• “You can solve some of the greatest challenges of our lifetime using technology, innovation and art together”

    Megan Smith

    CTO of the USA

  • “Be very paranoid, take a much more aggressive action in terms of dominating your sector”

    Jack Hidary

    Advisor at Google X

  • “As a CEO in a scale up, really knowing yourself personally and professionally is very important.”

    Bethany Koby

    CEO, Technology Will Save Us

  • “In the world of entrepreneurs, skills is your capital.”

    David White

    CEO of import.io

Discover SVC2UK

Scaling up your Business

Silicon Valley comes to the UK (SVC2UK) is a not-for profit programme of industry supported events led by business leaders, investors and serial entrepreneurs and run by volunteers. It is designed to improve the ecosystem for entrepreneurship in the UK, Europe and beyond and drive sustainable growth by helping promising CEOs in their scaling journey, inspire students, and foster relationships with Silicon Valley and Europe.

It was founded by Reid Hoffman, Sherry Coutu CBE and Ellen Levy in 2006.  This year SVC2UK is being run out of London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s international promotion agency with Bailey Fisher Executive Search who lead on the Cambridge events.

  • “Entrepreneurs are like

    visionaries. One of the ways they run forward is by viewing the thing they’re doing as something that’s going to be the whole world.”

    Reid Hoffman, co-founder of Linkedin

  • “You could think of a scale-up leader as not entirely dissimilar to an Olympic athlete – they are as rare or even more rare”

    Sherry Coutu CBE

  • “Hard to know what you could have done better”

    Participant from 2014 Summit

  • “I found it really useful to be challenged to just  think better”

    Participant from 2014 Summit

  • 92.6% thought the speakers were great or geniuses in their talks and ideas

    Post-Summit Survey, 2014

  • “Bringing together such an expert, impressive selection of attendees”

    Participant from CEO Scale-Up Summit, 2014

  • “Great event which was steeped in the reality of running a business and not fluffy ideas”

    Participant from Women in Tech Event, 2014

Events in 2015

Taking place across London, Cambridge and Manchester on 4-6th November, SVC2UK are bringing Silicon Valley mentors and investors together with UK scaleup companies to help them grow faster. Join the discussion by attending one of SVC2UK events.