Entries by Manish Verma

Meet our Accelerator Startups

The Leicester Startups Accelerator begins on Monday. The six-week programme will take eight startups on a journey of developing, shaping and validating their businesses. It will all culminate in the founders pitching their companies to a panel of investors on demo day. So who are our budding entrepreneurs?   Newny – Mukhtar Mohamoud Community organisations […]

Covid-born halal food delivery startup in Leicester hits milestone

A Leicester based halal food delivery startup, which was born out of the pandemic, is celebrating its 1,000th order. TheHalalFoodShop.com launched in May 2020 by former nightclub promoter Bilal Khan as a way of helping the Muslim community access their halal diet. The company sells halal certified products and aims to become the UK’s largest online […]

Leicester insuretech firm smashes crowdfunding target

Leicester-based insurance startup DeadHappy has closed its online crowd funding campaign three weeks early after almost doubling its target. The firm closed on £2.7m after initially aiming to raise £1.5m. More than 1,200 people invested in the company. We recently spoke to co-founder of DeadHappy Phil Zeidler for the Leicester Startups Podcast, which you can […]

Leicester entrepreneur named best mentor to cybersecurity startup founders

A Leicester entrepreneur has been awarded for his role leading and mentoring hundreds of cybersecurity startup founders. David Chan was named the winner of the ‘Security Leader/Mentor’ category at the ‘Serious Unsung Heroes Awards’, which recognises the UK’s “Unsung Heroes in Cybersecurity”. He won after judges recognised him as someone in the industry who takes […]

Leicestershire fintech startup secures £950k funding

A Leicestershire fintech startup has raised almost a million pounds in investment. Rearsby based e-Bate is a platform which helps companies to manage rebate and incentive schemes, widely used in construction, pharamceutical, consumer goods and the  automotive sectors. Leanne Bonner-Cooke MBE, who founded e-Bate, secured £950,000 from the MEIF Proof of Concept & Early Stage […]

Loughborough graduate crowned digital technology winner

A Loughborough University graduate has been named the Digital Technology winner at the tenth annual Made in the Midlands Awards.  Alex Nash, the founder of Alcuris, beat 63 other firms to the award which celebrates the region’s most innovative and dynamic manufacturers. Alex’s product is the Alcuris Memohub – a telecare system which combines an alarm system, […]

Leicester entrepreneur enlisted to transform UK high streets

A multi-award winning Leicester entrepreneur has been appointed by a government commissioned project to help transform the UK’s high streets. Sophie Hainsworth, the CEO and Co-Founder of LoyalFree, has been recruited as High Street Task Force Facilitator. The Task Force has been set-up to strengthen local leadership in high streets and town centres in England. […]