Leicester Startup Weekend

Organized by Leicester Startups
From Nov 30th 2018
To Dec 2nd 2018
See the website


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.

Over the 3 days you will:

• 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: Friday 30th Nov (evening), 1st & 2nd Dec (weekend) WHERE: LCB Depot (Fri), University of Leicester (Sat), DMU Innovation Centre (Sun) COST: Standard: £20+VAT / Student & Unwaged: £10+VAT 

Students & Unwaged email Pete Hitchings for discounts and free passes.



We’re looking for innovative, creative and passionate aspiring entrepreneurs. Whether you’re actively working on a startup already, you want to learn more about what it takes to create a startup or you want to test a spark of an idea, this is the place for you! 

Previous participants had this to say:

"It was brilliant, I have never enjoyed a business experience as much as this...a very practical/real life experience"

"the chance to build something that can really take off and attain investment is better than any other uni project"




The Startup Weekend is a 'hackathon' style event where teams form around the most popular and feasible ideas and work together to develop and refine them; including speaking with mentors, attending short workshops and pitching their idea to a panel of entrepreneurs. 

It doesn’t matter what experience or skills you have, or whether you’re actively working on an idea or not, as long as you have the enthusiasm to try new things and work together on new ideas.  


Friday 30th November, 5.30pm - 7pm - you'll get pizza and refreshments at LCB Deport's Last Friday event, hear from the organisers, meet potential team memberscand mentors. Saturday 1st December, 9am to 6pm - 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 guidance from expert mentors, the day will be broken up by expert-led workshops designed to help you develop your idea and regular tea/coffee/lunch/dinner breaks.Sunday 2nd December, 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.

Support The Leicester Startup Weekend is supported by University of Leicester, De Montfort University, LCB Depot, Leicester Startups network and funded by the UK Space Agency. Our mission is to support the creation and development of innovative new businesses in Leicester, including but not limited to those that want to work in the exciting field of space entrepreneurship.  Take the next step towards startup success and book your place now!

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