Monday, 7 November 2011

Internet Week at hQ - What do big companies mean for London?

At The Hospital Club being used as Internet Week's h.Q. this week (7th Nov to 11th Nov 2011) From right to left in the picture: Sherry Coutu - VC/Angel Investor
Matt Elek - Publisher of Vice Magazine UK
Rebecca Quinn, Director EU Strategy and Operations
Carlos Espinal - Maganer/Partner of Seedcamp
Interviewer (unkown - sorry)

We discussed links between Silicon Valley and Tech City and differences between bigger companies and start-ups. Everyone thought that there will be a lot of link-ups across the pond in the future.

London is providing a good springboard entrepreneurs and companies and the goverment's Tech City initiative they launched from Brick Lane was regarded as a bold and valuabl initiative. Even Google is opening a big center in East London soon. More will follow.

It was thought that hubs of development need not be confined to Shoreditch and surroundings because most places inn Greater London are quickly accessible. I thought of Covent Garden and W1 as great places for the more creative talent to assemble and bloom.

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