Bank Financing for Startups, 6:30pm Thur 6th Nov at Incubate

photoLiz Waddington, a Natwest business specialist with a passion for startups will talk about bank financing. Liz will present some exciting opportunities of ‘free’ money; that is grants or loans without interest rate.

Digital Startups@LCB: Marco Mason & Google Glass, Tues 4th Nov

Design researcher and Marie Curie fellow Marco Mason will present an overview of Google’s Glass wearable augmented reality headset.


Marco is currently conducting research into digital media design for heritage at the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, jointly with the Massachusetts institute of Technology, and will discuss this as well as sharing details of an experiment conducted when he was at MIT.


There will be an opportunity for a limited number of attendees to try Google Glass for themselves.

University of Leicester Start Up Cafe, Tues 18 Nov

Tech giant IBM will be discussing how their cutting edge technology is being used to support entrepreneurs. Open to entrepreneurs, including local business leaders, academics and graduates running a business.

GrowthHacking Conference 2014 – Top Ideas

In case you didn’t get along to the GrowthHacking Conference 2014 in London today, the good news is there’s a set of group notes available.

Founder’s Dating Night, Weds Nov 19th at Incubate

photoAre 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 cofounders. We are organising a founders’ dating night to help you meet your business soulmate!

How to Generate a Profitable Business Idea, Tues 2nd Dec

photoThis is a three 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.

Dragon’s Den at Incubate, Sat 22nd Nov

photoA chance to pitch your idea in front of mentors. You will receive immediate feedback for your project in a Questions and Answers session. If your business idea is a profitable one, we will offer you free coworking space for a month at Incubate. If you want to participate in the event, contact Constantina at constantinamuston@gmail.com .

Open Hack Night at Leicester Hackspace, Tues 28th Oct

Leicester Hackspace will be open to members of the public and passers-by from 6:30pm

Arduino Course at Leicester Hackspace, Sat 8th Nov

The Introduction to Arduino Workshop at Leicester Hackspace will get you up an running with this exciting technology, showing you how to program the device and make simple electronic circuits. The course fee includes a complete Arduino kit containing an Arduino UNO clone, LEDs, a motor, battery, prototyping board and other components.

Scicasts – Sir Thomas White Loan Charity Success Story

Leicester-based startup owner Tim El-Sheikh reveals how the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity provided him with the platform to develop as an entrepreneur, as his business, SciCasts, continues to grow by leaps and bounds.