LONDON IS CALLING!
If you are an Australian startup, scaleup, investor, policy or change maker, then you simply must take a look at the European Market, and there is no better time to explore it than during their summer and London Tech Week with our epic mission.
If you are selling to the corporate sector, London is home to the headquarters of hundreds of global corporate giants, and is the fintech powerhouse of the world. If you are looking to raise funding and connect with investors, London has the highest investment rates in Europe. If you are looking to understand startup ecosystems, London is home to over 200 startup accelerators and tech hubs. And if you are looking to establish a presence in Europe, London Tech Week is the ideal time to get advice and support from our mission partners like UK Department of International Trade, BCS (British Computer Society), London & Partners, Trade & Investment Queensland, Investment NSW and many more. There is no better time to get boots on the ground in the UK.
To confirm your place, or get more information on joining us in June, express your interest today and we'll be in touch!
Arrival and Welcome Briefing
The mission commences with a welcome briefing at the hotel (tbc) where you'll meet the cohort and Mission Leaders, Pauline and Breanna. We'll run through the schedule, hear important safety and logistics information, as well as tips and tricks to get the most out of the week.
We'll then head to an informal networking get together to meet the other Aussie delegations in a traditional British Pub. We'll round out Day One with a group dinner (on us!) to get to know everyone.
London Tech Week
London Tech Week is celebrating 10 years and will be returning to the QEII Centre, in Westminster again in 2023. Across 3 days, London Tech Week will bring together 20,000+ participants, a mix of founders, business leaders, policy makers, investors and inspirational speakers in a celebration of tech and innovation.
During the week there are also many fringe events running throughout London. The Startup Catalyst team carefully curate the program taking into consideration sessions, speaker and events that will suit the participants and their specific interests.
To compliment the official LTW program we arrange bespoke, boardroom and roundtable sessions with founders, investors and local innovation experts who can give you the practical tools to grow your business. It's an incredible opportunity to ask all your burning questions - relevant to your journey.
To give you a better idea of what's be instore, here are the highlights from our 2022 mission…
- London Tech Week official opening and anchor events on at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster
- Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) Masterclass held at the magnificent Lancaster House
- Bespoke sessions with London & Partners, Bridgehead, Talenthouse, and Google Play (plus many more)
- Mission dinner with 60+ guests, including VIPs from the UK innovation ecosystem, investors, and fellow founders
Connect with UK Investors
This year we are excited to be partnering for a second year with the super connector and accelerator Christopher Lowe, Founder and CEO of NOTWICS. We'll be offering the exclusive opportunity for founders to showcase their quality tech scaleups and pitch to some of London's leading VCs and Angel, followed by networking.
Design your day
The Friday is left intentionally free of scheduled events, this gives you the space and time to line up your own meetings with investors or people you've met at sessions and networking events during your hustle throughout the week.
There is also the option to join many fringe events still running across the city. Our mission leaders are on standby to help source and register these sessions for you, depending on what is left on your to-do list, or piques your interest.
We'll come together in the afternoon and head out for a fun, casual dinner - be sure to wear your dancing shoes - we'll hit the town for a traditional English G&T after a huge week.
Reflection and Decompression
We end the week with a group breakfast to debrief. You will have the important opportunity to reflect on the week’s activities, share your learnings, discuss your call to action and catch up with the rest of the group before heading home, or venturing on to hustle some more.