RocketSpace Goes International with London Tech Campus
- May 12, 2016
London, U.K.—RocketSpace, the San Francisco-based technology campus, announced its plan to open a cutting-edge facility for tech startups in London. The location is just steps from Angel Tube station, in central London, and it’s currently occupied by The Royal Bank of Scotland, a development partner of the campus. UK Trade & Investment and London & Partners are also offering support for the project.
The tech complex is scheduled to open in early 2017. In the first stage of development, it will be able to hold up to 1,500 members and it will provide growing startups with office-as-a-service, a multi-gigabit Internet connection, a café, collaborative workspaces, and a large space for events. Hands-on workshops, peer group roundtables, trend talks and networking events are also on the list of services provided by the RocketSpace’s U.K. campus.
“London’s tech community continues to rapidly expand and drive innovation. Creating a physical presence here is critical to our expansion strategy and mission to build an ecosystem for innovation to thrive, across a global network of campuses. We are very excited about working with London’s tech entrepreneurs, who are creating some of the most disruptive technologies of the future”, said RocketSpace Founder & CEO Duncan Logan.
Members of the new technology park will also be able to interact with leading global corporations, including RocketSpace’s Corporate Innovation Services clients like Tata Communications, Axel-Springer, Lufthansa Cargo, JetBlue, Converse, Schneider Electric and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).
“We recognize that the technology industry will be a key growth area for the UK in the coming years so we are delighted to play a part in helping RocketSpace locate here, as we aim to build stronger links with innovative startups”, said Simon McNamara, Chief Administrative Officer for RBS.
RocketSpace supported more than 100 corporations plug into the startup ecosystem and drive disruption in their industry. The San Francisco tech campus was also the home of Uber, Spotify, Practice Fusion and Leap Motion in their early days. Since launching in 2011, RocketSpace members have included more than 750 tech startups and 16 unicorns such as Blippar and SuperCell.
Image courtesy of RocketSpace