Future Tech City


Future Tech City Launch 2017: an event for Croydon’s teachers, parents and technologists

Posted on February 21st, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City. No Comments

Jonny Rose invites you to join his team of Future Tech-nologists

Since its inception in 2012, Croydon Tech City has been focused on the objective of democratising tech skills and opportunities to the Croydon community: lowering the barriers to access so that young and old alike can participate and benefit from Croydon’s tech boom.

Across the country there is a growing requirement for young people to … Read More »



Croydon Central Library pioneers the first #Croydon #TechCity Tech Zone

Posted on January 9th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City. 3 comments

New year, new philanthropic initiative for Croydon Tech City and co.

Libraries are integral to Croydon’s success

Nearly two million visits a year are made to Croydon’s libraries by Croydonians of all ages and backgrounds. To say that your local library is central to Croydon’s future is no overstatement.

Libraries are places that people go to for information. Books are only the tip of the information iceberg. … Read More »



The Croydon Tech City ‘Timeline of Success’: From 20 people in a room to London’s fastest-growing tech cluster

Posted on June 21st, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City. No Comments

Croydon Tech City founder Jonny Rose recounts four action-packed years in the Silicon Valley of South London

In June 2016, Croydon stands as London’s “fastest-growing tech ecosystem”, and is now home to over a thousand early-stage and scale-up digital, technical and creative companies.

Croydon has also just opened TMRW, a “world-leading” 21,000 sq ft tech hub in Davies House that was made possible when Croydon … Read More »



EVENT: #Croydon #TechCity 2016 Town Hall, Tuesday 21st June at 2pm @CroydonCC #LDNTechWeek

Posted on June 14th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. No Comments

To coincide with London Technology Week taking place next week, #Croydon #TechCity holds its major ‘Town Hall’ event next Tuesday

In 2016, 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.

The first six months of this year alone … Read More »



Work in Croydon? There is a 60% likelihood that your job won’t exist in ten years’ time

Posted on February 3rd, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. 9 comments

Jonny Rose brings a message of hope for those who choose to hear it, and a warning for those who don’t

Technology is replacing jobs

A 2013 study by the Oxford Martin School estimated that 47% of jobs in the US could be susceptible to computerisation over the next two decades. In Australia, the figure has been pitched at 70% of jobs within a decade. A study by … Read More »



“The first time I asked for product feedback, I got death threats”: November’s Croydon Tech City

Posted on November 23rd, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

#Croydon #TechCity co-founder Jonny Rose reports back from last week’s gathering of startups and CEOs

November’s Croydon Tech City event saw nearly one hundred software developers, creatives and venture capitalists decamp at the partially-finished Matthews Yard ‘Backyard’ workspace, for another evening of inspirational tech startup talks.

The evening kicked off with a CTC first: a ‘fireside chat’ with Tech London Advocates founder and angel investor, … Read More »



Croydon Tech City townhall: putting Croydon on the map in London Technology Week

Posted on June 30th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

#Croydon #TechCity co-founder Jonny Rose reports on the movement’s sophomore summit

Almost a year after the success of our first Croydon Tech City summit, Croydon found itself once again hosting a summit of venture capitalists, tech companies, and property developers.

This time it was was bigger and better than before: over two hundred delegates attended the Croydon Tech City ‘townhall’ – a major … Read More »



From US to Croydon: The highs and lows of women in tech

Posted on May 19th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City. No Comments

Ahead of Thursday’s ‘women in tech’ event, #Croydon #TechCity leader Jonny Rose assesses the gender balance in his favourite industry

I recently stumbled across some interesting research by the Silicon Valley Bank which found that more women are put in positions of leadership at technology companies in the UK than in the US.

As part of their annual Innovation Economy Outlook survey, … Read More »



Print Archive: March 2015 News Magazine – Educating Tech City

Posted on April 16th, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. No Comments

March 2015′s issue lifts the lid on Croydon Tech City and its efforts to make the next generation into coders

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Future Tech City: Croydon’s first large-scale tech event for secondary schools

Posted on April 10th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

#Croydon #TechCity founder Jonny Rose reports on the inaugural Future Tech City event which took place at Croydon College last month

Thursday 12th March saw over one hundred pupils from Croydon schools enter the doors of Croydon College to attend Future Tech City – the borough’s first large-scale technology event for 16-18yr olds.

As part of Croydon Tech City’s ongoing mission to provide much-needed … Read More »