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Meet The Startup: Cloudfy, 29th Nov

Meet The Startup: Cloudfy 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 […]

Founders Social @ LCB Depot’s Last Friday, 30th Nov

Drink, eat and chat with fellow Entrepreneurs from Leicester’s startup community at LCB Depot’s buzzing Last Friday event, which brings together street food, music and entertainment. Part of our inaugural Startup Week, this social is a chance to kick back with fellow entrepreneurs, innovators and founders from Leicester with great food and drink. There also […]

Women in STEM: CODE Debugging the Gender Gap documentary and panel discussion, 6th Dec

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 […]

Founders-Only Round Table, 15th Nov

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. […]

Christmas Connect @ The Co-working Cafe, Nov 28th

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 […]

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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