Croydon: Tech City


From US to Croydon: The highs and lows of women in tech

Posted on May 19th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City. No Comments

Ahead of Thursday’s ‘women in tech’ event, #Croydon #TechCity leader Jonny Rose assesses the gender balance in his favourite industry

I recently stumbled across some interesting research by the Silicon Valley Bank which found that more women are put in positions of leadership at technology companies in the UK than in the US.

As part of their annual Innovation Economy Outlook survey, … Read More »



EVENT: Women in Tech: A celebration of diverse thinking – Thursday 21st May 7:30pm @MatthewsYard

Posted on May 18th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. No Comments

Jonny Rose reveals the women in tech who’ll be headlining this week’s #Croydon #TechCity event

A celebration of diverse thinking – Women in Tech

With the speed of the technology revolution, businesses will need the collective intelligence that a diverse workforce brings. Join us for our inaugural women in tech celebration where we will be hearing top tips for success and learning from our speakers and panellists.

Learn … Read More »



Mushrooms and megabytes: A chance encounter at Croydon Tech City’s branding workshop

Posted on May 18th, by Andrew Dickinson in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. 4 comments

Andy Dickinson got more than he bargained for at a recent #Croydon #TechCity event

It’s 3pm on Friday 1st May and I’m sitting in the home of one of Britain’s leading mycologists and our informal chat and wine consumption is under way.

How did I get to be sitting here?  Well, on Tuesday night I had attended a Croydon Tech City event in Matthews … Read More »



Latest news from Digital Croydon

Posted on May 8th, by Serena Alam in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. 3 comments

Serena Alam provides an update from the fourth Digital Croydon event

In the past, Digital Croydon has been a small quarterly event for web developers, testers etc, that’s been running since Summer 2014 (ie last Summer). However, we’re now keen to make it equally appealing to non-tech people and are hoping that more people will want to attend the events.

How Digital Croydon fits into the … Read More »



Chris Gardner, portrayed by Will Smith in “The Pursuit of Happyness”, at #Croydon #TechCity in May

Posted on April 23rd, by Jonny Rose in Tech City - News. No Comments

It is my great pleasure to announce that stockbroker, investor and entrepreneur Chris Gardner will be speaking at Croydon Conference Centre 5pm on Friday 1st May.

From homeless man to a personal net worth of $60 million

Chris Gardner was the inspiration for the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness,” released by Columbia Pictures in December 2006. Will Smith starred as Gardner and received Academy Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors … Read More »



What Croydon Tech City taught me about startup idea validation

Posted on April 22nd, by Zarrin Lilani in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. 1 Comment

New contributor Zarrin Lilani reports on how a #Croydon #TechCity event helped her learn her way in the startup world

I turned up to the Startup Idea Validation workshop feeling nervous. Was my startup idea only a good idea in my own head? However as soon as I arrived I realised the session was about ways we could test out our ideas as opposed to … Read More »



EVENT: Croydon Tech City at @MatthewsYard 7:30pm Thursday 23rd April

Posted on April 20th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News, Topical. No Comments

Jonny Rose unveils the lineup for this Thursday’s #Croydon #TechCity event

It’s that time of the month again when Croydon’s tech scene comes out to play at Matthews Yard and learns from local tech entrepreneurs.

To attend this month’s Croydon Tech City event at Matthews Yard, please register to attend here.

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Coding, chefs and cyclists: A review of March’s Croydon Tech City event

Posted on April 20th, by Richard Phelps in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

Newcomer Richard Phelps reports on last month’s #Croydon #TechCity event, ahead of this week’s April edition

 

If March’s Croydon Tech City taught me anything, it’s that starting a business can be a stressful, unexpected and educational journey!

The evening kicked off with Laura Fisher of TreePress – an online marketplace, connecting people who are write scripts with the teachers and schools who need them.

 

Laura explained a variety of things to take into consideration … Read More »



Future Tech City: Croydon’s first large-scale tech event for secondary schools

Posted on April 10th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

#Croydon #TechCity founder Jonny Rose reports on the inaugural Future Tech City event which took place at Croydon College last month

Thursday 12th March saw over one hundred pupils from Croydon schools enter the doors of Croydon College to attend Future Tech City – the borough’s first large-scale technology event for 16-18yr olds.

As part of Croydon Tech City’s ongoing mission to provide much-needed … Read More »



How tech will save Croydon’s cyclists

Posted on March 19th, by Danni Lapham in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. 3 comments

Cycle Alert writer/charity worker Danni Lapham explains how the tech that her company provides might help to make Croydon’s roads safer for cyclists

This month Croydon launches Cycle Alert – a radio-frequency identification (RFID) cyclist detection system for large goods vehicles that helps to reduce blind spot dangers to cyclists and to improve work-related road safety operations.

The system consists of a tag fitted to … Read More »