HOW DO YOU BUILD INNOVATORS IN 500 CITIES?
Airbnb are the world’s largest community-driven hospitality company. Valued at £27bn. We’re piloting a new kind of startup programme: where entrepreneurs from cities around the world experience building and accelerating startups in London. Joined by more than 600 innovators from 150 cities already.
WHERE DO YOU SCALE STARTUPS IN LONDON?
Telefónica is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies. With £42bn revenue. Their scale-up programme, Wayra, is the largest global corporate accelerator. Now resident at Wayra, London, we’re supporting a community of tech companies. Joined by more than 30 startups.
WHAT’S THE FUTURE OF BANKING IN EUROPE?
The world’s most forward-thinking banks are exploring how we’ll bank in future. We developed a new kind of fintech programme. Helping banks like Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank with £40bn revenue, explore new technologies shaping the future of online banking – a £7tn market by 2024. Joined by 11 startups.
HOW SHOULD WE SHAPE FOUNDERS IN UNIVERSITY?
Founders Campus supports universities and business schools around the world. Introducing students to real-world experiences of building startups with experienced founders and investors. And working in the startup ecosystem – a £2.2tn global economy. Joined by 10 universities from 8 global cities.
PREVIOUS GLOBAL PROGRAMMES.
HOW DID WE RETHINK MUSIC AND TECH IN BRITAIN?
The BPI runs The BRIT Awards and supports British music globally. We helped develop their new innovation hub connecting 43 tech startups with 22 labels, in 3 years.
HOW DID WE EXPLORE THE FUTURE OF BANKS IN ASIA?
The bank wanted to explore the UK fintech market. We developed a new programme connecting the bank with fintech’s developing innovative products, over one year.
HOW DID WE REDESIGN CHILDCARE IN ENGLAND?
The Department for Education wanted childcare to be easier and cheaper. We designed a 3-year pilot programme: to develop new startup childcare models across England.
PROGRAMMES COMING 2020 – 2022.
HOW CAN TECH BETTER REDISTRIBUTE FOOD IN CITIES?
How can technology redistribute food around cities and countries more equally? This programme aims to connect tech startups and corporate partners to solve this.
HOW CAN WE REVOLUTIONISE SPACE IN CITIES?
How can our city spaces improve how we live, work and play everyday? Addressing accessibility to homelessness. New startups and new approaches can.
CORPORATE LEARNING EXPERIENCES.
RETHINKING WORKSPACE IN LONDON.
The global workspace company is expanding its presence in London’s market. We designed a day experience for their team to learn about accelerating resident companies.
DISCOVERING SMART ENERGY IN AUSTRIA
Austria’s largest energy company is revolutionising their sector. We designed a 2-day experience to improve their innovation programme model for smart-energy startups.
SPOTTING FUTURE UNICORNS IN AFRICA.
The bank’s Africa team wanted to learn about the UK Fintech market. We designed a day experience to learn strategies UK Fintech’s use to scale-up in their markets.
INCUBATING COMPANIES IN SAUDI ARABIA.
The world’s 6th largest company. With $355bn revenue. We designed a 2-day experience to help their team rethink the model of their incubator, WA’ED, for Saudi Arabia.
TALKS AROUND THE WORLD.
KEYNOTE: DEVELOPING NEW ENTREPRENEURS IN NYC.
KEYNOTE: USING INNOVATION IN EDUCATION IN BULGARIA.
KEYNOTE: ACCELERATING NEW STARTUPS IN LONDON.
SESSION: PITCHING SMART CITIES TECH IN LONDON.
SESSION: PITCHING AI & BLOCKCHAIN TECH IN EDINBURGH.
PANEL: DEVELOPING DIVERSE STARTUPS IN LONDON.
FEATURED IN GLOBAL PRESS.
HOW A.I. STARTUPS ARE FIGHTING FAKE NEWS.
“AI’s success will ultimately depend on if the technology can deal with the human context that humans can decipher, but AI does not always understand…”
WHY CORPORATES ARE EMBRACING COWORKING.
“Tech giants, such as Google and Facebook have mostly invested in their own office spaces. But new coworking chains and rival business models have emerged…”
CITIES INNOVATORS FROM.
TOTAL ADDRESSABLE MARKET.
DATA: 2012 – 2019.
HOW IT WORKS.
INNOVATORS / FOUNDERS.
ACCELERATORS / PROGRAMMES.
Startup support + data.
Community development + data.
SCALE-UP / INVESTORS.
IMPERIAL COLLEGE BUSINESS SCHOOL.