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LORCA cohort two applications are open now

 LORCA is looking for members to join its second programme, and this time it’s focusing on people and securing supply chains Avocado toast may be a mainstay of most cafes…

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by Plexal
Members

Respectfully disruptive: how Oliver Adkins introduced innovation to a graduation gown market that was previously all sewn up

Trying to graduate from university can sometimes feel as painful as flying on a certain budget airline. Oh, you want a ticket for your family? That’ll be £15 a pop.…

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by Plexal
Members

“I care about the future because it’s where I’m going to live”: meet Siobhan McVeigh, Plexal’s sci-fi writer in residence

Sci-fi writer Siobhan has had her work performed at Toynbee Studios, a theatre in Spitalfields, and published by Elsewhen Press in its anthology Existence is Elsewhen. She joined Plexal earlier…

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by Plexal
Members

Plexal member bidstack acquired for £6.8m by Kin Group

Having started life as a crowdfunded startup, bidstack has announced that it’s been acquired by Kin Group for £6.8m. The Plexal member has a native, multi-platform in-game advertising solution that…

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Members

“No time to waste”: how Nana Badu is motivating young Londoners – and providing an alternative to gang culture

Growing up in east London, Nana Badu didn’t come from a wealthy home and didn’t go to the best school by any means, but what he did have was football.…

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by Plexal
Events

Coming up at Plexal: a season of finance events for startups with Informed Funding

Britain was the exit capital of Europe in 2017, but how much thought have you given to your end game? And do you have a sound plan to help you…

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by Plexal
Article

3 things you probably didn’t know about Plexal’s Makers’ Yard

Our Makers’ Yard is a dedicated workshop for our members to test, create, play and prototype their bright ideas. Here are some of the things that have gone on here……

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Article

Don’t do a Reddit: how wargaming exercises can help you prep for an inevitable data breach

Berta Papp-Silva is the co-founder and CEO of The CyberFish: a new Plexal member that incorporates insights from psychology and behavioural science when developing cybersecurity solutions. Here, Papp-Silva teases an…

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by Berta Papp-Silva
Events

Coming up at Plexal: the VR Diversity Initiative Workshop

The VR Diversity Initiative believes that diversity breeds creativity and immersive content should be created by people from a cross-spectrum of society, including women, LGBTQ, disabled people, people from low-income backgrounds…

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The Plexal food truck has arrived

Look at what’s just rocked up in our town hall… The Plexal food truck will now be stocked full of tasty treats all day long from our favourite suppliers and…

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Article

Meet Zara: the Zurich UK Insurance chatbot co-developed by Plexal member Spixii

We sat down with Emma Pegg, head of content at Spixii: the insurtech startup based at Plexal that recently designed, built and launched an award-winning chatbot. Zara, who’s getting more…

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Members

On form: how Plexal member Fiit plans to revolutionise the way you exercise

If you start the week with the best of intentions and promise yourself you’ll hit the gym before work, only to hit snooze when your alarm goes off at an…

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A different kind of workspace

Plexal is a place for the innovators of the world: the makers, creators, thinkers, coders, rule-breakers and change-makers.
What was once the Press Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games has been transformed into a bustling mini-city that has its own indoor park, high street, town hall and a room dedicated to making and prototyping.

Why? Because cities are melting pots where innovation thrives: places that bring people from all walks of life together. And we believe that diversity breeds the best ideas.

We’ve designed a workspace just for tech startups and scaleups, giving them plenty of quiet spots like our snugs and phone booths to get their head down and work, but also lots of opportunities to talk to the right people and get the advice they need from the professional services companies based at Plexal.

Our in-house innovation services team can usually be found matchmaking businesses and delivering workshops, sprints, accelerators or incubators to get the ideas flowing (and scaling).

And because we have our own 200-seater events space and plenty of room, there’s usually a party, conference, meetup or hackathon taking place at Plexal on any given day.