“You can solve some of the greatest challenges of our lifetime using technology, innovation and art together”
Former 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 series of invitation-only events that bring together investors, serial entrepreneurs, students and policymakers and first-time CEOs with serial entrepreneurs and investors from the US and the UK to discuss how and why they have come to create and fund today’s most disruptive technologies that aim to change our world, and help our scale-up CEOs to grow their companies and become world beaters. It was founded by Reid Hoffman, Sherry Coutu CBE and Ellen Levy in 2006 and is now run by London & Partners, a not-for-profit public-private partnership funded by the Mayor of London and a network of commercial partners.
“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
“Amazing content and fabulous location – not quite sure how you’ll beat it!”
Participant from 2017 CEO Summit
“These days there are quite a few of these kinds of start-up / networking / mentoring type events. I find SVC2UK to be far and away the most valuable of all of them. So thank you, and well done!”
Participant from 2017 Summit
92.6% thought the speakers were great or geniuses in their talks and ideas
Post-Summit Survey, 2015
“I am still buzzing from the inspiration of being around such a crowd, as well chock full of practical, tactical advice!”
Participant from 2016 Summit
“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 2018
SVC2UK brings Silicon Valley mentors and investors together with UK scaleup companies to help them grow faster. Join the discussion by attending one of our SVC2UK events or get in contact.
Events will be available to register for very soon!
For thoughts, opinions and recent trends check out our SVC2UK blog.
Mission to San Francisco
In May 2018, SVC2UK took 15 of London’s up-and-coming Female Founders on a fast-paced trade mission to San Francisco and Silicon Valley. With businesses ranging …
Too Good To Scale – Can Social Businesses Attract Investment?
Original article published by Forbes on 16th November 2017. According to research published by UK innovation agency Nesta, Europe is now home to almost 2000 tech-driven ventures that …