EVENT: Croydon Tech City 2014 Launch – Thursday 23rd January 7:30pm @MatthewsYard

By - Friday 17th January, 2014

After a sensational first twelve months for Croydon Tech City – come and join South London’s largest tech startup cluster to look back at the successes of last year and look forward to the plans for this year!

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The Croydon Tech City Team: Our plans for 2014

Croydon Tech City: Nigel Dias, Jonny Rose and Sarah Luxford.

2013 has been an incredible year for Croydon Tech City; from hosting such illustrious speakers as Kit Malthouse (Deputy Mayor for Business and Enterprise) and futurist ad-tech genius Russell Buckley, to advising local and national government on tech policy to highlighting pressing issues such as gender imbalances in the tech workforce and starting to rectify the borough’s education and skills deficits.

Yet we’ve only just begun!

2014 will see the Croydon Tech City team and the community working together to radically impact Croydon – and London’s – social, economic and cultural landscape for the better, in many more ambitious and exciting ways.

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From Croydon Tech City to New York City: The DotMailer Story

In 1999, Simon Bird (left) sat down with business partner Tink Taylor (right) in his parents’ kitchen – it was there that email platform DotMailer was born.

In 2014, Simon now heads up the full-service DotDigital Group from the iconic No.1 Croydon whilst Tink builds the business in the US from New York.

This month he will be discussing how they took their initial idea and turned it into an international company with over 150 employees (80 in Croydon).

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The “Free For A Year” Campaign: Why you should move your tech company to Croydon in 2014

Whatever you’re feelings about Croydon there’s no doubt it’s increasingly becoming the best place to set up a tech company. As James Naylor told us in his excellent open letter to Amazon, the town has a lot to offer businesses:

From the Grade-A office space that is currently benefitting from a ‘Free For A Year campaign’ to the excellent transport direct transport links  to London Bridge (13 mins), London Victoria (16 mins), St Pancras – for Paris (30 mins) and Gatwick for practically everywhere (15 mins), your teams will be able to get wherever they need to go.

Croydon has a burgeoning food culture - we have an excellent and growing reputation for food, including our very own restaurant quarter and London’s oldest street market. Croydon is suddenly becoming the kind of place that hipsters and recent college graduates come to congregate in order to attend mixed-media arts events like this – exactly the kind of folk you either want to employ or your employees want to hang around with so they can pretend to be cool.

Croydon has an excellent quality of life: if you set-up in grimy, increasingly pricey Shoreditch, your execs are going to have to commute for an absolute age to reach anywhere suitably green for a country pile. But in Croydon you can actually drive to the countryside in 20 minutes. Indeed, unlike central/East London, you can actually drive(!)

And, of course, Croydon has South London’s largest technology ecosystema growing network of digital start-upspublically listed, global software firms,  fin-tech firms, and an army of developers that meet up in a regular basis in Croydon – it turns out because its a great place to run a technology business from!

CroydonLondon will be explaining the benefits of moving and starting your tech company in Croydon and how tech startups moving to the area can enjoy rate free premises.

To attend the Croydon Tech City 2014 launch, please sign up as ‘attending’ here  or  to confirm your attendance.

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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