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 Wainwright

Steve

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

Emma

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

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

Beth

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

Owen is the other centre host at Futurelabs. He organises the meet-up events and helps to run Founders Friday on the last Friday of every month. He’s working on his own startup Invent Me and looks after the #DigitOwl for Leeds Digital Drinks.

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Becky

Becky is our marketing manager 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. Drop her a line through one of our social media channels.  

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NEWS & EVENTS

The latest from the LAB…

  • Founders Friday Sat

Founders Friday 2016 into 2017

January 5th, 2017|0 Comments

To finish the year with a bang, we lined up a real mix of tech talent across Leeds for November’s edition of Founders Friday. Despite two of the five speakers creating their presentations just an [...]

  • Futurelabs Events

Year in Review – 2016

December 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Where did 2016 go? Christmas is just a stone’s throw away and 2017 is just around the corner. Futurelabs only just launched back in July but it feels like we have been around much longer, [...]

  • Christmas Snapchat from Futurelabs

Merry Christmas to all from Futurelabs!

December 15th, 2016|0 Comments

It's been a fantastic year at Futurelabs and we are currently writing up our year in review as we speak (so keep an eye out for that). In the meantime, we just want to wish [...]