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London Tech Week 2018 countdown begins

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A look at a handful of key London Tech Week 2018 events, with some, but not exclusive focus on what startups and scaleups might want to see.

London Tech Week is back...London Tech Week 2018 preview

From the 11th to the 17th of June, a forecasted 55,000+ people from over 90 countries will once again flock to London to attend over 300 events, summits, conferences, expos, galas, and parties all across the city.

The long list of headliners this year includes Cindy Rose, CEO of Microsoft UK; Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia; Bruce Dailey, VP EMEA, Twitter, Twitter; Sarah Drinkwater, the still current (but not for long) Head of Campus at Google; Ambarish Mitra is the CEO and co-Founder of Blippar; James Poulter from The LEGO Group; and Bola Ajani, Apprenticeship Training Manager at Café Nero, to name a few. Speakers come from a broad range of backgrounds, from government to tech giants to startups.

You can check out the full 13 pages of themed London Tech Week 2018 events, from ‘social’ happenings, ‘innovation’, to ‘people and skills’, but to give you a taste of what to expect, we’ll look at a handful of key events here, with some, but not exclusive focus on what startups and scaleups might want to see.

Project Kairos

09.00 - 18.00

12th - 14th June

Project Kairos is the central startup event running at London Tech Week’s 15,000 attendee flagship show, TechXLR8, organised by KNect365, a division of Informa plc, and Project Kairos 2018one of the main organisers of London Tech Week. Project Kairos aims to connect startups with enterprises and investment, to promote outside-in, startup driven innovation and growth.

You can showcase your startup business, pitch your idea for a chance to win the ‘Innovation of Things Award’, meet with investors and visit the Startup Academy featuring thought leadership and educational workshops.

Createch 2018
Createch 2018

Tuesday 12th June

10:00 - 18:30

Createch is an annual thought leadership event run by the Creative Industries Council. It brings together leaders of industry and creative visionaries to discuss challenges and opportunities posed by economic, societal, and scientific factors, particularly with reference to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

AR & VR World

Tuesday 12th - Thursday 14th June

09:00 - 18:00

Europe’s principal meeting for augmented and virtual reality businesses, this event is organised by KNect365. With keynote presentations, demos, and debates, AR & VR World is aimed at unlocking the commercial potential of AR and VR.

Startup Grind Europe

Wednesday 13th June

08.00 - 19.00

Returning to London with 2,500 founders, investors, and innovators for a full day of invaluable content, world-class networking, and ample resources for startups, Startup Grind Europe will offer up 100 sessions, 75 exhibiting startups, 20 strategic partners with conversations around fintech, blockchain, funding, and the future of tech!

AI Summit

Wednesday 13th - Thursday 14th June

09:00 - 17:00

At the foremost AI event for business, you will hear from the world’s leading AI innovators, from inspiring startups to giants like Microsoft and Google. The AI Summit aims to help with successful implementation of AI projects.

Future of Work Summit

Thursday 14th June

09:00 - 17:00

This summit is aimed at helping businesses understand how the future workforce will impact them. From their vision of the next generation workforce and internal culture to Future of Work Summitadopting technology to do jobs that previously were done only by humans, and how those employees will need to adapt.

From free events to paid, we don’t doubt that at least one of these 300+ events during London Tech Week will prove invaluable to your business. This is a unique chance to hear from inspiring, high-level innovators from some of the world’s leading tech giants, startups, and think tanks, and hear how they are staying ahead of the curve and thriving as the future comes knocking.

Check out the full 13 pages of themed events while you are at it.

And, if you fancy coming over to Belfast the week after (19th and 20th June) and pitching your startup to be in with a chance of winning a £5k hard cash prize and loads of branded support, check out this UK and European wide startup pitch competition. Applications for startups close Friday, 25th May!!

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Published on: 22nd May 2018

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