Last week on Tuesday August 30th, we had an amazing turnout of over 100 entrepreneurs and industry leaders at the British Residence in NYC to support and celebrate the GREAT Tech Awards. Everyone was in full support of this new initiative to help five of NY’s best startups to expand their business to the UK this fall.
The British Consulate General in San Francisco and British Airways planned the first special “UnGrounded” innovation lab flight to London on 12 June, which took 125 of the most successful and creative entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley and the UK for an in-the-sky hackathon on the STEM skills gap.
Doing a startup in Europe is challenging for many reasons. The can-do attitude of Silicon Valley is undoubtedly fuelled in part by the amount of investor money flying around. But that’s not the only reason. Failing in the U.S. isn’t seen as an end point in the way it can be in Europe. A..