UoL Startup Cafe – Space Industries Accelerator Launch, 6th March

University_of_Leicester_Logo_ShieldFast Company predict that there will be 10,000 private space companies started in the next decade. Could you be one of them? We’re looking for the next generation of ‘astropreneurs’ – anyone who is innovative, creative and passionate. It could be you’re interested in starting a business in the space industry, or you want to work for a space company or maybe you’re just curious to explore some of the possibilities space entrepreneurship has to offer. Whether you’re actively working on an idea already or you’re just curious to find out more, come along to this free event.

Founders-Only Mastermind Groups, 2nd March

startupslogo-faviconEver 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 Mastermind Groups are a great way to quickly give you objective clarity or a helpful nudge. Think of it like having your own personal board of directors! We’ll separate into small groups on the day with each participant getting a turn to share what they’re working on, what problems they face and what they’ve learned recently. The other group participants will ask probing questions to help you decide what business actions you’ll take before the next meetup.

Free Startup Mentoring, Mon 26th Feb at University of Leicester

On Monday 26th February, tech startup founders David Chan and Ben Ravilious will be available all day for free casual mentoring or other startup-related chat at University of Leicester’s Innovation Hub, 7 Salisbury Road. 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)