"They've totally misunderstood who are the key players in each city and they never came to talk us initially," said the source.
Several of the cities in the Tech North initiative are understood to be disgruntled by Tech City UK's decision to put Tech North's headquarters in Manchester.
"As soon as everything got located to Manchester I think a lot of the other cities lost heart and I don't blame them because it does get everything," said the source. "It's like the London of the north."
Techworld informed Tech City UK last Thursday that it had obtained a copy of the business plan. We also told the organisation of the criticisms voiced by our source.
The following day Tech North officially launched its website and Braithwaite published a blog post titled "We Are Tech North".
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