TechCityInsider unveils 2013's top 100 @lilycole @jamesparton @techcityinsider @melex @SFlavellFDM
TechCityInsider has revealed the TechCityInsider100 2013 – its list of 100 remarkable people helping make digital London tick. http://www.techcityinsider.net/techcityinsider-reveals-its-class-of-2013/
The TCi100 is not a ranked list, but an alphabetically presented collection of 100 interviews conducted for TechCityInsider.net over the course of the year. It's a snapshot of the year in tech, listing the people we think are helping to redefine digital business in London and beyond.
2013 is TechCityInsider's second year of discovery and analysis of London's technology business scene. The 2013 list is an entirely new group of 100, adding to 2012′s initial 100 to make TCi alumni that now numbers 200.
Our criteria for inclusion include business idea, founder experience, reputation, contribution to the community and future prospects. We also draw on peer recommendations from other members of the TCi100. That prevents the list having a usual-suspects feel about it.
The 2013 TCi100 includes startups alongside more established businesses, education providers, investors, business organisations, bigger players, some media and a couple of government organisations. The list reflects the breadth of organisations that make up the London technology ecosystem. It's an ecosystem with a strong sense of community and no small amount of altruism.
There are 32 women and 68 men in the 2013 list – almost identical to last year's list. While we'd love to see a 50-50 split, we don't do positive discrimination – everyone is in the TCi100 on his or her merits.
The TCi100 is no passive group. We get together at special events like November's inaugural BrainStorm.1 event at City University London, that brought together 100 people from the London technology business community – many of whom feature in the TCi100 – for a day considering how technology can save the world.
Experts offered wisdom in six areas – ageing, democracy, economy, education, environment and media & entertainment – for groups of technologists to come up with some solutions to the key challenges in these fields. Look out for reports from BrainStorm.1 on TechCityInsider.net over the coming days.
Congratulations to everyone in the TechCityInsider 100 for 2013 – and we look forward to building the 2014 list – with a new spin – from January!