Croydon: Tech City

Introducing… Croydon Tech City community classes for Q1/2

Posted on February 24th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City. No Comments

Jonny Rose unveils the latest stage of #Croydon #TechCity’s plan to educate the borough

The first two years have been all about validating Croydon as a ‘tech city’. Now that we have been globally recognised as such, it’s time for us to become Britain’s best tech city.

There are a lot of ways in which we will be doing this – advising on infrastructure … Read More »

EVENT: #Croydon #TechCity education tech – Thursday 19th February at 7:30pm @3Spaceorg

Posted on February 16th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City. No Comments

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

After the heady heights of January’s launch event with Lord Wei of Shoreditch, it’s back to the grindstone for Croydon Tech City: this month profiling the work of ed-tech startups that are using software to do interesting things in the realm of education!

To sign up to Thursday’s event at 3Space (5th Floor in … Read More »

“Tech for the common good”: A review of Croydon Tech City’s 2015 launch

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

#Croydon #TechCity leader Jonny Rose reports on the homegrown movement’s start to the new year

‘Tech for the common good’ was the theme of Croydon Tech City’s 2015 launch event last month.

Two years since Croydon Tech City first launched into Croydon’s psyche, we’ve become London’s fastest growing tech cluster, we’ve helped set Croydon’s economy back on track, we’ve launched Future Tech City for … Read More »

Lean Startup Machine: How #Croydon #TechCity won the London 2014 event

Posted on February 9th, by Robert Wood in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. No Comments

Nobody said it would be easy, and it wasn’t. But it was thoroughly rewarding. #Croydon #TechCity specialist Robert Wood explains how the movement triumphed at last year’s start-up event

If there is only one message you learn from the Lean Startup movement it’s this… “Fail fast, and validate”.

I had read Eric Ries’ The Lean Startup and was a strong believer in the Lean Startup Methodology.

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From jerk chicken to Javascript: Our Croydon Tech City journey to Silicon Valley

Posted on January 28th, by Tony Chance in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. No Comments

On the eve of Croydon Tech City’s 2015 launch, local tech startup founder Tony Chance discusses how the organisation helped him to set his sights on Silicon Valley

At the start of 2013, Sibel, Sharlene and I, three fellow Croydoners and former food entrepreneurs, switched to tech. Over the past two years, in alien ground, we have battled the foreign languages of “code”, “agile” and “iteration” with the … Read More »

PUBLIC DEBATE: Which contributes more to society – art or technology? (Thursday 22nd January 7pm, Croydon College)

Posted on January 19th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. 3 comments

#Croydon #TechCity leader Jonny Rose invites you to a lively (and free!) debate this week

Art and Technology or Art versus Technology?

Undoubtedly, art and technology stand as two of the most potent drivers of civilisation since the beginning of human history.

Yet, are they really as distinct as we seem to assume? And if they are, what is the distinction? Do we have a … Read More »

Lord Wei of Shoreditch to keynote Croydon Tech City January 2015 launch

Posted on January 1st, by Jonny Rose in Tech City - News. No Comments

It is my great pleasure to announce that Baron Nat Wei, a social entrepreneur and the youngest member of the House of Lords, will keynote the Croydon Tech City 2015 launch on Thursday 29th January 7.30pm at Croydon Conference Centre.

Lord Wei’s background is one of business, investing, and technology, followed by a period of helping to start up and think about social enterprise (or … Read More »

Event review: #Croydon #TechCity, Thursday 20th November at Matthews Yard

Posted on December 29th, by Bernadette Fallon in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

Kissing frogs and making money in Croydon. Bernadette Fallon reports

Here’s a question: what do the following have in common? An expat who set up a website to sell Bollywood films across the world from Croydon, a mum who came up with a way to improve children’s emotional intelligence and a guy who founded a clever internet guide. The answer is Croydon Tech City. And … Read More »

EVENT: #Croydon #TechCity Christmas Special – Thursday 18th December 7:30pm @MatthewsYard

Posted on December 12th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. No Comments

The Father Christmas of tech, Jonny Rose reveals what’s on his list for the December #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.

Everyone is welcome – you don’t need to be a business owner or computer-lover to enjoy this!

To attend this month’s Croydon Tech … Read More »

The second Digital Croydon event

Posted on November 19th, by Richard Bray in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. No Comments

Richard Bray reviews the success of the second Digital Croydon complete with Mars bars, t-shirts and stickers.

In case you didn’t know, Croydon hosts a lot of tech events, more than the average outer zone 4 borough. This always seems to shock people when I tell them. In first place is the ridiculously popular Croydon Tech City event, which has upwards of 120 attendees each time, followed … Read More »