We are a coalition of UK-wide digital and tech startups and their direct voice to government.

Our aim is to ensure that the UK-wide voice of startups is heard at the highest-levels of government, and we help shape a positive business environment for startups, and those that invest in them.

On behalf of our community, we work closely with No.10, Secretaries of State, Ministers and government advisers, across a number of departments.


We connect startups across the UK and are building the first nationwide community
We consult our community on the policy issues of most importance to their business
We campaign on the issues that directly affect startup growth
We champion our community to government and in the media
We hold monthly startup clubs with government and high-profile founders

We are currently working on our new report for a February 2017 launch. This will build on our previous report Startup Manifesto ahead of the 2015 election.

To join our community or for more information, please contact Romilly Dennys: romilly.dennys@coadec.com


Tech City News: How can local government improve regional digital growth?

15 November 2016

When I joined Coadec as the new executive director, my main priority was to build our UK-wide community of tech startups, across every city and region of the country. Just as I meet startups face-to-face in London, I strongly believe there’s only one way to understand regional tech communities - their local startup culture, government framework and distinct challenges – and that’s to...

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CITY AM: Don't blame businesses for hiring foreign staff

15 November 2016

Home secretary Amber Rudd provoked outrage this week for suggesting that companies should list the number of foreign workers they employ. For many in the business community, it hit a raw nerve at a sensitive time. EU nationals that call the UK home and have set up fast-growth businesses, or joined talented global teams, are already deeply concerned about their future in Britain, and have...

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Life after Brexit: From the Coadec Community

28 August 2016 | Romilly Dennys

A few days before the UK voted to leave the EU, I wrote a welcome blog as the incoming Executive Director of Coadec. On reflection and with the beauty of hindsight, I should have written a very different blog. But then it has been a truly extraordinary few weeks. The pace of change and volume of unknowns have felt overwhelming and I hope that we can now enter a relative period of...

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Our Supporters and Sponsors

Our supporters include startups and entrepreneurs, developers, VCs and angel investors, technology companies, providers of digital connectivity and academics.

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Contact us

Coadec, TechHub @ Campus, 4-5 Bonhill St, London EC2A 4BX