Published by Ronan Bryan on January 8, 2016, 9:01 am in Promotion, Blog post
Between 2003 and 2012, Cityzone ran business networking events, seminars, workshops and dinners for thousands of company directors, entrepreneurs, investors and advisers. Hundreds of companies and “Accelerator” organisations - investment groups, advisers, government agencies, academic groups, authors and media contacts - presented at Cityzone events.
All of the Cityzone event sponsors came from this group and they were an essential part of its business - subsidising attendance fees, promoting the network to their contacts and helping to keep Cityzone solvent
Here is a list of many of the Accelerators that sponsored Cityzone and/or presented at its events, with the speakers in chronological order - most recent first:
ACADEMIC: Cass Business School, Cass Entrepreneurs Network, Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), London Metropolitan University, Simfonec, Tanaka Business School / Imperial College and the University of Reading.
ACCOUNTANTS: BDO, Kevin Beare & Co, Mazars, MRI Moores Rowland, Orchard Growth Partners, PKF, Rawlinson & Hunter, RSM Tenon, Smith & Williamson and Wingrave Yeats.
BANKS / LENDERS: Barclays, Bank of Scotland, HSBC, Kleinwort Benson Private Bank and London Rebuilding Society.
BUSINESS SERVICES: BritDAQ, City Success, De Vere Venues, First Flight, Global Business Associates, ihotdesk, Liquid HR, New Brand Vision, Objective Capital, Orchard Growth Partners, QuickStart Global, ShareMark, Regus and Weboptimiser.
INVESTMENT: AIM London Stock Exchange, Allenby Capital, AngelBourse, Angels Den, Cambridge Enterprise, Creative Capital Fund, Eastside Consulting, Envestors, E-Synergy, Finance South East, finnCap, HB-corporate, Great Eastern Investment Forum, Inner City Entrepreneurs Fund, NESTA, Objective Capital, OFEX / PLUS, P3 Capital, Pre-X Capital Management St. James Place Partnership and Stargate Capital (Trapezia).
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES: China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), Creative London, gateway2investment, KnowledgeEast, London Development Agency, Make Your Mark / Enterprise Insight, Sira – Think Big and UK Trade & Investment.
LEGAL + IP: Bates Wells & Braithwaite, Boodle Hatfield, Charles Russell, Christine Lee & Co, Clyde & Co, Fasken Martineau, Field Fisher Waterhouse, Gates and Partners, Kilburn & Strode, Manches, Marks & Clerk, Michelmores, Olswang, Shoosmiths, Speechly Bircham, Vizards Tweedie, Wedlake Bell and Wilmer Hale.
MEDIA & OTHER: Blackthorn Focus, Business Books Club, Business XL, City A.M., Clean Capital, Delta Economics / World Entrepreneurship Summit, East London & Docklands Directory, Forum for the Future, PSQ Analytics, The Chilli and UnLtd Ventures.
Simon Acland, veteran investor & author: "Angels, Dragons & Vultures"
David Soskin, Chairman WAYN and SWAPIT; Co-founder HOWZAT MEDIA; author of "Net Profit"
Clem Chambers, Co-founder ADVFN plc and author of "The Armageddon Trade", "The Twain Maxim"...
Rupert Merson, author "Rules are not enough"
Roger Mavity, CEO, Conran Holdings & Author "Life's a Pitch"
Mike Southon, Author, "The Beermat Entrepreneur".
EDUCATION & MEDIA
CITY A.M.: David Parsley, Editor
DELTA ECONOMICS: Dr. Rebecca Harding, Managing Partner (also World Entrepreneurship Summit)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON: Dr Tidu Maini, Pro Rector
CASS BUSINESS SCHOOL: Prof. Igor Filatotchev, Professor of Corporate Governance and Strategy
CITY UNIVERSITY LONDON: Dr. Tim Meldrum, Manager, Enterprise Training, Research & Enterprise
CASS BUSINESS SCHOOL: Ajay Bhalla, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Management
CASS BUSINESS SCHOOL: Prof. Paul Palmer, Professor of Voluntary Sector Management
CASS BUSINESS SCHOOL: Prof. Chris Hendry, Associate Dean (Research), Director of CENTIVE.
GOVERNMENT & OTHER
TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY BOARD: David Bott, Director of Innovation Programmes, £18 million of new government funding to develop technological innovations. 28.11.11
TECH CITY INVESTMENT ORGANISATION: Eric Van Der Kleij, CEO
PADDINGTON DEVELOPMENT TRUST: Neil Johnston, Chief Executive
LONDON DEVELOPMENT AGENCY: Jonathan Ward, Senior Enterprise Development Manager
LONDON DEVELOPMENT AGENCY: Fiona Gibbons, Environmental Policy Manager
LONDON DEVELOPMENT AGENCY: Brenda Stern, Director, Diversity Works for London Programme
PERA: Hamish Peters, Programme Director
BUSINESS LINK: for London Ruth Brothwell, Supply Chain Manager
Lord Ahmed of Rotherham.
IPSO VENTURES: Nick Rodgers, CEO and Co-Founder (also Deputy Chairman, OXFORD BIOMEDICA plc; ned, TMO RENEWABLES and MORVUS TECHNOLOGY)
SHERRY COUTU: investor and board member - various companies, charities and universities
WILLIAM REEVE: serial entrepreneur (LOVEFiLM), investor and NED
ARIADNE CAPITAL: Julie Meyer, CEO, (and Founder, First Tuesday);
ALCHEMY PARTNERS: Jon Moulton, Managing Partner - now running BETTER CAPITAL
LIBRARY HOUSE: Doug Richard, Chairman
LONDON SEED CAPITAL / LONDON BUSINESS ANGELS: Anthony Clarke, MD
P3 CAPITAL: Charlie O'Malley, Partner
PRE-X CAPITAL MANAGEMENT: John Blowers, MD
BEER & PARTNERS: David Beer, Chairman
BVCA: Peter Linthwaite, CEO,
CONDUIT VENTURES: John Butt, CEO
NATIONAL BUSINESS ANGELS NETWORK: Bernard Hallewell, MD
BRIDGES COMMUNITY VENTURES: Tim Lawrence, Director
+ investors from Amadeus Capital Partners, Consensus Business Group, Envestors, E-Synergy, FirstStage Capital, Foresight Venture Partners, GIC, London Technology Fund, Silver Fox Venture Partners, NESTA, Stargate Capital Management…
UNLTD: Jonathan Jenkins, Director of Ventures
THE BIG ISSUE: John Bird MBE, Founder and Editor-in Chief
GREENPEACE UK: Benet Northcote, Chief Policy Adviser
THE BIG ISSUE: Nigel Kershaw, Executive Chairman
CASS BUSINESS SCHOOL: Paul Palmer, Professor of Voluntary Sector Management
LONDON REBUILDING SOCIETY: Naomi Kingsley, Founder and Chief Executive
HOMELESS WORLD CUP: Steve Round, CEO (also Chairman, LONDON REBUILDING SOCIETY and POPTEL)
NEW ECONOMICS FOUNDATION: Jessica Brown, Head of the Access to Finance programme
FORUM FOR THE FUTURE: Stephanie Draper, Deputy Director, Business Programme.
IMAGES: stills from the Cityzone video archive.