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Compelled to Fuel Change

In 2006, Reid Hoffman, Sherry Coutu CBE and Ellen Levy felt compelled to better fuel the global ecosystem for tech entrepreneurship, where knowledge and investment at the time felt siloed within Silicon Valley. 

From this compulsion, SVC2UK was born.

SVC2UK exists to support entrepreneurs on their journey to scale by removing barriers and opening up the ecosystem. We pride ourselves on the diversity and inclusive nature of our community.

Our Purpose

SVC2UK exists to support entrepreneurs on their journey to scale, removing barriers and opening up the ecosystem.

Now in our fourteenth year, not only do our SVC2UK alumni and community span the globe, but our events now span the calendar year. We run a series of intimate, invitation-only events throughout the year that culminate in a 3-day summit held in the UK during November, where we connect world-leading investors and serial entrepreneurs to academics, students, policy makers and first time founders.

Our ambition is to deepen relationships between Silicon Valley and Europe, inspire and grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem – specifically the female founder community, ultimately building growth that sustains our purpose and economies.

Moving forward, we’ll also be inviting leaders from within the broader European and Asian entrepreneur and investor communities to join us, with a focus on expanding the reach and inclusion of SVC2UK in the future.

SVC2UK was born out of Ellen, Reid and I thinking:
what can we do to improve the ecosystem for entrepreneurship in the UK?

Sherry Coutu, CBE

Co-Founder, SVC2UK

Our team

Each year, the SVC2UK summit is celebrated as a pinnacle event which connects the entrepreneurial ecosystems of Silicon Valley and the UK. While the event is celebrated by as a unique collaboration of the two ecosystems, it is also the cumulation of collaboration between our SVC2UK teams.

Without the dedication of our London, Cambridge and Oxford teams, SVC2UK would not be the success that it is today. We want to take the time to thank our team members from across the UK who help shape and foster SVC2UK’s success and growth each year.

UK Tech Ecosystems

 At SVC2UK, we strive to bring top US and UK industry leaders to entrepreneurial ecosystems across the UK.  While 2020 offers the opportunity for us connect with global ecosystems through virtual format, we always work to showcase our UK tech ecosystems through our event.

See the city-based programmes that we hosted in 2019 below.




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