Free Cake Friday, 31st May

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.

Founders-Only Round Table, 25th April (NEW VENUE)

founders round tableEver 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. Think of it like having your own personal board of directors! You’ll get a turn to share what you’re working on, what problems you’re face and what you’ve learned recently. The other group participants will ask you probing questions to help you decide what business actions you’ll take before the next meetup.

NEW VENUE: University of Leicester Innovation Hub, 128 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7PA

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.

 


 

If you can’t make this event but are interested in taking part the future round table meetups, please email ben@ultimateweb.co.uk

 

 

Job Vacancy: Leicester Coworking Space Project Manager

(reposted from https://jobs.le.ac.uk/vacancies/vacancy-details.aspx?VacancyID=285)

About the role
This is an exciting new opportunity for a passionate and entrepreneurial project manager who is keen to bring about Leicester’s first flexible co-working space to support the entrepreneurial community therein. including entrepreneurs, new start-ups, existing businesses, freelancers, remote employees, academics, students and graduates.

You will also facilitate partnership and collaboration between the entrepreneurial community and with the partner organisations to enable projects to tackle social, environmental and economic challenges and opportunities.

You will lead and develop alongside local partners to bring into place an engaging start-up support programme with a co-working space in Leicester. With particular focus on the development of a deliverable business plan for a sustainable city centre based co-working space. This will include the formation of a consortium comprised of relevant stakeholders and individuals; the development of a governance structure for the space a fully costed business model , business support programme; a marketing and promotions plan.

About you
To succeed in this role, you will bring project management and leadership experience to drive the delivery of a connected entrepreneur community and co-working facility.

You will also be a strong relationship manager with relevant experience in creating new business and funding opportunities, and have experience of operations and implementation of strategy working together with stakeholders and partners.
Additional information
This is a full-time, fixed-term role until 30 September 2020.

Informal enquiries regarding this opportunity are welcome, and should be made to Rajinder Bhuhi, Business Manager at Rajinder.Bhuhi@le.ac.uk or 0116 229 7697.

We anticipate that interviews will take place on 31 August 2018.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme, a generous annual leave allowance and an online portal that offers a range of lifestyle benefits and discounts. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.

APPLY HERE

Free Startup Mentoring, 14th May at LCB Depot

Tech startup founders David Chan and Ben Ravilious will be bookable all day for free casual mentoring or other startup-related chat in the cafe at LCB Depot on Rutland Street in the city centre. 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!

CLICK HERE TO BOOK A SLOT

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

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

Free Startup Mentoring, Mon 26th Feb at University of Leicester

On Monday 26th February, tech startup founders David Chan and Ben Ravilious will be available all day for free casual mentoring or other startup-related chat at University of Leicester’s Innovation Hub, 7 Salisbury Road. 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)

Business Networking Event at Colab Loughborough, 12th July

colabWe are a community where start ups, young entrepreneurs, creative geniuses, freelancers, and techies work & meet to co-work, co-share, co-create, and collaborate. Come along to our regular networking events and workshops to share your business experience and make new connections, which could become the key to your business.

Leicester Coworking Space – Opening Early 2018

Plans to open a coworking space in Leicester city centre are at an advanced stage and we’re inviting you to pre-register your interest as a potential tenant or user. Coworking spaces are low-cost, low commitment shared workspaces where freelancers, startups and community groups can go to work, meet, learn and connect. Planned features include access to hot-desk workspace, evening and weekend access, personal lockers, mail boxes, meeting space, WIFI, coffee plus great community events. CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER and join the waiting list.

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Free Startup Mentoring, Mon 12th June at DMU

On Monday 12th June, tech 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)

Free Startup Mentoring, 15th May at LCB Depot

On Monday 16th May, tech startup founders David Chan and Ben Ravilious will be available all day for free casual mentoring or other startup-related chat in the cafe at LCB Depot on Rutland Street in the city centre. 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!

CLICK HERE TO BOOK A SLOT

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

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

Co-working Space Survey – Can You Help?

Do you work independently and find it hard to work from home? Do you sometimes wish you had someone to help with a business problem or talk through ideas? Would you like more opportunities for networking and collaboration?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you are in luck!  Planning for the first independent, low cost, flexible coworking space in the heart of Leicester has begun. Nurtured by regular events, a host and good coffee, the new shared space will provide amazing opportunities for creativity, collaboration and innovation.

If you would like to be part of this exciting new community, please keep in touch and tell us what YOU would like to see in a coworking space by completing this short survey: http://goo.gl/forms/QfZsAQ2q2p

For more information, contact Gail.