Leicester Startup Week is a week long celebration of start-ups across the city with events including: ideas workshops to help you find and test a business idea, expert panels with experienced business leaders sharing their tips for success and opportunities to meet investors and learn what it takes to get investment ready.

The second Leicester Startup Week commences on November 18th with a packed diary of events to help startups at all stages of their journey.

If you’re working on or have an idea for an innovative, potentially-scalable business and would like support and advice from other local entrepreneurs then sign-up to some of the events listed below.

Leicester Startup Week enabled by the Leicester start-up co-working project.

To get emailed details of these events via our weekly news and events digest sign-up below:-

Mon
06
Founders' Weekly Goal Setting & Roundtable
Location: Virtual
A weekly check in, troubleshooting, and goal setting exercise with other founders in Leicester

Let's own the week:

It might feel like chaos out there - but we all still have a job to do: building our startups.

Every Monday morning, at 9am, Founders across Leicester come together on Zoom to share ideas, troubleshoot, and set their goals for the week. Each and every Monday we're checking in with each other, keeping each other motivated, and holding ourselves accountable.

If you're a founder, you're warmly invited to join us. Register here: https://leicesterfounderroundtable.eventbrite.co.uk

Tue
07
Open Coffee Club
Location: Virtual
Open Coffee Club is a simple idea - have a fixed time and place where entrepreneurs, investors, developers and marketers involved and interested in startups could get together in a really informal setting to meet, chat and make connections. https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Leicester-Co-working/events/267685173/
Wed
08
Female Founders Round Table
Location: Virtual

The entrepreneurial journey can be full of change, uncertainty and be quite lonely. It can sometimes be difficult to focus and reflect on your next steps. So at Female Founder’s, we want to help support you with our Founder’s Round Table to have 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! Sessions will be held weekly every Wednesday at 9.30am, please note that there are limited spaces to this event and it is open only to women with startups/businesses. Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/female-founders-round-table-tickets-101662007802

Wed
08
Lunch & Learn with Founder Jim Willis
Location: Online

Lunch and Learn with the Founder: Jim Willis

Join Leicester Startups online for an hour with Jim, one of the most exciting and experienced founders in the region.

You'll hear his story, learn what Jim thinks about marketing and positioning during the current market challenges, and spend some time asking your questions.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lunch-with-the-founder-jim-willis-tickets-101795625456

Jim Willis is a business leader, with a wealth of experience in launching and scaling startups across a diverse range of sectors from Craft Breweries to Geospatial Tech.

As co-founder and managing director of the award winning (Chartered Institute of Marketing Excellence Awards) digital agency Bulb Studios, he holds notable client relationships with Warner Bros., Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Jaguar Land Rover, amongst an array of others.

Jim was a founder of CrowdLab; a tech startup with offices in the UK and US. In 2015 Jim negotiated the sale of CrowdLab to media giant Omnicom Group.

His charitable board roles include: The Inclusion Club; a global charity raising awareness of disability in sport and Pedestrian; an education charity which provides accredited learning to disadvantaged young people.

Jim sits on the International Advisory Board of The University of Leicester’s School of Business and is an ambassador for inward investment for Leicester City council.

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Mon
13
Founders' Weekly Goal Setting & Roundtable
Location: Virtual
A weekly check in, troubleshooting, and goal setting exercise with other founders in Leicester

Let's own the week:

It might feel like chaos out there - but we all still have a job to do: building our startups.

Every Monday morning, at 9am, Founders across Leicester come together on Zoom to share ideas, troubleshoot, and set their goals for the week. Each and every Monday we're checking in with each other, keeping each other motivated, and holding ourselves accountable.

If you're a founder, you're warmly invited to join us. Register here: https://leicesterfounderroundtable.eventbrite.co.uk

Tue
14
Start a business in a recession
Location: Online
Times may look tough.. but now could be the very best time to start a business. Learn how others did it, and how you can too.

With the ongoing uncertainty around Covid-19, no one is sure when things will get back to normal.

People are worried about income, and what the future holds. So surely this is the very worst time to start a business?!

Maybe not.

Drawing on experiences from starting a business in 2008, plus dozens of case studies from downturns, recessions, and founders starting when the outcome looks bleak - we'll show you how it can be done, and how you could get started today.

Join the Leicester Startups team as we show you how to get started - and grow - with what you have, where you are, right now.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/starting-a-business-in-a-recession-tickets-101799553204
Wed
15
Female Founders Round Table
Location: Virtual

The entrepreneurial journey can be full of change, uncertainty and be quite lonely. It can sometimes be difficult to focus and reflect on your next steps. So at Female Founder’s, we want to help support you with our Founder’s Round Table to have 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! Sessions will be held weekly every Wednesday at 9.30am, please note that there are limited spaces to this event and it is open only to women with startups/businesses. Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/female-founders-round-table-tickets-101662007802

Mon
20
Founders' Weekly Goal Setting & Roundtable
Location: Virtual
A weekly check in, troubleshooting, and goal setting exercise with other founders in Leicester

Let's own the week:

It might feel like chaos out there - but we all still have a job to do: building our startups.

Every Monday morning, at 9am, Founders across Leicester come together on Zoom to share ideas, troubleshoot, and set their goals for the week. Each and every Monday we're checking in with each other, keeping each other motivated, and holding ourselves accountable.

If you're a founder, you're warmly invited to join us. Register here: https://leicesterfounderroundtable.eventbrite.co.uk

Wed
22
Female Founders Round Table
Location: Virtual

The entrepreneurial journey can be full of change, uncertainty and be quite lonely. It can sometimes be difficult to focus and reflect on your next steps. So at Female Founder’s, we want to help support you with our Founder’s Round Table to have 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! Sessions will be held weekly every Wednesday at 9.30am, please note that there are limited spaces to this event and it is open only to women with startups/businesses. Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/female-founders-round-table-tickets-101662007802

Fri
24
Virtual Innovation Friday
Location: University of Leicester (virtual)
Innovation Friday is an opportunity to network with the University of Leicester Innovation Hub Team, enterprising academics from here at Leicester and other universities too, innovators from local companies, recent student/graduate start-ups, regional businesses and innovation support organisations in a friendly and informal environment. Details and tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/innovation-friday-aka-cake-friday-at-the-leicester-innovation-hub-tickets-49280289673
Mon
27
Founders' Weekly Goal Setting & Roundtable
Location: Virtual
A weekly check in, troubleshooting, and goal setting exercise with other founders in Leicester

Let's own the week:

It might feel like chaos out there - but we all still have a job to do: building our startups.

Every Monday morning, at 9am, Founders across Leicester come together on Zoom to share ideas, troubleshoot, and set their goals for the week. Each and every Monday we're checking in with each other, keeping each other motivated, and holding ourselves accountable.

If you're a founder, you're warmly invited to join us. Register here: https://leicesterfounderroundtable.eventbrite.co.uk

Wed
29
Female Founders Round Table
Location: Virtual

The entrepreneurial journey can be full of change, uncertainty and be quite lonely. It can sometimes be difficult to focus and reflect on your next steps. So at Female Founder’s, we want to help support you with our Founder’s Round Table to have 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! Sessions will be held weekly every Wednesday at 9.30am, please note that there are limited spaces to this event and it is open only to women with startups/businesses. Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/female-founders-round-table-tickets-101662007802

Mon
04
Founders' Weekly Goal Setting & Roundtable
Location: Virtual
A weekly check in, troubleshooting, and goal setting exercise with other founders in Leicester

Let's own the week:

It might feel like chaos out there - but we all still have a job to do: building our startups.

Every Monday morning, at 9am, Founders across Leicester come together on Zoom to share ideas, troubleshoot, and set their goals for the week. Each and every Monday we're checking in with each other, keeping each other motivated, and holding ourselves accountable.

If you're a founder, you're warmly invited to join us. Register here: https://leicesterfounderroundtable.eventbrite.co.uk

Tue
05
Open Coffee Club
Location: Virtual
Open Coffee Club is a simple idea - have a fixed time and place where entrepreneurs, investors, developers and marketers involved and interested in startups could get together in a really informal setting to meet, chat and make connections. Details and registration at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leicester-open-coffee-club-may-2020-tickets-86939114231
Wed
06
Female Founders Round Table
Location: Virtual

The entrepreneurial journey can be full of change, uncertainty and be quite lonely. It can sometimes be difficult to focus and reflect on your next steps. So at Female Founder’s, we want to help support you with our Founder’s Round Table to have 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! Sessions will be held weekly every Wednesday at 9.30am, please note that there are limited spaces to this event and it is open only to women with startups/businesses. Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/female-founders-round-table-tickets-101662007802

Mon
11
Founders' Weekly Goal Setting & Roundtable
Location: Virtual
A weekly check in, troubleshooting, and goal setting exercise with other founders in Leicester

Let's own the week:

It might feel like chaos out there - but we all still have a job to do: building our startups.

Every Monday morning, at 9am, Founders across Leicester come together on Zoom to share ideas, troubleshoot, and set their goals for the week. Each and every Monday we're checking in with each other, keeping each other motivated, and holding ourselves accountable.

If you're a founder, you're warmly invited to join us. Register here: https://leicesterfounderroundtable.eventbrite.co.uk

Wed
13
Female Founders Round Table
Location: Virtual

The entrepreneurial journey can be full of change, uncertainty and be quite lonely. It can sometimes be difficult to focus and reflect on your next steps. So at Female Founder’s, we want to help support you with our Founder’s Round Table to have 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! Sessions will be held weekly every Wednesday at 9.30am, please note that there are limited spaces to this event and it is open only to women with startups/businesses. Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/female-founders-round-table-tickets-101662007802

Mon
18
Founders' Weekly Goal Setting & Roundtable
Location: Virtual
A weekly check in, troubleshooting, and goal setting exercise with other founders in Leicester

Let's own the week:

It might feel like chaos out there - but we all still have a job to do: building our startups.

Every Monday morning, at 9am, Founders across Leicester come together on Zoom to share ideas, troubleshoot, and set their goals for the week. Each and every Monday we're checking in with each other, keeping each other motivated, and holding ourselves accountable.

If you're a founder, you're warmly invited to join us. Register here: https://leicesterfounderroundtable.eventbrite.co.uk

Mon
25
Founders' Weekly Goal Setting & Roundtable
Location: Virtual
A weekly check in, troubleshooting, and goal setting exercise with other founders in Leicester

Let's own the week:

It might feel like chaos out there - but we all still have a job to do: building our startups.

Every Monday morning, at 9am, Founders across Leicester come together on Zoom to share ideas, troubleshoot, and set their goals for the week. Each and every Monday we're checking in with each other, keeping each other motivated, and holding ourselves accountable.

If you're a founder, you're warmly invited to join us. Register here: https://leicesterfounderroundtable.eventbrite.co.uk

Fri
29
University of Leicester Innovation Friday
Location: Leicester Innovation Hub | University of Leicester
Innovation Friday is an opportunity to network with the University of Leicester Innovation Hub Team, enterprising academics from here at Leicester and other universities too, innovators from local companies, recent student/graduate start-ups, regional businesses and innovation support organisations in a friendly and informal environment. Details and tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/innovation-friday-aka-cake-friday-at-the-leicester-innovation-hub-tickets-49280324778
Mon
01
Founders' Weekly Goal Setting & Roundtable
Location: Virtual
A weekly check in, troubleshooting, and goal setting exercise with other founders in Leicester

Let's own the week:

It might feel like chaos out there - but we all still have a job to do: building our startups.

Every Monday morning, at 9am, Founders across Leicester come together on Zoom to share ideas, troubleshoot, and set their goals for the week. Each and every Monday we're checking in with each other, keeping each other motivated, and holding ourselves accountable.

If you're a founder, you're warmly invited to join us. Register here: https://leicesterfounderroundtable.eventbrite.co.uk

Mon
08
Founders' Weekly Goal Setting & Roundtable
Location: Virtual
A weekly check in, troubleshooting, and goal setting exercise with other founders in Leicester

Let's own the week:

It might feel like chaos out there - but we all still have a job to do: building our startups.

Every Monday morning, at 9am, Founders across Leicester come together on Zoom to share ideas, troubleshoot, and set their goals for the week. Each and every Monday we're checking in with each other, keeping each other motivated, and holding ourselves accountable.

If you're a founder, you're warmly invited to join us. Register here: https://leicesterfounderroundtable.eventbrite.co.uk

Mon
15
Founders' Weekly Goal Setting & Roundtable
Location: Virtual
A weekly check in, troubleshooting, and goal setting exercise with other founders in Leicester

Let's own the week:

It might feel like chaos out there - but we all still have a job to do: building our startups.

Every Monday morning, at 9am, Founders across Leicester come together on Zoom to share ideas, troubleshoot, and set their goals for the week. Each and every Monday we're checking in with each other, keeping each other motivated, and holding ourselves accountable.

If you're a founder, you're warmly invited to join us. Register here: https://leicesterfounderroundtable.eventbrite.co.uk

Mon
22
Founders' Weekly Goal Setting & Roundtable
Location: Virtual
A weekly check in, troubleshooting, and goal setting exercise with other founders in Leicester

Let's own the week:

It might feel like chaos out there - but we all still have a job to do: building our startups.

Every Monday morning, at 9am, Founders across Leicester come together on Zoom to share ideas, troubleshoot, and set their goals for the week. Each and every Monday we're checking in with each other, keeping each other motivated, and holding ourselves accountable.

If you're a founder, you're warmly invited to join us. Register here: https://leicesterfounderroundtable.eventbrite.co.uk

Fri
26
University of Leicester Innovation Friday
Location: Leicester Innovation Hub | University of Leicester
Innovation Friday is an opportunity to network with the University of Leicester Innovation Hub Team, enterprising academics from here at Leicester and other universities too, innovators from local companies, recent student/graduate start-ups, regional businesses and innovation support organisations in a friendly and informal environment. Details and tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/innovation-friday-aka-cake-friday-at-the-leicester-innovation-hub-tickets-49280378940