Croydon: Tech City


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 »



Ed-Tech: A review of Croydon Tech City’s February event

Posted on March 19th, by Lucinda Stewart in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

Croydon Tech City returned to the 3Space Croydon Hub for a night looking at ed-tech startups. 3Space’s own Lucinda Stewart reports

I am hugely inspired by the charities, non-profits and startups who work from our 3Space hub here in Croydon. It’s then always a pleasure to host the Croydon Tech City events, as it further proves what an amazingly passionate and creative bunch of people … Read More »



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

Posted on March 17th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. 1 Comment

Jonny Rose unveils the lineup for Thursday’s #Croydon #TechCity event, taking place at 3Space Croydon

It’s that time of the month again when Croydon’s tech scene comes out to play at 3Space in Southern House 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 sign up to … Read More »



Not quite beginners: learning to code with Croydon Tech City

Posted on March 10th, by Edmund Jones in Event Reviews. 5 comments

Edmund Jones reports on being the youngest guinea pig for Croydon’s digital future

It may be because I’m a child, but I’m used to knowing when my lessons begin and end. There’s a bell, which makes things very clear, and we have to stand up when the teacher comes in. No-one did any of that on Sunday evening, February 15th, at Matthew’s Yard, at the first free coding class for … Read More »



What’s the point of teaching children to code?

Posted on March 4th, by James Naylor in Croydon: Tech City. 1 Comment

It’s going to be a long time before any of Croydon’s “code club” children become the next Mark Zuckerberg…

Let’s be honest, the chances are infinitely small that a child  currently attending a Croydon code club today will have made a splash big enough to warrant a movie about the technology giant they built; there aren’t too many companies the size of Facebook out there … Read More »