The Futurelabs Team

We’re a really friendly and supportive bunch! Committed to building an awesome community and a productive work space and making what you do a success! We try our best to get you the right connections and the right environment to thrive.


Steve is co-founder of Futurelabs and is a serial entrepreneur who has not only run and developed large companies, but has also taken a startup from kitchen table into 63 countries and eventual sale. Steve is passionate about developing the tech ecosystem in Leeds.

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Emma Cheshire


Not only is Emma co-founder of Futurelabs but also the CEO of Dotforge accelerator programme which runs in Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield. Her expertise in advising tech start-ups and raising seed capital makes her an important member of the team.

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Amy is Futurelabs’ super networker. As a member of Leeds Digital Skills board and founder of Herd, Amy keeps Futurelabs in the loop on Leeds’ digital scene helping us connect with key movers and shakers in the Tech industry.

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Beth is one of our Centre Hosts here at Futurelabs. She manages our co-working space and meeting rooms, and helps with our daytime events. Beth is studying for a degree in Computing & IT with the Open University.

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Owen is one of our Centre Hosts at Futurelabs. He organises the meet-up events and helps to run Founders Friday on the last Friday of every month. He’s a Freelance Designer at Doodle Me and looks after the #DigitOwl for Leeds Digital Drinks.


Matt German


Matt is one of our Centre Hosts at Futurelabs. He helps organise the meet-up events. He also works as a freelance filmmaker at Optical Film

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Becky is our marketing expert and resident Google trainer. Becky is also a tenant with her business The Social Media Geek, she helps us shout about what’s going on in our tech community.  

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The Tech Off Leeds Edition – Coders Vs Creatives

April 10th, 2017|0 Comments

THE TECH OFF! Leeds International Festival presents the The Tech Off brought to you by the Techdept supported by Glug Leeds, FutureLabs and Parallax The Tech Off: Creatives VS Coders The ‘lovechild of TED talks and [...]

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March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

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F6S FutureStart Pre-Accelerator Wakefield

February 10th, 2017|0 Comments

FutureStart is a startup lab powered by Futurelabs. Who is it for? Are you an early stage or first time tech entrepreneur or team? Do you have an idea or a product that is not [...]