With so many great opportunities to learn and network, it would be a shame to miss the best IT events in London in 2019. To help you navigate dozens of meetups, conferences, and workshops, I created this list. It includes the most promising events I could find. Pick your date, book your tickets, and don't miss the chance to grow your company!
The thriving London startup community offers multiple opportunities to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs. London New Tech is one of the biggest monthly startup talks that strives to inspire, connect, and promote new technology adoption. Every month five presenters hold pitches and answer questions in a short presentation followed by a networking session.
The tickets are free, and you can claim yours via Eventbrite. If you want to become a presenter, submit your 5-minute pitch deck for consideration, and the organizers will get back to you.
With over 25,000 members, Entrepreneurs In London (EIL) is the largest business meetup in the UK and Europe. After ten years of running the community and organising the meetups and talks, EIL boast hundreds of positive reviews. With a variety of upcoming startup networking events, you can choose what to attend, but Pitch Club might be the most useful for startup founders. The workshop will help you develop and practice your fundraising pitch for better results.
The Pitch Club workshop ticket is £30, and there are only 20 open slots available. The limit will allow every participant to polish and deliver their pitch and receive actionable feedback.
NOAH events connect entrepreneurs with capital. Expect over a hundred tech CEOs presenting on the main stage and 400+ investors with 300+ B2B facilitators to be present. NOAH lineup of speakers and investors covers nine growth verticals, including FinTech, EdTech, E-commerce, and Digital Health. The conference takes networking to the next level, using a digital matchmaking tool that can set a meeting with the right people to promote your startup.
The registration for NOAH London 2019 is open, and there are multiple options for businesses of all sizes. Startups founded in 2016 or later can buy tickets for £450. Other categories offer subscription prices that include a 30% discount for a two-year commitment.
Aimed at female startup founders, Women Entrepreneurs Workshop can help you gain useful knowledge and contacts whether your company is just a side hustle or a startup at the MVP stage. Founders seeking seed or angel investment are also welcome. The five-hour-long event will feature leadership, marketing, and fundraising sessions after a lunch.
The Women Entrepreneurs Workshop tickets are free, and you can book one via Eventbrite. You can also fill in the form to request childcare for the duration of the event.
Youpreneur Summit is the self-proclaimed UK's number one entrepreneurship conference. Unlike many IT events in London in 2019, it's a zero-pitch event, meaning speakers won't try to sell anything and will, instead, provide actionable content for startups and business owners. Three critical topics covered by the talks include building, marketing, and monetisation. By the end of the summit, you should possess new skills to set up your future-proof business and make it profitable. Keynote speakers include Todd Herman (The Alter Ego Effect), JJ Virgin (The Virgin Diet), Elrod (Miracle Morning), and Phil Jones (Exactly What to Say).
Considering the lineup and program, the summit tickets sold out quickly. However, you can join the waitlist. Provide your contact info, and you'll get a notification in case cancelled tickets become available.
Big Data London is a must-go among the tech events in London in 2019 for anyone interested in making most of the customer or business data. The exhibition will feature 130 industry leaders, while nine conference theatres will host 150 experts ready to share their data aggregation, analysis, and visualisation expertise. Besides product launches and demos, the event will include meetups and on-site consultations.
The conference and exhibition attendance is free. You can now register for a pass on the official website. You can also download the Big Data London app to plan a customised itinerary and network with conference and exhibition delegates.
Startup Grind connects thousands of startups across the globe and hosts regular London startup events in 2019 and beyond to educate and support entrepreneurs. The Very Successful Founder Series is just one of the activities that introduce startups to the people behind the companies that are changing the world economy. The CEOs and founders share their experience and lessons learned, explain the secrets of their success.
The Very Successful Founder series hosted the CEOs or founders of Shazam, Eventbrite, Stripe, Skype, MetroBank, and others. The monthly event lasts three hours between 6 PM and 9 PM and includes drinks, chat, Q&A session, and snacks. You can register and book your tickets via the Startup Grind website.
One of the biggest IT events in London in 2019 will bring startups, investors, and innovators together under the "Don't be evil" slogan. This year, the event is dedicated to empathy, inclusivity, and diversity to promote the development of new products and services with a purpose. GIF will include talks by industry experts, open discussions, and workshops. There will be a dedicated stage for the most promising startups, as well as activities for teenage innovators. Expect talks from Bruce Daisley (Twitter), Nancy Douyon (Uber), Caitlin Kalinowski (Facebook), Albert Shum (Microsoft), Hege Sæbjørnsen (IKEA) and even a Buddhist monk.
Registration fees are on the higher end of the spectrum, starting at 1850 Euro. The registration is still open, so you can grab a chance to attend the Global Innovation Forum.
This event provides aspiring entrepreneurs with knowledge and help to get their businesses off the ground. The Business Startup Show boasts a lineup of workshops, seminars, and suppliers to guide startups through every stage of their development. Expect appearances by Small Business, Google, Dell, and American Express representatives.
Like many IT events in London in 2019 on this list, the Business Startup Show offers free tickets. Fill in the online form and receive the tickets and the show guide in your Inbox. Read the form questions and be careful with check boxes if you don't want to get lots of unwanted emails from Google, Dell, and other event partners.
If you want to change the world through the use of green technology, you can't miss the BusinessGreen Technology Festival. It will connect startups, investors, and existing businesses that work on sustainable solutions for a cleaner future. The event will feature pitch sessions, networking opportunities, and an award ceremony. Innovator zone will help you scale up and market your green solution, Finance zone will provide insight into the investors' requirements, and Deploy zone will help you find ways to incorporate green technologies into existing business processes.
Registration is ongoing, and the ticket price is £99 +VAT. You can book your ticket online or contact the administration about sponsorship and stand opportunities to present your technology or pitch your solution.
FreshCode Team follows the IT events in London in 2019 closely. We have already booked our tickets to some of them. As always, we are happy to work with UK-based startups. Four of them, including No White Walls, developed and launched successful products with our help.