It's a wonder London Tech Week has only been around since 2014 given it's so well established in the start-up and business calendar. This year it'll be taking place across the capital from June 20 - 26.
There's no point in changing a good recipe, and this year, much like last, they'll be bringing together UK and international tech specialists and enthusiasts in a series of events, talks, workshops and networking events.
Here are some of the top events you might consider attending.
For those in FinTech:
Wired Money: Thursday 23, 9am - 17:30pm
From disruptors to big name players, this event promises to explore the changes and developments happening in the banking and finance sectors. There will be an impressive line-up of speakers including Anthony Thomson from Atom Bank, Jonathan Medved from the Israeli crowdfunding platform OurCrowd, JP Rangaswami who looks after Deutsche Bank digital strategy, Anne Boden, founder and CEO of Starling Bank as well as many others.
For those thinking about collaborating with corporations:
We've already spoken about the burgeoning trend for cross-spectrum business collaboration
Start-ups & heavyweights: is co-innovation right for you?: Tuesday 21, 6 - 8.30pm
Tech City News and Cisco are hosting a discussion about the benefits of partnering with brands and how best startups should go about it. We recently posted on the subject but now you can go and fire your questions at the panel.
Creative Tech – How to be successful with the Big Players: Wednesday 22, 5.30 - 20.30pm
TLA, The Digital Catapult and The Creative Industries Federation are hosting an evening on collaborating with big players. There will be speakers from Channel 4, Penguin-Random House, DigitasLBi, MoFilm, Barclays covering Media, TV, Film, Games, Publishing and Advertising. So it promises to be lively.
For those thinking about going to the US:
American Hustle: How US Markets View UK Companies: Friday 24, 8.30 - 10.30am
Law firm Squire Patton Boggs will host an evening with the enticing name ‘American Hustle’. It promises to give you an insight into how US markets view UK companies.
Taking Your Business Across the Atlantic: US and UK Immigration for Start-ups, Founders, & Investors: Thursday 23, 6.30 - 9pm
Jamae Law Group & North Star Law on Thursday the 23rd will be hosting an evening on understanding US/UK Business Immigration and how it affects the growth and success of tech companies expanding to both sides of the Atlantic.
For those thinking about Africa:
If the US isn’t the direction you’re heading in, the Africa Technology Business Forum could be helpful. There will be workshops, talks and speakers like Andrew Sekandi, an Associate Director KPMG, Tomi Davies the president of the Africa Business Angels Network, and Lanre Akinolz, editor of African Business.
Many Workspace customers work in Africa, including the health and beauty brand Aduna. Read the interview with founder and MD Andrew Hunt.
For those who need to get the word out:
One-day marketing masterclass for start-ups: June 22, 9.30am - 5.00pm
Social-media marketer Marc Duke will be holding a one-day marketing workshop. It will include planning, messaging, positioning, targeting, marketing integration, content creation, PR, social media, SEO, search, partnerships strategy, influencer marketing, event marketing, fundraising, staffing. Marc Duke also writes for Workspace about all things start-up - legal, social and commercial.
For those in need of inspiration:
TedXLondon: 17 June, Science Museum
Get yourself down - although you may have to be ingenious when it comes to acquring a ticket - to the Science Museum for this year's TedX talk on the theme of ingenuity. As ever it promises to be an eclectic crew: Al Murray, Francesca Beard, Dr Sundeep Dhillon, Professor Stephen Hawking and Professor Lucie Green are just some of those who have confirmed.
For those who just want to play ping pong:
Cleared for Take-off – Get your burning legal questions answered over a game of ping-pong: Thursday 23, 6 - 9pm
Get all your questions about the legal requirements of early-stage businesses answered over a game of ping pong at this Kemp Little event.
There are lots more events happening throughout the week and you can sort them by day and sector - from FinTech to AdTech to IoT and health. Find out more at the London Technology Week website londontechnologyweek.co.uk