This is a list of startup related events in the Leicester area. If you are running an event or know of a relevant one then contact us and we’ll add it to this list. To automatically add these events to your Google Calendar, click the button on the right.

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November 17, 2018
SpaceUp Leicester Unconference
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: November 18, 2018 – 3:00 pm
Location: DOCK, 75 Exploration Dr, Leicester LE4, UK
Description: SpaceUp is a space unconference, where participants decide the topics, schedule, and structure of the event. Unconferences have been held about technology, science, transit, and even cupcakes, but this is the first one focused on space exploration. More details at
November 26, 2018
Leicester Startup Week
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: December 3, 2018 – 12:00 am
Location: Leicester
Description: A week of great entrepreneurial events from partners all across the city. Get help, mentoring and inspiration from seasoned startup founders. Full details of events at
Free Startup Mentoring
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: November 26, 2018 – 2:00 pm
Location: DMU Innovation Centre 49, Oxford Street, Leicester, LE1 5XY
Description: Tech startup founders David Chan and Ben Ravilious 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 here:
November 27, 2018
Business Start-up Cafe
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: November 27, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Location: Leicester Innovation Hub | University of Leicester, 128 Regent Rd, Leicester LE1 7PA, UK
Description: Our 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! 
November 28, 2018
Coworking Wednesday at DMU Innovation Centre
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: November 28, 2018 – 5:00 pm
Location: The Innovation Centre, Oxford St, Leicester LE1 5XY, UK
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
Christmas Connect @ The Co-working Café
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: November 28, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Location: The Innovation Centre Co-working Café, De Montfort University, 49 Oxford Street, Leicester, LE1 5XY
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
November 29, 2018
Meet The Startup: Cloudfy
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: November 29, 2018 – 7:00 pm
Location: Leicester Innovation Hub, 128 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7PA
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
November 30, 2018
Free Cake Friday
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: November 30, 2018 – 4:00 pm
Location: Leicester Innovation Hub, 128 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7PA
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
Leicester Startup Weekend
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: December 2, 2018 – 6:30 pm
Location: LCB Depot, University of Leicester & De Montfort University
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
Founders Social @ LCB’s Last Friday
Starts: 6:00 pm
Ends: November 30, 2018 – 10:00 pm
Location: LCB Depot, 31 Rutland St, Leicester LE1 1RE, UK
Description: Drink, eat and chat with fellow entrepreneurs from Leicester’s startup community, at LCB Depot’s buzzing Last Friday, which brings together street food, music and entertainment. There also will be a chance to mix up with all the participants in this years Leicester Startup Weekend which kicks-off at LCB Depot the same evening. Come and find us at the Lightbox Gallery at 6pm! Let us know you’re coming at
December 6, 2018
Women in STEM series: CODE Debugging the Gender Gap documentary and panel discussion
Starts: 5:00 pm
Ends: December 6, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Location: University of Leicester Innovation Hub, 128 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7PA
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
January 16, 2019
RSM Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credits Workshop
Starts: 8:00 am
Ends: January 16, 2019 – 9:15 am
Location: Innovation Centre, 49 Oxford St, Leicester LE1 5XY
Description: De Montfort University in association with RSM is hosting a workshop to help local businesses and students to understand and maximise the potential of Research & Development (R&D) tax credits and obtain cash back from HMRC. Details and tickets at