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.
SVC2UK aims to
- help the most promising first time CEOs in Europe to scale their companies better
- inspire students to consider entrepreneurship as a career
- foster relationships between leading entrepreneurs, business people and investors
Every November Silicon Valley and UK leaders in entrepreneurship lead workshops, masterclasses and lectures, with the aim to debate, discuss, create and fund today’s most disruptive technologies to change our world in the years to come.
SVC2UK is supported by a number of businesses and has grown into an eagerly anticipated event, with thousands of students and entrepreneurs benefiting from the collective expertise of the group. We would like to thank our sponsors and partners without whom these inspirational events would not have been possible.