Innovation Friday Online - Open Mic

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Grab the mic, discover the strengths of our entrepreneurial community, get updates on support resources and network with our team of experts

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Innovation Open Mic

It is time to celebrate our wider entrepreneurial Community. Innovation Open Mic is a unique opportunity for you to get on stage, showcase your innovation, share your ideas, and get feedback from your peers, sector experts and innovation support organisations.

Leicester is one of the best places in UK where to establish a business, with start-up facilities on the rise, one of the highest percentage of female entrepreneurs in the Country, an open academic community and an unbelievable cultural diversity. With this Innovation Friday we want to put a spotlight on the businesses, start-ups and student enterprises of this vibrant entrepreneurial environment. Grab the mic, or just attend this exceptional event, discover the strengths of our community, give feedback to pitchers, get the latest updates on business innovation support resources available in the region, and network with our team of experts.

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10.00 am. Welcome and introduction

10.10 am. From spin-out to navigating around the world of business

Avinoam Baruch, Co-Founder and COO at Previsico Ltd , will share his experience on the journey from post-graduate researcher to successful entrepreneur. He will also discuss how collaboration with academia and with national innovation programmes is accelerating the growth of the company.

11.00 am. Open Mic

In this session we give voice to the entrepreneurial, start-up and student enterprise community in the region. Innovative ideas will get on stage and receive feedback from the wider community and University innovation experts.

12.00 pm. Get your project off the ground: Subsidised opportunities to collaborate with academia and stimulate business growth

Innovation Friday provides an excellent opportunity to network with the 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.

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