Everyone knows there’s always something going on in London. But that doesn’t just mean world-famous museums and bottomless brunches – there’s also plenty you can do from a professional point of view to fill your time. Whether you’re looking to secure funding for your business, make some new contacts or improve your own skills, there’s always something on in the capital that can help you achieve your goals.
Here’s our pick of the events you definitely should be heading to in May if you’re a startup.
Secure Funding for Your Startup, by The Business Funding Show
Unique event enabling you to meet representatives of debt and equity bodies, and learn how to get funded quickly, attract loans, business angels, accelerators, investors, and VCs. Perfect for business owners, directors and startup founders looking to attract external funding.
When: Tuesday 1st May 2018, 17.30-20.30
Where: WeWork Chancery Lane
How much: £19.76-£26.15
Social Media Marketing Workshop, by HUB Inspired
This social media workshop will give you the knowledge and skills to get started and keep going, including how to create a social media strategy, how to improve engagement, social media’s role in SEO and how to create partnerships and expand your reach.
When: Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 18.15-21.00
Where: WeWork Devonshire Square
How much: £15.13-£21.94
Sales Toolkit Workshop Delivered by Collider, by Business Growth Programme
Join London & Partners Business Growth Programme and Collider to a workshop to help you to answer a common question on everyone’s lips: how do you retain and upsell to your customers? This session will cover just that, as well as the end-to-end sales process, best practice, tips and tricks.
When: Thursday 3rd May 2018, 14.00-17.00
Where: Huckletree – Alphabeta
How much: FREE
Data Insights Series: How to use machine learning to build a global company, by Shack15
In 2012 Oxford students Husayn Kassai, Eamon Jubbawy, and Ruhul Amin decided to launch a startup. Their secret weapon? A machine learning tool able to spot fake government IDs better than the human eye. Fast-forward six years and their company, Onfido is one of the most widely used identity verification services worldwide, partnering with over 1,500 businesses globally. How did Onfido manage to harness machine learning to build a global company? Husayn Kassai will open up about it during SHACK15’s latest Data Insight event.
When: Thursday 3rd May 2018, 18.30-20.30
Where: SHACK15: The Data Science Hub
How much: FREE
Tech City Intro: Connect with London’s technology scene, by Tech Connect
In this 3-hour session, you’ll have the chance to meet key people, discover great coworking spaces, hear from entrepreneurs and network with the best of London’s vibrant startup community. Tech Connect will take you through the world of startups and the UK digital economy to really understand how digital technology is transforming industries and society.
When: Friday 4th May 2018
Where: WeWork – Old Street
How much: £85
GDPR Essentials – Your Roadmap to Compliance, by Linkilaw
With the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) fast approaching, May 2018 will open a new chapter for all organisations processing data. At this session, Linkilaw will demystify the GDPR jargon and equip attendees with practical steps and key resources to ensure their business is ready for the changes and in compliance.
When: Tuesday 15th May 2018, 18.30-20.00
Where: WeWork – Bishopsgate
How much: FREE
The Airbnb Startup Experience London, by Anthony King Ventures & Airbnb
Gain insights into the rise of London’s startup ecosystem – its growing trends, new players and what is happening – then visit one of London’s best startup communities, to hear examples and stories of how entrepreneurs are solving big problems, creating new business models and building innovative companies in areas from FinTech to AI within startup communities. Plus discover what investors look for and why, and how to pitch your venture.
When: Various dates in May
Where: Tech City, Shoreditch, EC2A 3ET
How much: £0-£49.00
LBAcademy UK Tech Founders Forum, by LBAcademy
This business innovation workshop course is designed for UK tech startup founders, entrepreneurs and professionals who are looking for ways to grow and nurture their business. This workshop provides an effective way to have high quality interaction and form alliances with other founders. This event will suit if you are an early stage founder. or running a side-hustle as an entrepreneur or professional.
When: Thursday 24th May 2018, 18.00-20.30
Where: Huckletree West
How much: £49.10-£59.88
Networking with Funders, by The Business Funding Show
Quarterly Networking with Funders event that gives you the chance to network with and learn from funders offering loans, grants or investment. You will meet crowdfunding platforms, angel networks, accelerators, investors, VCs and other financial institutions that can help you reach your business’s funding goals.
When: Wednesday 30th May, 2018
Where: WeWork Aldgate Tower
How much: £19.76-£77.27
These spaces are all on our platform! And they all have availability at the moment – meaning that soon these fantastic events could be a mere few minutes walk from your desk. You could even be hosting your own! Take a look at them on our website.