Startups & Scaleups

Specialised programme for startups and scaleups who are looking at the London and the UK to set up their business.

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Startup Exhibit

Exhibit programme is created for delegations of startups to exhibit at some of the top exhibitions in the UK.

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Tailored Programme

This programme is tailored for Founders who are looking to explore the UK for expanding their business.

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Startup Delegations

Itemised Events & Activities on request

Evening Demo Event

We produce an event to present the startups visiting and invite the wider startup community as well as relevant guests. We take care of all logistics, promoting the event and delivery at one of our partner coworking spaces.

Individual Workshops

Experts that deliver workshops on specific topics according to the needs of the delegation. We bring the right expert to deliver the workshop and it includes an introduction to the London Startup Ecosystem.

Startups Speed-Dating

We deliver a matchmaking event where we invite some of the key players in the relevant industries to meet the delegation visiting over one-to-one sessions. Also delivered over dinner and networking drinks.

Startups & Scaleups is our specialised programme for international startups and scaleups who are looking at the London and the UK to set up their business. We provide connections in the startup ecosystem curating sessions and events with a number of experts, founders and relevant organisations bringing the attendees closer to opportunities, experts they can work with, as well as potential partners and clients.

Startups & Scaleups Programme Process:

  • We get the main details from the startups visiting to understand their stage and business needs (form & Skype interview for startups).
  • We then propose group sessions and one-to-one activities to do during their visit.
  • Before creating the schedule, we produce a research report analysing the product fit containing industry landscape, main competition, benchmark points, current organisations investing in their field, and any other relevant aspects.
  • Once the report is produced we identify people and organisations to involve during the visit to schedule the full programme.

The Programme Includes:

  • Sessions and workshops
  • Research – Report
  • Accommodation & travel cards.
  • All venues and meeting rooms for sessions.
  • Allocated meeting room time for each startup to have their own meeting room.
  • Hot desking facilities.
  • Transfer from the airport (on request).Minimum number of startups: 5 startups / 10 attendees
    Minimum Duration: 3 days (Ideal duration 5 working days / 4 nights) Lead time: 6-10 weeks (dependent on number of startups)

Activities:

  • Group sessions and workshops to understand the UK ecosystem
  • Tailored group workshops according to their needs (positioning in the UK, pitching andpresenting to UK investors, route to market, etc).
  • UK mentor sessions.
  • Individual introductions and speed networking sessions.
  • Visits to accelerators and relevant locations.

*Pricing on request varies depending on season, type of accommodation requested and extras required.

Our Exhibit programme is created for delegations of startups to exhibit at some of the top exhibitions in the UK (i.e. Tech Day, TechCrunch Disrupt, London Tech Week, Wearables Show or any major exhibition/trade show). It is delivered in the same way as the Tech City Connect Programme. In addition, we organise all logistics to book pavilions and arenas for startups to exhibit preparing the startups before the event. Prior to the event workshops are focused on techniques to make the most of a trade show, lead generation, pitching and following up.

After the the event startups have the opportunity to arrange meetings with potential leads and finalise the sessions for the programme.

Duration: 7-10 days
Lead time: 2-3 months

Activities: Same as Tech City Connect with added exhibition focus.

Startup Exhibit Programme Includes:

  • Tech City Connect Programme (same inclusions)
  • Exhibition stand.
  • Planning and logistics – exhibition.
  • Transfer from the airport (on request).
  • Banner and promotional materials printing (on request).
  • Sessions and workshops
  • Research – Report
  • Accommodation & travel cards.
  • All venues and meeting rooms for sessions.
  • Allocated meeting room time for each startup to have their own meeting room.
  • Hot desking facilities.
  • Transfer from the airport (on request).

This programme is tailored for Founders who are looking to explore the UK for expanding their business. It’s very specific to their needs and it helps them find the best opportunities before setting up their businesses. Similar to the group programmes, we apply research to study the product fit and market opportunities identifying key people to introduce during the visit according to their needs. This includes experts in their industry, accelerators and organisations that would support their business, potential partners as well as users or potential clients to assess the product viability.

Tailored Programme Includes:

  • Accommodation and travel card.
  • Market report: Product fit.
  • Introductions to experts.
  • One-to-one sessions focused on the UK market, route to market and scaling to the UK.
  • Sessions with experts explaining the UK.
  • Workspace during the visit and meeting rooms available.

Recommended length: 1-2 week