Eight intrepid explorers set off for the annual Croydon Tech City event at the Conference Hall on Wednesday 14th June. Croydon Tech City is in its fifth year and is now the UK’s fastest growing digital, creative and technical startup cluster (38% growth between 2011-2014; ONS Business Register). As part of London Technology Week, Croydon Tech City hosted an afternoon to celebrate the efforts of the community and chart the past, current and future aspirations of the Croydon Tech City movement. This fabulous event provided some real-life insight into some of the major developments in local technological advances and how businesses and organisations alike are embracing some of the new IT advances alongside their existing computing infrastructure.

Students were able to:

  • Gain an understanding of Croydon’s growing tech cluster
  • Forge key contacts within Croydon Tech City
  • Learn about the CTC cultural & educational strategy that supports our tech boom
  • Connect to local early & growth stage tech companies

Students were keen to probe the newest and latest technologies available for business, network with different apprenticeship providers and sample some of the latest in VR technology. With an abundance of IT gadgetry, expertise and a bottomless pit of free fizzy drink, it turned out to be a very productive afternoon indeed!!

G Allotey