Tech Nation Entrepreneur Engagement Manager Naomi Watts and startup founder Ben Ravilious are bookable all day for free casual mentoring or other startup-related chat. Get advice, share an idea, ask questions, get introductions.

Venue: The Innovation Centre, De Montfort University, 49 Oxford Street, Leicester, LE1 5XY




Naomi Watts is the Midlands Entrepreneur Engagement Manager for Tech Nation and has a wealth of experience helping startups in the tech sector. She has incubated over 200 tech startups with help from market validation to pitch training and has a wide network within the Midlands to signpost founders to the most appropriate support.


ben raviliousBen Ravilious is a co-founder of audience polling startup ParticiPoll as well as a co-director of web and app development agency Ultimateweb which specialises in working with startups. Ben can help with web and app development, startup idea validation, how to position your startup, content marketing, software-as-a-service (Saas) products, pricing, community building.


Slots are 30 mins long and will follow David Cohen’s Mentor Manifesto principles. We won’t try to boss you, sell you anything or steal your idea and you might end up mentoring us!

Email if you have any questions.

(hat tip to Brad Feld for the Random Days idea)


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