Newcastle Startup Week

Newcastle Startup Week (13-17 May 2019) is a 5-day (& night), citywide & multi-venue festival that inspires & helps more people to start or grow their business.

From the world’s first lightbulb to business software & smart data, the North East of England has been inventing the future for centuries!

The region is a beautiful place to live and work with wonderfully warm & friendly people, a high quality yet low cost of living, five excellent universities nearby, great transport links to the rest of the UK, Europe, North America & Asia plus a thriving tech/digital/creative sector.

If you have a business idea but don’t know how to start, have already launched but need motivation, advice or funding to keep going, or want help taking things to the next level – Newcastle Startup Week is for you!

Brad Burton on Day 1 (Inspiration Day) of Newcastle Startup Week 2018
Brad Burton at The Boiler Shop on Day 1 (aka ‘Inspiration Day’) of Newcastle Startup Week 2018

Schedule (13-17 May 2019)

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

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

Our five-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 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

1pm-6pm: The Main Event featuring:

    • Brad Burton (UK’s No.1 Motivational Business Speaker & Bestselling Author)
    • Dr Aria (Behaviour Change Psychologist & creator of Focused Integrative Training (F.I.T.)™)
    • Jonny Grubin (Founder & CE0, SoPost)
    • + many more speakers coming soon

7pm-Midnight: Afterparty (venue TBC)

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.

  • Speakers coming soon

7.30pm-Midnight: Afterparty (venue TBC)

Day 3 (‘Funding & Finance’) @ Tuspark Eagle Lab (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.

  • Speakers coming soon

7.30pm-Midnight: Afterparty (venue TBC)

Day 4 (‘Growing & Scaling’) @ Venue TBC (1pm-6pm)

This day will show you how to take your business to the next level (whatever that level is) with a range of experts in marketing, sales, PR, recruitment, personal development, leadership and mindset.

  • Speakers coming soon

7.30pm-Midnight: Afterparty (venue TBC)

Day 5 (‘Keep Going or Pivot?’) @ Venue TBC (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 13 May and 7pm on Friday 17 May, 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:

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

Amber Rae at BOILER SHOP on Day 1 (aka ‘Inspiration Day’) of Newcastle Startup Week 2017