In the first episode of this new bi-weekly series, co-hosts Alex Irwin-Hunt and Yessi Bello Perez explore the concept of start-up ecosystems and their importance. Joining as inaugural guests are two maestros of London's start-up scene, Eileen Burbidge and Eric van der Kleij, to discuss the rise of ecosystems across the UK. 

Season one of Rising Ecosystems will take listeners around the UK, where tech hubs are popping up and carving their niche away from the lights of London. 


This episode covers topics from best practices in ecosystem development, the growth of UK tech and the spotlight brought by the pandemic on diversity and inclusion, mental health and sustainability.