Startup Digest


April 20, 2020

Hi Leicester,

If you're looking for mentorship or friendly advice for your Startup - or are an experienced hand and would like to support others at the start of their journey, let us know via the Mentor Fridays Google doc.

This week also sees the launch of our Founder Confidential video series. 5-min quick takes with founders across the region. How they started, how they're managing the current situation, and advice for others thinking of starting. We'd love to share your story too - email us to be a guest on the show.

For a more comprehensive picture of Leicester startup community news, events and podcasts, head over to and subscribe to our news & events digest.

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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.

Adobe Spark & Techstars Unite to Fight COVID-19

Adobe SparkAdobe is partnering with Techstars to support Covid-19 Startup Weekends and has made a fantastic perk available to the Techstars network.

Adobe Spark allows teams to easily create graphics, video stories, websites and social posts that make their presentations stand out. Learn more at

MON 20

Founders' Weekly Goal Setting Roundtable (0)

April 20th 9:00am

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. 

Online | View in Calendar

FRI 24

Mentor Fridays

April 24th 9:30am

Need help or support from a sympathetic expert or Founder who's been in your shoes before?

Or do you have experience and are willing to give back? 

Every Friday we're hosting and matching mentors to mentees with introductory 15 minute sessions. If you're interested, fill in the Google Form, and we'll match pair you up with someone you can help, or be helped by!

Online | View in Calendar

FRI 24

Virtual Innovation Friday

April 24th 10:00am

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

University of Leicester (virtual) | View in Calendar

Upcoming Events:

MON 27

Founders' Weekly Goal Setting Roundtable (0)

April 27th 9:00am


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