Mylo Kaye, my battle with demons and the path to happiness.

You hear stories of how exciting, liberating and hard working University is. You get told that the many parties and mingling with like-minded people will be ‘the best time of your life’. When I think back to back to the start of 2009, when I started a web development course at Manchester Metropolitan University, I remember the good times, the parties, sharing a pizza with my friend who I moved to Manchester with. I had a great time at University. That’s what I tell people, that’s what I say when I get asked. My life at University was a whole lot darker. Walking into the student counselling service and sitting down on cold hard chairs I remember looking at posters on the wall with the message, “Talk to someone”. It wasn’t until that day I was able to open up to someone, being able to offload all my problems was just the beginning. 4th November 2008 I got the call, the call that everyone dreads. I immediately hung up after hearing the news that my Uncle had died, my world became cold and dark on hearing from my Mum that my uncle had died, I stopped still in the street

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In March, Dreamr CEO Mylo Kaye visited San Francisco on the very first flight from Manchester.

Mylo Kaye Dreamr March 2017

In March, Dreamr CEO Mylo Kaye visited San Francisco on the very first flight from Manchester. The visit saw him visit tech giants, Salesforce and LinkedIn. We find out what the trip has achieved and why it’s beneficial to fly direct from Manchester.What do you think the trip has achieved? What do you think the trip has achieved? Connecting Manchester to San Francisco will open up greater opportunities for our region and help stimulate the North through talent, investment and knowledge transfer. Tech giants of Silicon Valley will now see how serious Manchester is in opening up the north of England and we’re poised to take advantage of this direct route to greater diversify our region’s digital economy. How do you think Silicon Valley views the North of England tech scene? Has the trip made a difference? I have met with some of San Francisco’s top companies, including GCA Altium, Twilio and GP Bullhound who view the North of England as a tech leader that demonstrates the strength and depth of tech from the UK. San Francisco and Manchester have long had a connection with tech and this direct route from Manchester airport is our way of showing that the

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Living my childhood dream (In California)

I have spent my entire life being inspired by the tech companies of the American west coast. The companies that power the world tech include non-other than Apple Microsoft, Airbnb and Google. The companies that power the tech we use every day are what inspire and what Dreamr is built upon, we build apps for Google and Apple platform.So when I was invited to join Tech North and the UKTI on a trade mission to California, all my dreams came true. 14 hours and two flights later I arrive at San Francisco international airport at around 10 pm. Ordering my Uber from the arrivals lounge I was at my apartment within 30 minutes, a quaint home in the heart of Oakland where I would spend the next three weeks. The purpose of the trip, along with other Manchester businesses was to promote our tech scene and to create relationships to enable us Manchester based companies to expand to the states. Arriving a few days before the Dreamforce conference and having time to meet with the UKTI San Fransisco team, I was able to gain huge insight from the multiple speakers at UKTI headquarters. Learning the cost of employment and tax

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CEO Message to Dreamr

Every year I write a message to all our Dreamrs to talk about the great things that have happened throughout the year. 2016 is no different; it’s just taking me longer and longer each year. This year we’re joined by some amazing people, Xav, Seb, Alba, Mailen, Harry, TomL, and Nathan. That’s a lot of new faces for one year and when hiring new Dreamr’s they face a huge challenge with getting a job. Not only do they need to be passionate and open to change, a lot of the time I get a feeling when someone is the right person, and I got that same feeling with our new faces. Sebastian who joins us from an entrepreneur background, but also as a model (apparently) and I’ve seen such a huge commitment from him in the six months here already; his role is pinnacle to Dreamr, and his hard work is shown in the wonderful clients we’ve had recently. Ed has had a tremendous year working throughout multiple ups and downs, while coaching Annie and providing support to the entire company. A rock to the iOS team, his knowledge has proved invaluable and I appreciate this dedication year on year

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30 Lessons I’ve learnt before I’m 30

In just two weeks I become the ripe old age of 30. Birthdays at the Dreamr office become known a few days before, then we have celebrations with the team. This birthday for me started around eight months ago when I was kindly reminded in passing; ‘oh you’re thirty soon’. It wasn’t all bad; I was being asked to ‘try’ thirty things I’ve not done, before my 30th birthday. While I initially enjoyed the idea of jumping out of a plane, eating tuna, and other ideas I decided it may not be realistic. So, it was agreed I list the thirty most valuable lessons I’ve learnt throughout my life. I thought this was going to be quite difficult, albeit it was easier than finding thirty things I’ve not tried. 1) Don’t tell anyone your age. (Only if you don’t like surprises) 2) A roof over your head is all you need to be happy (My Mum) 3) Trust everyone (At least once) 4) Realise you can’t always be good at everything 5) Money can’t buy happiness (But it can open up opportunities) 6) Everyone has the right to an opinion (Even if you don’t like it) 7) Follow your heart

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Why I chose to become an ambassador for National Coding Week

Mylo Kaye, CEO of award-winning Dreamr in Manchester discusses his passion for code and why he chose to become an ambassador for National Coding Week. I’m from a large family in Wirral, Merseyside. When I grew up, I had a very inquisitive nature mind. This curious nature got me into trouble quite a few times but also meant that when my Mum gave me a desktop PC for finishing school, my mind began to explore all the possibilities of computing. First I tried digital design, then PC repair, ultimately I became increasingly excited about coding something on a screen, then watching it come to life, my passion for HTML was born. Ten years later I’m living my dream of having built a design and development agency with my business partner. After meeting at University, we decided to build a team of developers and designers and create websites and apps, now used across the world. Our team of 17 produce thought-provoking work that has been honoured with awards and worldwide recognition. In 2016, we created Dreamr Academy, a programme to enable young people to explore the world of design and development. The Academy gives young college and school students the opportunity

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Mylo Kaye: What’s New, August 2016

When reflecting on the previous day, week or even months it’s important and worthwhile to think about what you’ve achieved. The past few months have been pretty manic. I recently became part of a charity organisation called Change4Good. Set up by Nick Buckley to engage with Manchester’s homeless. I now spend my time on the streets on Manchester City Centre speaking with those who need support or guidance in getting off the streets and into accommodation or getting medical advice. This charity is close to what I believe in, and educating the homeless into finding the right help does go a long way. At Dreamr we’ve hired an excellent developer going by the name of Tom, he’s super-technical and knows his shit. Add to that he’s a nice guy. – I spent the day working with Startup Britain a few weeks back in Picadilly gardens, the campaign to provide support and advice to aspiring entrepreneurs across the U.K meant that when they arrived in Manchester, I couldn’t say no to helping out for the day. A few emails to the Mayor’s office meant he agreed to come along and support the movement too, something that had great feedback on social media.

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Me and my team shortlisted for three awards

Awards ceremonies are fantastic; you get to see real tangible results from agencies that have ‘made’ websites or apps for brands. But what about how you get to that physical product? There is always a journey to get to that point and usually, that journey never receives any credit. The Skills for Business Awards recognises the outstanding contribution that skills and learning have on a business. At Dreamr, we invest a lot of time in skills and learning, from our Wednesday afternoons of learning new skills to the conferences and seminars our team attends month after month. I was delighted to hear that Dreamr has been shortlisted for no less than three awards at this year’s Skills for Business Awards. Lynne, our Head of Aspiration, was shortlisted for Learning & Skills Champion, Dreamr as a company shortlisted for Creative, Media & Digital Technology and myself for Entrepreneur Award. I’m over the moon that Dreamr is being recognised for the outstanding work we do on a daily basis with developing the skills of our super-talented development and design team. The hard work Jack, Lynne and the rest of our team put it every day is apparent by being shortlisted for these

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Why I fired my boss

Five years ago I was working a regular job. It was partially enjoyable, I mean I didn’t not like it; otherwise, I wouldn’t have been there. I enjoyed the people, the environment was okay, and the pay meant I could enjoy things a little more than without a job. There came a time when I realised that it wasn’t for me, and I don’t mean that particular job. I mean working for someone, with some people. I didn’t fire the boss I used to work for; I fired every boss that I would ever work for. Let me explain. I have a such an active brain, when I was a kid I used to say to my Mum, ‘What can I do today?, ‘Mum, I’m bored’. And a whole other bunch of moaning that meant I was pretty mentally unfulfilled. Fast forward a few years, or two I found myself in my old job becoming tired, not only with University but also my job at the time. I would spend countless hours cracking jokes, surfing the net, and trying to keep my brain from drying up. (Or going insane). There was not one day where I decided let’s start a

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Dreamr – Personal Assistant – New Opening

Dreamr is looking for a personal assistant A new position within our company has been created, and we’re looking for a super-bright Personal Assistant to join our team. The position will be a brand-new opening so we would encourage you to make this job your own and put your personal stamp on it. In this role as Personal Assistant, you will work directly with our Co-Founder Mylo Kaye. You will be integral to the smooth running of our Co-Founder’s day to day schedule, and we anticipate this to be an exciting and demanding role. https://www.manchesterdigital.com/vacancy/personal-assistant-dreamr

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