Leicester Coders Night, 2nd Dec

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Leicester Coders Night is an evening dedicated to improving old coding skills and making new ones. Participants will get the opportunity to talk to other coders and peer learners.

Leicester Coders Night, 4th Nov

photoLeicester Coders Night is an evening dedicated to improving old coding skills and making new ones. Participants will get the opportunity to talk to other coders and peer learners.

Meet The Startup: Watch The Hype, Thurs 27th Oct

Meet The Start-Up: Watch The Hype

Watch The Hype is an electonic music magazine that specialises in promoting new up-and-coming artists through digital channels.

Co-founders Matt and Oli return to DMU, the birthplace of the company, to talk about starting out in the music industry, how to run a successful online magazine, and why it’s important to keep believing in your idea.

Satellites for Sustainable Urban Living, Nov 22nd

This workshop will look at some of the ways that the information collected by satellites can be used to improve the ecological, cultural, political, institutional, social and economic life of a city without leaving a burden on future generations. It is expected that local authorities and planners, environmental groups, business and trade organisations, and companies involved in satellite applications will benefit from sharing their experience or finding out what help is available or waiting to be harnessed from the space programme.

Start Up Cafe at University of Leicester, 8th Nov

Univesrity of Leicester Start-Up Café is an opportunity to network with entrepreneurs, including local business leaders, academics and graduates and undergraduates running a business. Whether you are running a business, have just a spark of an idea, or just aspire to be your own boss this is the place for you!

TEDxLeicester, 26th Oct

TEDxLeicester is a special event dedicated to bringing creative-thinkers and change-makers together. Celebrating the journey of some of Leicester and Leicestershire’s best and brightest in science, education, technology and creativity, we hope to inspire a conversation on how we can reimagine the city’s future.

Our line-up of 15 TEDx speakers and 4 TEDx performers includes Leicestershire Police’s Chief Constable Simon Cole QPM, leading voice in genetics and archaeology Dr Turi King, and an exclusive from world-renowned dancer and choreographer Aakash Odedra, all taking place in 1 fantastic venue, Curve, in the heart of the city’s cultural quarter.

Join us on Wednesday 26th October 2016 for a day of inspiration and ideation, where you’ll be able to meet the speakers and performers and whole lot more, as well as an opportunity to network with like-minded people who are interested in making a difference in Leicester.  You can purchase a ticket from http://tedxleicester-everyjourneymatters2016.eventbrite.co.uk?discount=LCB20 which not only gives you access to a full-day programme of events, but also 20% off the standard ticket price, plus lunch!

For the full TEDxLeicester line-up go to www.tedxleicester.com

Meet The Startup: Watch The Hype, Thurs 27th Oct

Watch The Hype is an electonic music magazine that specialises in promoting new up-and-coming artists through digital channels. Co-founders Matt and Oli return to DMU, the birthplace of the company, to talk about starting out in the music industry, how to run a successful online magazine, and why it’s important to keep believing in your idea.

Free Startup Mentoring, Monday 17th Oct

On Monday 17th October, startup founders David Chan and Ben Ravilious will be available all day for free casual mentoring or other startup-related chat at DMU’s Innovation Centre co-working space. Get advice, share an idea, ask questions, get introductions.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK A SLOT

ben raviliousBen Ravilious is a co-founder of audience polling startup ParticiPoll as well as a co-director of web and app development agency Ultimateweb which specialises in working with startups. Ben can help with web and app development, startup idea validation, how to position your startup, content marketing, software-as-a-service (Saas) products, pricing, community building.

 

David Chan is founder of cybersecurity startup Aroclave as well as the Entrepreneur in Residence at CyLon Accelerator.  David founded his first tech startup while still an undergraduate at Imperial College and has co-founded/worked at multiple startups in the UK and Silicon Valley doing CRM, eCommerce and Cybersecurity. David advises/mentors students and several early stage startups and can talk about a wide range of topics.

 

Slots will be up to 30 mins long and will follow David Cohen’s Mentor Manifesto principles. We won’t try to boss you, sell you anything or steal your idea and you might end up mentoring us!

Email ben@ultimateweb.co.uk if you have any questions.

(hat tip to Brad Feld for the Random Days idea)

Usable but Unused, 12th Oct

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You don’t want to waste your life building products or services that won’t be used. Unfortunately many do. In this talk Paul Muston will explore whether agile is sufficient and whether we need other methodologies to complement and strengthen our agile practices. Paul is a serial tech coFounder who has been successfully drawing on ideas from the Lean Startup movement for the past four years. He loves rapidly developing MVPs tilted to the minimal end of the spectrum to kick-start early learnings.

Innovation and Agility, 16th Nov

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Post Brexit volatility continues and organisations are walking with a tightrope. As innovation and market responsiveness becomes more important, adding agility to business is essential. This talk is about approaches all organisations need to take to encourage innovation and become agile.

Speaker Krishna Thakur MBA, MSP, PMP, CSM, is an Agile Coach, Management Consultant and founder of Capri consulting Ltd. He specialises in Agile transformation, servant leadership, strategy and collaboration with experience in diverse industry sectors.