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Speakers Liaison role availableWe have an exciting opportunity for a highly organised self starter who would like to gain experience in a fast paced environment delivering a core element to a high profile business programme.
Appathon Session at Kuato studiosFounders4Schools, Kuato Studios and Innotech Summit hosted an Appathon workshop on September 25th, bringing together three schools from around London to work in teams to brainstorm new and innovative ideas for apps that they would like to use. Pupils from Snowfields, Fulham Prep and St. …
Care about addressing the skills gap crisis? Join Appathon UKLooking for an opportunity to work within a growing organization on an exciting project, and to develop relationships with companies across a variety of sectors – all while working for an important cause? Then we have the role for you! The role: Researching …
Female CEOs in Silicon Valley: Day FourAfter four days ​packed with exciting visits to word-famous companies and insights from Silicon Valley gurus the trip finally brought the female CEOs delegation to its final destination in the wee hours of the morning. The group joined Sherry Coutu …
Female CEOs in Silicon Valley: Day Three​Third day of the trip – and yet again it was great to see the Female CEOs’ zest for learning more insights ​on the secret ingredients of success for Silicon Valley start-up companies. The day started off with a hands-on …
Female CEOs in Silicon Valley: Day TwoAnother sunny day in San Francisco fun-filled with loads of activities and exciting news as the female entrepreneur delegation continues their scale-up mission led by SVC2UK Co-Chairman Sherry Coutu and the British Consul General, Priya Guha.   The first day …
Female CEOs in Silicon Valley: Day One  Here at SVC2UK we are very excited about the amazing trip to Silicon Valley 17 female CEOs are on right now. So while here in London we are keeping an eye on what’s happening out there in Silicon Valley. …
Good Cause In Business By Michelle WrightWhether you have recently poured a bucket of ice cold water on yourself, ran a marathon or completed a night walk – you are very likely to have done it for a good cause and supported a charity of choice. And …
SVC2UK Takes 17 UK Female CEOs to Silicon ValleyJourney will introduce them to leading women in tech, help them scale their businesses, build new networks London & San Francisco – 8 September, 2014 – Seventeen female CEOs of some of the fastest-growing tech companies in the UK are …
The Point Of No Return for Vicky BrockAn interview with Vicky Brock, one of the delegates on the upcoming scale up visit to Silicon Valley next month   With 74% of adults buying goods and services online (as reported by BBC earlier this year) online shopping booming …
Are you a social media whizz interested in start ups? Join us  If social media for you is more than friends’ Facebook status updates, if you would love to make digital your profession, and you find startup environment just as exciting as we do, we’ve got something for you!   What …
CREATE!CREATE! is an independent, non-profit campaign to help teachers connect their students to careers in technology and enterprise. Partnering with Raspberry Pi, Appsforgood among many others, CREATE! aims to encourage teachers across the UK to promote the development of skills leading …
Volunteer opportunitiesLocation: Flexible locations Contract type: Volunteer (part-time) Start date: Immediate start date for some of the roles; September for others. We have a number of exciting opportunities for volunteers who would like to gain experience in a fast paced environment …
The Royal Society Science 50 IndexSUMMARY AND FAQ The Royal Society, in partnership with the Science Museum and Silicon Valley comes to the UK (SVC2UK) is monitoring a growing list of 375 ‘’fast growth’ Science Based companies.  This is the just beginning – we plan …
Fast Growth Science companies celebrated & supported by the Royal SocietyFast Growth Science companies celebrated & supported by the Royal Society The Royal Society announces support for some of the fastest growing science-based companies in the UK, in association with Silicon Valley Comes to the UK 16th June 2014, London: …
‘International Expansion & Raising Finance while scaling’ WorkshopOn 25th April, Silicon Valley comes 2 the UK in partnership with Barclays for Entrepreneurs curated the second in a series of Breakfast Roundtables exclusively for members of the SVC2UK 100 Club. These events bring together CEOs who have successfully scaled …
SVC2UK Breakfast Roundtable on Raising Finance and International Expansion24th April 2014, London: Tomorrow SVC2UK will hold the second in a series of  100 Club Scale Up breakfast  at the Barclays Accelerator in Whitechapel, with attendees including Guy Mucklow, Postcode Anywhere; Debbie Wosskow, Love Home Swap; Tobias Van Amstel , Signkick; …
Royal Society Science CEO SummitApply to attend SVC2UK and Royal Society’s Science CEO Summit We are excited to partner with the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence to expand the work we have been doing in the UK to focus on CEOs of science-based …
Lesson 12: Reflections from Sherry Coutu – Taking the right kind of money at the right timeStart-up veterans advocate taking the right kind of money at the right time in order to scale-up gracefully. External investment can be the catalyst for scale Raising capital from external investors is a topic that pre-occupies many entrepreneurs who aspire to …
Lesson 11: Reflections from Sherry Coutu – Testing continuously to stay close to the customerScale-up veterans advocate Testing continuously to stay close to the customer. For early stage startups, spending time with your customers and understanding what they need is almost the only thing that matters. However, as you scale, that becomes harder: you …
Renaissance Leadership CTO Roundtable SummaryLast week the executive Search and Leadership firm Renaissance Leadership held a breakfast roundtable to explore the axis between Silicon Valley and London.  Jackson Hull of Onefinestay and Tony Willis of Renaissance led the discussion on how the London tech …
Lesson 10: Reflections from Sherry Coutu – Build systems that scaleKey idea: Scaling systems and processes are perhaps some of the least glamorous aspects of scaling a company, but are also among the most crucial. Systems and processes should be designed for scale from the beginning. The speakers discussed a number …
Lesson 9: Reflections from Sherry Coutu – Nurture company culture and values as you growBuilding great teams that can scale goes beyond hiring the right people. It also requires the founders to nurture a great culture and great values.The bad news is that this becomes much harder as a company scales. The good news is …
Refilling the Innovator’s Prescription: The new wave of medtechIn SVC2UK 2013 big data was the headline theme with Medtech a key area of focus. It was debated whether bringing techniques of data science to health care would result in the first trillion pound company valuation. Consensus suggested that …
Refilling the Innovator’s PrescriptionWe are delighted to be partnering with Nesta to bring you a paper that explores and explains what the future is likely to look like for patients and doctors, and examines the implications for institutions currently involved in the industry. …
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