Leicester Startup Weekend
Friday, 3 February 2017 at 17:00 - Sunday, 5 February 2017 at 18:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Pitch, Build & Launch a Startup in a Single Weekend
Ever had a great idea for a web, app or tech startup business but not had the time, experience or connections to bring it to life?
This weekend-long event is dedicated to team building, expert mentoring, networking and pitching to help you turn your business idea into a ready-to-launch startup. With a mix of technical and non-technical attendees, it doesn't matter what experience or skill set you have, as long as you have enthusiasm to try new things and work together on new ideas.
• Share your business ideas with a receptive audience
• Learn how to validate and develop a business idea
• Meet like-minded individuals and potential co-founders
• Get help from experienced business mentors
• Connect with Leicester’s thriving startup community
WHEN: 3rd (evening), 4th & 5th February 2017
WHERE: LCB Depot (3 Feb), University of Leicester (4 Feb), DMU Innovation Centre (5 Feb)
COST: Standard (£40+VAT),
UoL Students email Peter Hitchings for discounts and free passes.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE WEEKEND
Leicester Startup Weekend will bring together Leicester's thriving startup community in a way never seen before. As part of this event you'll visit communities across the city including at LCB Depot (a hub for new creative businesses), DMU's Innovation Centre (home to a range of Leicester's tech and retail startups) and the Leicester Tech Startup network (a community of entrepreneurs from across the city).
The Startup Weekend is a 'hackathon' style event where teams form around the most popular and feasible ideas and work intensively together over the weekend to develop and refine it; including speaking with mentors, attending short workshops and pitching their idea to a panel of entrepreneurs.
Friday 3rd February at 5pm - you'll get pizza and refreshments, hear from the organisers, and meet your potential team members.
Saturday 4th February 9am to 8pm - those with ideas will pitch to the group and teams will form based on which are most feasible/popular, teams will work on their ideas with some guidance from expert mentors, the day will be broken up by workshops designed to help you develop your idea and regular tea/coffee/lunch/dinner breaks.
Sunday 5th February 9am to 5pm - After continuing to work on your idea during the morning your team will pitch to a panel of experts who will identify a winning team.
Food & Drink
- Refreshments will be provided
- Pizza will be available at the networking event on Friday evening (5.30pm)
- Hot dinner will be available on Saturday evening (6pm)
- You'll need to eat breakfast before you arrive on Saturday/Sunday
- You'll need to bring a packed lunch on Saturday/Sunday
What you should bring
If possible, you should bring devices such as laptops, tablets etc to help you research, plan and take relevant notes. This is ideal but we will provide some alternatives in terms of pens and paper.
As mentioned above, you should bring a packed lunch on Saturday and Sunday.
If you have either any special dietary or access requirements please let us know by Tuesday 31st January 2017 or as soon as possible prior to the event.
When & Where
Leicester Startups is a community where existing and aspiring startup entrepreneurs help each other. Get involved at www.leicesterstartups.com
Organiser: Ben Ravilious, firstname.lastname@example.org, 07703460866