We had a number of applicants for this month’s Leicester Startups Accelerator and we are pleased to announce our cohort of 14! The accelerator begins on February 22nd and the six-week programme will take our founders on a journey of developing, shaping and validating their businesses. So who are our budding entrepreneurs? Let’s meet them…
Harsh Patel- SM Booking App
Hi I’m Harsh, a recent graduate from the University of Leicester (1st Class in Physics with Space Science Bsc) and now a startup founder! My startup is the SM Booking App. This pandemic reminds us of how much we value real social interaction. The Social Media Booking App blends intuition and convenience to provide the perfect user experience for booking group/individual activities.
Neel and Dhruvesh – Tuck
Robert Flint – Adviserly
I’m Rob, a former corporate lawyer crossing the floor to found Adviserly, a platform-based international network of small law and accounting firms providing full scope professional services.
Divyesh Chudasama – Tattel
I am a Data Engineer and my co-founder Ayodeji Akiwowo who is a Data Scientist. Our love for Data made us work colleagues, then friends, and NOW Co-Founders of our App! Tattel is a Geo-Social Networking App that allows users to connect in Real Time via a Live Map, purely based on their Interests. The app targets anyone from a university student to a working professional; whether you are on a lunch break, commuting to work, travelling or on a Business Stay, our app instantly connects like minded users there and then. Because everyone is in a reachable distance (given radius), there is no need to arrange a time and place to meet. Do it through our app! Meet New Friends, Stay Connected and Grow your Network!
James Fairlie and Raja Khan – CV Links
Our startup aims to help both entry level job seekers and small business owners. We do this by placing job seekers into these businesses to help take the pressure off of business owners. We take over recruiting and employers costs/liabilities so that the business owner only has to concern themselves with managing the worker’s day to day tasks.
Dr Emma Fieldhouse – Future We Want
I’m all about engaging people with fun learning about carbon footprinting and the climate. I get excited about making a significant impact to how people behave regarding their own sustainability impacts.
Ali Datoo- eKitchenette
Mandeep Nagra, Jon Singh and Asif Khureshi – Pay IO
Mandeep has gained extensive experience and knowledge in Commercial Banking and International Trade, having worked in the financial sector for a global bank for several years.
Jon has a background which stems from sales, management and software development within the insurance, utilities and marketing industry.
We are Pay iO an Alternative Payment Service Provider offering our product and services to U.K. businesses. Using Open Banking Technology, we enable customers to pay businesses for online and invoice sales using their banking app. We aim to help reduce fraudulent transactions and create a seamless payment journey.
Nathan Holmes – SilentScreen
Sarra Ben Salem – Starling analytics
Luke Pulford and Scott – Pay Exchange Ltd
Ray Kee – Anastomose
I’m a 4th year Medical Student at Leicester Medical School. Formerly in another life, I graduated from New York University’s Stern School of Business with a B.S. in Business and M.S. in Accounting me, leading me to work in Management Consulting for 3 years. I’ve created Anastomose, a professional networking platform for healthcare professionals and students to increase centralization of education, research and career opportunities.
Antoine Messiou – Sunclipa Eyewear TM
My background is B2B optical design and lighting design. Sunclipa is a wrap around shade worn close to the eyes and was originally conceived to help tennis players hit serves and high shots in bright sunlight. After a chance test in a car it became clear that a great application for Sunclipa was for stopping drivers from becoming temporarily blinded in bright sunlight, winter or summer. Research show that many serious car accidents are caused by sun blinding ( around 9000 in the USA a year). Apart from promoting safety , Sunclipa provides drivers with great visual comfort through their Journey .