Futurelabs – Our HQ & Full of Events

26th April 2017

We’re very lucky to been given the opportunity to work out of Futurelabs tech co-working space in the run up and during this year’s festival. Aptly named as the ‘Home of Tech’ in Leeds we are proud to have Futurelabs as our festival HQ.

Their office located at number 1 Eastgate, opposite the brand new Victoria Gate, features co-working spaces (that’s where we sit!), fixed desks, permanent offices for larger teams and equally as importantly a vibrant event space. This is already home to many of the fantastic meet up groups and communities in Leeds ever growing digital and tech scene.

It’s also hosts the very popular ‘Founders Friday’ events on the last Friday of each month in partnership with Leeds Digital Drinks. These informal events give entrepreneurs and leaders from Leeds a chance to tell their stories and share lessons they’ve learnt along the way. A great opportunity to hear about and meet some of the amazing people and startups that base themselves in the city and the conversation is always helped by a plentiful supply of free beer.

Thus it’s no surprise that Futurelabs are getting well involved with Leeds Digital Festival with a full programme of events happening at their space throughout the week including a special all day Founders Friday with the opportunity to have 1-to-1’s with experienced mentors from a number of fields.

They’ve already been host to some fantastic events this week including a handful from mHabitat, one of the residents in the larger fixed offices and WordPress Leeds.

Here’s the full list of what’s going on during the rest of the week:

– Google’s Digital Garage – Wednesday 2 – 4pm

– Leeds JavaScript – Wednesday – 6:45 – 9pm


– Leeds Sharp lightning talks – Thursday 6:30 – 9:30pm


– Ecomerece 2020: The Key Trends to Drive Future Growth – Friday 10am – 12pm

– Founders Friday – all day special – mentoring 12 – 5pm – evening session 5:30 – 7pm