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City University London celebrates London Technology Week

University to host a series of events to support London’s inaugural technology festival

City University London will be hosting a series of events during the inaugural London Technology Week, which started today.

The week was launched this morning by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and former nullMayor of New York and founder of Bloomberg L.P. Michael R. Bloomberg. They kicked off the exciting programme of events with a 'make and play' computer session with local school children. The computer kits were designed by Kano, the London based start-up who's CEO, Alex Klein, came to speak at City's Cass Business School back in March, as part of the Tech Talks @Cass series.

City's programme kicks off with 'Made@City', the University's flagship showcase event. It is a celebration of the work of final year undergraduate and postgraduate students in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering, particularly those whose work nulldemonstrates excellence in innovation, creativity and the best use of technology.

This week's City Unrulyversity session sees the return of Professor Jo Wood's popular session 'Telling Stories with Data Visualisation.' Professor Wood's session will explore ways in which data visualisation can be made more effective by borrowing some of the approaches and models of storytelling in disciplines such as journalism and film.

The Cass Entrepreneurs Network (CEN), host their Midsummer Champagne Reception on Thursday evening at Cass Business School. The School has a strong history of entrepreneurial success, citing Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and Peter Cullum CBE as two of its most famous entrepreneurial graduates. Indeed, the School's Centre for Entrepreneurship bears Peter Cullum's name, thanks to a generous donation toward the Cass Entrepreneurship Fund, a £10 million venture capital fund.

In addition to activity during London Technology Week, City is supporting tech entrepreneurs in a variety of ways. For students, there is CityStarters, the University's Enterprise Education arm that offers incubation, mentoring and support for would-be entrepreneurs; City Unrulyversity has been delivering bite-size business and tech education on Wednesday evenings during term time since January 2013. Open to all, City Unrulyversity aims to inform, inspire, and empower the next generation of Tech City entrepreneurs; The Hangout is City's co-working space just on Old Street Roundabout (Silicon Roundabout) and is a place where students can access free office space, as well as tech entrepreneurs from outside City can meet and employ the wealth of talented students the University produces.

For more information on City University London and its involvement in London Technology Week and Tech City, please contact the press office.

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