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NASA Space Apps Challenge Comes to Leicester

This weekend (20-21 April 2013) Leicester will be one of the host locations for NASA’s second global Space Apps Challenge hackathon. The Leicester event will take place at LCB Depot in the city centre and will feature coders, scientists, creatives and inventors all working together to solve space-industry challenges as well as projects of their own invention. The event is …

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Crowd-funding – How to Succeed!

by Robert Ashby, Tech Finance. A few key points about Crowd-funding from my talk at the Leicester Tech Startups meeting on Wednesday 3rd April.   (For the purpose of this blog I’m assuming a pitch for funding on the Crowdcube website). First, timing.   As in many things, timing is crucial, both in the timeline of the process of a crowd-funding pitch, …

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Space IDEAS Hub offering

At the Open Coffee session on 20/March, Ed Chester from the Space IDEAS Hub introduced the range of short projects that they get involved with and the rationale for engaging and supporting small businesses. More information can be found at the homepage – but the starting point for most projects is a short conversation with each potential client. Want …

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Accelerator Programmes

Next week’s Open Coffee talk on 6th March will be by Simon Jenner, co-founder of Oxygen Accelerator (Birmingham) who will lift the lid on startup accelerators and tell us a bit about Oxygen which is still taking applications for their 2013 programme. Accelerators are intensive ‘bootcamps’ for startups, typically lasting 3 months, which provide hands-on funding, mentoring, training and events …

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Virtual Roman Leicester

Registration for our next Open Coffee session on 20th Feb is now OPEN at We’re delighted to have Dr Eric Tatham, Faculty of Technology and Nick Higgett, Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities, De Montfort University coming to talk about the Virtual Roman Leicester project which uses digital technology to visualise the known artifacts and buildings of Roman Leicester. …

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Dotforge Accelerator Programme

Following on from Jag Goraya’s brief heads-up at Open Coffee on Wednesday (6th Feb), here are further details about the Dotforge Accelerator. Dotforge is a lean accelerator programme for early-stage tech startups. We help founders build commercially robust product-based businesses that can scale to reach global markets. Dotforge combines an intensive mentorship and execution programme with investment capital to accelerate …

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Meet The Startups

Our next Open Coffee event at Phoenix Cafe Bar will give everyone the opportunity to meet Leicester’s existing tech startup talent. We will have brief intro presentations from Meethub, Rmend, Spectacle Labs, ParticiPoll, Finer Day, Cloudscience & AgendaVault plus an opportunity to ask questions. Please visit our EventBrite page to register for this free event:

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Leicester Tech Startups – Introduction

Welcome to our new tech startups community website! Leicester Tech Startups is not an ‘official’ organisation or club but a deliberately loose community of people who are involved in the ‘ecosystem’ of technology startup companies. This website aims to be a village noticeboard where anyone can post information that is relevant to the community. If you are a startup or …

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