Our top London picks – May 2016

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Mayday and May the 4th be with you. Did you know that May is named after the Greek Goddess Maia? It’s a time of emerging flowers & sprouting crops, plus a whole new month of events & meet-ups to attend. Here are some of our top picks:-




Tuesday 3 May 2016  | 18:30 – 21:00

TechHubTuesday Demo Night

TechHub Demo Night isn’t about pitching for funds, it’s an opportunity to show the community what you’re working on, get some feedback, and see what others are toiling away on.

Come along and check out the best tech startups around at our legendary Demo Night – you’ll not want to miss the next big thing!

Location: TechHub @Campus 4-5 Bonhill Street London EC2A 4BX

Nearest train/tube: Old Street, Moorgate, Liverpool Street



Wedsday 4 May 2016  | 18:30 – 20:30

Mobile UX – Bad UX is bad business

Our next event will be focused around Bad UX. The presentations will cover how UX decisions effects the bottom line, highlighting real client examples.

Location: IDEALondon 69 Wilson St, EC2A 2BB , London

Nearest train/tube: Old Street, Moorgate, Liverpool Street

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Thursday 5 May 2016  | 18:00 – 21:30

Innovate. Accelerate. Grow

Are you an IoT, Cyber Security or BlockChain start-up post-incubator, looking for professional support to help grow your business?  Why not join us on the 5th May down at IDEALondon and meet the team!

What can you expect from the event?

Our head of innovation for Cisco UK & Ireland, Tom Kneen will give you the insight into the cool stuff you could get involved in with Cisco. We’ve also got IDEALondon alumni SPARKL to tell us how to market your start-up on a budget. We’ll be able to answer your burning questions around taking your great IoT ideas and turning them into a thriving business, followed by lots of time to chat, giving you the chance to meet other start-up businesses, widen your network and understand the benefits of joining the IDEALondon programme.

Location: IDEALondon – 69 Wilson Street, London, EC2A 2BB

Nearest train/tube: Old Street, Moorgate, Liverpool Street


Sales & Marketing

Tuesday 10 May 2016  | 18:00

What does Virtual Reality mean for Digital Innovation in 2016?

Like mobile before it, it’s been the “Year of Virtual Reality” (VR) for some years now! However, all the signs are this is about to change. A real platform war has broken out, billions are being invested and it looks like some killer applications are ready to breakout at last.

Maria Rakušanová, Senior Marketing Manager at Samsung for Mobile will be talking to you about how Virtual Reality is transforming the way people communicate, collaborate, create, learn and play. She will be sharing some of the brand successes of Samsung Gear VR and giving insights into 360 content creation, immersive storytelling and some of the unlimited creative opportunities for innovation offered by VR.

Location: London – details only shown to members

Nearest train/tube: Details only shown to members



Wednesday 11 May 2016  | 08:30 – 17:30

Fintech Security Summit

The Fintech Security Summit is a cyber security summit focused on financial services. You’ll meet large enterprise, start-ups and the innovators that are exploring Risk, AML/KYC, and Blockchain. We’ll also feature a live hacking demo.

Location: Rainmaking Loft: 1 St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1UN

Nearest train/tube: Tower Hill



Wednesday 11 May 2016  | 18:30 – 21:00

#FinTech Funding Forum + Startup Showcase

London has a unique opportunity to profit from a technology revolution that plays directly to its strength as a world financial centre.

Since 2008, global investment in financial services technology (“fintech”) ventures has tripled to nearly $3 billion. The dramatic changes underway in financial services, driven by new digital technology, regulations, consumer behavior and the need to reduce costs, mean this trend is set to continue.

Location: 4-5 Bonhill St, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4BX

Nearest train/tube: Old Street



Tuesday 17 May 2016  | 09:30

Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy FastTrack

Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy will be in London on May 17th to mentor startups in smart transportation and energy, and wants to meet you.

During this FastTrack event, you along with nine other startups will be invited to present your company to Startupbootcamp mentors. Following the presentations, you will have a series of 1:1 feedback sessions with each of the mentors to discuss your product, idea, and team.

Location: Rainmaking Loft: 1 St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1UN

Nearest train/tube: Tower Hill



Tuesday 17 – Wednesday 18 May 2016  | 08:30 – 18:00

Decoded Fashion London Summit

The Decoded Fashion Summit returns to London on 17-18 May, to connect the biggest, most disruptive and most innovative Fashion Brands, Retail & Technology companies who are making waves in the fashion and tech space.

Discover the most creative and newest technologies making an impact on the biggest brands and retailers in fashion. Hear from the experts and understand how to better your business strategy, whether that be in ecommerce, omnichannel, payments, mobile, in-store, wearables or personalisation.

Location: Kings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AG

Nearest train/tube: Kings Cross/St Pancras

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Tuesday 17 May 2016  | 18:00

Digital Revolution – Panel Conversation Event

Fast and furious: How digital technologies are changing the way industries and businesses operate?

Join us for this informal yet professional panel conversation event about the so-called burning subject: Digital Technologies. The event will kick off with welcome drinks before our panelists share their views on the below themes and talking points.

Location: Forge bar, 24 Cornhill, London EC3V 3ND

Nearest train/tube: Bank



Thursday 26 May 2016  | 10:00 – 18:00

Talk Web Design 2016

Talk Web Design is a conference for students who love building websites. It’s a day of talks from some of the brightest minds in the business and it’s free. We’re also providing BSL interpreting for all the talks, making it a truly accessible conference. This free conference is designed to provide the complete industry conference experience (high quality speakers, networking opportunities etc.) for those who cannot afford or access similar commercial events.

Location: University of Greenwich – Lecture Theatre QA 080 Queen Anne Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 9LS

Nearest train/tube: Maze Hill, Cutty Sark

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