Last week saw the fourth annual London Tech Week (#LTW) return to the city, and in case you didn’t know, here at Workspace we take tech very seriously.

The way entrepreneurs and businesses work is continually changing, which is why we invest in providing an infrastructure that’s wired differently to enable our customers to think and move fast. So, what does that really mean? It means our customers benefit from super-fast, reliable fibre optic 10Gbps broadband, with unlimited data usage, to building-wide managed Wi-Fi on our Dot11 network. We provide the best tech to give your business the edge. Plus, to make sure we’re at the top of our game, we attended the full programme of events for #LTW

London Tech Week features live events across the capital, that celebrate the very best of tech that London has to offer. With plenty of opportunity for networking (40,000 people were estimated to attend) at over 300 planned events, #LTW Is a catalyst for innovation and the perfect place to explore new business opportunities.

 

The 2017 programme was a full one, including talks from the most influential tech leaders in the industry. This year the focus was on the future of tech, with smaller companies and startups leading the way. The festival’s founder, Russ Shaw says: "There are big corporate entities out there doing important things, but it’s the startups and scaleups who are colliding with these corporates that are going to create the next wave of businesses."

One of these startups is London-based HonestBrew, who combined unlikely partners beer and tech to grow their business from 50 subscription boxes a month to 700 a day! Now the UK’s biggest online craft beer retailer they stock over 250 beers from around the world. Founder Andrew Reeve has a background in tech and started his first business at just 13. During #LTW HonestBrew hosted a pop up shop in Old Street Station.

We particularly enjoyed hearing Kate Jack from Innogy, a huge energy company with an outpost in London, talk about how the energy market has developed over the last few years. There’s now a greater need for innovation and Kate believes there are more opportunities for startups than ever before. The technology Innogy are investing in can help bring about huge changes in the way we think about energy and how we create it. 

Workspace customers benefit from business grade connectivity, even businesses at the forefront of the tech industry choose to base themselves at Workspace. what3words is a great example of the Workspace Tech Superstars based at the cosmopolitan and creative Westbourne Studios. They use a universal addressing system to make sure anyone can accurately find any location in the world and share it, handy. More United at Workspace Kennington are another forward thinking and technically minded force of the future. They help crowdfund election candidates, with over 80,000 members they are set to be a major force in politics.

The Workspace community of startups, entrepreneurs and growing and established companies all share the same ambition and desire to make their mark in the capital – and we’re here to help it happen. Our partnership with Excell is a key cornerstone in that ambition, you can read all about it here.

 

London Tech Week will be returning on 11-15th June 2018, bringing together the rapidly growing tech industry. Why not join in next year? In the meantime, check out the new community site tech365.com which provides year-round coverage of exciting developments in the tech world.