Our top London picks – April 2016

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Easter bunnies, April showers and lots of events for anyone interested in tech. Take a look here at our top picks this month.



Friday 1 April 2016  | 17:00 – 20:00

3rd Birthday Party! Makers Academy

The Open Day is an opportunity to meet the students/teachers and soak in the Makers atmosphere. In other words, you’ll discover where 12 weeks of coding can take you.

The day coincides with the Graduation of our January 2016 cohort. This means you’ll have the extra pleasure of seeing the final projects they have created for the course!

Location: Makers Academy, 50 Commercial Street, City of London E1 6LT

Nearest train/tube: Aldgate East


Sales & Marketing

Thursday 7 April 2016  | 10:00 – 12:00

Digital Marketing Demystified: An Enterprising Women Event series

Digital marketing offers a lot of great opportunities for your business but if you don’t have a strong plan in place or aren’t using the right tools for the job, it can also take up a lot of precious time, without delivering the right results. In this workshop we’ll cover how to build an effective online brand, using social media for your business, the free tools and resources available to you and how to reach your customers more effectively through the power of digital.

This Joint workshop as a part of ‘Enterprising Women event series’ with GetSet for Growth, in partnership with Knowledge Dock, University of East London, gives you the perfect opportunity to explore, learn and understand the ins and outs of Digital Marketing.

Location: Knowledge Dock Business Centre, University of East London, 4-6 University Way, London, E16 2RD

Nearest train/tube: Beckton Park/Gallions Reach



Friday 8 April 2016  | 09:30 – 18:00

BBC People with Disabilities in Tech event

This free event – which offers a great opportunity to take a behind the scenes look at the various applications of technology at the BBC – is aimed particularly at those who have tech skills, qualifications or experience and whom also have a disability. It’s an event to help us to attract more disabled talent to roles in BBC Digital.

Location: BBC Broadcasting House, London, W1

Nearest train/tube: Oxford Circus



Monday 11 – Friday 14 April 2016  | 19:00 Mon – 18:00 Fri

Crowdsourcing Week Global 2016 in London

Looking to unlock the power of the crowd? Attend Crowdsourcing Week Global 2016, the fourth annual global conference on the crowd economy, for an unparalleled look at how crowdsourcing, crowdfunding and open innovation are changing the game across all industries.

Discover the crowdsourcing and crowdfunding technologies, trends, best-practices, market opportunities that are driving massive transformation and innovation. Meet the global experts blazing the path, find out what’s ahead, and learn to harness the next wave of disruption—long before it hits you.

Location: 309 Regent Street, W1B 2UW London

Nearest train/tube: Oxford Circus


Sales & Marketing

Monday 11 April 2016  | 18:00 – 20:00

Understanding Google: A Practical Workshop on Search Engine Marketing

Google has changed business. To not understand how it works or what it can do, is to not fully understand modern business. Our Understand Google (UG) Course will equip you with the knowledge to fully exploit Google’s products. You will learn the differences between online and traditional advertising, Search Engine Optimisation, Google AdWords, Display Networks, Mobile and YouTube and a grasp of digital marketing’s key concepts. You will then run through a practical example of Keyword Planning which forms the bedrock for Search Engine Marketing.

Location: Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, B36, London, WC1E 7HX

Nearest train/tube: Goodge Street/Russell Square



Wednesday 13 April 2016  | 18:30 – 20:30

Introduction to Startup Law

Buckworths will present on the subject of legal basics. This free legal session will cover the basic legal issues and documentation required by startups to get up and running.

The seminar will cover introductory issues such as incorporation, registration for corporation tax, PAYE and VAT (if necessary), employing people, customer contracts and compliance with laws. The session will also explore the various investment and grant funding schemes readily available for startups.

Location: Net.Works. 11 Ronalds Road, Highbury & Islington, London, N5 1XL

Nearest train/tube: Holloway Road/Drayton Park


Women In Technology

Thursday 14 April 2016  | 18:30 – 20:30

Hack Your Career in Health Tech with Code First: Girls & HealthTech Women

Technology is rapidly transforming the way that we manage healthcare. From wearable health technology to big data, in the last few years Health Tech has emerged as a fast-growing and disruptive sector. In 2014 the Government announced plans to position London as the “health-tech capital of Europe”, and there has been a boom in the number of healthcare and life sciences startups.

Location: Shoreditch, London

Nearest train/tube: Shoreditch High Street



Saturday 16 April 2016  | 19:00 – 21:00

Investors on Stage with Damien Lane from Episode 1 Ventures

Building a company is hard. Convincing strangers to give you money to do it is harder. So we thought we’d even the playing field and give you access to the investors. We’ve arranged a series of events over the coming months to present to you the investors doing the deals in London.

Come and hear what trends they are seeing, what ideas they are backing, what they are looking for in a deal, and how you should approach them. Meet them, ask the questions you need answers to, and walk away with a face to the name, and maybe a business card…

Location: Worklife Camden, 13. Hawley Crescent, London, NW1 8NP

Nearest train/tube: Camden Town



Tuesday 19 April 2016  | 18:00 – 22:00

Industrial Internet of Things Dinner

Over the course of the dinner, learn from some of the UK’s leading technologists in IoT implementation and the latest IoT technology trends; and make new connections and network with your peers in sectors including retail, manufacturing, transport, cities, communications, healthcare and security.

Location: London – TBC

Nearest train/tube: TBC



Tuesday 19 April 2016  | 18:30 – 22:00

Sports TechPitch 4.5

The evening will feature a keynote presentation followed by eight tech startups will present their business ideas and revenue models during a three-minute pitch followed by a five minute Q&A by a panel of judges. A winner will be scored by the judges, and there will be a general vote to pick the audience favourite.

What is TechPitch 4.5?

TechPitch 4.5 is a platform for tech startups and entrepreneurs to show-case their business idea to a wider audience, including investors, journalists, potential partners and peers.

Location: Lewis Silkin, 5 Chancery Lane, London

Nearest train/tube: City Thameslink or Temple


Sales & Marketing

Thursday 21 April 2016  | 09:00 – 13:00

The future of digital marketing in the UK

This timely seminar will be an opportunity to discuss the development of the UK marketing sector, particularly across digital platforms.

With over half of UK ad-spend going online this year, delegates will discuss key further avenues for growth, including cross-platform campaigns, improved audience targeting, and brand development.

Location: TBC – Central London

Nearest train/tube: TBC



Tuesday 26 – Wednesday 27 April 2016  | 09:00 – 17:00

Smart to Future Cities 2016

Now in its 5th year, Urban IoT / Smart to Future Cities 2016 has a proven track record of offering unrivalled access to quality content from the industry’s leading speakers and innovators, a high profile audiences that are 70% end user driven and a variety of exclusive networking opportunities across the two day event.

Location: Amba Hotel Marble Arch, Bryanston St, W1H 7EH

Nearest train/tube: Marble Arch

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