Events

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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September 27, 2018
Inspiring Innovation Leicester
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: September 27, 2018 – 2:30 pm
Location: The Innovation Hub, University of Leicester, 128 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7PA
Description:
Are you looking to take a new product or service to market? If you want to understand how successful businesses turn exciting ideas into market leading innovations then this programme is for you. A 100% Funded Five Workshop and Coaching Programme. Full details and registration at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inspiring-innovation-leicester-tickets-48333205920
Connect at The Co-working Café
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: September 27, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Location: The Innovation Centre, 49 Oxford Street, Leicester, LE1 5XY
Description: Join the DMU 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. This session will include talks from Olly Ragg, Co-Founder and Director of TopCashback, Stephane Lee-Favier, Managing Director of The GenGame and others. Connect @ the Co-working Café is a free event, however pre-booking is essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/connect-at-the-co-working-cafe-tickets-48641409766
Meet The Startup: Hike
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: September 27, 2018 – 7:00 pm
Location: Leicester Innovation Hub, 128 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7PA
Description:
Hike is a soon-to-be-launched platform for startups that guides you through the SEO actions you need to take to improve rankings for your website. Founders Andy Allen and Kieran Headley will share their story of pivoting their market from SEO agencies to startups, building their own automated platform and participating in the Ignite accelerator programme. Please register to attend here: https://meethike270918.eventbrite.co.uk
September 28, 2018
Free Cake Friday (New Venue!)
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: September 28, 2018 – 4:00 pm
Location: Leicester Innovation Hub, 128 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7PA
Description:
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-49278893497
October 5, 2018
What are the challenges to investment?
Starts: 7:30 am
Ends: October 5, 2018 – 10:30 am
Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport, Pegasus Business Park, Herald Way, Derby DE74 2TZ, UK
Description:
Join ICAEW members and SME’s at a breakfast designed to get small and medium sized business owners and directors in a room with funders. The funders will be representing the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) set up by the UK Government through the British Business Bank (BBB). Details and tickets at http://www.llepbizgateway.co.uk/events/what-are-the-challenges-to-investment/
October 15, 2018
Free Startup Mentoring
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: October 15, 2018 – 2:00 pm
Location: Leicester Innovation Hub, 128 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7PA
Description: Tech startup founders David Chan and Ben Ravilious will be available all day for free casual mentoring or other startup-related chat. Get advice, share an idea, ask questions, get introductions. Details and booking at http://www.leicesterstartups.com/free-startup-mentoring-151019-uol/
October 18, 2018
Create Leicester
Starts: 6:30 pm
Ends: October 18, 2018 – 10:00 pm
Location: LCB Depot, 31 Rutland St, Leicester LE1 1RE, UK
Description: Create Leicester is a free event for digital creators, producers, managers and administrators, will continue to inspire Leicester’s digital design community. Details and tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/create-leicester-oct-2018-tickets-49615838308
October 25, 2018
Meet The Startup: Subconscious VR
Starts: 5:30 pm
Ends: October 25, 2018 – 7:00 pm
Location: DMU Innovation Centre 49, Oxford Street, Leicester, LE1 5XY
Description: Award-winning Leicester-based virtual reality production studio CATS are not PEAS recently announced the launch of Subconscious VR, a SaaS product to transform workplace training using adaptive & personalised virtual reality training programmes. Founder Alex Ruhl (The Drum’s 50 under 30 & winner of Pioneers of Immersive Realities award 2018) will share her journey of pivoting from production to products and the challenges of working with such early-stage technology. Details and tickets at https://meetsubconsciousvr.eventbrite.co.uk
October 26, 2018
Free Cake Friday
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: October 26, 2018 – 4:00 pm
Location: Leicester Innovation Hub, 128 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7PA
Description:
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-49279501315
October 31, 2018
Entrepreneurial Success in Leicester
Starts: 8:00 am
Ends: October 31, 2018 – 9:45 am
Location: National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS
Description:
Hear from speakers who have either achieved entrepreneurial success or are helping businesses to succeed generally and specifically in the growing Space Sector. The speakers will highlight the challenges they overcame as they built their business, including learning from their mistakes, and support providers will provide practical advice on grant funding and tips on the entry points into the sector either to develop innovative product or service or starting a new business. Details and tickets of this Leicestershire Business Voice event at https://lbf2018.ticketleap.com/entrepreneurial-success-in-leicester/details
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 https://spaceupleicester.org.uk/
November 19, 2018
Free Startup Mentoring
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: November 19, 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 available all day for free casual mentoring or other startup-related chat. Get advice, share an idea, ask questions, get introductions. Details and booking form to follow soon
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
Description: Talk plus Q&A from a local cloud ecommerce platform Cloudfy with an opportunity to network afterwards. Details and ticket booking to follow soon.
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
Description:
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