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ParticiPoll free audience polling for PowerPoint

ParticiPoll free audience polling for PowerPoint | Leicester Tech Startups | Scoop.it
Free audience polling add-in for PowerPoint that uses audience members' mobile devices for voting and displays results live in your slides.

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ParticiPoll is a free audience polling plugin for PowerPoint that allows polls to be run quickly and with no need for additional clickers to be used.
Learners can vote via any internet-enabled device.
Signing up with ParticiPoll is free for basic features.
Once logged in, download the free plugin for PowerPoint.
Once the free plugin has been installed, you will see this new toolbar within PowerPoint.
This toolbar lets you start and stop polling sessions. The Insert Poll button will insert a polling widget onto the current slide. You can also insert a QR code that will direct users to the correct poll page.
It works best for quick polls where users want to ask for audience opinions, or to get a feel for overall understanding. ParticiPoll isn't a proper assessment tool where you can see who answered what (but it could be used 1-to-1).
The basic ParticiPoll is free to use, and gives you access to unlimited live polls and votes.
A pro version for £2.99 a month (or £29.99 a year) allows users to view any audience comments and to access past poll data.
I found the ParticiPoll plugin very quick and easy to use.
ParticiPoll is ideal for BYOD learning environments where learners have a mix of devices.

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One way I’ve used to growth hack a business

One way I’ve used to growth hack a business | Leicester Tech Startups | Scoop.it
There’s nothing complicated about this method. It simply involves the following elements:
A copy of your latest business plan, or a similar document.
A day or half day according to your availability.
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FREE Business Finance event(FREE Business Finance event)

FREE Business Finance event(FREE Business Finance event) | Leicester Tech Startups | Scoop.it
When: April 30th, 9.30am to 12.30pm Where: DOCK, 75 Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NU This FREE Business Finance event, delivered by Paul Foley of Tech4i2, aims to help individual businesses be clear about what are the right financing options...
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How businesses can learn from a growthhacking approach to pricing

How businesses can learn from a growthhacking approach to pricing | Leicester Tech Startups | Scoop.it
It occurred to me today that perhaps the most commercially important on the subject of the relevance of growth hacking to traditional business, a piece in Harvard Business Review by pricing guru Rafi Mohammed which examines the popular...
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Startdom Weekend

Startdom Weekend

Friday, Apr 4, 2014, 6:00 PM

Business Box, 2 Oswin Street
Braunstone

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The next Lean Startup Meetup will last three days! The event will start with an introductory evening meeting on Friday 4th April 2014 at Incubate Leicester, 117 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 6FD. In this meeting you will be able to form teams and vote for the most profitable ideas. The atmosphere will be informal, friendly and full of excitement. Th...

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The next Lean Startup Meetup will last three days!
The event will start with an introductory evening meeting on Friday 4th April 2014 at Incubate Leicester, 117 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 6FD.
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Leicester Hackspace: Public Opening

Leicester Hackspace: Public Opening | Leicester Tech Startups | Scoop.it
Leicester Hackspace will be opening to the public on Saturday 1st March 2014. Join us at the Makers' Yard in Leicester's Cultural Quarter anytime from 10am until 5pm. There will be opportunities to talk to existing members and join if you want to, as well as demonstrations of facilities. The event will be free all day, although booking is suggested so we know how many people to expect.
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Improving Leicester city one hack at a time

Improving Leicester city one hack at a time | Leicester Tech Startups | Scoop.it
Students will be participating in the Leicester Civic Hack, a free two-day event which will bring people together to explore how technology and data can help to address public issues and raise awareness, taking place on 1-2 March between 9:00am on...
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Why ‘Growth Hacking’ Isn’t Just For Startups

Why ‘Growth Hacking’ Isn’t Just For Startups | Leicester Tech Startups | Scoop.it
Adopting a ‘Growth Hacking’ strategy can help measure, refine and sharpen your marketing, and it’s easier than you may think. My suggestions are culled from practical experience of agencies, startups and the creative ideas platform Toucan.
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A short introduction to lean methodology

A short introduction to lean methodology | Leicester Tech Startups | Scoop.it
I have been asked repeatedly what is the Lean Startup method and why is it relevant to established businesses as well as startups. So, I thought I should write a longer post for the sake of the curious and the ignorant.
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Business Opinion: We have to help Leicestershire's hi-tech firms...

Business Opinion: We have to help Leicestershire's  hi-tech firms... | Leicester Tech Startups | Scoop.it
For the second time in two weeks, Leicestershire's technological prowess has attracted international headlines.After last month's news that the electric version of Formula One motor racing is to be based at Donington Park, another global business...
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Benefiting Business - Networking Event

Benefiting Business - Networking Event | Leicester Tech Startups | Scoop.it
De Montfort University invites Leicester based businesses to a Networking Evening on Wednesday 12th March.
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Leicester Hackspace Update 7/2/2014

Leicester Hackspace Update 7/2/2014 | Leicester Tech Startups | Scoop.it
After picking up the keys last week there has been good progress with the new Leicester Hackspace.
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New Meeting for Digital Startups in Leicester!

New Meeting for Digital Startups in Leicester! | Leicester Tech Startups | Scoop.it
We are announcing an evening-based startup community meet-up in Leicester called Digital Startups!
 Digital Startups aims to develop a collaborative startup community of digital creative and tech startup entrepreneurs, led by entrepreneurs.
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Viva IT :: Space Apps Challenge 2014

Viva IT :: Space Apps Challenge 2014 | Leicester Tech Startups | Scoop.it
Last weekend was the International Space Apps Challenge which saw cities from all over the world gather for a two day space-themed hackathon. We through that we would give it a shot.
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Minecraft Day at Phoenix

Minecraft Day at Phoenix | Leicester Tech Startups | Scoop.it
Leicester City Council’s BSF Programme is transforming the city! We are rebuilding and refurbishing 23 city schools, and working with our school communities to build better futures for all of our y...
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Startdom Weekend Event

Startdom Weekend Event

Friday, Jun 27, 2014, 6:00 PM

Incubate Leicester
19 Granby Street, LE1 6FD

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Are you planning to start your own business and do not know how? Respond immediately! Sign up for our Startdom Weekend in Leicester. Take Action! Entrepreneurship cannot be taught in the lecture theatre. You can only learn in practice under the mentorship of experienced entrepreneurs. Learning by doing is the most effective way to kick start your b...

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Are you planning to start your own business and do not know how? Respond immediately! Sign up for our Startdom Weekend in Leicester.
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Entrepreneurship cannot be taught in the lecture theatre.
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Initial lessons from the Lean Mastermind Groups

Initial lessons from the Lean Mastermind Groups | Leicester Tech Startups | Scoop.it
I thought I knew what a mastermind group was. After all, I have always been a big fan of Napoleon Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich. The author certainly blueprinted the route to success and wealth before the Second World War broke out.
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Open Coffee: Introducing Brains Trusts, Weds 12th March

Open Coffee: Introducing Brains Trusts, Weds 12th March | Leicester Tech Startups | Scoop.it
When: Wednesday, 12 March 2014 from 10:00 to 12:00 (GMT) Where: Cafe Bar Phoenix Film & Digital Media Centre 4 Midland Street LE1 1TG Leicester United Kingdom Hosted By: Leicester Tech Startups ...
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Would you like to inspire tomorrow's innovators?

Would you like to inspire tomorrow's innovators? | Leicester Tech Startups | Scoop.it
De Montfort University (DMU) is hosting a TeenTech event in April 2014 with DMU Honorand and TeenTech founder Maggie Philbin.



The TeenTech experience is a lively one-day event that aims to change perceptions of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers ...
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The Ups and Downs of a Startup

The Ups and Downs of a Startup | Leicester Tech Startups | Scoop.it
As many others, I have also been a startup… several times. There is one thing that always surprises me, though. The sharp ups and downs I have to go through.
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Open Coffee: Tour of Dock, Weds 26th Feb

Open Coffee: Tour of Dock, Weds 26th Feb | Leicester Tech Startups | Scoop.it
When: Wednesday, 26 February 2014 from 10:00 to 12:00 (GMT) Where: Dock Pioneer Park 75 Exploration Drive LE4 5NU Leicester United Kingdom Hosted By: Leicester Tech Startups A new...
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Leicester Civic Hack

Leicester Civic Hack | Leicester Tech Startups | Scoop.it
When: Saturday, 1 March 2014 at 09:00 - Sunday, 2 March 2014 at 16:00 (GMT) Where: Dock Pioneer Park 75 Exploration Drive LE4 5NU Leicester United Kingdom Hosted By: Leicester Tech Startups ...
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Startdom Weekends

Startdom Weekends | Leicester Tech Startups | Scoop.it
Startdom A startup weekend in Leicester Are you planning to start your own business and do not know how? Take action immediately! Sign up for our startup weekend in Leicester.
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An emotional revision of Ash Maurya’s Lean Canvas

An emotional revision of Ash Maurya’s Lean Canvas | Leicester Tech Startups | Scoop.it
For the last couple of years I have been using extensively Ash Maurya’s Lean Canvas for early startups. I find it more suitable for these startups who already have an idea but are missing many pieces of the puzzle that we call Business Model.
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