Free Startup Mentoring, Mon 16th Sept

Startup founders David Chan and 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 Hub, University of Leicester, 128 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7PA

 

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 are 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)

Free Legal Help for Startups

My name is Raja Khan and I’m starting an app-based legal startup business in Leicester and I know all too well the challenges that startups face especially in the early days.

As part of some initial customer research for my startup, I’m offering free legal advice to startups in the Leicester area. From personal experience, there seems to be a large amount of legal paperwork that confronts business owners so I hope to offer some clarity and also get a chance to network with fellow entrepreneurs.

In regards to my qualifications and experience, I am a Law graduate (LLB) from the University of Leicester, during my time there I studied Company Law as one of my modules where I gained a first. I have previous legal work experience in the arena of Commercial Law/Company Law, Intellectual Property Law and Tax Law.

Email me at rjk2988@gmail.com

(Please note: this offer of advice is from a third party – this post does not represent an endorsement or recommendation by Leicester Startups of the services described)

Founders-Only Round Table, 27th June

Ever feel like you’re running your startup from inside an echo chamber? Would you value the thoughts and insight of other local entrepreneurs who can scrutinise you and your business from outside your bubble? If so then our round table events are a great way to quickly give you objective clarity or a helpful nudge.

NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE: 7-9 SALISBURY ROAD

Please note: this event is for active startup founders only. Sorry employees, freelancers, consultants and agency people but this event is not for you unless you’ve got a potentially scalable startup side project on the go. Would-be founders who aren’t properly active yet might find our monthly free startup mentoring sessions more suitable.

CREATE Leicester Workshop, 1st Aug

Create Leicester welcome Alex Woolley-Allen from Sainsbury’s who will be hosting their first workshop at LCB Depot. ‘Insight into action’ covers practical strategies for increasing the organisational impact of insight on design & innovation. This workshop will be perfect for those actively involved in creating and delivering digital products and experiences.

Hack The Buyer Brain, 2nd July

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Hosted by Anicca Digital, Kenda Macdonald, CEO of Automation Ninjas will be discussing how to hack the buyer brain. Understanding what your customers want puts you in a key position of knowing what to give them. Sounds easy enough right? But so many businesses aren’t putting in the legwork to lift the hood and delve into the customer’s journey. Hack The Buyer Brain is all about getting to grips with why customers do what they do and how to use this information to behaviourally automate for happier customers.

Free Cake Friday – Sustainability and Innovation, 26th April

Join University of Leicester’s Innovation Hub team at their next ‘Free Cake Friday’ networking event. Free Cake Fridays provide an excellent opportunity to network with the innovation team, enterprising academics from the University of Leicester, amazing local companies, recent graduate start-ups and regional business & innovation support organisations in a friendly and informal environment….and there’ll also be cake! You’re welcome to drop in anytime between 10am and 4pm.

Pivoting on Price, 5th Feb

Find out how to innovate your business model at this hands on, fun & fast paced evening workshop at the Leicester Innovation Hub

Free Startup Mentoring, Mon 11th Feb at UoL

Startup founders David Chan and 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 Hub, University of Leicester, 128 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7PA

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 are 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)

Leicester Startup Weekend, 1-2 Dec

Pitch, Build & Launch a Startup in a Single Weekend

Ever had a great idea for a web, app or tech startup business but not had the time, experience or connections to bring it to life? This weekend-long event is dedicated to team building, expert mentoring, networking and pitching to help you turn your business idea into a ready-to-launch startup. With a mix of technical and non-technical attendees, it doesn’t matter what experience or skill set you have, as long as you have enthusiasm to try new things and work together on new ideas.

 

RSM Research & Development Tax Credits Workshop, 16th Jan

RSM

De Montfort University in association with RSM is hosting a workshop to help local businesses and students to understand and maximise the potential of Research & Development (R&D) tax credits and obtain cash back from HMRC.