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Leicester Pitch Night registration goes live

The Leicester Startups Pitch Night registration is now live! To book your ticket to be in the live audience, watching along over Zoom, go here To apply to pitch in front of investors and leading business leaders in Leicester, fill in this form   Best of luck – and see you on Monday 22nd June!

Invitation to Webinar: Intellectual Property for Early Stage Businesses: 10th June 2020

Leicester-based MSDUK who support innovative and high-growth ethnic minority owned businesses are offering a free intellectual property workshop webinar in partnership with Longmores Solicitors. Attendees will be able to learn about the different types of IP and understand what is applicable to their businesses. – The main forms of IP protection and appreciate how these apply to […]

Leicester Startups World Tour kicks off with a bang!

The Leicester Startups World Tour kicked off in the last week of May. Founders from across Leicester enjoyed one hour with the friendly and charismatic Caya, founder of Slidebean. We got to hear his story, from navigating product/market fit, to scaling out to a team of 20+, via a tech accelerator and VC backing. Thank […]

Leicester Startups Pitch Night

A showcase of new ideas, and startups on the rise! Monday 22nd June, 6:30pm. We’re hosting a pitch night. Held live over Zoom, with an audience plus leading businesspeople and founders in Leicester. This is your chance to share your idea with Leicester, the world, and our special guest panel of entrepreneurs and investors. The […]

Introducing the Leicester Startups World Tour!

We’ve been running the biweekly lunch & learns online for a couple of months now, featuring great founders from across Leicester. You have so many brilliant founders from around the globe coming to speak to the community in the coming months. So many, in fact, that we had to change the name of our Lunch […]

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Next Events

July 3, 2020
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03
Mentor Fridays
Location: Online

Need help or support from a sympathetic expert or Founder who's been in your shoes before?

Or do you have experience and are willing to give back? 

Every Friday we're hosting and matching mentors to mentees with introductory 15 minute sessions. If you're interested, fill in the Google Form, and we'll match pair you up with someone you can help, or be helped by!
July 10, 2020
Fri
10
Mentor Fridays
Location: Online

Need help or support from a sympathetic expert or Founder who's been in your shoes before?

Or do you have experience and are willing to give back? 

Every Friday we're hosting and matching mentors to mentees with introductory 15 minute sessions. If you're interested, fill in the Google Form, and we'll match pair you up with someone you can help, or be helped by!
July 17, 2020
Fri
17
Mentor Fridays
Location: Online

Need help or support from a sympathetic expert or Founder who's been in your shoes before?

Or do you have experience and are willing to give back? 

Every Friday we're hosting and matching mentors to mentees with introductory 15 minute sessions. If you're interested, fill in the Google Form, and we'll match pair you up with someone you can help, or be helped by!
July 24, 2020
Fri
24
Mentor Fridays
Location: Online

Need help or support from a sympathetic expert or Founder who's been in your shoes before?

Or do you have experience and are willing to give back? 

Every Friday we're hosting and matching mentors to mentees with introductory 15 minute sessions. If you're interested, fill in the Google Form, and we'll match pair you up with someone you can help, or be helped by!
July 31, 2020
Fri
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Mentor Fridays
Location: Online

Need help or support from a sympathetic expert or Founder who's been in your shoes before?

Or do you have experience and are willing to give back? 

Every Friday we're hosting and matching mentors to mentees with introductory 15 minute sessions. If you're interested, fill in the Google Form, and we'll match pair you up with someone you can help, or be helped by!