Newcastle Startup Week

Newcastle Startup Week is a 5-day (& night) festival that inspires & helps hundreds of people to start or grow their business in the North East of England.

From the world’s first lightbulb to business software & smart data, the ‘test bed city’ of Newcastle upon Tyne & Gateshead has been inventing the future for hundreds of years!

Our event is for you if:

  • you have an idea for a new business, project or organisation but don’t know how to start
  • you’re already in business but need advice or funding to keep going or take things to the next level
  • you want to learn more about startup culture or how to be more entrepreneurial
  • you want to help more entrepreneurs & startup businesses bring their ideas to life

Brad Burton on Day 1 (Inspiration Day) of Newcastle Startup Week 2018

Newcastle Startup Week
(13th-17th May 2019)

Both our 2017 and 2018 events attracted over 600 delegates from across the UK, Europe and USA and we’re expecting our next one in May 2019 to be even bigger!

Scroll down to see who’s speaking on each day (so far)…

Day 1 (‘Inspiration Day’) @ The Boiler Shop, Stephenson Quarter (11am-6pm)

Our 5-day Newcastle Startup Week festival will officially begin on Monday 13th May 2019 with a celebration of local business success stories of the past, present and future plus inspirational speakers from further afield at Robert Stephenson & Co’s beautifully refurbished Boiler Shop, located directly behind Central Station.

As the world’s first purpose-built locomotive factory, which powered the railway industry and industrial revolution in the early 19th century, it’s the perfect venue to showcase the new entrepreneurial revolution taking place right now on Tyneside and the wider North East of England.

11am-12.30pm: Business Exhibition, Live Startup Pitches & local food pop-ups

1pm-6pm: The Main Event featuring:

7pm-Midnight: Afterparty (venue TBC)

Buy your ticket(s)

When you buy a ticket, you’ll receive a wristband on arrival which gives you access to all our daytime and evening events taking place between 11am on Monday 13th May and 7pm on Friday 17th May 2019, plus special offers before, during and after the event.

Your 5-day wristbands will be available for collection from 11am on Monday 13th May at The Boiler Shop (directly behind Newcastle Central Station) & at each subsequent event throughout the week.

Get your 5-day ticket / wristband for just £50 by clicking / tapping the button below:

Buy Newcastle Startup Week tickets

Day 2 (‘Getting Started’) @ St Mary’s Heritage Centre, Gateshead (1pm-6pm)

Once you’ve been inspired to start your own business or project, this day is full of practical tips and advice that will help you get that idea out of your head and into the real world, how to manage your time effectively and how to look after yourself along the way too.

7.30pm-Midnight: Afterparty (venue TBC)

Day 3 (‘Funding & Finance’) @ Barclays Wealth & Investment Management, Newcastle Quayside (1pm-6pm)

If you’re looking for funding or finance to help start or grow your business, or you’re an investor looking for the next big thing to put your money into – this event is for you.

Starting with an explanation of the full range of funding options available to startups and scaleups in the North East, the day will go into more detail about grants, loans, crowdfunding, angel investors and venture capital.

7.30pm-Midnight: Afterparty @ Tyne Bank Bewery

Day 4 (‘Scaleup Summit’) @ Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle Helix (9am-6pm)

Newcastle Scaleup Summit 2018 at Live Theatre

Following a successful 1-day Scaleup Summit for over 190 people in November 2017, we’ve decided to move it into Startup Week in May 2019! Like last time, this day is aimed at ambitious startups, fast-growing scaleups and established SMEs that want to know how to take their business to the next level (whatever that level is).

The day will cover the following themes:

1. Adopting a ‘Growth Mindset’ that will help you think much bigger
2. Improving your sales, marketing & PR of existing products or services
3. Innovating, developing & launching new products or services
4. Improving processes to save time & money to invest back into your business
5. Finding people with the right skills & experience to grow your business
6. Learning how to forge & maintain partnerships with bigger businesses

Speakers include:

7.30pm-Midnight: Afterparty (venue TBC)

Day 5 (‘Keep Going or Pivot?’) @ Tuspark Eagle Lab, Grainger Street (10.30am-4pm)

How do you keep going, do you keep going, when do you change direction, exit or even stop? And what’s next for the North East business startup community once Newcastle Startup Week is over?

  • Speakers coming soon

Buy your ticket(s)

When you buy a ticket, you’ll receive a wristband on arrival which gives you access to all our daytime and evening events taking place between 11am on Monday 13th May and 7pm on Friday 17th May 2019, plus special offers before, during and after the event.

Your 5-day wristbands will be available for collection from 11am on Monday 13 May at The Boiler Shop (directly behind Newcastle Central Station) when our mini-‘Business Expo’ and live Startup Pitches will take place before the main speakers appear onstage at 1pm and at each subsequent event throughout the week.

Get your 5-day ticket / wristband for just £50 by clicking / tapping the button below:

Buy Newcastle Startup Week tickets

Sponsors & Partners

If you’re looking to raise the profile of your business in the North East of England, want to launch or promote genuinely useful products or services aimed at startups and SMEs, are an investor looking for dealflow, are looking to find talent, want your staff to learn how to be more entrepreneurial or just want to show your support for our work, visit our Sponsorship page.

Headline Sponsor

TBC

Premium Sponsors

Blu Sky Chartered AccountantsSintons

Sponsors

TBC

Exhibitors

Sapere Software

Partners

Newcastle City CouncilGateshead Council

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Amber Rae on Day 1 (aka Inspiration Day) of Newcastle Startup Week 2017

New York-based Amber Rae at The Boiler Shop on Day 1 (aka ‘Inspiration Day’) of Newcastle Startup Week 2017