Silicon Valley comes 2 the UK 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 was founded eight years ago by co-Chairmen Reid Hoffman (Founder of Linkedin) and Sherry Coutu CBE (Serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor) to support the eco-system for entrepreneurs in the UK. It brings leading Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders to the UK to explore ideas and to ignite local entrepreneurship.
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
On November 6th, 7th and 8th 2013, Silicon Valley and UK leaders in entrepreneurship led 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 also launched the 100 Club for CEOs who are expected to take their businesses to £100m in revenue within 3-5 years. Please see separate tab on this exciting initiative.
Each year, SVC2UK grows in reach and influence. This year, cities from around Europe and beyond hosted Silicon Valley Comes to You (SVC2U) – a programme of events that run concurrently with SVC2UK. These locations will harness momentum of SVC2UK to showcase local talent and motivate others to start their own enterprise. In 2013 we welcomed friends from Vancouver and Belfast too who also hope to run similar events in their cities in 2014.
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. It would like to thank it’s Sponsors and Partners without whom the inspirational events would not have been possible. All are listed in tab below.
To view more photos of the events visit – http://www.svc2uk.com/uk/photos-2013/