I have a very strong passion to see Croydon realise its potential as a hub for technical entrepreneurs, developers and venture capitalists – the Silicon Roundabout of South London, if you will.
I’m aware that it might be hard to visualise – so below are examples of other cities/towns that have started on the road to encouraging a large hub of start-ups and digital/tech industries.
Please enjoy (and savour!) each of them – they’re well-made productions which display different facets of the global tech-boom and its various effects on localised areas. Keep in mind how they might apply to Croydon!
2. Kiryat Gat, Israel – a framework for a ‘mediated city’
4. Berlin – Betahaus ‘People in Beta’ (co-working community)
12. Berlin (again!)
Also check out: 18 Latin American tech hubs!
If you are interested in finding out more or helping me realise my vision for Croydon as ‘The Second Tech City’, please do get intro yourself to me.
I can be contacted on Twitter: @98rosjon or by email: jonnyrose1 [at] gmail [dot] com