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RocketSpace to open first tech campus in London

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San Francisc0-based RocketSpace, whose members have included the likes of Uber, Blippar, SuperCell and Spotify, has announced the launch of a London tech campus.

Designed specifically for high-growth tech startups, the London venue – which has a capacity for up to 1,500 members – will be the accelerator’s first international location.

CEO and founder Duncan Logan, said: “London’s tech community continues to rapidly expand and drive innovation.”

He added: “Creating a physical presence here is critical to our expansion strategy and mission to build an ecosystem for innovation to thrive, across a global network of campuses. We are very excited about working with London’s tech entrepreneurs, who are creating some of the most disruptive technologies of the future.”

RocketSpace will open its London campus in early 2017.

Partnership with RBS

Speaking to Tech City News, Kevin Hanley, RBS director of design, said the bank was “very excited” about being RocketSpace’s development partner and the opportunities that this would provide in terms of interacting with tech startups going forward.

“RocketSpace will be housed in a building that we own in Angel. This will enable us to develop closer, deeper relationships with some of the startups; the companies we believe will be shaping the digital economy in the UK,” he added.

Although Hanley said RBS had not been “overly prescriptive” about the kind of relations that it would seek to foster with startups, he noted that being in close proximity to these would inherently result in “all sorts of opportunities” for potential collaborations.

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