Croydon: Tech City
The team behind Makerble - the world’s first crowd-funding platform to apply gamification to charities’ impact statistics – has received £100,000 in match-funding from UnLtd, a social venture funding consortium.
Matt Kepple (pictured above), founded Makerble in 2012, and is working alongside Liam Reynolds, who was formerly involved in devising the growth strategy for Tesco Clubcard. Previously, Kepple has been the driving force behind social enterprise MakeWorldwide.
In a fortnight that has already … Read More »
Some words from Margaret:
“My name is Margaret Chatelier, a member of Croydon Code Club, and I am passionate about reaching out to all our youth in Croydon and ensuring that they learn about technology – their route into all the other avenues that will ensure them a job at the end of their schooling years.
With high youth unemployment, Croydon Code Club offers … Read More »
On Thursday 30th May, Croydon Tech City will be hosting a ‘Women in Tech’ event to put a spotlight on the work of some of the leading ladies in the London tech scene. Reserve your place here or email Jonny Rose.
Suhela Gremmel, Managing Director at ADTECH
Suhela is Managing Director of ADTECH, a leading provider of ad-serving technology and part of AOL Advertising. She has over a … Read More »
It is my great pleasure to reveal that 18yo Andrew Brackin, who previously presented at Croydon Tech City, has been accepted into the 2013 Thiel Fellowship which rewards the twenty most promising under-20s with $100,000 to drop out of university and start a business.
The Thiel Fellowship was set up in 2011 by Peter Thiel, a German-born American entrepreneur and venture capitalist, and is part of the wider Thiel Foundation.
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On Thursday 25th, more than eighty people piled into Matthews Yard for the April Edition of Croydon Tech City. Jonny Rose gives us the gory details
DEMO: Jude Joseph, Founder – Help My Cause
Jude Joseph is a developer from West Croydon who has built Help My Cause – a fundraising platform similar to Kickstarter.
Although the platform has only been … Read More »
Kinopto is a cinema distribution and projection startup that is marrying software-as-a-service cloud technology, networked content distribution, and the latest in hi-tech projector hardware to revolutionise the world of home and public cinema.
You can learn more about their product here:
Kinopto was founded in 2012 by Danny Jeremiah and Tom Billings. Having raised £35,000 in seedfunding through Crowdcube, Kinopto will … Read More »
Feast Express is the next generation of mobile ordering from restaurants and takeaways that lets customers order and pay for their food at home, and then track it from restaurant to doorstep.
The Feast Express online ordering service provides a radical change in the consumer experience of ordering takeaways, booking tables, and placing an order while dining in a restaurant.
The founding team, Hursh … Read More »
illustrato.rs is the brainchild of Matt Kevan and Oliver Jelf.
illustrato.rs initially started as a physical gallery in Jelf’s hometown town of Stroud, but several years ago Bevan moved to Beckenham and the pair decided to move their gallery online in order to reach a wider international audience.
Currently a curated e-commerce platform for illustrators and exhibitors, illustrato.rs has plans to move into the social network space and beyond … Read More »
After the Q&A Tech Panel last month, Croydon Tech City is returning to a more traditional format with local tech startup founders talking about the highs and lows of growing startup tech companies…
Paul Barnett: The uni bedroom startup that now makes over £3million/yr
A decade ago, Paul Barnett was embarking upon an engineering degree at university.
Soon, he and a coursemate would … Read More »
There are 95 primary schools in the London borough of Croydon and, unless something changes fast, we will raise a generation of children who are profoundly lacking in the coding skills which will become increasingly necessary for professional and social development over the next decade.
Croydon Tech City: Code Club
Enter Code Club: A nationwide network of free, volunteer-led after-school coding clubs in primary schools for children aged 9-11.
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