HOW DO CITIES INSPIRE ENTREPRENEURS?
Airbnb is the world’s largest community driven travel company. We’re piloting a new kind of startup programme: for entrepreneurs from cities around the world to experience and accelerate building startups in London. Now joined by more than 350 innovators from 140 cities.
WHO ARE THE NEXT UNICORN FOUNDERS?
Telefonica is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies. Their startup accelerator, Wayra, grows companies in AI to FinTech. We’re working together to support their community of startups and connect them with companies from around the world.
WHERE CAN YOU LEARN ABOUT STARTUPS?
Startup schools help develop your entrepreneurial thinking. Many are great, but not accessible to all. Working with partners in London’s ecosystem, London School for Startups makes this learning accessible to people, teams and groups from 60+ countries.
WHAT COMES AFTER MUSIC STREAMING?
The BPI runs The BRIT Awards and represents British music, artists and labels globally. We’re developing their new innovation hub, to revolutionise how fans consume music. Now one of the largest music tech startup hubs in Europe with more than 40 startups and 20 labels.
HOW WILL WE BANK 5 YEARS FROM NOW?
A number of international banks are exploring how we’ll bank in future. They include Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, Bank of Korea and banks in Africa. This programme connects banks with FinTech companies to explore and pilot innovative new technology for customers.