Why Newcastle?

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

It’s also a stunningly beautiful city with wonderfully warm and friendly people, a high quality yet low cost of living, five universities nearby, great transport links and a thriving digital / creative sector.

If you have a business idea but don’t know how to start, have already launched but need advice or funding to keep going, or want help taking it to the next level, our 5-day, citywide festival is for you!

Our first Newcastle Startup Week festival in 2017 attracted over 600 delegates across the week and our next event is on 14-18 May 2018 (see schedule & book tickets here).

Brad Burton on Day 1 (Inspiration Day) of Newcastle Startup Week 2017

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


Want to start a new business?

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 – our 5-day Newcastle Startup Week festival is for you!

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