Croydon: Tech City


Croydon Tech City townhall: putting Croydon on the map in London Technology Week

Posted on June 30th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

#Croydon #TechCity co-founder Jonny Rose reports on the movement’s sophomore summit

Almost a year after the success of our first Croydon Tech City summit, Croydon found itself once again hosting a summit of venture capitalists, tech companies, and property developers.

This time it was was bigger and better than before: over two hundred delegates attended the Croydon Tech City ‘townhall’ – a major … Read More »



The bluffers’ guide to venture capitalism

Posted on June 24th, by Robert Ward in Croydon: Tech City, Startups. No Comments

As Croydon Tech City jump-starts more and more start-ups in the borough, Robert Ward has some advice for Croydonians keen for a piece of the action

Sometimes, you get lucky. But it doesn’t always seem that way at the time.

So it was when my boss told me he had a great idea. “Of course, oh great one”, said I. Less attractive … Read More »



Croydon Tech City #LDNTechWeek Special – 7:30pm Thursday 18th June @MatthewsYard

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

It’s London Technology Week, and this Thursday Croydon Tech City will be profiling some of the borough’s brightest tech talents

After Tuesday afternoon’s Croydon Tech City town hall event, which will bring together a host of London entrepreneurs, investors and developers to learn more about Croydon Tech City’s strategy for the borough, it’s back to business again with our monthly Thursday meeting at Matthews Yard.

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How Croydon Tech City unexpectedly made me a ‘woman in tech’


Posted on June 15th, by Joyce Veheary in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

Joyce Veheary reports on her surprise introduction to ‘women in tech’

I sat #FRow at the special #Croydon #TechCity event celebrating women in tech, an inspirational and insightful night hosted by co-founder of CTC (representing a mighty female 1/3 of the enterprise) Sarah Luxford.

Sarah, with co-founders Nigel Dias and Jonny Rose, is championing female led tech start-ups with events like this and the … Read More »



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 »