Following four successful years, our ‘Tech Growth UK – how to land and grow your tech business in the UK from the people who know what it takes’ is back for London Tech Week 2019 on Tuesday 11 June. Together with our co-organisers, the Department for International Trade and JMB Partnership, we are setting out to provide tech businesses from all sectors and countries of origin with a rare opportunity to learn from their peers about what it takes to succeed in the UK.
James Blakemore of JMB Partnership and our Joanna Dodd will open the session with some practical advice on how to go about sales, marketing and PR for the UK. Based on their experience helping businesses successfully trade and enter the market, they will share best practice and some examples of what works and doesn’t work here. We also have two additional first rate speakers on board:
Andrew Elwick, Head of Sector: IT, Electronics & Communication and Creative, Department of International Trade, who has experience across electronics manufacturing, communications, media and advertising, immersive tech, artificial intelligence and cyber security.
Addie Pinkster, Founder and CEO, Adelpha Group, who has a portfolio of private investments in tech, B2B, SaaS and socially responsible businesses. Most of which are female-founded.
The event will then move on to its main focus, the panel discussion. This will be moderated by Department for International Trade’s Technology Specialist, Chris Moore, who will be asking panellists to share their highs and lows and provide the audience with valuable insight in terms of advice and learnings. Our panellists represent a spread of international tech businesses at varying stages of their UK market entry journey and include:
Necati Ertugrul, Founder, BlueCyte and CyberCyte – a cyber security solution from Turkey
Melinda Nicci, Founder and CEO, Baby2Body – a wellness company from the US
Mark Bolton, General Manager, GO1 – workplace learning aggregator from Australia