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  1. 1. The Digital Capital of Europe Tech City
  2. 2. Tech City has emerged as an entirely natural cluster of innovation & growth Tech City is close to the Olympic park - benefits from £9bn investment in regeneration Major companies are already committed to Tech City – Google, Intel, Cisco, Vodafone, Amazon … A magnet for entrepreneurs, major technology companies, venture capital and talent Tech City - Headlines
  3. 3. “East London has an incredible buzz and a real of talent. It’s a great place to be to help your tech company grow and thrive.” Elizabeth Varley Co-founder & CEO., TechHub  Fast growing cluster of >1000 technology, digital and creative companies in East London  Tech City is not a single building or technology park but a community  Increasingly the place to be for the worlds next generation of high-tech entrepreneurs  The people are creating a real buzz, establishing a vibrant, youthful, innovative & tech-savvy community  Offers exciting opportunities for technology companies and investors of all sizes - supported by UK government What isTech City?
  4. 4. Where isTech City? Stretching from the creative, dynamic districts of Old Street & Shoreditch to the booming Olympic heartland of Stratford
  5. 5. • Provides a dynamic and supportive environment – businesses are far more likely to succeed • Artists, studios and music heritage - very stylish area has proved to be a magnet for ambitious young technology entrepreneurs • Impressive mixture of trendy warehouse properties, bars, coffee shops, restaurants and art galleries. • Well developed eco-system - networking organisations, meet-ups & events • Strong investment community – Angels, VCs & Corporates • Extensive network of universities & colleges providing critical skills and talent: software developers, designers, technologists… • Accessible, affordable and has a real energy and buzz WhyTech City ?
  6. 6. , Dopplr & Saffron Digital - all received major investment from multinationals  Others include Mind Candy – Moshi Monsters gaming Songkick - the largest global database of concerts Moo cards - customers in >180 countries  Many of the world’s biggest technology companies too: Cisco, Google, Facebook, Intel …  Recognise advantages of the area & potential benefits of being part of this thriving and successful centre of technology excellence Tech City UK Companies include: Tech City Investment
  7. 7.  Telefonica opened Wayra Academy in London; Tech City companies participate  General Assembly opened a Tech City facility, hosting regular events and training for London entrepreneurs and start-ups  Barclays & Central Working are establishing a new co-working space in Tech City  GREE announced plans to relocate to Tech City & open a new development studio  Amazon announced plans for a new design and development hub in Tech City  Vodafone will set-up Xone, a new technology lab & incubation centre in Tech City Recent announcements
  8. 8.  iCity named as developer of Broadcast Centre & Media Centre  1M sq ft (93,000 sq m) of available space  Partnership with Loughborough University (Institute of Sports Science) & Hackney Community College (UK’s first digital apprentice campus)  Facilities for entrepreneurs, start-ups and larger companies  Available from mid 2013  Longer term opportunities for development in the area:  International Quarter, neighbouring Hackney Wick Olympic Park - opportunities
  9. 9. Has stimulated broader business growth Westfield – Stratford City Taking the surrounding shopping area into account, it is the largest urban shopping centre in Europe in terms of size Improving infrastructure
  10. 10. “Our ambition is to bring together the creativity and energy of Shoreditch and the incredible possibilities of the Olympic Park to help make East London one of the worlds’ greatest technology Centres.” David Cameron UK Prime Minister 4 November 2010 UK government is focused on creating the ideal environment for entrepreneurs Business-friendly environment, offering a range of invaluable incentives: Entrepreneur visas Special entrepreneurs Capital Gains tax rate of just 10% for the first £10m R&D tax credits of up to 225% Improved Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) & Venture Capital Trusts (VCT) and new Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) to encourage investment in SMEs UK Government’s commitment toTech City
  11. 11. Open Data Institute - founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee & Prof Nigel Shadbolt, supported by TSB - will drive innovation to help organisations & companies derive value from large data sets. - will incubate some start-up companies working in open data Connected Digital Economy Catapult Centre - new ways for digital media and content providers to generate value from their products - collaboration between researchers and businesses - opening spring 2013 Intel Collaborative Research for Sustainable Connected Cities - partnership with Imperial College & University College London - technology to support and sustain the social and economic development of cities - collaborates with Tech City-based start-ups Further announcements
  12. 12. Some examples ofTech City workspaces >30 shared workspaces, incubators & accelerators with new developments being added all the time
  13. 13. Google Campus, Bonhill Street New facility seven floors of flexible work spaces mentoring programmes, speaker series, networking events
  14. 14. Tech Hub 2 locations (Old Street & Google Campus) Community space for product - orientated international tech start-ups & entrepreneurs Membership & daily rate
  15. 15. OldTruman Brewery Large campus on Brick Lane with many small & large options. Extremely flexible letting terms.
  16. 16. Innovation Warehouse Short and long-term workspace Networking events & strong mentorship programme Supported by the City of London Corporation
  17. 17. TheTrampery Property houses up to 20 creative free-lancers and small start-ups; part-time and drop-in members.
  18. 18. Accelerator – 35 Kingsland Road London Metropolitan University incubator open-plan co-working and cellular work space for digital media start- ups and early-stage companies
  19. 19. Zetland House Digital tech community within a former Bank of England print works, four floors of office; onsite café, shop, gallery & gym
  20. 20. Hoxton Mix Community workspace for digital media start- ups and early-stage companies Just opened a second facility
  21. 21. The Office: 81 Rivington Street Refurbished 1930s art deco building with array of "green" features; four floors of self-contained offices
  22. 22. Shoreditch – some locations
  23. 23. 7 reasons to move toTech City 1. THE PLACE: At the heart of London, the leading international business hub and the No. 1 European location for IT. 2. THE BACKING: Commitment from Government; backing from industry, banking and academia. 3. THE CASH: Access to London’s World-leading financial services sector and Europe’s largest VC community. 4. THE SPEED: Cutting-edge ICT, digital and creative facilities; including those available at the Olympic Park 5. THE TALENT: Access to an established and growing community of tech-focused companies and people. 6. THE CONNECTIONS: World-class international transport links, with Eurostar rail terminal and major airports close by; proximity to leading technology universities. 7. THE BUZZ: Vibrant multi-cultural commercial and social scene, creating a buzz to generate new ideas and innovation and attract the best talent.
  24. 24. Get involved ! Some recent events A festival celebrating the outstanding creative, technical & entrepreneurial talent of Tech City & East London More than 120 high-potential start- ups from around the world convened in London this week to participate in the Start-Up Games, competing for the chance to be recognised as an international start-up champion.
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