Leading UK accelerators join together to extend facilities for tech start-ups

Level39 and The Landing sign partnership deal to increase accelerator space

Two of the UK’s leading technology accelerators, Level39 and The Landing, have signed a partnership agreement to give members access to both of their facilities.

Situated in Canary Wharf, Level39 is Europe’s largest accelerator space for finance, retail and future cities technology businesses and claims to enable entrepreneurs operating within its site to accelerate their traction and market reach.

The Landing, based at Manchester’s MediaCityUK, spans over seven floors and is a “digital hub” for small and medium-sized businesses, allowing its occupants to work alongside large media and tech organisations.

The new “friendship agreement” between the two accelerators is intended to make access to influential communities easier for its members and aims to encourage collaboration across both sites.

Members of The Landing who visit Level39 will have full use of its drop-in flexible working facility ‘The Pantry’, as well as access to Wi-Fi and meeting rooms which are available at members’ rates.

Level39 members visiting The Landing will have access to all of its member’s facilities as well as its private members media lounge from December 7.

Joint access to the accelerators will be provided free of charge to existing members.

Eric Van der Kleij, head of Level39, discussed the partnership:

“In order to further enhance the UK’s reputation as an international destination for tech investment, it is our belief that the tech scene needs to continue to work collaboratively.

“We are interested to see the ideas that are formed when our members start working together.”

Jon Corner, CEO of The Landing, continued:

“It is our mission to create the best regional support vehicle for digital small and medium businesses to grow and excel. Our partnership with Level39 complements this by allowing members access to a plethora of technology, business contacts and information in two of the most digitally enabled cities.”

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