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Partner Events


Feb/March         International Office Hours 2.0

Global Tech Connect is delighted to be a supporting partner for International Office Hours 2.0, an initiative of Blue Lake VC.

The goal is simple - to link early-stage foreign founded startups in or on their way to the UK and the leading investors within the local ecosystem. This is NOT a pitching programme. The idea is to help founders to build new connections, obtain feedback, ask questions and start building relationships. Participating VC include Playfair Capital, Octopus Ventures, Local Global, Founders Factory and many more.

Contact Global Tech Connect for further details.

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8-9 March         Alpha Wolves Summit, London

Alpha Wolves is a two-day event full of focused talks, curated roundtable discussions and a chance for CEE start-ups and international LPs and GPs to engage with the people driving change in the UK start-up ecosystem. 

The event is an exclusive forum for growth-stage companies partnering with venture and growth capital to achieve scale. At the core of Alpha Wolves is a simple, yet transformative idea: connecting CEE’s most promising scale-ups and the most influential LP and GPs from around the world with the UK venture ecosystem. Contact GTC for a special Discount Code.


Previous Events


5 September-4 November        Global Startup Program III Edizione

TechItalia:LAB, in association with Agenzia ICE, will host 16 Italian companies in London,
5 September – 4 November, as the official UK partner for the third edition of the Global Startup Program – a project offering participants the opportunity to join international incubators or accelerators.

Selected startups will be involved in training sessions, mentoring activities, pitching, meetings with potential investors and corporations, and networking events. The programme's objective is to strengthen their technical, organisational and financial capabilities in order to address new overseas markets and will conclude with an in-person Demo Day.

Contact TechItalia for more details.


26 October        Builders: a conversation with Romanian creators and problem-solvers
In March we showcased high-achieving Romanians in London at 'Women making Waves.' Now we feature a panel of problem solvers each of whom has identified a challenge or need, and has set about building a solution.

Matei Rosca, Investigative journalist and founder, Reporter London
Maria Tanjala, Co-founder, FilmChain
Andra Martinescu, Co-founder, The Diaspora Initiative
Ramona Mitrica, Director, Profusion International

Learn about their professional journeys, why they are drawn to these specific challenges, and the advice they'd offer to others when starting to build.

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26 May        SMAU | Italy RestartsUp in London 2022

Italy returns in force to London in partnership with TechItalia and the Italian Trade Agency. The goal of SMAU | Italy RestartsUp in London is to create a bridge between the Italian Innovation Ecosystem, the London Hub and also the UK Market. Investors and corporations can find new ideas, investment opportunities and business partners in Italian startups.


31 March          Women making Waves

It's always a good time to celebrate the success of Romanian women, but we've chosen 31 March to bring together a sizzling showcase that features a few of Romania's high achieving women in the UK:

Josephine Hus, Vice President, Permira
Oana Jinga, Co-founder and CCO, Bots and Us
Ioana Nedelcu, Barrister, Farringdon Chambers

Learn about their professional journeys, the challenges they’ve overcome and the advice they’d offer to women early in their careers.

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