The Leicester Startups community is not just made up of entrepreneurs. Yes they lead and shape our community, but it wouldn’t be possible without the support of a collection of invaluable partners. We’re collaborating with following organisations to make Leicester the number one place to start a business in the UK.

Sir Thomas White Loan Charity

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity has been in existence since 1542 and was founded by one of the City’s most generous (but least well known) benefactors, Sir Thomas White. STWLC provides loans for new business ideas and businesses needing investment. Eligible candidates may borrow up to £20,000 (business) or £10,000 (education) interest free for […]

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Leicester City Council – LCB Depot

LCB Depot offers workspaces, studios and meeting rooms for creatives, artists and designer-makers. They host a variety of networking events and leads on city-wide creative initiatives and campaigns.

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De Montfort University – DMU Innovation Centre (IC)

The IC supports start-up businesses, freelancers and future entrepreneurs.

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University of Leicester – Leicester Innovation Hub (LIH)

The LIH works closely with industry and start-ups to accelerate innovation by turning great research and business ideas into innovative products and services through free or subsidised support.

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LLEP Business Gateway / Growth Hub

A government funded business support service, which is able to provide direct business coaching, workshops and signposting to other means of help.

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Leicester Startups

Leicester Startups helps existing and aspiring startup entrepreneurs find advice, mentorship and co-founders through events, mentoring, an accelerator programme, a weekly email and a podcast series.

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