creative and high technology companies building their success in Tech City. inventive talent? Then look no further than London’s flourishing Tech City.
“Our ambition is to bring together the creativity and energy of Shoreditch and the incredible possibilities of the Olympic Park to help make East London one of the world’s great technology centres. in just two years there has been a phenomenal burst of growth in digital. opportunities and access that Tech City offers. Tech City London is already being called the ‘Digital Capital of Europe’ Why? Well.Need somewhere to locate your high-tech start-up? Need access to funding? Want to work in an environment that really values creative.” David Cameron UK Prime Minister
. There are now more than 250 companies in the area that have chosen to plug into the unique facilities.
have seen the exciting opportunities offered by Tech City UK and want to be part of the success.“The Olympic Park will provide the perfect environment for the companies of the 21st century to flourish and grow. Tech City is also attracting the smart money. including high speed links to the rest of the UK and Europe. It’s not just the digital connections that make Tech City unique. Last. restaurants and art galleries. The high-tech Olympic Park broadcast and press centres will continue to thrive after the Games. which today serves customers in over 180 countries. It is accessible. And. affordable and has a real energy and buzz. Others include Songkick. the UK pulls out all the stops to make things work for business. They recognise the advantages the area offers and the potential benefits of being part of this thriving and successful centre of technology excellence. coffee shops. studios and music heritage. From angel investors to major venture capital companies. The investment around the Olympic Park means we’ll have nine railway lines running through the area. this über-stylish area has proved a mecca for ambitious young technology entrepreneurs. the funding concentrating on Tech City provides real advantages for entrepreneurs and established technology companies.
. offering some of the most globally connected space in this world-beating business environment. Tech City has the commitment from government and active support from major global technology companies to make it one of the world’s great technology centres.fm. the largest global database of concerts in the world. With its artists. It’s not just start-ups that have joined the buzz. It provides a dynamic and supportive environment. Vodafone.” Bob Wigley Chairman. Locate in Tech City and follow in their footsteps. Tech City has expanded from some 15 high-tech firms in 2008 to over 250 today. “With a rich history in innovation and a dynamic business environment. Facebook and Intel . Many of the world’s biggest technology companies . Dopplr and Saffron Digital have all received major investment from multinational companies. Tech City is one of the UK’s most dynamic and invested-in areas. and business card company MOO. Olympic Park Legacy Company
Tech City can help turn your high-tech business ideas into reality.including Cisco.” Andrew Altman Chief Executive. Yell Group plc. bars. Google. exchanging ideas and forging collaborative relationships. which makes your business far more likely to succeed and flourish. with a heady mixture of trendy warehouse properties. Tech City’s clusters of like-minded entrepreneurs thrive on networking. as the site for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
government encourages but tries to stay out of the way of business. creating a buzz to generate new ideas and innovation and attract the best talent. proximity to leading technology universities.
“East London has an incredible buzz and a real concentration of talent. TechHub
. and a range of other valuable incentives.” Elizabeth Varley Co-founder & CEO. It’s a great place to be to help your tech company grow and thrive. offering entrepreneur visas and a special entrepreneurs Capital Gains tax rate of just 10% for the first £10M. with Eurostar rail terminal and major airports close by. as well as welcoming the best international entrepreneurs to the UK. THE CONNECTIONS: World-class international transport links. priority area for superfast broadband. including those available at the Olympic Park post 2012. the leading international business hub and the number-one European location for IT. digital and creative facilities. In the UK. THE TALENT: Access to an established and growing community of tech-focused companies and people. The UK government is more focused than ever on creating the ideal environment for our own entrepreneurs. THE CASH: Access to London’s world-leading financial services sector and Europe’s largest VC community. THE SPEED: Cutting-edge ICT. allowing businesses to thrive. THE BUZZ: Vibrant multi-cultural commercial and social scene.TECH
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THE PLACE: At the heart of London. backing from industry. This is an incredibly business-friendly environment. THE BACKING: Commitment from government. R&D tax credits of up to 225%. banking and academia.
Tech City is increasingly the place to be for the world’s next generation of high-tech entrepreneurs. Stretching from the creative. It’s a place to succeed and there are plenty of high-tech companies proving this. innovative and savvy technology community. The people here are creating a real buzz. establishing a vibrant. Tech City offers exciting opportunities for technology companies and investors of all sizes.What?
A rapidly growing cluster of technology companies in London’s East End. Supporting its development is the UK government.
. right now. which is directing resources. youthful. dynamic districts of Old Street and Shoreditch to the booming Olympic heartland of Stratford. expertise and investment into the country’s technology sector.
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