This year’s Launch48 Startup Weekend (21-23 November at Dock) has secured sponsorship from RS Components in Corby and Viva IT based at Dock, Leicester.

RS Components are one of the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received.

Viva IT are a young software development company based in the heart of Leicester’s technology park who specialise in designing and creating web-based software to enhance and grow small and large businesses.

The Launch48 Weekend Accelerator is a unique experience for building startups with people from a range of backgrounds and different sets of skills. The goal is simple: pitch, build and launch a startup in 48 hours. Tickets are on sale here with early bird and student discounts available