Tech City Intro – Connect with London’s Technology Scene
Event on 2017-07-07 15:00:00
Join us for a deep dive into London's startup ecosystem. Meet key people in the scene, discover great coworking spaces, hear from entrepreneurs and network with the best of London's vibrant startup community. In three short hours, Tech City UK and Tech Connect will take will take you through the world of startups and the UK digital economy to really understand how digital technology is transforming industries and society. Our aim is to help you find your bearings and set you on your way feeling empowered and motivated to make the most of London's startup ecosystem. Tech City Intro is designed for those with little knowledge of the startup world, wondering what an accelerator is, and why we talk about unicorns – this course is the perfect start on your journey towards grasping the sector. Corporates, public and private organisations will learn just how these startups are driving innovation and growing to impressive heights. SCHEDULE 14:55: Arrive at Second Home, Shoreditch 68-80 Hanbury St, London E1 5JL 15:00: Tech Immersion Session, by Tech City UK In just 45 minutes, get an introduction to the world of startups and the UK digital economy, to begin to really understand how digital technology is transforming industries and society 15:45: Tech City Walk We'll head into the heart of shoreditch, past the Box Park, Soho House co-working space, Seedcamp and Techhub. We across the Silicon Roundabout and into WeWork Old Street, hearing stories on crowdfunding, gentrification and bitcoin. 16:15: Quick refreshment stop, and look around WeWork Old Street WeWork is a 7 year old Startup, founded in New York in 2010. Since then, they've grown to 170+ locations around the world, and recently raised financing with a bn valuation. 16:30: Hear from the founder of one of our startup partners, learning about their journey from inception, raising money from angel investors and VCs, and vision for the future. 17:00: Introduction to PwC & SwiftScale Scale-up Programme. Hear from Kartik Swaminathan, Programme Manager for the SwiftScale & PwC Future of Work programme and a scale-up company. 17:15: Introduction to the Momentum – Early Stage Startup Programme Hear from Ricardo Simard, Programme Director for the Momentum startup growth programme and a startup company. 17:30: Head to Silicon Drinkabout Join the ‘Silicon Drinkabout’ for a beer or two and network with London's best entrepreneurs. YOUR GUIDES THIS MONTH David Booth – David is originally from New Zealand, where he built several startups before making a move into Venture Capital, leading investments for Sparkbox Ventures in Auckland. David moved to San Francisco in 2014, to lead fundraising operations for the 'AngelList syndicates' product, helping over 300+ raise over 0m, and then to London in 2016, where he has worked with 500 Startups, Jaguar Land Rover, and now leads 'Tech Connect' for Tech City Ventures. Lyndsay Baker – Lyndsay is the Programme Manager for the Tech Immersion programme at Tech City UK. Prior to joining Tech City in 2015 she worked at the Washington Ireland Program, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Susan Davis International. PREVIOUS ATTENDEES SAY… "Tech City Intro did a great job of introducing us to the major players and landmarks of the Tech City startup community." Ally Basak Russell – Head of International Marketing, oDesk "The speaker selection and information provided was excellent and a real eye-opener for anyone looking to find out about how the Tech City community operates and the challenges (and successes) that startups in the area face."Anupam Sharma – Head of Business Development, Divino "I’ve heard so much about Tech City but never really knew where to start exploring. The tour gave me an insight into what goes on ‘behind closed doors’ in what turns out to be a very open startup community!"Dan Taylor – Director, The Giving Card “I thought it was an excellent presentation and very engaging. Tech City UK have a finger on the pulse of what’s happening in tech, our team learned a lot and we booked a workshop for another team at JLL as soon as we had finished our first session.’’ Tom Brammeld – Associate Director, Central London Office Agency, JLL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Is there a lot of walking? In total you'll be walking for around five – 10 minutes between buildings. Most locations we visit are wheelchair-accessible, but please let us know of your requirements in advance. Is tea/coffee included? Usually, but it depends where we go (we like to mix things up!) so there may or may not be coffee. If you need a boost, there are lots of coffee shops nearby where you can grab one on your way in. Will you refund my ticket if I can't make it? We refund tickets when notified up to 48 hours of the event. If you notify us after that time we'll offer to exchange your tickets for a future tour date. Can I book for a private group? We can cater for private groups of all sizes. For more information please visit our website.
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