Co-founder and CEO, TechHub
Elizabeth Varley is a communicator, connector and entrepreneur with a background in technology, content, community and events. She is co-founder and CEO of TechHub – a network bringing together the global technology start-up community, in London, Riga, Manchester, Bucharest, Swansea, Bangalore and soon many other cities around the world.
Elizabeth has appeared in all of the major UK tech and business press, including WIRED UK, the BBC, the Guardian and the Economist, and listed in other major publications such as Computer Weekly’s UKtech50 top influencers, the Evening Standard’s Silicon 60 and Cosmopolitan’s Fierce 40 Under 40. She has been a judge for many technology and business awards and is a sought-after conference and event speaker around the world.
Previously, she worked with small business advice site Smarta, with Germination on the SHINE unconference for social entrepreneurs, and headed the team for international charity festival Twestival London in 2009-2010.
After copywriting, editing and senior content strategy and management roles in her earlier career, she ran editorial and content agency Online Content UK and the community for online content professionals, plus programmed and produced digital and tech-focused events for Chinwag and NMK. She is committed to supporting the wider technology industry and was one of the founding steering committee members of the DigitalEve women in technology organisation in the UK and was a consultant with e-skills UK on a project to encourage girls to get involved in IT and new media.