Event Reviews


“Don’t kid yourself – they’re not a ‘customer’ until the money hits the bank”: March’s Croydon Tech City

Posted on April 12th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

#Croydon #TechCity founder Jonny Rose reports on last month’s event at Matthews Yard

March’s Croydon Tech City saw the creme of South London’s tech community pack into Hoodoos in Matthews Yard for another dose of demo, discussion and debate.

Luke Fisher, CEO of ThanksBox

First up with Luke Fisher, CEO of ThanksBox – a suite of peer-to-peer recognition tools that allow teams and coworkers to … Read More »



Review: How #Croydon #TechCity validated my idea

Posted on February 16th, by Stella Fasusi-Olomu in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

New #Croydon #TechCity recruit Stella Fasusi-Olomu reports on the latest community class

According to StartUps.co.uk, a “record breaking 581,173 businesses were registered with Companies House [in 2014] showing an accelerated increase on previous years”. This represents a jaw-dropping increase of 10% on 2013 and 20% on 2012. It’s clear that increasingly more people are open to the idea of being self-employed and starting their own businesses. However, … Read More »



“The first time I asked for product feedback, I got death threats”: November’s Croydon Tech City

Posted on November 23rd, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

#Croydon #TechCity co-founder Jonny Rose reports back from last week’s gathering of startups and CEOs

November’s Croydon Tech City event saw nearly one hundred software developers, creatives and venture capitalists decamp at the partially-finished Matthews Yard ‘Backyard’ workspace, for another evening of inspirational tech startup talks.

The evening kicked off with a CTC first: a ‘fireside chat’ with Tech London Advocates founder and angel investor, … Read More »



Future Tech City: Introducing two hundred A-Level students to Croydon’s tech scene

Posted on October 26th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

Jonny Rose reports on #Croydon #TechCity’s sophomore Future Tech City event

Earlier this month, Croydon Tech City hosted its second large-scale technology event for Croydon’s students.

For the first time ever, two hundred Croydon students were introduced to the technological boom that is on their doorsteps

This time, over the course of an afternoon, two hundred A-Level students were treated to an … Read More »



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 »



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 »



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. 4 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 »



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 »



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 »