Since its introduction at London Technology Week in June, Tech.London has attracted more than 127,000 visitors from over 860 cities across the globe.
London, Greater London (PRWEB UK) 29 October 2015
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson, IBM, and Gust have marked the three month anniversary of the launch of Tech.London, a comprehensive online platform connecting and supporting London’s tech entrepreneurs, with an infographic illustrating engagement data over Q3 2015. Since its introduction at London Technology Week in June, Tech.London has attracted more than 127,000 visitors from over 860 cities across the globe. The platform has aggregated information from over 1,350 startups, nearly 65 investors, more than 9,800 job postings, and over 400 upcoming London events.
Technology continues to be a rapidly growing sector in London’s economy and advancing the city’s status as an innovation center is supported by both the public and private sectors. Tech.London brings information and opportunities to a centralized and accessible platform. The infographic gives insight into what the tech community is looking for from an online platform and hub.
“Tech.London has made the City of London’s technology sector and startup community more accessible than ever,” said Kylene Henry, Editor of Tech.London. “Visitors to the online hub have found that they can simultaneously search for upcoming events and competitions, find coworking spaces to house their startup, seek angel investors to fund their entrepreneurial idea, find courses to hone their skills, find a new job, and more. Tech.London is the resource for Londoners who want to get involved in the City’s tech scene and we are proud to see it become the destination for all things London and tech.”
The Mayor’s Special Adviser for Business and Science Joe Mitton said: “It’s great to see the Tech.London website has been so popular over its first months of operation, and at the same time it is giving us fascinating insights into the topics that are of the most interest to the tech community. It is a great support to London’s growing tech industry which will help to power the city’s economy now and in the future.”
Over the last three months, Events was the category most visited, indicating the community is seeking ways to get more involved. The most searched term was “competitions” as people look for ways to gain practical experience, show off their products, and gain publicity. London’s existing strength in IT and B2B services lend well to the top industry searched on the platform, Business Products & Services, but the top courses looked up by visitors to the platform were in Programming & Development, suggesting a more practical shift in the growing economy. Currently, over 200,000 Londoners are employed by London’s technology sector and startup community and it is projected to boost the local economy by over £18bn in 2015.
Tech.London is a collective initiative built by Gust on IBM’s Bluemix cloud development technology, and is supported and maintained by the City and various community partners.
For more information, check out London Tech by the Numbers Q3 2015 http://tech.london/infographic.
Tech.London is a comprehensive online platform connecting and supporting London’s expanding entrepreneurship ecosystem. It includes all the latest information and resources that people in London need to access opportunities in the tech sector, connect with each other, and grow their businesses. This ground-breaking collaboration between Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Gust.com, IBM, and a wide number of partners from London’s tech community is the embodiment of a shared commitment to increase jobs, train the workforce of the future, support new business, and ultimately ensure London is at the centre of technology innovation.