Entries by Henry Blanchard

Celebrating three years of the Innovation Hub

The University of Leicester Innovation Hub celebrates a three year milestone With the biggest online Innovation Friday yet! Join them for a day of brilliant talks, workshops, connections and more. Top academics, practitioners, startups and SMEs will join together to deliver an unmissable celebration. Sharing results from three years of collaboration between business and leading […]

Learning from an evening with Chris Heivly

Last Wednesday, the Leicester Startups World Tour hosted Chris Heivly. Chris is the “entrepreneur in residence” at Techstars, and cofounder of MapQuest – later sold to AOL for $1.2billion. Here are some of the highlights from the hour he spent with founders in Leicester: If you can acquire customers both faster and cheaper than your […]

Discretionary Covid-19 business grants available for Leicester startups in shared workspaces

BUSINESSES and charities are being invited to apply for a share of a new pot of Government money aimed at helping those whose trade has been badly hit by the coronavirus lockdown. Leicester City Council has received £3.5million from the Government’s Discretionary Business Grants scheme, to make non-repayable grants available to some businesses and charities […]

Leicester Pitch Night registration goes live

The Leicester Startups Pitch Night registration is now live! To book your ticket to be in the live audience, watching along over Zoom, go here To apply to pitch in front of investors and leading business leaders in Leicester, fill in this form   Best of luck – and see you on Monday 22nd June!

Leicester Startups World Tour kicks off with a bang!

The Leicester Startups World Tour kicked off in the last week of May. Founders from across Leicester enjoyed one hour with the friendly and charismatic Caya, founder of Slidebean. We got to hear his story, from navigating product/market fit, to scaling out to a team of 20+, via a tech accelerator and VC backing. Thank […]

Leicester Startups Pitch Night

A showcase of new ideas, and startups on the rise! Monday 22nd June, 6:30pm. We’re hosting a pitch night. Held live over Zoom, with an audience plus leading businesspeople and founders in Leicester. This is your chance to share your idea with Leicester, the world, and our special guest panel of entrepreneurs and investors. The […]

Leicester Startups Coworking moves online

A free online programme of support to help you build your startup, learn, and connect with your peers.   Hi Friends, Our community coworking space opened with a bang on March 12th. Dozens of you came to see the space, brought your laptops, met new people, and got work done. Our Founders Roundtable helped several […]