Elizabeth Varley is a communicator, connector and entrepreneur with a background in technology, content and events. She is Co-founder and CEO of TechHub – the space bringing together the global technology startup community, with its first launch in London’s Silicon Roundabout in 2010, and soon-to-be openings in Latvian capital Riga (February 2012), Prague, and San Francisco.
Amongst TechHub’s other projects, Elizabeth is currently working with the UK Prime Minister’s Tech Team, the Mayor’s Office, UKTI and the Technology Strategy Board to support tech startups in the UK via the Tech City project. Elizabeth has previously worked with small business advice site Smarta, with Germination on the SHINE unconference for social entrepreneurs, and headed the team for Twestival London in 2009-2010.
After copywriting, editing and senior content strategy and management roles, she ran editorial and content agency Online Content UK for six years, and programmed and produced digital and tech-focused events for Chinwag and NMK. Elizabeth has previously been a judge at GeeknRolla, the Association of Online Publishers Awards, the Information Management Awards and sat on the London College of Communication’s Digital Media Advisory Forum. She is committed to supporting the wider technology industry and was one of the founding steering committee members of the DigitalEve women in technology organisation in the UK. In 2002 Elizabeth was a consultant on ITbeat with e-skills UK – a project to encourage girls to get involved in IT and new media.