“You can solve some of the greatest challenges of our lifetime using technology, innovation and art together”
CTO of the USA
“Be very paranoid, take a much more aggressive action in terms of dominating your sector”
Advisor at Google X
“As a CEO in a scale up, really knowing yourself personally and professionally is very important.”
CEO, Technology Will Save Us
“In the world of entrepreneurs, skills is your capital.”
CEO of import.io
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 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.
For thoughts, opinions and recent trends check out our SVC2UK blog
SVC2UK Female Founders Mission: The Delegates
From 23rd to 26th May, The Mayor’s International Business Programme will be leading a female delegation to San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Meet the female entrepreneurs heading to Silicon Valley.
Female Founders International Visit: Day 0
Janet Coyle, who leads the Female Founder Mission to Silicon Valley this week, ponders on the benefits of taking an all-female delegation to Silicon Valley