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LoyalFree launch charity scheme to help tackle homelessness

Leicester startup LoyalFree have launch a new charity initiative in the city to help tackle homelessness. Sophie Hainsworth, co-founder of LoyalFree, said, “We’ve been looking for a charity partner and as a Leicester-based company we wanted to help a good cause in the city.’’ For every loyalty stamp collected around any of the 14 towns […]

Announcing Leicester Startup Week 2019

Our second annual Leicester Startup Week starts on Monday 18th November at venues across the city. There’s a packed calendar of events to help startups at all stages of their journeys, culminating in our annual startup weekend. Here are highlights of the events and activities:- How to test your idea How to scale your business […]

Free Startup Mentoring, Weds 20th Nov at DMU

Tech Nation Entrepreneur Engagement Manager Naomi Watts and startup founder Ben Ravilious are bookable all day for free casual mentoring or other startup-related chat. Get advice, share an idea, ask questions, get introductions. Venue: The Innovation Centre, De Montfort University, 49 Oxford Street, Leicester, LE1 5XY   CLICK HERE TO BOOK A SLOT   Naomi […]

The Creative Mill Now Home Sweet Home for Deadhappy

Leicester-based life insurance startup DeadHappy have recently joined ESL Gaming, Williams Commerce and Cloudfy in relocating to the new Creative Mill centre on Mansfield Street in the city centre. Since launching in February 2019, DeadHappy has welcomed tens of thousands of customers to create ‘deathwishes’ through its life insurance platform. These final wishes help customers […]

Calling all Leicester Female Founders!

During Leicester Start Up week, the Female Founder’s Club is launching their first networking event in Leicester on Wednesday 20th November 2019. The Female Founder’s club connect, support and elevate women in business in the local region. They currently offer networking opportunities and are launching workshops and masterclasses, in the new year, to provide female […]

TEDxLeicester 2019 talks by Leicester startup founders

ICYMI, here are two local startup founders presenting at the recent TEDxLeicester Conference on 7th September 2019. Sophie Hainsworth is the CEO & Co-Founder of multi award winning app LoyalFree.   Alex Rühl (The Drum’s 50 under 30 women in digital) is an award-winning virtual reality filmmaker and founder of CATS are not PEAS, a […]

Business Startup Manager Role at University of Leicester

University of Leicester are looking for someone to lead and deliver start-up and enterprise activities and support pre-incubation for their student and graduates: https://jobs.le.ac.uk/vacancies/1481/business-start-up-project-manager.html

CountryDIY App Finds a Wonderful New Purpose

CountryDIY, created by Julian Wright of Linwood Apps in Leicester, lets you play a 5-piece string band with one finger. It was always meant to be a fun free app for karaoke lovers. “One of those late-night ideas” says Julian, it helped with the development of more serious apps but now it has found a […]

Startup & Co-working Project Manager Role with University of Leicester

Leicester’s startup ecosystem is set to receive a boost, with University of Leicester seeking a manager to support co-working and the wider startup community in Leicester:- “This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and entrepreneurial project manager who is keen to bring about flexible co-working space to support the entrepreneurial community, including entrepreneurs, new […]

New Startup Mustard HR Seeking Feedback

Mustard HR is a new pre-MVP Leicester-based start-up offering attendance tracking for SMEs. It aims to simplify resource planning for managers, visualising team attendance and providing alerts for early intervention with teams. For team members, leave can be managed on iOS or Android apps, syncing events with both work and personal calendars. Founder Craig Russell, […]