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Create Leicester Day Event

Funded on Spacehive 11 September 2019

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Create Leicester Day Event

Create Leicester Day Event

Create Leicester By Create Leicester

An event planned for 24 Oct 2019 to provide Leicester’s Creative Digital Businesses with real world insights from acclaimed speakers and local digital leaders, sharing new ideas and pragmatic advice.

Leicester Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 11 Sep 2019!

Create Leicester was conceived in May 2017, through the desire of its founders to provide Leicester with a digital, creative platform for people to learn, collaborate and network. We host a series of quarterly events for digital creators, producers, managers, entrepreneurs and administrators, that serve to inspire Leicester’s digital design community. Objectives are simple, to provide Professional development Valuable insights from leading professionals, with experience of working with renowned companies. Inclusive community Become part of a growing community of Leicester’s digital creatives, makers and producers. Collaboration An open environment allowing for informal networking and the exchange of ideas, methods and techniques. Our audience embodies a diverse cross section of Leicester’s digital industry. Attendees represent design and development agencies, start-ups, small businesses, students, independent professionals, non-profit and educational organisations.

What we'll deliver:

  • 7 Inspiring speakers from the BBC, ClearScore, FutureGov, The Co-op and more.
  • Valuable networking opportunities
  • Freshly prepared food and drink during the event
  • Post- event after party to reflect, share ideas, make contacts and meet the speakers

Why it's a great idea:

Our day event will provide Leicester’s Creative Digital Businesses with real world insights from acclaimed speakers and local digital leaders, sharing new ideas and pragmatic advice. Covering a breadth of topics ranging from user experience design and digital product development to tech startup strategy and innovation funding. Fostering new ideas and methodologies, cross-collaboration, mentorship, professional development, and amazing networking opportunities. We’ve built a strong following over the last 2 years. With all of our quarterly events selling out in advance. On this basis alone, we knew there was the demand for a bigger event. We believe that holding a day event is a great idea in order to unite Leicester’s digital businesses and create a community where knowledge is shared and opportunities arise. Our day event will be a part of Design Season 2 which celebrates the huge breadth and talent that exists across Leicester’s Creative Industries.

Steps to get it done:

  • Secure Speakers
  • Secure Venue & Date
  • Secure sponsorship funds
  • Marketing plan
  • Promotions

We are nearly there! Having built our community to this level, it has given us a great platform to secure the vital elements to deliver our day event. We have secured an inspiring space in The Curve Theatre, based in the heart of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter for 24th Oct 2019 - The space exclusively hosts 100 guests. - Round table cabaret seating, encouraging networking. - Close proximity to LCB Depot and an exciting opportunity to be involved as part of Leicester's Design Season 2. Please consider pledging to help us continue to bring you the very best industry speakers. And as a special thank you, anyone pledging £20 or more will receive a discount code for the upcoming Create Leicester Day Event at The Curve which bags you a ticket for only £50 (normal ticket price £75).


Location Leicester

About the space

Custom Location


Leicester City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £1,845

Event catering and associated staffing costs and set up - £990 (54%)
Room hire - £720 (39%)
Equipment hire (3x5ft round tables) - £21 (1%)
Other - £115 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Event catering and associated staffing costs and set up
Room hire
Equipment hire (3x5ft round tables)
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Provide small gifts to our speakers as they are speaking for free for us.

Total £1,845

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