One way I’ve used to growth hack a business to create social ROI

There’s nothing complicated about this method. It simply involves the following elements: A copy of your latest business plan, or a similar document. A day or half day according to your availability.

Report: Space Apps Challenge 2014

Last weekend was the International Space Apps Challenge which saw cities from all over the world gather for a two day space-themed hackathon. We through that we would give it a shot.

Open Coffee Weds 7th May: How To – Explainer Videos

Event Details:

National Film & Television School graduate and a multi award-winning film maker Paul Kousoulides will reveal how startup explainer videos can be a powerful tool, not only for promoting startups but also testing and developing startup ideas in the first place.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 from 10:00 to 12:00 (BST)

The Innovation Centre DMU
49 Oxford Street
LE1 5XY Leicester
United Kingdom

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May 2014 Events at Incubate

We are organising a large reception for our friends, startups, mentors, investors, and anyone else who is interested to see Incubate Leicester. All are most welcome! The reception will take place on Wednesday 21st May from 18:00-22:00 at Incubate, 119 Granby St., Leicester LE16FD in the war room on the third floor. Our talented street […]

Breaking News for Startups

We are about to open a co-working space * incubator * accelerator in Leicester, Midlands. We are a team of aspiring entrepreneurs with a passion for startups. We noticed around a year ago a need for substantial support for  the rising startup community in Leicester. So we worked hard to bring together mentors, investors and […]

Business Finance

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (BST)

Exploration Drive,
Pioneer Park
LE4 5NU Leicester
United Kingdom

Hosted By:
Dock Business Development Team

The Dock Business development team overall purpose is to develop and support a cluster of technology and low-carbon businesses.  We intend to build a network of like-minded businesses centred on Dock.

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Event Details:

Helping individual businesses be clear about what are the right financing options for their business and to give a straightforward approach to any decision making process about future financial avenues including attracting inward investment.


This 3 hour interactive workshop will focus on six key areas that explore all the key issues related to SME funding:- 




How much do you need and why do you need it?

Traditional funding methods

Avoiding external investors: Bootstrapping and other techniques

Venture Capitalists and Business Angels


How to pitch for an investment




All participants will be invited to share problems and experiences to better understand all issues involved with SME funding.  Participants will receive an overview of the leading sources of finance available in Leicestershire. 




In addition, an adjoining conference room will be populated by invited exhibitors which may include, but are not limited to, Conventional Bank Finance, Factoring/Invoice Discounting, Grant Funders, Proof of Concept Funding and LCC support.



This support is aimed at businesses resident in Leicester and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Incubate Leicester: New Accelerator on the block

Most of you already know that I have just set up an incubator/ accelerator in Leicester (UK) in partnership with the international entrepreneur and investor, Harun Master. This is definitely a dream come true! Since a long time ago, I have been dreaming about the moment I would be able to provide a roof and some funding to the budding community of high-growth, web-based startups in the Midlands and elsewhere. After several false starts, we managed to secure a building in the heart of Leicester, at 119 Granby Street, LE16FD. There we created a co-working space for around 20 startups (£99 p/m) and a separate space for those who want to come and work for just a day (£10 p/d). […]

Startdom Weekend Event

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Are you planning to start your own business and do not know how? Respond immediately! Sign up for our Startdom Weekend in Leicester.

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Entrepreneurship cannot be taught in the lecture theatre. You can only learn in practice under the mentorship of experienced entrepreneurs. Learning by doing is the most effective way to kick start your business.

Starting Point

The event will start with an introductory evening meeting on Friday 27th June at our unique space Incubate Leicester, 119 Granby Street, LE1 6FD. In this meeting you will be able to form teams and vote for the most profitable ideas. The atmosphere will be informal, friendly and full of excitement.

Core Event

The next two days (Saturday and Sunday) will be dedicated to business building with the help of business advisors, mentors, and entrepreneurs. The teaching will be intense and the learning will be fast paced. The aim will be to have an initial product and maybe also a customer by the end of the weekend. The event will take place at Incubate Leicester. For a meal, you will be able to choose from one of the excellent cafes on the High Street!

Mentors and Partners

You will meet mentors who will support you in your future ventures, you will find potential partners for your startup and we will get you on the road to find funding for your idea. On the whole, the weekend will not be just great fun! It will also prove to be a profitable enterprise and a great investment for your future.

Certificate of Participation

You will be provided with a Certificate of Participation, so that you may be able to include your participation in your CV in the future. That is in case you chose not to continue the entrepreneurship route. When you are looking for work, employers value highly participation in weekend events for startups, since they enhance your leadership and entrepreneurial skills.

Exclusive Follow-up

Those who graduate from the weekend will get the chance to participate in our exclusive community Startdom Peaches! The members of this community meet once a month to offer updates on their business or pitch their new ideas!

Check out the program here http://ekonomiaconsul…

The three-day event will be FREE, thanks to Leicester for Business and Musoft. In return we offer invaluable mentorship and advice, yummy meals and software goodies!

Leicester – United Kingdom

Friday, June 27 at 6:00 PM

Attending: 3


Why growth hacking is harder than it looks

Growth hacking is usually known as the sweet spot where engineering and marketing meet, where coding and customers combine to great effect. Or to put it another way, “a growth hacker lives at the intersection of data, product and marketing”. … Continue reading →

Pitching and Drinking

Angels and Startups

The next Angels and Startups Meetup will take place at the end of May. In order to celebrate the end of spring, after the traditional pitching in front of a raptured audience of Angels and Startups, we will hit the local bars for further networking. We are looking forward to seeing you and helping in any way we can.

Leicester – United Kingdom

Friday, May 23 at 6:00 PM

Attending: 2