New network launched in Leicester to support Asian founded businesses

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A new network designed to support Asian founded businesses to scale up and innovate is set to inspire businesses around the country after launching in Leicester.

The Asian Founders Community Meet will see hundreds of businesses attend events held around the country from Scotland to Southampton, run in partnership between Barclays Eagle Labs and De Montfort University Leicester (DMU).

And it all began last week as entrepreneurs, business owners, mentors and funders came together for the launch event at Winstanley House in Braunstone.

The Asian Founders Community Meet was devised by Eagle Labs ecosystem manager Poonam Sharma and Nimesh Kanani, city leader for Barclays Leicester to offer targeted support and networking opportunities for businesses owned by or founded by Asian entrepreneurs.

Poonam said: “I’m extremely proud to launch the Asian Founders Community Meet with Nimesh Kanani in Leicester before heading to eight other cities across the UK.

“Supporting and empowering Asian entrepreneurs is vitally important and for Barclays Eagle Labs to launch the initiative here in Leicester, a city which boasts so many successful Asian businesses, is very exciting indeed.”

Helen Donnellan, director of Research Business and Innovation at DMU, said the university was proud to be a partner of the

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