Ben Woods talks about the big tech start up hubs in the UK - Silicon Roundabout (Shoreditch) and now Croydon Tech City. Mentions also go to Manchester and Cambridge - but does Oxford have a part to play? I think some startups feel that simply being in one of these hubs they are half way there on the road to success.
In Oxford, the talent available is outstanding, rent is cheaper, there is a growing start-up community and it's still only an hour to meetings in London. Could Oxford be the next big start up hub?
At first just about the Croydon tech scene, but then later about London and the UK as a whole. Golunski’s point about the tech transfer between universities and businesses is just one more example of the potential still waiting to be unlocked. London’s Old Street area might have started on its path to becoming the hub of Tech City UK back in 2008, but it’s clear that the area and London as a whole is still only getting started. Whether this is best served by a fragmented ecosystem (that largely excludes other hubs like Manchester and Cambridge) is another question, and how to join these up and create that blueprint to success is a puzzle that still needs solving.