EVENT: #Croydon #TechCity – Thurs Nov 22nd 7.30pm at Matthews Yard

By - Saturday 17th November, 2012

N.B.  Thurs November 22nd is a follow-up meeting from the first Croydon Tech City event held October 4th (see below to see what was discussed).

On Thurs Nov 22nd:

  • There will be a full presentation of the vision (as below) from 7.30 – 8pm for those who were unable to make the previous event.
  • 8pm onwards there will be a presentation from Croydon Creatives, and extended time for audience feedback and discussion of how to take Croydon Tech City forward.

Croydon Tech City - How Croydon can become the Silicon Valley of South London. Thurs 22nd November 7.30pm, Matthews Yard, Croydon. FAO: Developers, Entrepeneurs, Venture Capitalists, Croydon residents

The Silicon Valley of South London

Croydon Tech City is a vision of mine in which I wish to see Croydon become a credible player in the European tech scene and an attractive home for digital and creative start-ups.

The aims of the evening are primarily to:

  • Explain why Croydon should commit to this vision
  • Show how I intend to push Croydon Tech City forwards in 2013 
  • Find out how others can help me
  • Learn from any suggestions or criticisms 

The agenda for the night is as follows (although subject to change):

  •  Introduction (with pyrotechnics and laser show, budget permitting)
  • An introduction to Tech City
    • Brief history
    • Notable companies in the area
    • Events and culture
    • Success stories
  • Why Croydon should commit to this vision
    • Matthews Yard
    • Fairfield Halls
    • Examining current local tech cluster
    • Croydon Creatives
    • Commercial office space
    • Residential properties
    • Local culture
  • Q&A (with possible premature escape through the back exit from groupies/irate naysayers)

The event will formally finish at 9pm – although it would be great to carry on the conversation well into the night.

Please do come along on Thursday 22nd November at 7.30pm, it would be wonderful to have you listen, contribute and shape this vision.

I can be contacted at jonnyrose1@gmail.com or 98rosjon on Twitter.

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 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. 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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