What Teenage Girls Would Do To Attract More Women Into The Tech Industry

It’s no secret the tech sector has a diversity problem. At Unruly, 48% of our workforce is female, but, unfortunately, we are the exception rather than the rule.

According to stats from DotEveryone, women occupy only 17% of tech jobs, and fewer than 10% of these women are in leadership positions.

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Labour’s Sadiq Khan was elected Mayor of London on Saturday after victory over Conservative Zac Goldsmith. But after 8 years of Boris Johnson in City Hall, what does London’s new mayor mean for tech and entrepreneurship in the capital?

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Mayor of London Boris Johnson helps high growth firms set sights on international expansion

More than 40 per cent of London-based SMEs aiming to trade internationally

London exports worth £140bn to capital’s economy

February 2, 2016 – Fifty of London’s fastest growing companies will join the first cohort of the Mayor’s International Business Programme, a new initiative launched today to help the capital’s high growth firms break into new international markets or grow their existing operations overseas.

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The Upscale programme from Tech City UK will power 30 of the fastest growing UK tech companies on their scaling journey

28th January, 2016 – LONDON: Tech City UK today announces the 30 digital companies selected to join the first intake of its new Upscale programme. Following a high level of exceptional applications and a competitive judging process, the companies selected represent the emerging digital businesses with the most potential for rapid scale and international growth.

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If Ping Pong Fight Club is anything like the movie (and book) which inspired it, then we are already breaking rules 1,2 and 3.

But how can we not talk about Ping Pong Fight Club? Set in the heart of Tech City, just off Brick Lane, employees from some of the biggest tech companies in London battled it out the only way they know how – through their love of wiff-waff.

Crossing paddles in front of a baying crowd of more than 1,000 people were 64 sultans of ping from 16 different firms, including Facebook, Moshi Monsters, Decoded, lastfm, Spotify and, of course, Unruly.

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Unruly was today named among the second 25 companies in the Future Fifty programme. Unruly COO and co-founder, Sarah Wood, shares her excitement at being included in the government-backed scheme, which rigorously selects the UK’s highest potential, high-growth companies
It’s 3 years since the launch of TechCity and I’ll never forget the day it was announced by David Cameron on Brick Lane. 
The event was held in the Truman Brewery, where we were based at the time, and when we heard that UK Tech royalty and Government were descending on our corner of the world a cohort of Unrulies ran downstairs into the street and staged a flash mob outside the event  – holding up our social media cushions and our Unruly logo cushions so that everyone saw us as they exited the building.

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Unrulies were delighted to welcome George Osborne to our London HQ yesterday to launch a new scheme aimed at encouraging high-growth businesses in the UK to grow even faster.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer was joined by Joanna Shields, chief executive of Tech City, Xavier Rolet, chief executive of London Stock Exchange Group and most of the world’s media as they rolled out the ‘Future Fifty’, a “concierge service for the 50 most promising high-growth companies that we want to see listing in London in the years ahead”.

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Stephen Welton, Chief Executive of the Business Growth Fund, and Bruce Daisley, UK Sales Director of Twitter, Unveil City Unrulyversity for Budding Entrepreneurs.

LONDON 30 January 2013 Unruly, the award-winning global technology platform for social video advertising, has partnered with City University London to open a free pop-up university designed to inform, inspire and empower the next generation of Tech City entrepreneurs.

Located at the heart of Tech City, City Unrulyversity is provided by leading academics from City University London. The venture will be opened today by Stephen Welton, Chief Executive of the Business Growth Fund and Bruce Daisley, UK Sales Director of Twitter.

City Unrulyversity combines academic rigour and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of knowledge with practical relevance from the world of business. The lectures offer advice on everything from creative thinking in agile app development to fast track venturing. It kicks off with a taster session by the University’s Dr Caroline Wiertz (Cass Business School) and Twitter’s Bruce Daisley.

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