Russ Shaw, and founder of Tech London Advocates and Global Tech Advocates, discusses how technology startups and scaleups can succeed in an increasingly competitive space. Those who work in tech and those who move to London have something in common. All are attracted to big ideas, whether it is global cultures and customs or international markets and customers. It is over a century since Joseph Chamberlain described London as “The clearing house of the world”, and intermediary for global affairs. While Silicon Valley has moved technology’s centre of gravity in that time, the capital remains a hub for the greatest minds in tech and related fields. I have spent much of my career working in London tech, and the last five years working for the tech community and sector. I’ve been lucky enough to meet many interesting people and learn a lot about the city’s place in the world, and what it takes to make it in this fast-growing and exciting sector. London and the entire nation have a great tradition of entrepreneurship and a unique spirit of innovation, and this knowledge must be spread far and wide to continue tech’s impressive growth rate well into the future. Read more here…

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