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Launch48 Startup Weekend

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Open Coffee 23rd January 2013

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Leicester Tech Startups, Open Coffee presentations 5th Feb 2013, photo by Josie Fraser

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HUB:BLE-3 Semi-Unconference, 12th June 2014, Phoenix Square

If you’ve never heard of an unconference, go ahead and search it out! Here’s our short intro to what the HUB:BLE unconference concept involves. It is a ‘delegate generated event’ with a specific focus on technology, business, innovation and creativity. It is not an opportunity for a sales pitch! All delegates are expected to join in – either with a …

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Start-Up Café at University of Leicester (starts 10/12/13)

We’re pleased to pass on the news that Leicester University’s Career Development Service have caught the startup bug and are running an evening event which is open to students and non-students alike….. Start-Up Café: Business and Enterprise Networking Event Tuesday 10th December 5pm-7pm Venue: Piazza Cafe, Charles Wilson, University of Leicester. Are you a budding entrepreneur working on a business start-up? …

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Launch48: Leicester’s First Ever Startup Weekend 6-8th Sept

Startup weekends are a key part of the tech calendar in innovative cities all over the world so we’re really pleased to have a Launch48 event in September hosted by LCB Depot. Here is a bit more background…. Launch48 Leicester, starts on the Friday night of 6th September through to the evening of 8th September at LCB Depot. The event …

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Leicester Needs a Silicon Nickname!

Leicester already has a tech startups community and will soon have it’s own innovation workspace at the Abbey Lane Science Park – what better time to jump on the Silicon Valley bandwagon and come up with a cheesy Silicon nickname for our city? Submit your (non offensive) suggestions using the comments form below and the most original or amusing entry …

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Harnessing Big Data: Weds 1st May

Our next Open Coffee session on Wednesday 1st May will be at the University of Leicester where Professor Jeremy Levesley, Head of Mathematics and his colleagues will show how modern advances in data visualisation and interrogation can help obtain valuable intelligence in large data sets. PLACES ARE LIMITED SO PLEASE REGISTER HERE: http://opencoffee010513.eventbrite.co.uk/   Here is a full run down …

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New Leicester Raspberry Pi User Group

Sean Clark from Cuttlefish Media is starting a user group for Raspberry Pi fans. Click here for more details.

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NASA Space Apps Challenge Comes to Leicester

This weekend (20-21 April 2013) Leicester will be one of the host locations for NASA’s second global Space Apps Challenge hackathon. The Leicester event will take place at LCB Depot in the city centre and will feature coders, scientists, creatives and inventors all working together to solve space-industry challenges as well as projects of their own invention. The event is …

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Crowd-funding – How to Succeed!

by Robert Ashby, Tech Finance. A few key points about Crowd-funding from my talk at the Leicester Tech Startups meeting on Wednesday 3rd April.   (For the purpose of this blog I’m assuming a pitch for funding on the Crowdcube website). First, timing.   As in many things, timing is crucial, both in the timeline of the process of a crowd-funding pitch, …

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Space IDEAS Hub offering

At the Open Coffee session on 20/March, Ed Chester from the Space IDEAS Hub introduced the range of short projects that they get involved with and the rationale for engaging and supporting small businesses. More information can be found at the homepage www.spaceideashub.com – but the starting point for most projects is a short conversation with each potential client. Want …

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Accelerator Programmes

Next week’s Open Coffee talk on 6th March will be by Simon Jenner, co-founder of Oxygen Accelerator (Birmingham) who will lift the lid on startup accelerators and tell us a bit about Oxygen which is still taking applications for their 2013 programme. Accelerators are intensive ‘bootcamps’ for startups, typically lasting 3 months, which provide hands-on funding, mentoring, training and events …

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