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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 »



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 »



#Croydon #TechCity event: the inaugural Croydon Tech City summit, Friday June 6th 12pm at Croydon College

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

Jonny Rose reveals the stellar lineup for #Croydon #TechCity’s very first half day conference

On Friday June 6th 12pm at Croydon College, #Croydon #TechCity will hold a half-day conference in conjunction with Develop Croydon to bring together some of London’s foremost property developers, policy-makers and tech entrepreneurs to discuss Croydon’s place as London’s second ‘Tech City’.

The aim of the conference is to … Read More »



Croydon: The solutions aren’t political, they’re technological

Posted on April 8th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. 4 comments

Jonny Rose explains why you should look to #Croydon #TechCity instead of writing that angry letter to the council

Education, parking, debt, meals on wheels – a tech startup for every problem

Continuing the theme of the piece I wrote earlier this year – looking at how tech startups could solve Croydon’s homeless problem – I wish to extend this to other areas of our … Read More »