#Croydon #TechCity: Autumn Launch – Thurs Sept 19th 7.30pm @MatthewsYard

By - Tuesday 10th September, 2013

Jonny Rose unveils a first glimpse at #Croydon #TechCity’s triumphant return after its summer recess


After a two-month summer recess, Croydon Tech City is back on the scene and reconvening at Matthews Yard to start a new season of tech demos, talks, and shenanigans, as we continue to make Croydon a credible player in the European startup scene.

Don’t forget to sign up as ‘attending’ on the Facebook event page for Croydon Tech City’s 2013 Autumn launch event on Thursday 19th September 7:30pm at Matthews Yard, Croydon.

Russell Buckley – Special Advisor, UK Govt. Venture Capital Unit

Russell Buckley, former MD of AdMob (acquired by Google for $750m) is often described as “the Godfather of Mobile Advertising”

As a serial entrepreneur-turned-investor, Russell made his name as the first employee and MD of AdMob (later acquired by Google for $750 million) for which he is popularly recognised as the ‘Godfather of Mobile Advertising’. Russell is currently a Partner at Ballpark Ventures which has an investment portfolio of around 25 companies.

In his capacity as Special Advisor and part of the UK Government Venture Capital Unity, Russell will be speaking on tech ecosystems (like Croydon’s) and how they can revitalise local economies and culture.

Matt Kepple – Founder, Makerble “How I became a tech entrepreneur”

Matt Kepple is a young Croydonian whose tech product – Makerble –  gives people a personalised view of what their charitable donations achieve. Charities regularly lack necessary funds to achieve the level of impact they want to achieve, and it is very hard for donors to fully appreciate the impact that a specific donation will achieve. Makerble increases net donations to UK charities by highlighting where their money goes and quantifying the impact it makes, ‘rewarding’ those who donate by increasing their ‘Change’ points, while making donations to charities more accessible.

DEMO: FeastExpress

Feast Express‘s aims are simple: No more disappointing dinners. No more settling for second choice. Whether you want a take-way or a restaurant table they’ll find your favourite dishes, show your friends’ best restaurants, and give you loads of easy ways to pay and save.

  • Personalise your menus
  • Share and recommend favourite places
  • Order and pay in groups
  • Send your bill to a friend
  • Get the best discounts and loyalty schemes around

They’re launching in London real soon, and then heading out across the UK!

The founding team, Hursh Donde and Matthew Gomes, has a combined experience of nearly fifty years working in blue-chip technology firms. So the audience will definitely benefit from listening to them!

Croydon Tech City Team presentation

And finally, a small presentation from the Croydon Tech City team detailing our past work this year and what to expect from the rest of 2013!

Don’t forget to sign up as ‘attending’ on the Facebook event page for Croydon Tech City’s 2013 Autumn launch event on Thursday 19th September 7:30pm at Matthews Yard, Croydon.

For further information about the night or any queries, please .

Croydon Tech City FTW

Jonny Rose

Jonny Rose

Jonny Rose is a committed Christian who has lived in the Croydon area for nearly twenty years. He is an active participant in his local community, serving at Grace Vineyard Church and organising Purley Breakfast Club, and was ranked "Croydon's 37th most powerful person" by the Croydon Advertiser (much to his amusement). He owns a lead generation company. He is the Head of Content at marketing technology company Idio, the founder of the Croydon Tech City movement, a LinkedIn coach, and creator of Croydon's first fashion label, Croydon Vs The World. Working on Instagram training and a Linkedin lead generation service. Views are his own, but it would be best for all concerned if you shared them. Please send your fanmail to: jonnyrose1 (at) gmail (dot) com

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