Tech.London’s Top Tech Events for May 2018

Apr 29, 2018 · Tech.London's top picks for not-to-miss May events!

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Every month hundreds of tech events are hosted across the city. To make navigating them a little easier, Tech.London highlights just a few of the biggest and best that are not-to-be-missed. Check out our top picks for tech events happening in May 2018!

Featured Event

AWS Startup Day - 9 May

Designed with startup founders and technical staff in mind, the AWS Startup Day was created to help accelerate startup innovation and growth. Choose from Product, Business & Technical talks and join some of the most innovative companies from the London startup scene for a day of learning, networking & inspiration.

Featured speakers include keynote hosted by the AWS Global Startup Evangelist, Mackenzie Kosut, with Saul Klein, General Partner at venture capital firm LocalGlobe, Deliveroo, Device Pilot & TransferWise.

Event entry is free of charge but spaces are limited, so save your spot now!


1. NewCo London - 10 May

£10 discount with code "newco-discount2018"

Have you ever wanted to meet some of the most innovative companies in London? NewCo London on 10 May will provide a full day immersion into London's tech and innovation ecosystem giving you the opportunity to visit companies ranging from AI to Ecommerce, EdTech to FinTech, FoodTech to HealthTech, Media to Incubators. Around 40 companies will be hosting sessions at their offices including Blippar, Entrepreneur First, HelloFresh, Paws, Pi Labs, Yoti and, providing attendees with an intimate experience of their workplace, culture, and mission through 1-hour talks, product demos, and Q&A sessions.

2. The Business Show 2018 - 16 & 17 May

The UK’s biggest exhibition for anyone looking to start or grow a business. With 170 interactive sessions and +25,000 business in attendance, is two days packed full of the very best speakers, features, innovations, education and opportunities in the business world. The Business Show is dedicated to guiding startups, SMEs and large corporations on their business journey.

3. VR World 2018 - 22 & 23 May

Now in its 3rd year, VR World 2018 is a 2-day conference and exhibition focused on Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality and its impact beyond gaming. With 4 in-depth event tracks and over 150 leading speakers, no other European event covers the market in as much detail. Hear from inspirational keynotes and thought-provoking panel discussions from key players redefining the boundaries for technology.

4. UX London 2018 - 23-25 May

Now in its 10th year, UX London is a conference with a difference. Bringing together engaging industry leaders from around the world to present a combination of inspirational talks and lively, hands-on workshops. Each day of the conference focuses on a specific area of UX with a flexible ticket structure, allowing you to immerse yourself in the whole event, or just the days most relevant to you. Learn from the authors, founders, directors and designers who are helping push the industry forward.

5. Diversity in Tech - 24 May

Gain the deep insight needed to hardwire diversity and inclusion into everything you do – from building teams to creating products! Companies in the top quartile for gender, racial and ethnic diversity are 33% more likely to have higher financial returns (McKinsey & Company, 2018). Whether you want to attract and retain the best talent, or build the best possible products, join us for the hard-hitting lessons and practical strategies you need.

International Event

Viva Technology Paris - 24-26 May

80,000 Attendees + 8,000 Startups + 1,400 Investors + 103 Countries

VivaTech is the world’s rendezvous for startups and leaders to celebrate innovation. It takes place at Porte de Versailles, Paris on 24–26 May 2018. From top speakers and exhibitions to open innovation and live experiences, VivaTech is a celebration of today’s innovations and tomorrow’s possibilities for everyone who believes in the power of technology to transform business and society.TechCrunch will host Startup Battlefield Europe at VivaTech on May 24th in front of a live audience and top judges, and the show will also be live-streamed on TechCrunch.

More than 68,000 visitors attended in 2017 and 2018 promises to build on that success as startups, business leaders, investors, academics, students, and media from around the world descend on Paris for three packed days.

Bonus Events

- Supercharged 2018 - 1 May

- The Bakery & Startup Autopsy - Lessons Learnt from Failed Startups - 2 May

- Innovate UK's Digital Business Drop-in - 3 May

- Tech City Intro - May 2018: Connect with London's technology scene - 4 May

- PowerWomen At Blooms: How To Be A Woman Of Purpose - 8 May

- South by South Jobs - 9 May

- Major Player's Accelerating Growth - an event for start-ups - 10 May

- TableCrowd hosts Brian Schuring, Founder of The Alchemist Group - 14 May

- Africa Tech Summit London - 16 May

- UC Expo - 16-17 May

- Global Regtech Summit - 22 May

- Oracle Code London - 30 May

- Startup Grind Presents Dame Stephanie Shirley - An Evening with a Legendary Female Entrepreneur - 31 May

Featured Courses

Looking to learn a new skill or brush up on some basics? Check out these classes and workshops!

- Hardware Pioneers' Prototyping IoT Products Talks by ARM, Altium, Microchip and LPRS - 10 May

- Cloud Foundry Day London - 8 May

- Scale Up MINI Academy - from Product to Growth - 9 -11 May

- UX Academy’s Intermediate Course in UX - 9 May - 13 June

- The School of UX: How to Start a Career in UX Design - 19 May

- Blooms Masterclass: Money Block And Pricing Strategy - 21 May

- General Assembly’s How to Transfer Your Leadership Skills from Employee to Entrepreneur - 29 May

Not enough? Check out full listing of +200 London tech events here.

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