• #1 Instaprint "Best UK Cities for Millennial Start-Ups"

  • #2 Barclays’ SME Growth Factors Index "best cities in the UK in which to start a business"

  • #3 Instant Office’s "UK’s Most Entrepreneurial City 2018" Ranking

  • UK #1 for increase in digital business births 2006-16 at 568%

  • #4 Paymentsense "best UK cities to start a business in 2019"

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CREATE Leicester Workshop, 1st Aug

Create Leicester welcome Alex Woolley-Allen from Sainsbury’s who will be hosting their first workshop at LCB Depot. ‘Insight into action’ covers practical strategies for increasing the organisational impact of insight on design & innovation. This workshop will be perfect for those actively involved in creating and delivering digital products and experiences.

Food Security and Resilience – Copernicus Hackathon, 19-20 Sept

Calling all coders, researchers, scientists, designers, storytellers, problem-solvers, and anyone enthusiastic about addressing challenges faced by us all. The Food Security and Resilience Copernicus Hackathon is coming to Leicester for the first time.

Open Coffee Club, 11th July

An opportunity for entrepreneurs, investors, developers and marketers involved and interested in startups to get together in a really informal setting to meet, chat and make connections.

Hack The Buyer Brain, 2nd July

Hosted by Anicca Digital, Kenda Macdonald, CEO of Automation Ninjas will be discussing how to hack the buyer brain. Understanding what your customers want puts you in a key position of knowing what to give them. Sounds easy enough right? But so many businesses aren’t putting in the legwork to lift the hood and delve […]

Meet The Founder: Suresh Patel, 30th May

Meet The Founder: Suresh Patel Suresh Patel has brushed shoulders with the PayPal founders (one slept on his floor!), he received a funding request from a young Jeff Bezos whilst working at a hedge fund and he also built and sold a £12m revenue edtech company in Leicester used by 50% of UK schools. Now […]

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Next Events

August 22, 2019
Thu
22
Founders-Only Round Table (NEW VENUE)
Location: Fibre, 20 Deacon St, Leicester LE2 7EF
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://roundtable220819.eventbrite.co.uk #Community
September 19, 2019
Thu
19
Food Security and Resilience - Copernicus Hackathon
Location: Leicester Innovation Hub, University of Leicester, 128 Regent Rd, Leicester, LE1 7PA, UK
Calling all coders, researchers, scientists, designers, storytellers, problem-solvers, and anyone enthusiastic about addressing challenges faced by us all. The Food Security and Resilience Copernicus Hackathon is coming to Leicester for the first time. Details and registration at https://copernicushackathonleicester.eventbrite.co.uk/
September 27, 2019
Fri
27
Free Cake Friday
Location: Leicester Innovation Hub | University of Leicester, 128 Regent Rd, Leicester LE1 7PA, UK
Free Cake 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