Create Leicester, 18th Jan

Create aims to brings together the digital design community in Leicester and Leicestershire.  The events are open to all with an interest in improving the digital design environment in our city.  Speakers at this session are:-

Linh Nguyen Slater – Every collaboration helps you grow

Linh will outline how design firms and consultancies can work more effectively with large organisations. She will share her insights into how a collaboration can be nurtured between organisations and how they can deliver the best results. The focus of her talk will be on building innovative projects within the realm of research and development.

Ben Holliday – A designers response to the digital age

Ben will speak about his experiences of leading service design in the public sector. He will discuss how designers and creatives can learn and respond to the rapid changes and expectations people have for our products and services, and how everything in the world around us is influenced by the advancement of technology.

Meet The Startup: Solworks, 30th Nov


Meet The Start-Up: Solworks

Solworks is a simple to use visitor management system that helps businesses keep track of upcoming appointments, greet your visitors with a seamless checking-in and provide security in case of on-site emergencies. Project manager and UI/UX designer, Teodor Karabonikov will demo the product and share his story of how the product was conceived and developed.

UoL Business Start-Up Café: Find Your Crowd, 14th Nov

University_of_Leicester_Logo_ShieldStarting a business doesn’t mean going it alone.  In fact, having a strong network of like minded people can make your business a success.  Helping you to find potential customers, investors and collaborators! Join us for our first Start-up Café of the term, where we’ll be joined by coordinators from a variety of local popular networks who will be sharing more about their ‘crowd’ and why you might be interested.

What’s New in Informatics Research? 15th Nov

University_of_Leicester_Logo_ShieldTogether with the Computing Society, the University of Leicester Informatics Department are starting a series of research talks directed at students and IT practitioners at all levels. The idea is to give you an idea of the other half of academic life, proved insights into current research topics and top off the evening by a nice social gathering with some food.

Free Startup Mentoring, Mon 20th Nov at DMU

On Monday 20th Nov, tech startup founders David Chan and Ben Ravilious will be available all day for free casual mentoring or other startup-related chat at DMU’s Innovation Centre co-working space. Get advice, share an idea, ask questions, get introductions.


ben raviliousBen Ravilious is a co-founder of audience polling startup ParticiPoll as well as a co-director of web and app development agency Ultimateweb which specialises in working with startups. Ben can help with web and app development, startup idea validation, how to position your startup, content marketing, software-as-a-service (Saas) products, pricing, community building.



David Chan is founder of cybersecurity startup Aroclave as well as the Entrepreneur in Residence at CyLon Accelerator.  David founded his first tech startup while still an undergraduate at Imperial College and has co-founded/worked at multiple startups in the UK and Silicon Valley doing CRM, eCommerce and Cybersecurity. David advises/mentors students and several early stage startups and can talk about a wide range of topics.


Slots will be up to 30 mins long and will follow David Cohen’s Mentor Manifesto principles. We won’t try to boss you, sell you anything or steal your idea and you might end up mentoring us!

Email if you have any questions.

(hat tip to Brad Feld for the Random Days idea)