Startup Weekend showcased Leeds’ growing philosophy of inclusiveness

Startup Weekend recently took place again in Leeds thanks to organiser Taras Lanchev, founder of Focus app, Crypto Daddy and various other business ventures. The weekend event’s overall winners ‘GDPR’, along with runners up ‘Student Experience’ and ‘High Street’ were all great ideas that solved genuine problems – and I could all see becoming viable businesses down the line. Who knows – one of them could be another Zapier (a Startup Weekend Columbia success story that’s a $35m-valued business today). Whatever happens, the weekend showed that Leeds is home to entrepreneurs who see the value of giving up their time for the benefit of others, and the more that it continues, the greater chance there is that everybody can become winners.