Digital Startups: Smart Cities and Capitalising on Data, Thurs 10th July @ LCB Depot

Prof Jeremy Levesley will be discussing his latest Big Data project. The universities in Leicester are interested in collaborating in developing an open data platform, where many data sets are hosted, with the hope of encouraging local government to store their data in a uniform way. The hope is that this will allow startups to use this data to develop interesting new products and services. Jeremy is interested in getting your point of view on this idea, and how we would formalise feedback of the startup community into the process of developing the platform.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (BST)

LCB Depot
31 Rutland St
LE1 1RE Leicester
United Kingdom

Open Coffee: Leicester Tech Scene Survey Results, Weds 2nd July (Phoenix)

Ben Ravilious will present the results of our recent tech community feedback survey and lead a discussion on what Leicester tech entrepreneurs need most to develop their businesses.

We will also conduct a set of one-to-one interviews between attendees to discover what key problems local tech entrepreneurs are facing.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (BST)

Cafe Bar
Phoenix Film & Digital Media Centre
4 Midland Street
LE1 1TG Leicester
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Leicester, UK. is thrilled to announce that has selected them as their chosen customer reviews collection partner. This follows a competitive tender process at the start of the year. The team couldn’t be more delighted to be working with such an established and trusted brand.

Leicester Tech Startups Community Feedback Survey

We’ve created a quick 10-question survey about Leicester’s tech startup community – would you mind completing it when you get an opportunity?

The Survey:

We’d like to hear from you even if you’re not a tech startup entrepreneur or a regular attendee of the various community events.


Changes to Open Coffee & Digital Startups Events

Just to let you know that Wednesday morning Open Coffee sessions will be held every four weeks in future. The new Thursday evening Digital Startups events will also be every four weeks.

Why are we doing this?

It has always been our ambition to have more evening events as we are aware that Wednesday mornings don’t suit everybody. Kushal Joshi has put in a lot of effort to establish the regular evening event and we didn’t want to dilute attendances of either sessions by holding them too frequently.

The next Open Coffee will be on Weds 2nd July and the next Digital Startups on Thursday 10th July.

All of these events and others from the likes of Incubate Leicester, University of Leicester, LCC Business Development, etc, will be posted on our calendar at

If you are interested in speaking at any of these events or know of other tech-related event that we should list please get in touch.

Ben Ravilious & Kushal Joshi

Business Idea Generation, Tuesday, July 8th, 6:30pm

photoLeicester Lean Startups

This is a two hour workshop for those of you who do not have a clear business idea. During the session we will give you the tools to come up with a great profitable idea for setting up your own business. The tools we will offer will go beyond simple brainstorm. They will unleash your creative forces! For this workshop, we will accept only 20 participants. So, please, let us know in advance, if you would like to come.

The workshop, of course, is FREE.

Leicester – United Kingdom

Tuesday, July 8 at 6:30 PM

Attending: 1


Free co-working space and Google I/O conference streaming

Google I/O Conference is taking place on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th June. Incubate Leicester will be live-streaming the keynote lectures on Wednesday 25th June at 16:30 and on Thursday 26th June at 17:00.

New technology hub aims to incubating new businesses in Leicester

“A business centre which uses techniques and technologies adopted by Silicon Valley to support start-up businesses has opened its doors. Incubate Leicester, based in a three-storey building in Granby Street, Leicester, provides space, advice, support, access to mentors and funding to start-ups as well as up-and-coming and established companies.”

Full story from the Leicester Mercury here:

DMU is one of Britain’s top 20 universities for graduate start-ups

De Montfort University (DMU) has been named as one of Britain’s top 20 universities for the most successful graduate start-ups.

DMU’s graduate entrepreneurs have contributed £16.5million to the UK economy in four years, according to the latest available figures.

See more at:

Why growthhacking is really about tactics and strategy

Growth hacking is usually known as the sweet spot where engineering and marketing meet, where coding and customers combine to great effect. Or to put it another way, “a growth hacker lives at the intersection of data, product and marketing.”