Tech City Intro - May 2018: Connect with London's technology scene


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Join us for a deep dive into London's startup ecosystem. Meet key people, discover great coworking spaces, hear from entrepreneurs and network with the best of London's vibrant startup community.

In three short hours, Tech Connect 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.


15:00 - Arrive at WeWork Old Street, 41 Corsham St, London N1 6DR - WeWork is a 7-year-old startup focused on the 'future of work', founded in New York in 2010. Since then, they've grown to 170+ locations around the world and recently raised financing with a $16bn valuation. Grab a refreshment and have a look around.

15:15 - Tech immersion session - 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.

16:00 - Tech City Walk - We'll make a quick visit to the Launch 22 social co-working space, and then walk across the Silicon Roundabout and down to Moorgate, hearing stories on crowdfunding, gentrification and bitcoin.

16:15 Quick refreshment stop at Cocoon Networks - Cocoon Networks is one of London's newest co-working spaces, just off Finsbury Square, in the heart of Tech City.

16:30 - Hear from the founder - 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 SwiftScale - Learn about the SwiftScale Future of Work programme from this scale-up.

17:15 - Introduction to Momentum - Hear about the Momentum "market validation" programme for later stage startups from this startup.

17:30 Head to Silicon Drinkabout - Join us at ‘Silicon Drinkabout' for a drink or two, and network with London's best entrepreneurs.

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