EVENT: #Croydon #TechCity Thursday 20th November 7:30pm at @MatthewsYard


By - Tuesday 11th November, 2014

#Croydon #TechCity cofounder Jonny Rose reveals the lineup for this month’s event to the town’s budding Zuckerbergs


Photo by Fluid4Sight, used with permission.

It’s that time of the month again when Croydon’s tech scene comes out to play at Matthews Yard and learns from local tech entrepreneurs.

Everyone is welcome – you don’t need to be a business owner or computer-lover to enjoy this!

To attend this month’s Croydon Tech City event at Matthews Yard, please register to attend here or  to confirm your attendance.

Erika Brodnock, CEO of Karisma Kidz

Building a tech company that will help every child reach their full academic potential

Photo by Erika Brodnock, used with permission.

Wallington psychologist and parenting coach-turned-entrepreneur Erika Brodnock believes that children aren’t achieving their full potential academically.

Brodnock turned to tech to create Karisma Kidz, a platform where children are encouraged to play their way to emotional literacy and utilise tools and techniques that will nurture their mental health and promote resilience throughout their lives.

The first version of the app has been downloaded over 40,000 times and the startup has to-date raised £140k in seed funding. Karisma Kidz is currently in the process of raising a £500k round to help reach a million monthly active users by the end of 2016.

Gopinath Nanthakumaar, co-founder of VUiN

Bringing Indian cinema and TV streaming to the world. From Croydon.

Photo by Gopi Nanthakumaar, used with permission.

The Indian film industry is a behemoth business, there is an unexplored goldmine of Indians living outside India and surprisingly no major players have tried to cater to their new media choices… until now!

VUiN is an online video-on-demand service, which offers an easier solution to watch all the favourite Indian movies and TV shows anywhere anytime.

VUiN has already signed up with major film distributors and VUiN also purchase movies directly from the producers, currently Vuin have over 1,000 films in their library. Over 1 million minutes watched every month.

David Batey and Scott Collen, Nickelled

One Year On: What’s happened since we presented at Croydon Tech City

Photo by Nickelled, used with permission.

Nickelled‘s technology enables you to easily create interactive examples of your website to ensure your customers get the best from your service.

Founder and CTO, David Batey, spoke this time last year at Croydon Tech City when the product was yet to be launched. A year on and the Croydon Tech City community has helped Nickelled to get its first big customer (Gumtree). Batey and team will be talking about their rollercoaster journey over the past year.


To attend this month’s Croydon Tech City event at Matthews Yard, please register to attend 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 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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