University of Leicester Start-Up Cafe, 30th Oct

University_of_Leicester_Logo_ShieldUniversity of Leicester Start-Up Cafés are opportunities to network with entrepreneurs, local business leaders, academic business champions and graduates and undergraduates interested in start-up. Whether you have just a spark of an idea, are running a business or just aspire to be your own boss this is the place for you!

University of Leicester Start-Up Cafe, 27th Nov

University_of_Leicester_Logo_ShieldUniversity of Leicester Start-Up Cafés are opportunities to network with entrepreneurs, local business leaders, academic business champions and graduates and undergraduates interested in start-up. Whether you have just a spark of an idea, are running a business or just aspire to be your own boss this is the place for you!

Leicester AI Community Intro and Q&A, 16th Oct

First meeting of a new Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Machine Learning meetup group, working to build interaction and engagement within the AI/ML community in Leicestershire. Everyone welcome whether you are working in economics, language processing, computer vision, robotics or data visualisation. Businesses looking to start conversations around value creation from data are also welcome.

Connect @ the Co-working Cafe: October, 23rd Oct

Join DMU’s Innovation Centre team us at their next Connect @ the Co-working Café and hear from a group of entrepreneurs and freelancers how their journey started and lessons they have learnt. The event is an informal evening of motivation and inspiration from local entrepreneurs, academics, students and graduates, all sharing their knowledge and experiences through talks, Q&A’s, panel discussions and networking. Students, graduates, University staff and the local business community all atttend this regular event, which is free of charge.

Meet The Startup: SubconsciousVR, 25th Oct

Alex Ruhl

Meet The Startup: SubconsciousVR

Award-winning Leicester-based virtual reality production studio CATS are not PEAS recently announced the launch of Subconscious VR, a SaaS product to transform workplace training using adaptive & personalised virtual reality training programmes. Founder Alex Rühl (The Drum’s 50 under 30 & winner of Pioneers of Immersive Realities award 2018) will share her journey of pivoting from production to products and the challenges of working with such early-stage technology.

Free Startup Mentoring, Mon 15th Oct 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)

Connect at The Co-working Café, 27th Sept

Join the DMU Innovation Centre team at their next Connect @ the Co-working Café and hear from a group of entrepreneurs and freelancers how their journey started and lessons they have learnt. The event is an informal evening of motivation and inspiration from local entrepreneurs, academics, students and graduates, all sharing their knowledge and experiences through talks, Q&A’s, panel discussions and networking. This session will include talks from Olly Ragg, Co-Founder and Director of TopCashback, Stephane Lee-Favier, Managing Director of The GenGame and others. Connect @ the Co-working Café is a free event, however pre-booking is essential.

Free Cake Friday (NEW VENUE!), 28th Sept

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. Note the new venue!

Meet The Startup: Hike, 27th Sept

Meet The Startup: Hike (PLEASE NOTE THE NEW VENUE: 128 REGENT ROAD, LE1 7PA)

Hike is a soon-to-be-launched platform for startups that guides you through the SEO actions you need to take to improve rankings for your website. Founders Andy Allen and Kieran Headley will share their story of pivoting their market from SEO agencies to startups, building their own automated platform and participating in the Ignite accelerator programme.

Founders-Only Round Table, 30th Aug

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.

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.

founders round table