Thursday 27th October, 7pm: Solve homelessness in Croydon, and more, at October’s #Croydon #TechCity


By - Friday 21st October, 2016

Even after a high-profile month, #Croydon #TechCity isn’t slowing down


#Croydon #TechCity is back!
Photo by Fluid4Sight, used with permission.

After a two-month summer recess, Croydon Tech City is back on the scene and reconvening at Project B 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.

This month’s Croydon Tech City will be of particular interest if you want to:

  • learn how to take an idea and turn it into a mobile app
  • see how technology can be used to improve the lives of people in Croydon (and beyond)
  • understand how to sell products and win contracts from the public sector/government

To register for October’s event on Thursday 27th, 7pm at Project B in Croydon, please go here.

Pancho Lewis, Founder of FairBnB

Solving homelessness in Croydon – and soon, the world

Photo by Pancho Lewis, used with permission.

FairBnB is a new initiative in Croydon aiming to prevent homelessness before it happens through a new real-time web app that is launching soon to enable Croydonianss to list their spare rooms for homeless families and individuals – a more virtuous version of AirBnB.

The FairBnB team wants to help struggling families get back on their feet by matching those who don’t have a roof over their head with generous homeowners who have the space to put them up. The startup has the opportunity to scale and solve a massive global problem, but the team need YOUR help (tech, marketing, PR) to get if off the ground. Come along and see how you can help!

Kurt Henderson, Co-founder of KOMPAS

The mobile app that creates unique holidays whilst you travel

Photo by Kurt Henderson, used with permission.

Kurt Henderson is the co-founder of KOMPAS, a mobile application and web platform, that is disrupting the travel industry by creating innovation through technology. The app uses machine learning algorithms, combined with a AI and Location Based Services, to generate an understanding of a user.

Say goodbye to the endless planning and getting hopelessly lost, only to end up visiting typical tourist traps and generic cafés in a city. KOMPAS present you with truly unique and personalised experiences, tailored to your interests. Have fun exploring the world in a whole new way!

Ian Makgill, Founder of SpendNetwork

Learn how to win more business from the government, with open data!

Photo by Ian Makgill, used with permission.

Ian Makgill is a member of the Cabinet Officer’s Open Data User Group and a tech startup founder based out of Sussex Innovation Centre Croydon.

Using his experience at the heart of government, Ian will explain how his startup SpendNetwork enables startups and scales to gain access to government business through its free tender alert service, giving users insights into public tenders from around the world and providing a database of open projects.


To sign up for this month’s Croydon Tech City on Thursday 27th October at 7pm at Project B, please go here.

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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