San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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.
Perhaps you've just moved to London to work on your new startup, or maybe you've been working here a while but have never engaged with the vibrant community that surrounds you. 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.
~ 16:00 ~
Welcome drinks: WeWork Old Street
41 Corsham St, London N1 6DR
~ 16:15 ~
Introduction to Tech City’s Startup Scene by a Tech CIty Ambassador
Hear all about London's startup ecosystem, the main players and how to get the most from it.
~ 16:45 ~
Tech City Walk
We’ll visit the Launch 22 social co-working space, and then walk across the Silicon Roundabout, hearing stories on crowdfunding, gentrification and bitcoin.
~ 17:00 ~
Quick refreshment stop, and look around WeWork Moorgate
WeWork Moorgate was the world's largest co-working space when it opened in 2015, with capacity for 3,100 members.
~ 17:05 ~
Hear from a startup founder, building their business in London
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.
~ 17:25 ~
Introduction to PwC & SwiftScale Enterprise Startup Programme
Hear from Kartik Swaminathan, Programme Manager for the SwiftScale & PwC Future of Work programme
~ 17:45 ~
Introduction to the Momentum - Consumer Startup Programme
Hear from Ricardo Simard, Programme Manager for the Momentum startup growth programme
~ 18:00 ~
Head to Silicon Drinkabout
Join the ‘Silicon Drinkabout’ for a beer or two and network with London's best entrepreneurs.
YOUR GUIDE THIS MONTH
George Johnston - George has been immersed in the London tech scene for the last 5 years, He co-founded the IncuBus London scale up programme and worked at Huddle as a Sales Engineer. He now runs several startup growth programmes and smart city initiatives.
PREVIOUS ATTENDEES SAY...
"Tech City Intro is an awesome initiative that gives you a complete picture about the startup community in London and George is the most perfect tour guide to show you around."
Sherif Ahmed - Marketing Officer, Egypreneur
"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
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is there a lot of walking? In total you'll be walking for around five minutes between buildings. Most buildings we visit are wheelchair-accessible, but please let us know of your requirements in advance.
Is tea/coffee included? Sometimes. 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.
How can I keep in touch? If you'd like to hear more about Tech City, follow us on Twitter.
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.
If you'd like to sponsor our tours, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tech City Ventures
Tech City Ventures is a small but dedicated, super connected group working at the heart of London's technology scene. We are on a mission to foster a community of interaction between the UK's leading startups, and it's corporate, public, and educational institutions. Join us for a Tech City Intro, or talk to us about running a Tech City Connect session for your organisation today!