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For its 27th edition, the Tech Tour visited England for the second time and showcased its rich culture of technology and innovation. The English Tech Tour highlighted this enormous potential and depth during its unique two-day tour across the country.

Participation was limited to 60 privately invited international professionals featuring a broad spectrum of senior representatives from VC funds, leading corporations and institutional investors. The English Tech Tour met a double agenda, first to showcase 25+ of England's most promising technology companies for potential investment or partnership and for you to extend your local network in England.

Furthermore, the agenda included interactions and meetings with a range of key figures from various disciplines – venture capital, corporate, entrepreneurs and academia.



Objectives

by Keith Arundale, President of the English TT 07

  • Showcase the best of English high growth, early stage technology companies to selected international and local VCs and to help these companies achieve funding and/or alliance partnerships.
  • Promote "hot" English tech regions – perhaps the less well known ones– Manchester, Southampton, Newcastle as well as London, the Thames Valley and Cambridge.
  • Promote new technologies – incl. internet security, clean tech, nanotechnology etc as well as electronic systems, optical components, terminals and peripherals, networking, software applications, platform and infrastructure, medical devices etc.
  • Promote commercialisation of technology from the universities.
  • Raise profile of VCs and especially tech VCs in the UK – everybody knows about Private Equity from all the recent press coverage, but we need more promotion and especially more funding for tech venture capital in the UK.
  • Use data for research purposes.
  • Generate deals amongst tour delegates.
  • Showcase English culture to our international delegates - with some surprises we hope - and have a great deal of fun!





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