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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 […]

WWDC 2019 Keynote Live Stream Viewing Party, 3rd June

Join Swipe & Tap for free drinks and snacks at LCB Depot – Leicester, for an event centred around Apple’s WWDC19 keynote. If you’re passionate about mobile app development, UI / UX Design or all things Apple we would love to welcome you along to this free keynote viewing event.

Open Coffee Club, 13th June

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.

WWDC 2019 Keynote Live Stream Viewing Party, 3rd June

Join Swipe & Tap for free drinks and snacks at LCB Depot – Leicester, for an event centred around Apple’s WWDC19 keynote.  If you’re passionate about mobile app development, UI / UX Design or all things Apple we would love to welcome you along to this free keynote viewing event. The keynote will be streamed […]

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Next Events

December 9, 2019
Mon
09
Build Your Public Speaking Confidence for Pitching
Location: Room 0.82
Speaking skills are important for leaders and mastering startup pitch is equally important for founder and for their marketing team. If you have never tried public speaking or you have but want to improve, you might want to come to the session. Details and booking at http://www.meetup.com/Angels-and-Startups/events/266396237/
December 10, 2019
Tue
10
Open Coffee Club
Location: Leicester Coffee House Company
Open Coffee Club is a simple idea - have a fixed time and place where entrepreneurs, investors, developers and marketers involved and interested in startups could get together in a really informal setting to meet, chat and make connections. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leicester-open-coffee-club-12-tickets-74676392099
January 23, 2020
Thu
23
NatWest Satellite Pre-Accelerator Ignition
Location: The Innovation Centre

Pre-Accelerator is designed to give entrepreneurs the power to start, scale and succeed. Fully Funded by NatWest and De Montfort University (but open to anyone), it provides a fully-funded, quick-fire, intensive eight-week course for early-stage entrepreneurs. Details and booking here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/natwest-satellite-pre-accelerator-ignition-leicester-tickets-83958499131  
January 31, 2020
Fri
31
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-at-the-leicester-innovation-hub-tickets-49280209433