Tour of London’s startup ecosystem – including leading incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces
Visit and presentation from Tech City UK
Tech City UK believes the UK is the best place to start and grow a digital business. Through dedicated programmes, they support the digital technology sector’s need for skills, infrastructure, and investment. They gather and share vital information which informs policymakers. They give digital entrepreneurs a national and local voice. Their work accelerates the growth of digital businesses, in London and across the UK, at all stages of their development. You can see their work in action with Future Fifty, Digital Business Academy, Tech Nation, the Tech City UK Cluster Alliance and HQUK.
Location: Tech City UK 207 Old Street London EC1V 9NR. The closest tube station is Old Street, which is 2mins walk away
Visit and presentation from Google Campus
Google Campus, is a co-working space in the heart of East London’s Tech City. Owned by Google, it offers seven floors of flexible work spaces, free high speed internet and support. Campus also hosts weekly mentoring programmes, speaker series and many networking events for the startup community.
Location: 4-5 Bonhill St, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4BX. Closest tube station is Old Street, which is 5mins walk away
Visit and Tour of Wayra
Telefónica’s startup accelerator and they help the best entrepreneurs to grow and build successful businesses. Their acceleration program provides everything needed to take your business to the top. Funding of up to $50,000, a workspace in our London academy, access to a global network of business partners, mentors and experts, plus the opportunity to work with Telefónica businesses around the world. Also we will hear about Wayra UnLtd, a ground-breaking new partnership between UnLtd, the world’s largest supporter of social entrepreneurs, and Wayra. 50% funded by the UK Government.
Location: 2-10 Capper St London WC1E 6JA. The closest tube station is either Warren Street or Euston Square, both are about a 10minute walk away.
Visit and tour of Playhubs
Playhubs is the destination for games industry entrepreneurs. Designed as a co-working space and dedicated exclusively to games, playhubs is home to a determined, professional and passionate group of members who are working hard to become the future disruptors in the global tablet, mobile and online games industry. Membership at playhubs is extremely limited – we have space only for proven teams, or those with truly exceptional talent and world-class business potential, who subscribe to the Playhubs ethos. Playhubs does not teach you how to make great games… playhubs straps a rocket pack to your team’s development and commercial potential to help you create a world-class company. Playhubs members are entrepreneurs with a passion for games and a deep-seated drive to serve millions of customers on a global scale.
Location: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UK. The Closest tube station is Charing Cross and it is a 15minute walk from there. It will take circa 30mins to get from MassChallange to Charring Cross via the tube.
Visit and tour of Makaversity
Makerversity are kickstarting the third industrial revolution by building a thriving and diverse community of the best makers. They provide affordable space, tools and cutting edge workshop facilities to their member businesses as well as opportunities for collaborations, projects, investment and funding.
Makerversity are committed to providing alternative and free routes to hands-on learning for young people.
They aim to inspire the next generation of creative and practical minds through a range of activities. These include building learning programmes with partners such as the Prince’s Trust, Internships and work placements with their member businesses, and developing hands-on lessons for teachers and learners everywhere.
Location: Somerset House, New Wing, Lancaster Place, WC2R 1LA – the Closest tube station is Charing Cross and it is a 15minute walk from there. It will take circa 30mins to get from MassChallange to Charring Cross via the tube.