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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!
Do you work from home or the coffee shop but wish there was an affordable, zero-commitment place to work alongside other similar people? – That’s what co-working Wednesdays are all about. Drop in from any time between 10-5 and stay for as long as you want. There’s a cafe where we can break out and get to know each other too, especially new members. Details at http://www.leicesterstartups.com/co-working-wednesdays-7/
Join De Montfort University’s 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. Details and registration at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-connect-the-co-working-cafe-tickets-51715691024
Cloudfy is a SaaS based B2B ecommerce platform powering manufacturing, distribution, and service businesses both in the UK and internationally. Currently experiencing strong growth in the US, Australia and UAE, Cloudfy was formed in 2016 as a start-up within Williams Commerce, a digital ecommerce agency in Leicester city centre. CEO Rob will share his story so far in building a product based business within an established agency, scaling and attracting customers alongside the challenges, difficulties and growing pains experienced along the way. Details and tickets at https://meetcloudfy291118.eventbrite.co.uk
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. Registration and details at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-cake-friday-at-the-leicester-innovation-hub-tickets-49279593591
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. See full details and purchase tickets at https://startupweekend2018.eventbrite.co.uk
The first in a series of events supporting women in STEM at the University of Leicester’s Innovation Hub. The Women in STEM series aims to encourage women into STEM and provide a space for women share experiences, learn, mentor and link into a supportive network. This event will showcase the documentary, ‘CODE: De-bugging the Gender Gap’ which exposes the dearth of female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide. Details and tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-in-stem-series-code-debugging-the-gender-gap-documentary-and-panel-discussion-tickets-52013389448