Sussex Innovation Centre


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 »



Three reasons why Croydon’s naysayers won’t be satisfied anytime soon

Posted on November 14th, by Jonny Rose in Economics & Business. 5 comments

A night-time economy, housing for all, or flourishing business: you can only have one, choose wisely

Despite the breathy promises of billboard advertisements, unscrupulous life coaches, and personal development books, you can’t have it all.

The same goes for Croydon. The borough is indisputably on the up: it has become a much more exciting and vibrant place to live in the past few years. … Read More »



Thursday 17th November 7pm: Support Croydon’s BME businesses, find a job, and more at #Croydon #TechCity

Posted on November 11th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City. No Comments

Unveiling the #Croydon #TechCity stars putting local BME business on the map

Croydon Tech City is back with its monthly evening of tech demos, talks, and shenanigans, as we continue to make Croydon a credible player in the European startup scene.

To attend this month’s event at Sussex Innovation Centre Croydon, please register here.

Steve Bardouille, Founder of Famberry
Bringing genealogies into the digital age

Famberry is a private … Read More »



Print archive: October 2016 – The local economy is booming

Posted on November 3rd, by The Croydon Citizen in Not featured, Politics & Society. No Comments

New figures show Croydon has the fastest-growing economy in the UK, and the high street is seeing major changes. But is the whole town benefiting?

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The Croydon Citizen is a non-profit community news magazine for London’s most populous borough.

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A gentrification manifesto: making it work for Croydon

Posted on October 20th, by Hannah Luffman in Economics & Business. 6 comments

There’s much to celebrate about what’s coming next for our town. But we have to put effort in to make it work for all of us

Gentrification, a term coined by Ruth Glass in the ’60s, is about the displacement of low-income families and small businesses due to redevelopment and regeneration in a town or city. The media highlights the incredible development and growth of a city … Read More »



3D printing, and Croydon’s business community, to the rescue

Posted on June 27th, by Saffron Saunders in Economics & Business. No Comments

Saffron Saunders recalls a tale of youthful inspiration and a helping hand

I recently had the privilege to be invited to judge the finals of a summer workshop programme run by the Network for Teaching Young Entrepreneurs. NTYE is a social enterprise helping young people to enhance their employability through entrepreneurship.

Along with other business experts including councillor David Wood of Selhurst ward, I … 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 »



“Don’t kid yourself – they’re not a ‘customer’ until the money hits the bank”: March’s Croydon Tech City

Posted on April 12th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Event Reviews. No Comments

#Croydon #TechCity founder Jonny Rose reports on last month’s event at Matthews Yard

March’s Croydon Tech City saw the creme of South London’s tech community pack into Hoodoos in Matthews Yard for another dose of demo, discussion and debate.

Luke Fisher, CEO of ThanksBox

First up with Luke Fisher, CEO of ThanksBox – a suite of peer-to-peer recognition tools that allow teams and coworkers to … Read More »



Meet the Croydon tech company that the Financial Times has described as “an antidote to Wonga”

Posted on April 6th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City. No Comments

Jonny Rose introduces the man with the mission to render payday loans companies obsolete

As Frank Mukahanana, founder and CEO of peer-to-peer lending platform QuidCycle, introduces me to his team in Sussex Innovation Centre Croydon it’s hard to not be excited about his recent ascent.

Since I first met him two years ago, Mukahanana’s team has grown by five times (his latest hire has moved all … Read More »



EVENT: #Croydon #TechCity – Thursday 24th March at 7pm @MatthewsYard

Posted on March 22nd, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. No Comments

#Croydon #TechCity founder Jonny Rose reveals which tech leaders will speak at this week’s event at Matthews Yard

After last month’s ‘Meet the Workspace’ Special, Croydon Tech City is back to normal service: tech demos, talks, and shenanigans, as we continue to make Croydon a credible player in the European startup scene.

To attend this month’s event, please register here.

Danni Lapham, Founder of Airside … Read More »