Summer CivTech Forum Meetup – Working on the Public Service Monopoly

Do you want to meet innovative startups and organisations? Are you seeking to develop your network and build partnerships with real commercial value? Looking for inspiration from leaders in CivTech?

Join us for The CivTech Forum summer meet up. Hear from established CivTech businesses and meet with changemakers and politicians.

DATE AND TIME: Mon 14th Aug 2017, 18:30 – 21:00

LOCATION: The Rain Cloud Victoria, 76 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PD

Tickets on Eventbrite.



The CivTech Forum is building community for CivTech startups. The Forum provides opportunities for members to meet and collaborate usefully, in person and online at, the information portal. CivTech meetups start with presentations from people successfully improving government services through tech to inspire innovation, and end with purposeful networking facilitated by Chance & Community Chess Cards. 

The conversations at our first event will be sparked by presentations from MegaNexus and Represent.MeMegaNexus are a CivTech startup that has been going for over a decade supplying services to local government and the prison sector. With 120 people employed in India and the UK, MegaNexus is now in the process of scaling up. Represent.Me help to connect politicians and the people they serve, a timely aim with an election round the corner. Represent were recently covered in the Times and are currently going for seed stage investment.


Government is the biggest industry on the planet and the least affected by digital transformation. We are bringing together the people who want to do something about that.

We aim to make it easier for entrepreneurs and startups in Civ Tech to meet, learn and grow.


18:30 – Networking and drinks (free soft drinks, beer and wine)

18:45 – Welcome

18:50 – Presentations from our speakers

19:10 – Q & A

19:25 – Networking with Chance & Community Chess Cards

21:00 – Close


If you are part of a start up bringing change to public services, communications between government and the people or the very nature of democracy itself come and join us. if you are an academic, politician, data scientist, entrepreneur or changemaker, or if you build things using government data, the CivTech forum is for you.


Robyn Scott, Co-Founder & CEO of Apolitical – a global network for government, helping public servants find the ideas, people and partners they need to solve the hardest challenges facing our societies.

Robyn previously co-founded OneLeap, a London based executive education company, and Level Up, which teaches coding to vulnerable young people in South Africa. She has written an acclaimed memoir about growing up in Botswana. She is an ambassador for the Access to Medicine Index, an advisor to the Responsible Mining Index, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a Gates Scholar. She has a BSc in Bioinformatics from Auckland and a Masters in Bioscience Enterprise from Cambridge.

Ian Makgill, Founder of Spend Network – a data tool providing insight and analysis for public sector spending

Ian has worked in public procurement for over 20 years and has been running his own businesses for over 12 years. He founded Open Opps, the world’s first database of open, public sector tenders and the the world’s largest Open Contracting Data Standard publisher. Prior to his career as an entrepreneur, Ian worked as a Management Consultant with a focus on government procurement. Ian has written and presented on the use of data to improve public procurement, he has a particular interest in using open data to combat fraud in public purchasing. Ian sat on the Cabinet Office’s Open Data User Group.

This event is sponsored and hosted by The Rain Cloud Victoria.

Please share with your network and register swiftly as tickets are limited!


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