What we do

Leicester Startups is a community for existing & aspiring entrepreneurs. We organise and promote mentoring, talks, advice, collaboration and workspace offerings with a “give first” ethos.

We’re able to do this thanks to the very generous startup community and partner organisations. For 2023, we’re being sponsored by The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity, which provides interest-free loans for new startup founders and existing businesses needing investment. We also work with a range of others, which you can find more about below. Find out more…

Latest News
New funding available to creative businesses in East Midlands
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Leicestershire Innovation Awards finalists announced
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“I couldn’t be happier” Leicestershire founder’s delight at securing six-figure investment
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Upcoming Events
January 30, 2023
calendar_today Jan 30, 2023 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon
30


Delivered by experts from the University of Leicester’s STAR Accelerator programme, the free product development workshops are open to start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs interested in finding out more about ways to develop new and innovative products, components and tooling across all manufacturing sectors including space.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/product-development-workshop-january-2023-tickets-333118415147

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February 3, 2023
calendar_today Feb 03, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
03

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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February 10, 2023
calendar_today Feb 10, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
10

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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February 15, 2023
calendar_today Feb 15, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wed
15

As part of Leicestershire Innovation Festival, we're inviting back some of the most successful founders from our previous Leicester Startups Accelerator cohorts for a chat about their entrepreneurial journeys.

We'll hear stories about securing huge investment, growing teams and the realities of what happens when things don't go as planned.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leicester-startups-accelerator-where-are-they-now-tickets-487458620857?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

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February 17, 2023
calendar_today Feb 17, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
17

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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February 24, 2023
calendar_today Feb 24, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
24

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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March 3, 2023
calendar_today Mar 03, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
03

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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March 10, 2023
calendar_today Mar 10, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
10

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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March 17, 2023
calendar_today Mar 17, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
17

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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March 24, 2023
calendar_today Mar 24, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
24

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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March 31, 2023
calendar_today Mar 31, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
31

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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April 7, 2023
calendar_today Apr 07, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
07

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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April 14, 2023
calendar_today Apr 14, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
14

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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April 21, 2023
calendar_today Apr 21, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
21

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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April 28, 2023
calendar_today Apr 28, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
28

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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May 5, 2023
calendar_today May 05, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
05

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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May 12, 2023
calendar_today May 12, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
12

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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May 19, 2023
calendar_today May 19, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
19

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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May 26, 2023
calendar_today May 26, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
26

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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June 2, 2023
calendar_today Jun 02, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
02

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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June 9, 2023
calendar_today Jun 09, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
09

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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June 16, 2023
calendar_today Jun 16, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
16

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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June 23, 2023
calendar_today Jun 23, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
23

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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June 30, 2023
calendar_today Jun 30, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
30

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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July 7, 2023
calendar_today Jul 07, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
07

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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July 14, 2023
calendar_today Jul 14, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
14

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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July 21, 2023
calendar_today Jul 21, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
21

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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July 28, 2023
calendar_today Jul 28, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
28

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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August 4, 2023
calendar_today Aug 04, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
04

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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August 11, 2023
calendar_today Aug 11, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
11

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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August 18, 2023
calendar_today Aug 18, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
18

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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August 25, 2023
calendar_today Aug 25, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
25

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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September 1, 2023
calendar_today Sep 01, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
01

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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September 8, 2023
calendar_today Sep 08, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
08

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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September 15, 2023
calendar_today Sep 15, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
15

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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September 22, 2023
calendar_today Sep 22, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
22

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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September 29, 2023
calendar_today Sep 29, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
29

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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October 6, 2023
calendar_today Oct 06, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
06

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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October 13, 2023
calendar_today Oct 13, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
13

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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October 20, 2023
calendar_today Oct 20, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
20

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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October 27, 2023
calendar_today Oct 27, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
27

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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November 3, 2023
calendar_today Nov 03, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
03

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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November 10, 2023
calendar_today Nov 10, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
10

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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November 17, 2023
calendar_today Nov 17, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
17

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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November 24, 2023
calendar_today Nov 24, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
24

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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December 1, 2023
calendar_today Dec 01, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
01

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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December 8, 2023
calendar_today Dec 08, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
08

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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December 15, 2023
calendar_today Dec 15, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
15

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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December 22, 2023
calendar_today Dec 22, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
22

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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December 29, 2023
calendar_today Dec 29, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
29

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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January 5, 2024
calendar_today Jan 05, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
05

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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January 12, 2024
calendar_today Jan 12, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
12

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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January 19, 2024
calendar_today Jan 19, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
19

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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January 26, 2024
calendar_today Jan 26, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
place Zoom
Fri
26

Book a 20 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk

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