Leicester Tech Startups
Launch48 Startup Weekend

Launch48 Startup Weekend

Open Coffee 23/4/14

Leicester Civic Hack 2014

Leicester Civic Hack 2014

Open Coffee 23rd January 2013

Open Coffee 23/1/2013

Leicester Tech Startups, Open Coffee presentations 5th Feb 2013, photo by Josie Fraser

Open Coffee 05/02/2013

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BCS Leicester: Video Coding: principles and recent advances, Thurs 15th Jan

Prof Raouf Hamzaoui, Head of Research in Faculty of Technology, De Montfort University, will be doing a talk on: Video Coding: principles and recent advances.

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Open Coffee: Launch48 Team Pitches, Weds 17th Dec at DMU

This year’s Launch48 was bigger an better with five teams taking part and loads of really interesting startup ideas pitched. Come and hear from the teams describe their startup ideas at this final Open Coffee of the year. New Venue: DMU Innovation Centre, 49 Oxford Street, Leicester, LE1 5XY

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Lean Startups Christmas Party, Mon 15th Dec at Incubate

To celebrate the end of an eventful and exciting year, Incubate decided to organise a Christmas Party! You are all welcome!

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Startup Class for University of Leicester Maths Students

For the second year in a row I have been coaching entrepreneurially-minded students with Professor Jeremy Levesley from the Department of Mathemathics at University of Leicester. Like all universities, Leicester is keen to give students vocational experience as well as academic knowledge. However, many universities tend to focus on employability, assuming that their graduates will want to work for someone else …

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How to Start a Startup: all the Y Combinator backed course videos and notes

Here are all the videos and notes from the Y Combinator ‘How To Start A Startup’ course…

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Leicester is bursting with opportunities for tech start-ups – here’s why…

Interview about how the tech scene in Leicester started and how it is flourishing: http://www.ardent-software.com/leicester-bursting-opportunities-tech-start-ups-heres/

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New EU VAT Regs on Digital Products are Madder than a UKIP Eurovision Party

The EU are trying to stop multinational companies like Amazon and Google avoiding VAT by locating in low-VAT countries like Luxembourg. New regulations which take effect on 1st Jan 2015 require firms selling digital products to charge VAT in the country of sale rather than their own local country but the sting in this policy is that it applies not only …

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Bank of TMC Growth Grants

Details of The Bank of TMC’s new grant programme for existing businesses that deliver products or services for young people…   Grants for Established Businesses   The aim of the fund is to provide financial assistance to help to grow your business. Growth grants from £500 – £1,500 are available to improve your businesses performance.   Who can apply?                                                                                                                  …

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BCS Leicester events for 2015

The Leicester branch of BCS has published a really good set of events for 2015. These are now also added to the Leicester Tech Startups calendar.

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Tips for Mentoring at a Startup Weekend

Last weekend I had the pleasure of mentoring startup teams at the annual Launch48 startup weekend here in Leicester. The event gives budding tech entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch, build and launch a startup over the course of a weekend with mentoring and advice from experts.

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