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Usable but Unused, 12th Oct

You don’t want to waste your life building products or services that won’t be used. Unfortunately many do. In this talk Paul Muston will explore whether agile is sufficient and whether we need other methodologies to complement and strengthen our agile practices. Paul is a serial tech coFounder who has been successfully drawing on ideas […]

Satellites for Sustainable Urban Living, 22nd Nov

This workshop will look at some of the ways that the information collected by satellites can be used to improve the ecological, cultural, political, institutional, social and economic life of a city without leaving a burden on future generations. It is expected that local authorities and planners, environmental groups, business and trade organisations, and companies […]

Founders’ Dating Night, 6th Oct

If you are a founder of a startup or you are trying to build your team or you want to participate in another startup, do not miss this chance to meet your potential cofounders. You can come with an idea and pitch it to the participants. The pitch will last 2-3 minutes and will be […]

Free Tech Startup Mentoring, Monday 19th Sept

On Monday 19th September, startup founders David Chan and Ben Ravilious will be available all day for free casual mentoring or other startup-related chat at DMU’s Innovation Centre co-working space. Get advice, share an idea, ask questions, get introductions. Click on the links below to book a slot with either… Ben Ravilious is a co-founder […]

PHPem: You don’t need to be a ninja rockstar to contribute to open source, 1st Sept

Many developers assume that you need to be a great code ninja to contribute to open source projects, but that isn’t the case. The people who develop those open source tools, libraries and frameworks that we use for our own work aren’t all uberhackers; but are often simply individuals or small groups of volunteers, working […]

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Next Events

August 12, 2020
Wed
12
Female Founders Club - Round Table
Location: Online event

The entrepreneurial journey can be full of change, uncertainty and loneliness. It can sometimes be difficult to focus and reflect on your next steps. This round table is there to help support you with open and frank discussions about the challenges you are facing. Each session will start with a group discussion reflecting on the previous week, each founder will have a chance to share their weekly challenges and contribute to supporting other founders. Then each founder will be supported in setting goals for the next week! Details and tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/female-founders-round-table-tickets-101662007802

August 14, 2020
Fri
14
Startup Help Desk
Location: Zoom
Book a 10 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk
August 19, 2020
Wed
19
Female Founders Club - Round Table
Location: Online event

The entrepreneurial journey can be full of change, uncertainty and loneliness. It can sometimes be difficult to focus and reflect on your next steps. This round table is there to help support you with open and frank discussions about the challenges you are facing. Each session will start with a group discussion reflecting on the previous week, each founder will have a chance to share their weekly challenges and contribute to supporting other founders. Then each founder will be supported in setting goals for the next week! Details and tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/female-founders-round-table-tickets-101662007802

August 21, 2020
Fri
21
Startup Help Desk
Location: Zoom
Book a 10 minute diagnostic slot to identify the barriers and challenges holding your startup back. These diagnostic session are designed to help founders unlock new connections, resources and potential pivots. Pre-start ,idea-stage founders welcome too. Click here to book a slot: https://startuphelpdesk.eventbrite.co.uk
August 26, 2020
Wed
26
Female Founders Club - Round Table
Location: Online event

The entrepreneurial journey can be full of change, uncertainty and loneliness. It can sometimes be difficult to focus and reflect on your next steps. This round table is there to help support you with open and frank discussions about the challenges you are facing. Each session will start with a group discussion reflecting on the previous week, each founder will have a chance to share their weekly challenges and contribute to supporting other founders. Then each founder will be supported in setting goals for the next week! Details and tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/female-founders-round-table-tickets-101662007802