GPI at Silicon Valley Comes to the UK Summit

This week, GPI had the pleasure to be invited to the Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK) summit. SVC2UK is an annual tech conference that brings world-leading tech entrepreneurs and investors to the UK for a series of workshops, panel discussions and masterclasses in November each year.

SVC2UK was founded in 2006 by serial entrepreneurs Reid Hoffman, Ellen Levy and Sherry Coutu CBEand this year, SVC2UK brought over fifteen events to Oxford, Cambridge and London.

Preeti Patel, CEO of GPI, took part in the invitation-only CEO Summit at Guildhall in the City of London where GPI was recognised as one of the 70 fastest growing tech companies in the UK and invited to join the SVC2UK Scale Up Club.

At the event, business leaders, serial entrepreneurs and investors were matched to the CEOs based on their barriers to scale, and connections were forged that have previously enabled businesses to expand globally, pivot and open up new market opportunities.

Scale Up Club success stories include well-known currency transfer specialist Transferwise, travel website Skyscanner and virtual keyboard app Swiftkey.

The invaluable mentorship of tech leaders from Silicon Valley and the UK will help GPI expand further and solve the most pressing market access problems in the life sciences industry.

Janet Coyle, MD SVC2UK, opening the CEO Summit. Photo credit: Priya Guha Twitter.

In addition, Jack Ziomek, Project Manager at GPI, lead the Masterclasses event in London.

The event gathered experts in building, funding, scaling global businesses from Silicon Valley and the UK for a series of discussion panels. The panelists offered practical advice and inspiration for budding entrepreneurs and business leaders and answered questions on topics including product launches, scaling up and globalisation.

Jack moderated the panel Building a business with purpose with Jane Swift, CEO LearnLaunch, and former governor of Massachusetts, Raina Kumra, CEO Juggernaut, one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, and Zara Nanu, CEO Gapsquare, expert in bridging the gender pay gap with artificial intelligence. The panelists shared their knowledge on how to stay true to your mission as you scale, how to marry profit vs. purpose and how to build a sustainable business.

Building a business with purpose: Zara Nanu, Jane Swift, Raina Kumra and Jack Ziomek.
Photo credit: SVC2UK Twitter.

More information on GPI being among the UK’s 70 fastest growing tech startups:

More information about SVC2UK can be found at www.svc2uk.com.

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