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Cake Loughborough: Creative & Entrepreneurial Meet Up, 18th Aug

Cake is a free bimonthly meet up for creatives, designers, developers & entrepreneurs in Loughborough. Speakers are Simon Silva, the Global Customer Experience Manager at global audio giants Bang & Olufsen and Amazon Number 1 best selling author of ‘Burn the Bullshit’, Stephen Doran.

Co-working Wednesday, 28th Nov at DMU

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 […]

PHP EM: Are You a Good Code Scout? 4th Aug

Scouts are taught to be adventurous, considerate, thoughtful, effective, diligent, ingenious, thorough, earnest and effective! All of these qualities are ones that we should be striving for as a Developer. I will prove that being a Good Scout and being a Great developer are are the same thing. I’ll take you through the actions and […]

New Meetup Group: UX Leicester

UX Leicester is pleased to announce their first UX Huddle which will take place at Cini Restaurant in Enderby on Tuesday July 19th, 6pm until 8:30pm. The first huddle is an informal gathering for member to meet one another before the main 2016 schedule begins. With over 80 members, this meet up will aim to […]

Meet The Startup: Fashion Purpose, 30th June

Fashion Purpose is a content platform aiming to give independent fashion retailers the competitive edge. Working with graduates from De Montfort University’s Frontrunners internship programme, Fashion Purpose will launch this month, spinning-out in 2017. Our speaker and Fashion Purpose founder, Dr Nicola Thomas is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at De Montfort University with previous […]

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Next Events

October 24, 2019
Thu
24
Create Leicester 2019
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.  Buy tickets at https://www.curveonline.co.uk/whats-on/member-events/create-leicester-2019/
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: Dead Happy
Location: The Innovation Centre

Phil Zeidler is a serial entrepeneur who previously set up various successful business in the insurance sector, the most recent of which reached 1m customers and £80m turnover. Phil is now taking on the ultimate taboo....death. Backed by venture capital, DeadHappy is developing its revolutionary ‘Deathwish’ platform alongside redefining the user experience of buying life insurance and (coming soon) digital wills. This event will be an opportunity to hear Phil's story and ask questions, followed by networking with other local entrepreneurs. Details and tickets at https://meetdeadhappy311019.eventbrite.co.uk #Community
November 1, 2019
Fri
01
#SocEnt2019
Location: TBC
A celebration of social enterprise from across the region. More info coming soon...!