Midlands Business TV, 16th Dec


Finally, we have an online channel for business videos in the Midlands. This is a spin off/ startup that just started operating in our city and they are looking for startups who would like to have a video on their site. In addition, Adam King and Matt Hughes who are working on this project would like to present the site to Leicester Lean Startups and get feedback. As they are in the early stages of the business development, they are keen to present their project as far as possible and receive well meaning comments. The website can be found at www.midlandsbusiness.tv.

Startup Dinner, 9th Dec

photoLeicester Lean Startups are organising dinners for Startups at the Chapel Cafe. Zinthiya and her team will be preparing a mouth watering menu for our bootstrapping startups, hopefully, once a month!

3 Original Business Ideas by Tobias Gould, 2nd Dec


Tobias Gould will present 3 of his favourite ideas in front of startups and mentors. We will, then, get the chance to dissect them in order to decide which one of them is viable. You may want to arrive at 18:00 for a bit of networking and maybe a cake, before the talk starts at 18:30.

Hackathon for health, assisted living, social care and community, 10-11 Nov

This Hackathon will bring together local communities, researchers, students  and developers to build applications for solving social problems. This year’s event will be hosted by DS3  at the Innovation Centre of De Montfort University on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11th Nov. 2015.  Areas of work will be gathered through our call for proposals. and will be reviewed by the organising committee of Hackathon 2015  into workable problems in any of  the following areas:  Housing, Mental Health, Health, Assisted living, Social care, Communities and a Wild Card Table (to cover other interesting and feasible proposals). The software developed during the event will be  Open Source to allow  users and developers to study, change, improve and distribute the software after the event.

Start Up Cafe: Business and Enterprise Networking Event, 20th Oct

Take advantage of this unique chance to hear from a panel of seven successful entrepreneurs, from a range of sectors, providing advice aimed at their 20 year old self. These extremely successful individuals, including alumni of the University, will be ready to give you words of wisdom on how to make the most of your time during and after uni to help accelerate your business ambitions. Startup Our Cafés are an excellent opportunity to network with student and graduate entrepreneurs, academic business champions, influential business leaders and local business support organisations.


photoStartdoms is holding a live and interactive pitching event. Each participant will have no more than five minute to make their presentation, followed by 10 minutes of questions from the panel and other attendees. The winner will be voted for by all present and the highest scorer will receive five hours of free 1-2-1 coaching.

Startup Cafe


We are opening Chapel Cafe to startups and early stage businesses. You are free to come and join us for three hours of co-working, meetings, networking, cakes, tea and coffee. You may also want to take advantage of the mentors who will also be working there.

Founder’s Dating Night

photoIf you are a founder of a startup or you are trying to build your team or you want to participate in another startup, do not miss this chance to meet your potential cofounders.

Meet Access2View and find out their secret of success


Jim Johnston, the CEO of Access2View, agreed to reveal some of his secrets for developing a high growth business.

We need community code school

I meet people every week, both friends, family, co-workers, and tech community members asking the same questions:

How do I learn to code?

Do I need a computer science degree?

Will CodeSchool teach me everything if I pay for it?

What language should I learn?

To this end I’ve started a trial. I’ve taken some family and friends who were volunteering to learn and started a mini code school. If this works, I want to run it in Leicester for the wider community. Of course I don’t know every aspect of technology but I’m hoping we have more volunteers ready to help entrepreneurs learn the key skills they need to turn their ideas into code.

Click to read the full article at DigitalStartups.co.