General Assembly Officially Opens in London


Matt Cynamon at General Assembly, London. (Photo: Foursquare)

General Assembly, the 19-month-old tech entrepreneurship hub just north of Union Square, has been hosting classes at pubs in London as far back as February. (Startup Burger night, anyone?) But today the school has announced the “official” opening of its first campus outside New York in the central neighborhood of Clerkenwell.

Even 10 Downing St. is excited. “General Assembly is one of the world’s most dynamic technology communities and digital education providers, and their presence in London will help more British entrepreneurs access the skills and support they need to grow into world-beaters,” Prime Minister David Cameron said in a press release.

General Assembly has not updated its website yet has a new site for the London campus. Classes in the Silicon Roundabout are similar to the curriculum in New York. That is to say, bootstrapping lessons, VC secrets, best hiring practices and fireside chats with investors and entrepreneurs. Recently, General Assembly hired The Next Web’s East coast editor Courtney Boyd Myers to handle community-building in the new outpost across the pond. Matt Cynamon is the director of programming for London.

General Assembly Officially Opens in London