Getting into the London Startup scene?
June 12, 2019 3:09 AM   Subscribe

I've had a whole range of jobs, starting at a startup (a job I got through word of mouth), into Government, then a University and now a charity. I've come to the conclusion I need to be back in a startup because it's the most innovative, fast-paced and problem-solving environment.

I'm technical and have a PhD in engineering and am interested in and good at strategy and communications. Trouble is, I think I need to talk to people to secure my next role...but I don't know how to break in. I'd love suggestions of meet-ups and groups to join and any other advice going!
posted by london explorer girl to Work & Money (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Do you mean tech start-ups? Your question is a bit vague. Can you give more detail on what types of roles or companies you might find interesting, or who you want to talk to?

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posted by Concordia at 8:21 AM on June 12

LondonTechWeek is now, both paid and free events.

There're lots of meetups, interest groups, conferences.

I disagree that the startup scene is the most innovative, fast-paced, and problem-solving. There's plenty of opportunity in other fields for those skills, even (especially) charity. Here's a TED talk by Dan Pallotta about new ways to think about charity.
posted by at at 8:33 AM on June 12

Presumably you’re in London? There’s always Silicon Milk Roundabout, but the next one isn’t till November.
posted by pharm at 9:31 AM on June 12

A lot of startups are in The Cloud; Cheryl Hung runs Cloud Native London. They're professionally-managed events, so you're guaranteed to come away with some nice pizza, if not some contacts.
posted by batter_my_heart at 10:59 PM on June 12

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