As part of our Going Global program, in partnership with NSW Investment, our Co-Founder JJ, along with a number of HealthTech companies from the program visited the UK for London Tech Week! This is such a valuable and exciting part of the program, giving the founders the opportunity to touch down where they’re planning to expand, forge the necessary connections and partnerships and understand the sheer size of the market and how they can best fit into it.
After spending what has been an incredibly inspiring and eye-opening week in London, JJ reveals his highlights of how this week has been instrumental in showcasing and connecting Think & Grow clients with other tech start-ups, founders and VCs on a global scale.
What’s been the most beneficial part of London Tech Week for you?
From day one it’s been amazing to share the same space and be able to connect with so many influential people from across the globe. From top VCs, founders and C-suite of global leading tech businesses. Industry thought leaders from space, climate and food to the head of Australia’s high commissioners, the state leads for each state in Australia, as well as state leads from places like France and Pakistan.
It’s rare to find opportunities like this one where you have the ability to connect with the humans and founders of businesses globally even within just the first few days.
130+ companies from Australia have attended this week which speaks volumes for the healthy state our ecosystem is in. The new trade agreement also helps enable the ease with which business can be conducted between nations. It’s astonishing to see this pull into London on this scale, especially post-Covid.
Did you come across anything notable you weren’t expecting?
It’s not that I wasn’t expecting this, they were more of a nice surprise –
As part of Think & Grow’s Going Global program, there were many Australian HealthTech companies in attendance, as part of their UK expansion growth. What would you say were the three most valuable things they got from this week?
Let’s hear from some of the founders of the Going Global program:
“The market size we have seen this week means we’ll stay another 5 or 6 weeks to continue making impactful connections - we already have a full schedule thanks to the program with connections to hospitals across the UK.” - Dr Nishanth Krishnananthan, Vantari VR
“It was great hanging out with the crew in London this week, London’s really invigorating and I was very pleasantly surprised by how much of a good fit the UK is for us.” - Nicc Johnson, MusicHeath