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September 25, 2019
Wed
25
Testing your startup idea
Location: DMU Innovation Centre
Are you an aspiring entrepreneur with an innovative business idea? We can help you to explore quickly whether you have customers for your product or service, by planning where to find them and how to speak to them.  Expect a friendly environment, like-minded people, help with planning how to test your market quickly and info on where to go for more help.  People from all backgrounds welcome Sign up at: https://startuptesting250919.eventbrite.co.uk  #community
September 26, 2019
Thu
26
Founders-Only Round Table
Location: Fibre
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. Please register at https://founderroundtable26sept19.eventbrite.co.uk #Community
September 27, 2019
Fri
27
University of Leicester Innovation Friday
Location: Leicester Innovation Hub | University of Leicester
Innovation Friday is an opportunity to network with the University of Leicester Innovation Hub Team, enterprising academics from here at Leicester and other universities too, innovators from local companies, recent student/graduate start-ups, regional businesses and innovation support organisations in a friendly and informal environment. Details and tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-cake-friday-at-the-leicester-innovation-hub-tickets-49280054971
October 7, 2019
Mon
07
Free Startup Mentoring
Location: DMU Innovation Centre
Startup founders will be bookable all day for free casual mentoring or other startup-related chat. Get advice, share an idea, ask questions, get introductions. Details and bookings open soon. #community
October 8, 2019
Tue
08
Leicester Digital Live
Location: Haymarket Theatre

Anicca Digital present Leicester’s premier digital marketing event, bringing you the latest in Ecommerce, Social Media, Paid Search & SEO from some of the UK's leading marketers and speakers. Get practical advice from some of the world’s leading marketers, brands and keynote speakers, in a one day event packed full of interesting digital content that you can take away and implement within your own business. Details and tickets at https://anicca.co.uk/leicester-digital-live/
Tue
08
Business Startup Cafe
Location: Leicester Innovation Hub | University of Leicester
University 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!

Bookings open soon
October 9, 2019
Wed
09
You have a business startup idea – what next?
Location: Leicester Innovation Hub | University of Leicester
Working on an exciting new business idea but not sure how to make it happen? We can help you understand how to put your ideas into action and test your ideas quickly, cheaply and effectively. Expect a friendly environment, like-minded people, help with action planning and info on where to go for more help. People from all backgrounds welcome. Booking available soon. #community
October 14, 2019
Mon
14
Stop selling your time
Location: LCB Depot
Designing, coding, writing are professions mostly paid by the hour. Instead of selling your time like this; why not design products to scale? You could be leveraging the skills, experience and networks you have to design something truly innovative. Join us to hear how top creative agencies based in LCB Depot have successfully reconfigured their businesses to enable fast, cheap experimentation alongside paid work, enabling them to discover innovative and scalable new products. Part of LCB's Design Season - DS2. https://stopsellingtime141019.eventbrite.co.uk #Community
Mon
14
Midlands Space Networking
Location: Revolution Leicester
R&R Space is organising a Midlands-wide space networking event in Leicester to build and strengthen the local space community. Come along to meet key players in the UK space industry and find out about the region's activities. If that wasn't an incentive enough, your ticket includes a welcome drink. So bring your business cards and mingle in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. https://www.tickettailor.com/events/rrspaceltd/288591
October 15, 2019
Tue
15
Open Coffee
Location: Leicester Coffee House Company
Open Coffee Club is a simple idea - have a fixed time and place where entrepreneurs, investors, developers and marketers involved and interested in startups could get together in a really informal setting to meet, chat and make connections. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/leicester-open-coffee-club-18538532655
October 16, 2019
Wed
16
Testing your startup idea
Location: DMU Innovation Centre
Are you an aspiring entrepreneur with an innovative business idea? We can help you to explore quickly whether you have customers for your product or service, by planning where to find them and how to speak to them. Expect a friendly environment, like-minded people, help with planning how to test your market quickly and info on where to go for more help. People from all backgrounds welcome. Booking available soon. #community
October 24, 2019
Thu
24
Create Leicester
Location: Curve Theatre
Create Leicester proudly presents an exclusive day event for digital creators, producers, managers and administrators. Create’s first day-long event will welcome diverse digital talent from all over the UK to learn from inspirational speakers in the heart of the UK digital scene. https://createleicester.co.uk/ (paid tickets)
Thu
24
Founders-Only Round Table
Location: Fibre
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. Booking available soon. #Community
October 25, 2019
Fri
25
University of Leicester Innovation Friday
Location: Leicester Innovation Hub | University of Leicester
Innovation Friday is an opportunity to network with the University of Leicester Innovation Hub Team, enterprising academics from here at Leicester and other universities too, innovators from local companies, recent student/graduate start-ups, regional businesses and innovation support organisations in a friendly and informal environment. Details and tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/innovation-friday-aka-cake-friday-at-the-leicester-innovation-hub-tickets-49280156274
October 31, 2019
Thu
31
Leicester Business Voice: Science, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Location: Curve Theatre

Successful Leicestershire based entrepreneurs will provide insights on how they have/are utilising Science and Innovation to inform their business plan, secure grant funding, gain higher profile and competitive advantage to grow their business. The event is aimed at entrepreneurs, business owners (pre start-up, early stage and established businesses) and professionals (accountants, solicitors, bank managers). This event is hosted by Leicester Business Voice (LBV) and the University of Leicester Innovation Hub. Details and tickets are at https://lbf2019.ticketleap.com/science-innovation-and-entrepreneurship/details
Thu
31
Meet the Startup
Location: TBC
More info coming soon...! #Community
November 1, 2019
Fri
01
#SocEnt2019
Location: TBC
A celebration of social enterprise from across the region. More info coming soon...!
November 4, 2019
Mon
04
Free Startup Mentoring
Location: TBC
Startup founders will be bookable all day for free casual mentoring or other startup-related chat. Get advice, share an idea, ask questions, get introductions. Details and bookings open soon. #community
November 5, 2019
Tue
05
DMUworks Leicestershire Entrepreneurship Day
Location: DSU Campus Centre
A day of inspirational guest speakers, panel Q&As, live and pre-recorded interviews and networking, this event will provide an opportunity to celebrate local entrepreneurial successes and to inspire delegates through individuals from outside the region sharing their stories. Open to students and the wider business community. Book your ticket here: https://lbf2019.ticketleap.com/leicestershire-entrepreneurship-day/details #community
November 12, 2019
Tue
12
Open Coffee
Open Coffee Club is a simple idea - have a fixed time and place where entrepreneurs, investors, developers and marketers involved and interested in startups could get together in a really informal setting to meet, chat and make connections. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/leicester-open-coffee-club-18538532655
November 16, 2019
Sat
16
SpaceUp Leicester
Location: Dock
SpaceUp is a space unconference, where participants decide the topics, schedule, and structure of the event. Everyone who attends SpaceUp is encouraged to give a talk, moderate a panel, or start a discussion. Sessions are proposed and scheduled on the day they’re given, which means the usual “hallway conversations” turn into full-fledged topics. For more information visit: https://spaceupleicester.org.uk
November 18, 2019
Mon
18
Startup Week 2019
Location: Various
More info coming soon...!
November 19, 2019
Tue
19
Business Startup Cafe
Location: Leicester Innovation Hub | University of Leicester
University 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!

Bookings open soon
November 29, 2019
Fri
29
University of Leicester Innovation Friday
Location: Leicester Innovation Hub | University of Leicester
Innovation Friday is an opportunity to network with the University of Leicester Innovation Hub Team, enterprising academics from here at Leicester and other universities too, innovators from local companies, recent student/graduate start-ups, regional businesses and innovation support organisations in a friendly and informal environment. Details and tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/innovation-friday-aka-cake-friday-at-the-leicester-innovation-hub-tickets-49280186364
December 10, 2019
Tue
10
Open Coffee
Location: Leicester Coffee House Company
Open Coffee Club is a simple idea - have a fixed time and place where entrepreneurs, investors, developers and marketers involved and interested in startups could get together in a really informal setting to meet, chat and make connections. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/leicester-open-coffee-club-18538532655