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Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2014’

RS Components & Viva IT Sponsor Launch48 Startup Weekend (21-23 Nov)

This year’s Launch48 Startup Weekend (21-23 November at Dock) has secured sponsorship from RS Components in Corby and Viva IT based at Dock, Leicester. RS Components are one of the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over …

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Digital Startups: UX Design, 6:30pm Thurs 16th Oct at LCB Depot

Xander Ashwell of Bulb Studios will talk about Designing for User Experience (UX), how it can help improve digital products, and how putting theory into practice can have a positive impact on your business and it’s users. Bulb Studios is an established digital design agency based in Leicester, using user centred design methods to provide tangible results for clients such …

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Free co-working space at Incubate, Oct 21st

The co-working space will be open to the public for free. You will be able to work for the entire day in an allocated desk, use free wifi and drink free coffee and tea. Let us know in advance that you are coming, so that we can reserve your space

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Hackathon for health, assisted living, social care and community, 15-16 Nov

The Hackathon for assisted living, health, social care and community 2014 is the second event in its series organised jointly by the Vir.AL research group and the Faculty of Technology of De Montfort University with the Leicestershire County Council in collboration with the DMU Square Mile project and University of Leicester. This event will be hosted by De Montfort University …

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Founder’s Dating Night, Tues 21st Oct, 6:30pm at Incubate

Are you a founder of a startup? Are you trying to build your team? Do you want to participate in another startup? This is the chance to meet your potential co-founders. This is a founders’ dating night to help you meet your business soul mate!

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Free co-working space at Incubate, Tues Oct 14th

The co-working space will be open to the public for free. You will be able to work for the entire day in an allocated desk, use free wifi and drink free coffee and tea. Let us know in advance that you are coming, so that we can reserve your space

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Incubators, Accelerators & Startups, Tues Oct 7th 7:30pm at Incubate

A lot of people are not aware of the similarities and differences between Incubation and Acceleration. This session will be a short talk followed by Q&A to help you decide what model is best for your needs. Speakers will be Arnaud Drapier, who worked for more than a decade with international incubators and accelerators, and Constantina Katsari, who is the …

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Bring the Dead Out 2, 6:30pm Oct 14th at Incubate

Have you started an entrepreneurial project in the past? Has it been inactive for a very long time? Bring the ‘dead’ domain name to Incubate and donate it to a new team that is willing to work on the project. The domain owners will be rewarded by being an ‘investor’ in the project (equity or cash or any other agreement …

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Start Up Cafe at University of Leicester, Tues 7th Oct

University of Leicester’s first Business Start-Up Café networking session of the term will be held on Tues 7 October 5-7pm, please save the date!

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Leicester is a Great City for Student Startups

If you’ve just started a course at University of Leicester or De Montfort University then welcome to Leicester! Both universities provide great support for student enterprise and there is a growing startup scene in the city which is really student-friendly. Here are some links to useful organisations and resources:- De Montfort University Check out the Campus Enterprise Opportunities site, the …

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