Free Co-Working Space at Incubate, 17, 19, & 21 Nov

photoTo celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week Incubate Leicester will open the co-working space for free to the public on Monday 17th, Wednesday 19th and Friday 21st November. Let us know in advance that you are coming via the appropriate Meetup link below, so that we can reserve your space. You will be able to work for the entire day in an allocated desk, use free wifi and drink free coffee and tea.


Monday 17th:

Wednesday 19th:

Friday 21st:

Startdom Weekend in Leicester, 5-7th December

photoStartdom Accelerator is organising a 48 hour course for startups in Leicester from Friday 5th at 18:00 until Sunday 7th December at 18:00. The weekend is part of our long term strategic plan to help high-flying startups in the Midlands. The event is FREE to Leicester City residents, thanks to Leicester for Business and Musoft.

Leicester Hackspace Open Hack Night, Tues 21st Oct

On Open Hack Night, Leicester Hackspace will be open to members of the public and passers by from 6:30pm.

Polymer Polytechnic: Tech Talk & Code Lab, 6pm Tues 25th Nov at Incubate

photoOver the past year, developer interest in Polymer and Web Components has exploded. Google say “We’re thrilled to see this happen, and we want to try to find new ways to scale and bring the awesomness of these technologies to as many developers as possible. Starting in November, we’ve asked for Google Developer Groups from all around the world to host their own Polymer events, which we’re calling ‘Polytechnics’.” This is Leicester’s event!


Come play with Google Apps APIs, Thurs Oct 23rd at Incubate

photoThere are APIs for Google Apps – for Drive, Spreadsheets, Calendar, Contacts, GMail and others. Paul Muston will give a short intro on how to start playing with the APIs and then working in small groups we can do something interesting things – a learning hack.

Leicester Ranked 10th in Startup Cities Index 2014

logoBusiness portal have ranked Leicester the tenth best city to start a business outside of London in their Start-up Cities Index 2014.

The review of Leicester’s startup scene mentions Leicester Tech Startups, Incubate Leicester as well as notable startups including CrowdLab, ParticiPoll, Viva IT, Ellipse Energy and Notebits.

Ada Lovelace Open Hack Night at Leicester Hackspace, 6:30pm Oct 14th

In honor of this being Ada Lovelace Day, Leicester Hackspace are having an Open Hack Night that particularly encourages women to attend (though all are still welcome!).

How to find early stage investors using LinkedIn

LinkedIn’s Advance Search is an effective way to find potential investors. Simply put the keywords “angel investor” or “seed investor” with UK as the location.

Win Raspberry Pis and Arduinos at Launch48

Launch48 Leicester sponsors RS Components have kindly provided twelve Raspberry Pis and twelve Arduinos for Launch48 participants to use during the weekend.

These will also be given away as prizes at the end of the event.

Launch48 Startup Weekend is an opportunity to turn your business idea into a real startup. The event is a weekend of pitching, team building, mentoring and product development.

Full details and tickets (including early bird and student deals) are here:

Open Coffee: Meet The Startup:, 10am Weds 22nd Oct

image copyright Casey Marshall: The Startup: CrowdLab
Jim Willis, co-founder of Leicester-based mobile market research app CrowdLab will talk about his experience of taking the business from an idea through to venture capital investment.