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Croydon Tech City 2016: a year in review

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

What a year it has been for ‘the Silicon Valley of South London’!

In just twelve short months, the Croydon tech scene has grown to become a major case study in community-driven regeneration, a government “blueprint”, and home to the largest tech workspace in South London.

How did it all happen?

January – CTC in Australia; Matt Hancock describes CTC as “a blueprint for the … Read More »

EVENT: #Croydon #TechCity Xmas – Thursday 22nd December, 7pm @MatthewsYard

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

An early christmas present from the #Croydon #TechCity team

This year, Croydon’s tech boom made the borough the “UK’s fastest-growing economy”, it is now home to South London’s largest tech workspace, and Croydon Tech City was described by Matt Hancock MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office, as “a blueprint for the future”.

Come and celebrate Croydon’s tech success this year at Thursday’s Croydon Tech City Christmas special, please register to attend here.
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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 »

News in brief February 2016

Posted on March 7th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big Croydon news stories from February 2016, summarised for your convenience

Controversy surrounded the Tiger Tiger nightclub closure

The closure of Croydon’s well-known Tiger Tiger nightclub was met with regret and nostalgia, as reported in the London Evening Standard but was welcomed by others. Quoted in the Croydon Advertiser, Zack Rodney, owner of the Granaries, described the closure as “the best thing that ever … Read More »

Introducing… Croydon Tech City community classes for Q1/2 2016

Posted on January 27th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. 6 comments

Jonny Rose introduces the latest initiative from the #Croydon #TechCity movement

Croydon Tech City champions and inspires tech business, skills and opportunities with the aim of making Croydon “the Silicon Valley of South London”.

There are a lot of ways in which we do this – advising on infrastructure decisions, business support services, encouraging inward investment, etc.  – but the chief way that we … Read More »

Croydon is the next stop for start-ups, says Cabinet Office minister

Posted on January 25th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Minister for the Cabinet Office, Matt Hancock MP, visited Croydon last week and praised the borough’s growing tech hub. Its facilities, companies and the Croydon Tech City organisation are “clearly the start of something”, he said, calling on the government to do whatever it can to help.

Release begins: Matt Hancock endorsed Croydon Tech City as a blueprint for the future.

Croydon Tech City is an independent community-led tech movement and … Read More »