Accelerating The World’s Tech Hubs and Startup Accelerators

A platform to build the world’s best tech hubs, accelerators, and ventures.

An interactive session exploring new ways to design and build tech hubs, accelerators, and startup ecosystems around the world.

Why Join:

The rise of tech hubs and accelerators globally is leading to greater competition amongst them and the need to innovate.

But many tech hubs and accelerator programmes are not innovating as fast as the startups they aim to attract or the ecosystems they are a part of.

Discuss lessons and strategies from AD:K, a platform developing tech hubs, accelerators, and new ventures across 30+ international cities – using technology.

Designed for anyone thinking about and running tech hubs and accelerators to discover new approaches and models to grow new ventures – wherever you are in the world.

***Please note: this interactive session has a maximum capacity of just 8 people to have the best learning engagement. Therefore please join in on time to avoid disappointment.***


You’ll learn

1. The rise of London’s tech startup ecosystem and what other international cities and ecosystems can learn from its huge growth and challenges.

2. Insights into the growth of tech hubs and accelerators around the world and how to design and build them to better attract new talent, ventures, capital, and communities.

3. Lessons learned from one of the tech hubs or accelerators AD:K designed, developed, or advises.



Anthony David King is the Founder of AD:K, a platform building some of the world’s best tech hubs, accelerators, and new ventures – using technology.

These include:

Airbnb Startup Programme, learning about building startups. Grown to 700+ entrepreneurs from across 160+ global cities.

BPI Music Innovation Hub, partnering 40+ music technology startups with 20 record labels to revolutionise how fans buy and experience music.

National Cyber Security Centre Accelerator, supporting 10+ startups each year building products in the $140bn global cybersecurity market.

AI Accelerator with the University of Edinburgh, developing 12+ AI ventures each year focused on AI for good, climate, and global health.

Wayra UK, the tech hub accelerator of O2 Telefonica. Advising 60+ scale-up ventures across healthtech, smart cities, and others.

Time: 17:30 – 18:30 BST

Location: Virtual

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022