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  • #2 Barclays’ SME Growth Factors Index "best cities in the UK in which to start a business"

  • #3 Instant Office’s "UK’s Most Entrepreneurial City 2018" Ranking

  • UK #1 for increase in digital business births 2006-16 at 568%

  • #4 Paymentsense "best UK cities to start a business in 2019"

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Customer Panel Required for New Digital Product

A Leicester based start-up has been developing a new product that make access to different utility bills more convenient for UK households. They want to run a customer panel to gather feedback on how useful the product is and whether customers would use it personally in the future. They are looking to run a focus […]

Calling all event organisers or anyone who’s interested in the work of Leicester-based start-up “Newny” 

I am currently working on a project called Newny. I help conferences and universities make better data driven decisions with software. During my undergrad studies I found that if I struggled to understand a topic during a lecture I’d say to myself “I’ll look into it later”. I’d then jot it down and forget about […]

Leicester’s Jim Shields from Twist & Shout making the news with the sale of their business to KnowBe4


App developer looking for interesting people to network with and innovate

App developer (www.divespotapp.com) looking to find a team of people with skills to solve new problems with technology. Keen to hear from project managers, designers or just anyone with a good idea and needs help. Contact Ben at benjaminsmith1981@gmail.com.

LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards 2020

On Thursday, February 27, 2020 at the Morningside Arena, LeicestershireLive will be hosting a pre-awards exhibition which will provide the regions most exciting product developers and innovators to once again showcase their work to attendees and members of the public. The exhibition opens at 2:00pm and concludes at 4:30pm and is free to attend. This is […]

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Next Events

February 28, 2020
University of Leicester Innovation Friday
Location: Leicester Innovation Hub | University of Leicester
Innovation Friday is an opportunity to network with the University of Leicester Innovation Hub Team, enterprising academics from here at Leicester and other universities too, innovators from local companies, recent student/graduate start-ups, regional businesses and innovation support organisations in a friendly and informal environment. Details and tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/innovation-week-special-innovation-friday-tickets-49280244538
Find markets. Find solutions. Find funding.
Location: Leicester Innovation Hub | University of Leicester
This event hosting by University of Leicester's Innovation Hub will showcase how the Knowledge Transfer Network can help businesses by providing innovation networking and funds to drive UK growth. Details and booking at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/find-markets-find-solutions-find-funding-tickets-92178294761  
Roundtable: Co-develop a dynamic Innovation Cluster in Leicester
Location: Leicester Innovation Hub | University of Leicester
This University of Leicester Innovation Hub event brings together successful businesses, Innovate UK, KTN, LLEP, University and other stakeholders in a discussion to explore and understand what an Innovation Cluster in Leicester will mean. Details and registration at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/roundtable-co-develop-a-dynamic-innovation-cluster-in-leicester-tickets-92177721045
March 3, 2020
Open Coffee Club
Location: Leicester Coffee House Company
Open Coffee Club is a simple idea - have a fixed time and place where entrepreneurs, investors, developers and marketers involved and interested in startups could get together in a really informal setting to meet, chat and make connections. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leicester-open-coffee-club-mar-2020-tickets-86938275723
March 5, 2020
Fireside Chat with Entrepreneurs
Location: The Innovation Centre

An opportunity to hear from local entrepreneurs about their journeys so far, get their top tips and share best practice. With the community coming together, you will also get a chance to network and share experiences! Part of the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/natwest-fireside-chat-with-entrepreneurs-leicester-tickets-84592453305