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Regional Business Programmes at DMU, Co-founder of Textiles Startup

Skills, experience, expertise: capital equipment, sensor development, quality control, rolled goods, colour science, R&D funding, collaborative innovation, capex business development, exporting, international sales.
Connections: researchers at DMU, businesses of all sizes in the region.

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#connector, #DMU, #expert, #mentor, #textiles
LLEP Biz Gateway

One-to-one, tailored support and guidance for Leicester & Leicestershire businesses seeking help, information and advice

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#connector, #general business advice
Program Manager at support agency for ethnic minority businesses

I have experience in both the public and private sectors and public-private partnerships. I have a particularly strong understanding of the UK start-up and scale-up enterprises, issues faced by underrepresented founders and scaling of social projects.

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#connector, #ethnic minority entrepreneurship, #mentor
Midlands Entrepreneur Engagement Manage at Tech Nation
  • Building tech and startup communities
  • Connecting the right people together
  • Public speaking & Events planning
  • Signposting
  • Startup knowledge and networks

"Brilliant connector who can help you reach out to anyone in the UK tech ecosystem"

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#community, #connector, #public relations
Loughborough University Incubator Manager, Leicester Startups Co-Director
  • Rapidly developing and testing ideas
  • Business modelling
  • Marketing strategy
  • Entrepreneur networks/community building
  • Getting free support from universities
  • Startups originating from universities
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#community, #connector, #education, #expert, #lean startup
Founder/CEO of Startup Studio and SaaS audience polling application

Experience of running B2B software-as-a-startup (SaaS) businesses, app and website development, SaaS pricing and onboarding. Experience of running community organisations and helping startups. Good at helping work out early stage startups validate their business ideas/models.

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#app development, #B2B, #bootstrap, #community, #connector, #founder, #lean startup, #mentor, #SaaS, #startup studio, #web development
CEO at cyber startup, Entrepreneur in residence cyber security accelerator

20+ years experience in founding/working in tech startups in UK/Silicon Valley. Expertise in lean startups, software engineering, product management, business development, marketing strategy, and funding.

"Hugely experienced tech founder and member. Cyber security and fintech a speciality"

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#connector, #customer development, #cyber security, #fintech, #founder, #funding, #investment, #lean startup, #mentor, #SaaS, #sales