Starting up: Luidpro

With an enormous inherited and cultivated passion for art, and after spending endless hours of my childhood and adolescence in my grandfather’s workshop making all sort of artifacts such as slingshots, crossbows, toys and board games, I decided to study Product Design Engineering back in my country.


My name is Luis David Palacio, I’m from Medellin, which is a beautiful city located within the mountains of Colombia. I came to Leicester in 2012 to study a Master’s degree in Design Innovation in the area of Product design at DMU. I run a brand of exclusive and original products, and a unique, funky, artistic and fresh Product Design and Development business, aimed to help companies and individuals seeking guidance when developing product ideas.

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Start-up Session: What Makes a Good Business Idea?

Let’s start at the very beginning….

It’s great you have a business idea but how do you know if it’s any good? This session focuses on the key factors that make a good business idea and the fundamental things you need to consider when developing your idea to ensure it is a success

Where Good Ideas Come From – Stephen Johnson

One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from? Answering in his infectious, culturally omnivorous style, using his fluency in fields from neurobiology to popular culture, Johnson provides the complete, exciting, and encouraging story of how we generate the ideas that push our careers, our lives, our society, and our culture forward.