Croydon: Tech City


Labour, politics and #Croydon #TechCity: a response from Cllr Toni Letts

Posted on April 15th, by Toni Letts in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. No Comments

Croydon Labour’s shadow cabinet member for jobs, business and regeneration responds to Conservative candidate Mario Creatura’s bold claims about Tech City

Tech City is one of a number of truly exciting  movements happening across our wonderful town at this time.

I was therefore dismayed by the comments made by Mario Creatura, the Coulsdon West Conservative candidate, where he politicises the successful Croydon Tech City.

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#Croydon #TechCity: The politicians’ view

Posted on April 15th, by Becca Taylor in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

Those who came to Croydon Tech City’s special politicians’ debate baying for blood may have been sorely disappointed by the ‘bromance’ that emerged on stage at the Croydon Conference Centre.

Though Labour MP for Croydon North Steve Reed and Gavin Barwell, the Tory MP for Croydon Central, may have plenty to argue about on a national scale, their support and admiration for Croydon … Read More »



Debate with MPs highlights practical problems and vulnerabilities facing #Croydon #TechCity

Posted on April 14th, by Sean Creighton in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. 3 comments

Sean Creighton reflects on the issues discussed at #Croydon #TechCity on Thursday 10th April

A clear set of practical problems and vulnerabilities facing Croydon Tech City dominated the debate between Croydon’s two MPs and the audience at this month’s event.

Both MPs acknowledged that improvements were needed to access funding for small technology companies and other startup businesses. Gavin Barwell, MP for Croydon Central, spoke in … Read More »



EVENT: #Croydon #TechCity – Thursday 17th April 7:30pm @MatthewsYard – #FinTech Edition

Posted on April 14th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. No Comments

It’s that time of the month again when Croydon’s tech scene comes out to play at Matthews Yard and learn 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 Thursday’s Croydon Tech City event at Matthews Yard, please sign up as ‘attending’ here or email Jonny Rose to confirm your attendance.

Frank Mukahanana, Founder … Read More »



Croydon: The solutions aren’t political, they’re technological

Posted on April 8th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. 4 comments

Jonny Rose explains why you should look to #Croydon #TechCity instead of writing that angry letter to the council

Education, parking, debt, meals on wheels – a tech startup for every problem

Continuing the theme of the piece I wrote earlier this year – looking at how tech startups could solve Croydon’s homeless problem – I wish to extend this to other areas of our … Read More »



Do the Conservatives not have a plan for Croydon Tech City?

Posted on April 7th, by Mario Creatura in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. 1 Comment

Coulsdon West candidate and local Conservative activist Mario Creatura argues that the best thing the government can do for a grassroots movement is stay out of the way

The Conservatives have no plans for Croydon Tech City.

Take a moment for that to sink in. It’s likely not what you’re used to from a local political bod.

When something good happens in Croydon, … Read More »



Why Smarta moved to Croydon Tech City

Posted on April 2nd, by Matt Thomas in Croydon: Tech City, Startups. No Comments

Smarta COO Matt Thomas explains why he and his colleagues traded SE1 for CR0

When you make it your mission to help people start and grow smart businesses, have high-profile backers such as Theo Paphitis and Deborah Meaden, and your founder, Shaa Wasmund, is a former Female Entrepreneur of the Year and bestselling business author, it puts you under healthy pressure to ensure your own … Read More »



#Croydon #TechCity: March Review

Posted on March 25th, by Becca Taylor in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

Becca Taylor reviews the politics-themed March #Croydon #TechCity gathering

Politics and tech are two subjects that don’t often cross over in a cohesive way. Whether it’s a Grant Shapps budget faux pas, David Cameron’s phone call banter, or Ed Balls’ infamous “Ed Balls” tweet, our politicians don’t always get it right online. But with Croydon becoming the fastest growing tech cluster in London … Read More »



Steve Reed, MP Croydon North & Gavin Barwell, MP Croydon Central to debate #Croydon #TechCity

Posted on March 20th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City. No Comments

In little under sixteen months, Croydon Tech City has grown from an idea in a blogpost to an internationally-recognised, 1,000-strong movement of tech founders, venture capitalists, creatives and software developers; all of whom are united under Croydon Tech City’s vision to become the ‘Silicon Valley of South London’.

Croydon Tech City is now on the national agenda – from garnering Boris’ attention in … Read More »



EVENT: Croydon Tech City ‘Politics & Tech’ edition – Thursday 20th March 7:30pm

Posted on March 17th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. No Comments

It’s that time of the month again when Croydon’s tech scene comes out to play at Matthews Yard and learn 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 Thursday’s Croydon Tech City event at Matthews Yard, please sign up as ‘attending’ here or email Jonny Rose to confirm your attendance.

Dominic Campbell, FutureGov
How … Read More »