Wednesday 14th June: An all-day extravaganza for you to discover Croydon Tech City #LTW


By - Wednesday 7th June, 2017

From guided tours to rooftop afterparties, there’s no excuse for you not to come and find out more about “the Silicon Valley of South London” during London Tech Week


Photo by Mike Beecham, used with permission.

In 2017, Croydon stands as London’s fastest growing tech cluster of startup and scale-up businesses – and one of the most thrilling places to be if you are an entrepreneur, technologist or venture capitalist.

London Tech Week takes place this month, and on Weds 14th June Croydon Tech City is putting on an all-day extravaganza to shine a spotlight on all that the Croydon tech, business and arts community is doing in the borough.

Four opportunities to learn about Croydon Tech City

7.30AM Mentorship Breakfast and IoT demo at IKEA

Are you a tech startup founder looking for a mentor?

Are you an SME with a pressing business problem?

Do you want advice from Croydon’s tech community?

Take part in our Croydon Tech City mentorship breakfast hosted and sponsored by IKEA.

Experts from our community will be able to address your business issues around Talent, Marketing, Logistics, Product Development, Sales, General Management, Finance and much more.

There will also be an IoT (Internet of Things) demonstration by IKEA for you to see their latest innovations.

To attend the mentorship breakfast, please sign up here.

10AM, 12PM Guided tours around Croydon Tech City

Last years tours led by James Naylor, Editor-in-Chief of The Croydon Citizen.
Photo by Nigel Dias, used with permission.

Whether you are an investor intending to invest in Croydon, an entrepreneur looking to move to the area, or an interested member of public wanting to learn more about the tech industry on your doorstep, you’re welcome to join one of our two guided tours on the day.

Explore the new exciting local workspaces that are springing up, learn more about CTC’s Future Tech City work to create talent pipelines in the borough, and learn where the major tech companies everyone is talking about are based.

Afterwards, you can check out some of the local art landmarks, and have a coffee or lunch in the local cafes or restaurants that are becoming a mainstay for the employers and employees in the “Silicon Valley of South London”.

To sign up for a guided tour, please go here.

2PM The Annual Summit at Croydon Conference Centre

Photo by Fluid4Sight, used with permission.

Join over three hundred delegates (software developers, tech business owners, local government, VCs, incoming corporates, and more) for an afternoon to celebrate the efforts of the community and chart the past, current and future aspirations of the Croydon Tech City movement.

This will be an instructive afternoon to explain what Croydon as a tech city will look like in the next few years, and will be comprised of a series of presentations from the Croydon Tech City management team and a selection of local tech startups, workspace owners, arts/culture, community and Croydon Council figures.

To sign up for the Croydon Tech City Summit, please go here.

6PM The Rooftop Afterparty at Lost Format Society Rooftop Cinema

Last year’s Croydon Tech City Rooftop party. Photo by Mark Sarfo, used with permission.

Enjoy live music, food and drink at the annual Croydon Tech City rooftop afterparty!

This is an excellent opportunity for those of you who can’t join us for the 2pm Croydon Tech City Summit at Croydon Conference Centre, to join us afterwards and network, party and meet with local tech companies, corporates and investors at a Croydon’s coolest rooftop cinema.

To sign up for the Rooftop Afterparty, please go here.

There’s something for everybody here, so sign up to the above events and get informed!

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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