Founders Friday

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Friday 28th - Friday 28th
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
2017-04-28 12:00:00 2017-04-28 19:30:00 Europe/London Founders Friday Futurelabs, 1 Eastgate, LS2 7LH


Futurelabs, 1 Eastgate, LS2 7LH

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We're celebrating Leeds Digital Festival this April by hosting a half day of mentoring at Futurelabs!

Founders Friday is a tech, creative and digital networking event held on the last Friday of every month at Futurelabs.

On the 28 April we are running Founders Friday Extended, a specialist edition version as part of the Leeds Digital Festival.
From 12-midday onwards we will be offering 1-2-1 mentor sessions with some of the top tech Founders, investors and advisors from across the North. You will need to tell us a bit about you and your company so we can match you up to suitable mentors. Once you have signed up as a 'founder', we will email you an info request to match you up to mentors and give you a timetable for the afternoon.



Anne Cooper, NHS Digital Chief Nurse
Matthew Sweeney EMIS Partnerships Manager


Sanjay Parekh, Cocoon CEO
Jon Milsom, Pitchero CTO
Adam Roney, Call9 CEO

Pitch Deck Advice, Funding Early and Late Stages

Alasdair Greig, ADV
Mel Ellyard, Capital Enterprise North
Ed Prior, GP Bullhound

Product Development / Team Building

Kathryn Palmer, Emerald Innovation Manager
Stuart Hill, Unilever Global Portfolio Manager R&D
Ben Diamont, Device Innovation Manager Unilever

IP & Legal

Sara Ludlam, 3Volution

Evening Session

From 17.30, there will be 5 talks quick fire talks by company founders from a range of local companies and you’ll have the opportunity meet like minded people and decision makers from tech, creative and digital businesses. Founders Friday is an informal meet up for Leeds based, passionate business owners, entrepreneurs & techies. There’s also free beer, popcorn and refreshments.

We will be hearing from:

Mark Walsh Founder of KwizzBit
Max Adamski Co Founder of Jig Talk
Alicia Ridout Creator of MindWell
James Gupter Co Founder of Synap
Jon Milner Co Founder of Pitchero

Founders Friday has also teamed up with Leeds Digital Drinks – so at 7pm the party continues onto Headrow House and you can mingle and carry on the night's discussions with the Leeds Digital Drinks crowd.

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