• “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 volunteer-led invitation-only series of events that bring together early stage investors, successful serial entrepreneurs, students and alumni with leading serial entrepreneurs and investors to discuss and debate how and why they have come to create and fund today’s most disruptive technologies that aim to change our world. 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.

SVC2UK was founded by Reid Hoffman, Sherry Coutu CBE and Ellen Levy in 2006.  This year SVC2UK is being run out of London & Partners, a not-for-profit public-private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners. They attract overseas businesses, events, congresses, students and visitors to London and help London businesses go global.

Our Cambridge events are run by Bailey Fisher Executive Search. 

  • “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 2015 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, 2015

  • “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 2016

SVC2UK brings Silicon Valley mentors and investors together with UK scaleup companies to help them grow faster. Join the discussion by attending one of SVC2UK events.