend - AI and bots - MEC is proving its commitment to future technology and the future of media consumption through messaging.”