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Join us June 12, 2024 for Demo Night during London Tech Week

demonightlx london May 17, 2024

The clock is ticking. Let the countdown commence!

Mark your calendars for June 12th as Canopy Community, in partnership with City University of London and 1000 Black Voices, hosts an extraordinary Demo Night at 33 Finsbury Square, London.

This event, held during London Tech Week, promises to be a highlight of our year and marks the first event run by Canopy in London, bringing together the Portuguese and UK startup ecosystems in a special collaboration.  With more than 50 demo nights run since our inception in 2016, the expansion to London is a special moment for the community.


What is Demo Night?

Demo Night is an exciting evening where startups get the chance to showcase their innovative projects, receive valuable feedback, and gain support from a community of critical friends. Unlike a pitch night, Demo Night is focused on helping founders advance their missions. Our goal is to foster an environment where entrepreneurship can thrive and the #1 reason for startup failure can be avoided by helping the Founders to think beyond their own bubble.

The power of demo night is in the questions. The power of the questions comes from the diversity of the audience we bring together. Canopy is built on a core belief that diversity is strength and since 2016 we have challenged ourselves to demonstrate this strength whenever we host an event or provide support to a Founder.

About Canopy Community

Canopy Community is a vibrant network dedicated to supporting and empowering Founders. We provide resources, mentorship, and a collaborative environment for entrepreneurs to grow and succeed. Our mission is to create a nurturing space where innovation and social mobility can flourish, bridging gaps and fostering connections across diverse ecosystems. By hosting events like Demo Night, we aim to inspire and propel the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Why You Should Attend

City, University of London, the #1 institution in London for social mobility, joins us in this mission to support and uplift entrepreneurs. Together with 1000 Black voices we strive through London Tech Week to give a platform for Founders that might not have hit the headlines of London Tech Week - but are out there serving their communities, forging ahead and following their dreams. This is a grass roots event, and you should come along if you have passion for entrepreneurship as “a verb, not a noun”.

This event is not just about showing off projects; it’s about building relationships, exchanging ideas, and supporting each other’s journeys. Through demo night we seek to activate an ecosystem of purpose.

Special Prize for the Winning Startup

One standout startup will be selected to represent London at WebSummit in Portugal. The prize includes a ticket to WebSummit and a spot on the Canopy Demo Night happening that same week. This is an unparalleled opportunity to gain international exposure and connect with global leaders in the tech industry.

Imagine being an undergraduate at City University of London, and you are on the stage giving your demo. You come to demo night to showcase your idea and you find yourself a few months later on the stage in Lisbon, with the attention of leading investors and building an international profile. It’s all possible from here. This is the vision that forged our collaboration with City, University of London, and 1000 Black voices.

Register Now!

Spaces are limited, so we encourage you to register and arrive early. Don’t miss this chance to be part of a vibrant community that believes in the power of entrepreneurship to drive social change.

Also check out City Launch Lab, Betterspace, 1000 Black Voices.

Event Details:

- Date: June 12th

- Time: 7:00 PM (arrivals from 6:30pm)

(Arrive early as space is limited and this is London Tech week. There is a lot of entropy!)

- Location: 33 Finsbury Square, London. Bayes Business School. 7th Floor.

Register today and be part of an evening filled with innovation, collaboration, and opportunity. We look forward to seeing you there.