Hackathon for Health, Assisted living, Social care and Community (HALE 2017)

HALE 2017 invites proposals to develop applications which will help with problems in health, assisted living, social care, and communities. These applications could be in the form of hardware or software including mobile apps, web applications, stand-alone applications or games.


Free Startup Mentoring, 20th March at University of Leicester

On Monday 20th March, tech startup founders David Chan and Ben Ravilious will be available all day for free casual mentoring or other startup-related chat at Attenborough Arts cafe on Lancaster Road near University of Leicester campus. Get advice, share an idea, ask questions, get introductions.


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)

PHPem: The secrets of Cryptography

This talk will take a brief look at historic codes and ciphers before taking a look at modern day Cryptography. If you want to be able to know the difference between a block cipher and a stream cipher or get a glimpse into the mathematics behind public key Cryptography this talk is for you.

Leicester Open Data, Thurs 23th Feb

Sameer Eliyas has stolen the plans for the Death Star and would like to share them with you! Sameer is the IT Solution Manager at Leicester City Council and is on a mission to make the council’s huge public data sets available for the benefit of startups, researchers and citizens. ‘Open Data’ and ‘Smart Cities’ are big buzzwords in local government but what is actually possible? In his talk, Sameer will share details of what data and facilities are currently available in Leicester and share his ambition for community-led Open Data usage.

Start-Up DMU Networking Event

Start-Up DMU are holding a networking event at the brand new DMU Research, Business and Innovation Exchange office in Friars Mill. The event will be a great opportunity for local entrepreneurs and Leicester based small business owners, as well as students who are interested in starting a business or working for themselves. Email Startupdmu2015@gmail.com to register your interest now.