Our top London picks – December 2015

 In Candidate, Events

‘Tis the season to be jolly and go to lots of interesting, mind expanding talks, meet-ups and events.

TechPitch 4.5


Tuesday 1 Dec 2015  | 09:30 – 17:30

TechPitch 4.5: Pitch Workshops

2Pears, have now seen over 800 start-ups graduate from their pitch training workshops with UKTI, with more pitching at their events TechPitch 4.5 and Music TechPitch 4.5. Many of those start-ups have gone on to big and bright things and have been featured on the #4pt5 blog.

Location: Thomas Eggar LLP Offices, 14 New Street, EC2M 4HE

Nearest train/tube: Liverpool Street



Tuesday 8 Dec 2015  | from 19:00

Tech Leaders Tell All: Tom Valentine, Co-Founder & COO, Secret Escapes

Joining us on 8 December is Tom Valentine, Co-Founder and COO of Secret Escapes.

London-based Secret Escapes, a travel site that offers members deals on luxury stays, was founded in 2010 and has since expanded to 11 countries and over 19 million members.

Tom will be Telling All regarding his entrepreneurial journey, from the founding of Secret Escapes to the recent $60m funding round aimed at further fueling the brand’s expansion to the US and Asia, as well as sharing thoughts on the future of travel, tech and ecommerce.

Location: Shown only to members

Nearest train/tube: Find out by request



Tues 8 – Weds 9 Dec 2015  | all day

Fintech Expo

Europe’s most exciting exhibition of fintech startup innovation is here! 2000 Fintech professionals all together in one place for two days in London, the heart of Fintech.

Combining the hustle and bustle of a genuine exhibition featuring over 100 start up and scale up fintech providers, a keynote auditorium with inspirational case studies from around the world, a series of sub-sector oriented micro-conferences, educational workshops covering the practical challenges that face start up leaders, micros mentoring clinics, and an opportunity to meet the next breed of fintech talent, FinTech Connect Live has all the attributes to make it the greatest fintech show on earth!

Location: Wembley Stadium, Wembley, HA9 0WS

Nearest train/tube: Wembley Park & Wembley Stadium

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Sales & Marketing

Thursday 10 Dec 2015  | from 10:00 – 13:00

How to generate PR for your business on a limited budget

Join Jessica Huie for an interactive workshop at the British Library on how to generate PR for your business without breaking the bank. PR is essential for any business in increasing brand awareness amongst your target audience, creating trust, adding kudos and ultimately driving sales.

PR expert Jessica who has worked with some of the world’s best known personalities and brands, will address the importance of public relations for business and how you can do your own PR in this interactive workshop.

Location: British Library BIPC, 96 Euston Rd, NW1 2DB

Nearest train/tube: Kings Cross

Startup Grind


Wednesday 16 Dec 2015  | 18:00 – 21:00

Startup Grind: Fireside chat about investing with Jenny Tooth, CEO of UK BAA

We invited Jenny for a fireside chat with Startup Grind audience. Jenny is the expert for angel and early stage investing. She will share with us tips on how to find the right investor, how to prepare your deck, how to pitch to investors and most importantly, what to pay attention to when preparing your contract and term sheet.

Location: WeWork Moorgate, 1 Fore Street EC2Y 5EJ

Nearest train/tube: Moorgate

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Thursday 17 Dec 2015  | 18:30 – 23:30


IncuBus Ventures is putting on an end of year party for London’s vibrant tech and startup community!

Before everyone heads of home for Christmas we want to gather everyone in Camden Markets latest pop up venue. Solomons Yard is a covered winter market with a 1920’s prohibition theme. Yes that’s right, so doff your caps and put on your feather boas. Expect delicious street food, creative cocktails and DJ’s to keep you rocking around the Christmas tree all night long!

There will also be a range of fun surprise activities brought to you by our partners.

After a long busy year, reward yourselves and celebrate with your peers. We hope you can join us.

Location: Solomons Yard, Middle Yard, Camden Market, NW1 8AB

Nearest train/tube: Camden Town



Monday 21 Dec 2015  | 11:00 – 17:00

Python for Data Science

Python is a versatile and widely-used programming language with many applications.

This bootcamp explores Python’s place in the scientific ecosystem, and how the language, with several readily-available open-source libraries, can serve as a powerful tool for data analysis.

Designed as a stand-alone introduction to the data science aspects of Python, this workshop is also a recommended preparatory workshop for students planning to enrol in General Assembly’s Data Science course.

Location: Second Home 68 Hanbury Street, E1 5JL 

Nearest train/tube: Liverpool Street, Aldgate East

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