Demo at De Montfort - Innovation Technologies

By LBF2020 (other events)

Tuesday, November 3 2020 5:30 PM 7:00 PM

Demo at De Montfort - a new event series hosted by the Innovation Centre. Demo at De Montfort focusses on the art of demonstration. In start-up, tech and business, pitching has always held the limelight. Pitching is great to validate ideas, get early stage investment or market your business. But it’s important to use the right method at the right time.  Demos are an ideal tool for businesses who’ve already built a product or service to differentiate themselves by showing what their solution is and how it benefits the customer. Demos are great for businesses who are looking to raise a series A or B round, onboard new customers or get insight to improve. This series will showcase great products and services and demonstrate how to demo in the right way.

Each Demo event in the series will focus on a theme which will bring together demonstrators from across the UK.

Demo at De Montfort – Innovation Technologies

The first Demo event will focus on Innovation. This event brings together demonstrators who’ve built products and services that help businesses to innovate. It will feature demonstrations from online training platforms to help teams to ideate, demonstrations of no-code apps that enable rapid prototyping, online ideas communities and design thinking services. If you develop new products, services or work with teams who do then this event will show you the latest solutions to help you to innovate.


Nikolas Venios – CEO - The Ideas Academy

Simon Jenner – CEO - Million Labs

Rob Hough – Head of Design - Nuom

Sam Reader – Co-founder - Wondr

What will attendees gain from attending this event?

Start-up founders who attend this event will learn the art of a great demonstration. Business attendees who are involved in innovation will learn about the latest technologies and methods to manage the development of new products and services.

Who is your event aimed at and why should they attend?

This event is aimed at innovation managers, learning and development managers, digital transformation managers and product managers within SMEs and big businesses. It will also benefit start-up founders who are planning a series A or B fund-raising round or who are interested in taking their business to the next level.


  • 17:30 – 17:50 – Welcome and Introduction to the Innovation Centre
  • 17:50 – 18:05 – Demo 1 - Rob Hough – Head of Design - Nuom
  • 18:05 – 18:20 – Demo 2 – Sam Reader – Head of Communities – Wondr
  • 18:20 – 18:35 – Demo 3 – Nikolas Venios – Founder - The Ideas Academy
  • 18:35 – 18:50 – Demo 4 – Simon Jenner – Founder – Million Labs
  • 18:50 – 19:00 – Q&A and Close

As part of Leicester Business festival we’re working in conjunction with Leicester start-ups and Leicester Universities Innovation Hub, to help you find the right platform for your business. Their pitching competition is the day after Demo at De Montfort on the 4th Nov. If you’re interested in pitching, or attending then please sign up here;  

Mailing Address

Leicester Business Festival CIC, Friars Mill, Bath Lane, Leicester, LE3 5BJ