San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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Tech City UK and the UK’s innovation Agency, the Technology Strategy Board, announce £1m Launchpad competition for startups and SMEs in London and Cambridge working on the Internet of Things.
If you're looking to meet companies & startups based in London or Cambridge and apply for funding, then come along to this event.
This is a free networking / speed dating event in East London where startups from the two cities (and elsewhere) can come together, explore ideas and make connections.
The event is preceeded by the Technology Stratedy Board's Briefing event where you can learn how to apply for this funding.
12:00 Registration opens & lunch is served
13:00 Introduction to the day by Tech City UK
Thoughts from the partners:
13:25 John Vary (Innovation Manager at John Lewis)
13:30 Reshma Sohoni (Partner at Seedcamp)
13:35 Mark Cheverton (Internet of Things Evangelist at Redgate Ventures)
13:40 Jeremy Basset (Marketing Stategy and new ventures director with Unilever)
13:45 Tom Kneen (Head of the British Innovation Gateway at Cisco)
13:50 Christopher Traggio (Director, Added Value Products - Europe, EE)
Briefing & how to apply
14:20 Matt Sansam Programme Manager for the Technology Strategy Board 'Launchpad Competition Overview'
14:50 Matt Brown Lead Technologist, Creative Industries at the Technology Strategy Board
'Funding: What is a Launchpad?'
Networking & Drinks
15:30 Team & Coffee break
16:00 Cross Cluster Networking
18:00 Drinks & Snacks / general networking
19:30 End of event
The Technology Strategy Board is the UK’s innovation agency. Its goal is to accelerate
economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation. Sponsored by
the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Technology Strategy Board
brings together business, research and the public sector, supporting and accelerating
the development of innovative products and services to meet market needs, tackle major
societal challenges and help build the future economy.
For more information please visit www.innovateuk.org