Expert panel, talks and networking hosted by Here East, Plexal, London Borough of Hackney and Capital Factory (Austin, TX).
Your opportunity to hear what services are on offer in Hackney, Here East, London and throughout the world that can support your expansion into international markets, without requiring you to make a significant outlay.
As well as hearing from specialists in global trade, from the UK, the US and Europe, a key part of this event will be the opportunity to network with trade organisations, start-ups and agencies from around the world who are in London for London Tech Week, to help you on your journey to go global.
Welcome by Gavin Poole, CEO Here East.
Opening speech by Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville.
Our expert panel will feature:
Sara French, Head of Mayor's International Business Programme, London & Partners (Chair).
Councillor Guy Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Planning, Culture and Inclusive Economy, LB Hackney.
Andrew Roughan, Managing Director, Plexal, Here East.
Chris Gillan, Senior Vice President, Corporate Innovation, Capital Factory, Austin, Texas.
Siw Andersen, Director of International Relations, Oslo Business Region.
We will also have a series of lightning talks from startups, festivals and agencies, sharing their success stories and advice.
About your hosts
Here East is the fastest growing cluster of innovative businesses in London and the UK. Here East is the UK’s first super-campus for technology and innovation, bringing together a diverse community of start-ups, fast-growth businesses, global corporates, academics and creative industries
Plexal is a place for the innovators of the world: the makers, creators, thinkers, coders, rule-breakers and change-makers. What was once the Press Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games has been transformed into a bustling mini-city that has its own indoor park, high street, town hall and a room dedicated to making and prototyping.
London Borough Hackney has been at the forefront of forging international partnerships for the last eight years, to support trade for its businesses, benefit residents, and learn from other cities. It has strategic relationships with Austin, TX and Oslo, and has led tech industry delegations in the past to SXSW.
Capital Factory’s mission is to be the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas, the number one startup state in the U.S. Last year more than 100,000 entrepreneurs, programmers, and designers gathered day and night, in-person and online for meetups, classes, and coworking. Capital Factory meets the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors, and customers.