Driving innovation through a collaborative community
CW supports and enables entrepreneurial growth in the technology sector. We achieve this by connecting start-ups in the CW network with relevant industry contacts. They get direct access to the ‘inside track’ of what is happening in their industry sector, connection to potential partners and channels to market, along with personal introductions to mentors and investors. Throughout the year companies are presented with opportunities to showcase their latest products and services to some of the largest and most innovative companies in the world. CW shortens the typical time and effort associated with pitching to world-class companies, we’re an enabler, opening doors so that further discussions can take place.
Why should I join?
Connections that matter
Our start-ups receive free access to industry SIG (special interest group) events and are encouraged to apply to various start-up programmes including CW Unplugged, the Discovering Start-Ups Competition and government funded initiatives such as IoTUKBoost. This targeted networking increases your chance of achieving the relevant and meaningful connections which matter most.
Opportunity to leverage a global network
The CW footprint is global and we have a dedicated International programme dedicated to helping our members expand their businesses abroad. Whether you’re a UK company looking to export or an international stakeholder, there is opportunity to participate in activities focused on increasing your brand awareness. We provide contacts, opportunities and open doors to an international audience.
Programmes focussed on innovation
Alongside a programme of technical events, we run initiatives a number of Innovation Programmes which provide start-ups with the opportunity to make themselves known to - and build commercial contracts with - global multinationals. These programmes are supported by an array of technology giants and service providers who can help you make the most out of the experience.
With world-leading company speakers, attendees and subject matters, we continuously seek to break new ground in how best we serve our members on the world stage through our acclaimed conferences. Discounted tickets are offered to members along with attractive exhibitor & sponsorship packages tailored for start-ups.
A contact list worth having
Have a look at the CW members directory and SIG champions pages to see the types of pioneering people and companies we are privileged to work with. The Business SIG in particular puts on a number of activities over the year to support start-ups and scale-ups. We welcome you to be part of this thriving and exciting technology network.
Talent, what do you need?
From mentors, advisors, investors and executive search companies the opportunities for career empowerment and development are vast. We offer a jobsboard where you can recruit and grow your start-up, with access to a wide pool of CW members.
Exhibiting at the Future of Wireless International Conference gave our young start-up a valuable opportunity to engage with potential clients and collaborators that we otherwise would have had much difficulty getting time with. Being able to have time in the exhibition hall with presenters to further explore ideas related to their talks was very useful for us.