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Ben Ravilious

Experience of running B2B software-as-a-startup (SaaS) businesses, app and website development, SaaS pricing and onboarding. Experience of running community organisations and helping startups. Good at helping work out early stage startups validate their business ideas/models.

Tamara Meahan

Branding, marketing, communications, signposting to financial support within the Leicester/Leicestershire region, introductions to technical businesses

LLEP Biz Gateway

One-to-one, tailored support and guidance for Leicester & Leicestershire businesses seeking help, information and advice

Rob Ricketts

Skills, experience, expertise: capital equipment, sensor development, quality control, rolled goods, colour science, R&D funding, collaborative innovation, capex business development, exporting, international sales.
Connections: researchers at DMU, businesses of all sizes in the region.

Ervin Picari

I have experience in both the public and private sectors and public-private partnerships. I have a particularly strong understanding of the UK start-up and scale-up enterprises, issues faced by underrepresented founders and scaling of social projects.

David Chan

20+ years experience in founding/working in tech startups in UK/Silicon Valley. Expertise in lean startups, software engineering, product management, business development, marketing strategy, and funding.

Pete Hitchings

  • Rapidly developing and testing ideas
  • Business modelling
  • Marketing strategy
  • Entrepreneur networks/community building
  • Getting free support from universities
  • Startups originating from universities

Naomi Nash

  • Building tech and startup communities
  • Connecting the right people together
  • Public speaking & Events planning
  • Signposting
  • Startup knowledge and networks