Howard Simms Recognised by Manchester Metropolitan University
Co-founder of Apadmi Ventures recognised by Manchester Metropolitan University for his contributions to innovative technologies.
20:48 03 September 2018
Howard Simms, the co-founder of Apadmi, has been recognised by Manchester Metropolitan University and awarded an honorary doctorate in technology. The recognition comes 25 years after Simms graduated from the university with a mathematics degree.
Since 2009, when his company was established, Howard has been overseeing the delivery of their popular mobile solutions, including those with Range Rover, the BBC, NHS, X-Factor and BT.
He said: "When I first began my career in tech, I never would have thought my career path would have led me into the entrepreneurial world and to where I am now, with the chance to stand in front of hundreds of hopeful students and deliver a speech.”
“Being based in Manchester – a booming tech hub in the UK right now – there’s so much opportunity for entrepreneurs. It’s perfect for us, as we get to meet some of the country’s brightest digital talent early on, help them to shape their ideas and nurture their potential.
“RealityMine, Bidooh, JigTalk – these are just a few of the businesses we’ve invested in so far from very different industries. It’s been incredibly fulfilling watching them grow from strength to strength, and we’re excited for what’s to come – partnering with more start-ups and investors who want to shape the future of the technology scene.”