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April 06, 2020

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The Unite to Fight COVID-19 Global Online Startup Weekend

Come together with inventors, innovators, developers and anyone with a passion to tackle Covid-19 in your country in this first-of-its-kind Online Startup Weekend. Get the details and make a difference.

Find out if Techstars is a good-fit to help accelerate your startup

During the Techstars Virtual Meet and Greet you will learn more about our mentorship-driven accelerators and community programs, receive info on the accelerator application process, be able to ask questions, and figure out if Techstars can help accelerate your startup.

MON 06

Founders' Weekly Goal Setting & Roundtable

April 6th 9:00am

A weekly check in, troubleshooting, and goal setting exercise with other founders in Leicester

If you're a founder, you're warmly invited to join us. Register here:

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TUE 07

Open Coffee Club

April 7th 9:00am

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.

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WED 08

Female Founders Round Table

April 8th 9:30am

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. 

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WED 08

Lunch & Learn with Founder Jim Willis

April 8th 12:30pm

Lunch and Learn with the Founder: Jim WillisJoin 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:

Jim Willis is a business leader, with a wealth of experience in launching an...

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Upcoming Events:

TUE 14

Start a business in a recession

April 14th 6:30pm


FRI 24

Virtual Innovation Friday

April 24th 10:00am

University of Leicester (virtual)

TUE 05

Open Coffee Club

May 5th 9:00am


FRI 29

University of Leicester Innovation Friday

May 29th 10:00am

Leicester Innovation Hub | University of Leicester, 128 Regent Rd, Leicester LE1 7PA, UK

FRI 26

University of Leicester Innovation Friday

June 26th 10:00am

Leicester Innovation Hub | University of Leicester, 128 Regent Rd, Leicester LE1 7PA, UK

The Founder Experience: "What the Barclays Accelerator was Really Like"

Join the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars New York for a live, interactive Ask Me Anything. Accelerator alumni companies, Taptrip and Lance, will give their candid perspective on what the accelerator experience was like and what the founders wish they knew when they were applying. Bring your questions and hear first-hand stories from those who have been right in your shoes!

Register to join us on Thursday, April 9th at 10am ET!

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