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231 Deansgate

Manchester M3 4EN

Email: mcr@thinkrise.com

Twitter: @McrThinkRise

Community Managers

Matt Elliot
Matt Elliot
Head of Rise Manchester &
VP Open Innovation
Kat Martin
Kat Martin
Rise Manchester Manager &
Open Innovation

Rise Manchester offers a tailor-made space for the FinTech community, drawing together the city's vibrant startup culture and its rich industrial past.

It’s is an open and inspiring space in a former furniture shop where you can collaborate and learn with people who are on the same path as you.

We've kept the impressive industrial architecture of the original building and added state-of-the-art facilities, giving you the kind of environment you need to create a business that thrives.

It’s the best place to meet the people who will make your ideas grow – whether they’re specialists from the big banks and technology companies based in and around Manchester, or other entrepreneurs.

As a venue for meetings and seminars, it’s both welcoming and impressive – the 100-seat auditorium, the meeting rooms and the video conferencing facilities make it ideal for getting your ideas across. The Grindsmith café offers catering for your events as well as fantastic coffee.

While the facilities are great, every startup we speak to tells us the same thing: it’s the energy and focus of the people who work here that make Rise Manchester special. You’ll work alongside other FinTech entrepreneurs who can share their experiences and help you learn.

Rise is creating business, creating work and creating culture.

Neil Chandler, Cathatic


Rise Manchester offers a range of state-of-the-art facilities

  • 100 seat auditorium
  • 4 meeting rooms - up to 12 people capacity
  • Available from 7.30am -10.30pm
  • Conferencing facilities
  • Wide-screen TVs

Rise is the Barclays open innovation programme

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If you’re involved in fintech, you need to be involved in Rise.

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  • Access to desk space at one of our locations
  • Access to Barclays support and expertise



Rise Manchester collaborates with world class partners

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Crafting speciality coffee in creative spaces.

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Co-working club Central Working has a space inside Rise, offering additional facilities, resources and connections.

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