The Croydon Tech City summit

Posted on June 12th, by Becca Taylor in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

Becca Taylor reports as tech founders, specialists, and champions took centre stage at the first ever #Croydon #TechCity summit at Croydon College

Organised by a collaboration of White Label Consultants through their ‘Croydon, London’ brand and the gang at #Croydon #TechCity, the conference brought together stars such as the FT’s CTO, John O’Donovan, MD of Code Club, Laura Kirsop,  and Google’s Rupert Whitehead with Croydon’s … Read More »



#Croydon #TechCity: April Review

Posted on May 8th, by Becca Taylor in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. 1 Comment

Becca Taylor reports on last month’s finance-themed #Croydon #TechCity event

Crowdfunding was the buzzword du jour at the Croydon Tech City April edition, which saw four start-ups bring their financial tech ideas to the stage.

April’s #Croydon #TechCity event took a financial theme, and saw a wide range of start-ups bring their tech ideas to the stage. Interestingly, this theme appears just a week … Read More »



#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 »



#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 »



Meet Eliza, Founder of Lives Not Knives

Posted on March 5th, by Becca Taylor in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Becca Taylor introduces Eliza Rebeiro and explains how she and Lives Not Knives are combating youth violence in Croydon

The recent news of six stabbings in ten days, with the youngest victim being just 12 years old, sent shockwaves across Croydon, and no doubt brought back memories for Lives Not Knives team Eliza Rebeiro and her mum, Monique. Expelled from school as a young teen, … Read More »



#Croydon #TechCity: February Review

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

Becca Taylor reports on last week’s new media startup edition of #Croydon #TechCity

In recent years, Croydon has seen a boom in new media start-ups – the likes of Croydon Radio, Croydon TV and Chew TV embracing digital tools to make the most of talent in the borough. As Jonny Rose said, more media start-ups began in Croydon than any other London borough between 2011 … Read More »



Croydon’s businesses get broadband boost

Posted on January 28th, by Becca Taylor in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. No Comments

Croydon has been selected in a pilot scheme to rollout faster broadband to small and medium businesses. Becca Taylor explains more

Fast and reliable broadband has become a modern-day necessity. We expect it in the local café or pub, and we prioritise it when we move offices or home. Unfortunately, with download speeds peaking at 17 mbps and uploads at a paltry 1.5 mbps across … Read More »



#Croydon #TechCity: November Review

Posted on November 27th, by Becca Taylor in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. 3 comments

#Croydon #TechCity was back to its roots this month in Matthews Yard and with London’s Deputy Mayor on the line-up, you weren’t getting in if your name wasn’t on the list.

 

After a month away, Croydon TechCity was back in Matthew’s Yard and the anticipation of the biggest name yet meant that the event was ticketed – and completely packed out. Nearly 100 people packed out the Theatre all keen … Read More »



Meet Steve Bardouille, Creator of Famberry

Posted on November 20th, by Becca Taylor in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. 2 comments

Ahead of tomorrow’s #Croydon #TechCity November session, Becca Taylor speaks to Steve Bardouille of Famberry about the importance of private social networks and the news of royal appointment.

At the end of October, Purley-based Famberry founder Steve Bardouille unveiled news that the Royal Russell School in Croydon would be using the social platform to help their students build their family trees as part of a school project. The school’s choice … Read More »



Meet Adam McCann, MD of Europe’s largest independent video game site

Posted on November 1st, by Becca Taylor in Croydon: Tech City, People. No Comments

Allow Becca Taylor to introduce you to the man behind Pro-G Media – in his head office in Croydon

 

Through the old arcade on Croydon’s High Street lies one of the borough’s best kept secrets. Behind the glass doors of Howard House is Pro-G Media’s swanky head office, complete with games room and pool table, probably easily missed by the passerby, but the host of … Read More »