Applications open for 2016 SVC2UK Scale Up Club

CEOs of Graze and Just Eat will provide mentoring sessions and workshops for 10th annual Silicon Valley Comes to the UK

Applications for the 10th annual Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK) Scale Up Club, a programme to help promising UK start-ups scale, are now open.

To qualify, businesses must have a minimum 20% year-on-year growth and more than 10 employees.

The chosen cohort will be invited to take part in a series of mentoring sessions, networking events and workshops with major industry figures including the CEOs of Graze and Just Eat.

Some of the biggest names in UK technology have previously taken part in the programme including Mind Candy, founded by 2003 Young Gun Michael Acton Smith; SkyScanner, a UK unicorn; Startups 100-featured Transferwise and Swiftkey – founded by 2012 Young Guns Dr Ben Medlock and Jon Reynolds.

Overseen by London & Partners, SVC2UK will host 12 events in London, Manchester and Cambridge from 1 to 4 November. Speakers such as Palantir’s Joe Lonsdale, August Capital’s David Hornik and Tom Tom’s Corinne Vigreux will discuss scaling, how technology will change our lives over the next decade and artificial intelligence.

Janet Coyle, director of SVC2UK at London & Partners commented: “We have had the pleasure of working with some the UK’s most exciting young tech companies and watched them grow to become global players and industry leaders.

“This year’s programme promises to be one of the most ambitious to date, with incredible speakers and mentors. I look forward to meeting our next cohort of scale ups on 3 November. “

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Apply for this year’s programme here.


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