Croydon: Tech City


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 »



EVENT: #Croydon #TechCity Thursday 20th November 7:30pm at @MatthewsYard

Posted on November 11th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. No Comments

#Croydon #TechCity cofounder Jonny Rose reveals the lineup for this month’s event to the town’s budding Zuckerbergs

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 City … Read More »



Event review: #Croydon #TechCity on property start-ups

Posted on November 5th, by Bernadette Fallon in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

Bernadette Fallon isn’t planning to found a start-up, but still found awesomeness at #Croydon #TechCity

Another packed-out crowd puller at the monthly Croydon Tech City event on Thursday 23rd October. “Is it always like this?” I asked a fellow Croydonian as we waited for the event to begin and the first of three speakers to take to the stage. The fellow Croydonian – who was … Read More »



What has #Croydon #TechCity done over the last two years?

Posted on October 22nd, by Nigel Dias in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. 10 comments

As #Croydon #TechCity enters its third year as the town’s tech hub, co-founder Nigel Dias sets the record straight

After a summer recess, #Croydon #TechCity returned last month to start our third year as Croydon’s own Silicon Roundabout. It’s been a hectic and rewarding couple of years since CTC began, and I think it’s safe to say that we’ve made our presence known both in … Read More »



In praise of Croydon’s failing businesses

Posted on October 21st, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. 2 comments

Jonny Rose, often found singing the praises of #Croydon #TechCity’s successes, finds the virtue in failure

In 2013, 1,924 new business were established in Croydon (source: DuPort 2013 Annual Business Confidence Report).

Undoubtedly, as I explored earlier this year, business confidence is returning to Croydon.

Yet, alongside these encouraging signs there is another story: the tale of the 1,301 businesses that closed … Read More »