‘Daytime sponsors’ announced for Newcastle Startup Week (15-19 May 2017)

We’re delighted to announce that our week-long schedule of startup-focused events between Monday 15th-Friday 19th May 2017 is now being sponsored and supported by VR visualisation pioneers ZeroLight, fast-growing Filament PR, cloud-accounting experts Blu Sky Tax, membership body Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and leading investment banking firm GP Bullhound!

Each of these has been carefully chosen because of their long-standing commitment to supporting startups and the local business community, or being a great example for other North East business owners with the ambition to become scale-ups of the future, complimenting our headline sponsors, Sage and the North East LEP.


Anne-Marie Lacey (PR & Communications Director, Filament PR) said: “As a startup business based in the North East ourselves, we’re excited to be involved with the event. The region is a fantastic place to launch a new business and we’re living proof of that. It’ll be a great opportunity to meet like-minded entrepreneurs, share our experiences and show the world just what we can do here in the North East!”

Jon Dudgeon (Director & Co-Founder, Blu Sky Tax) said: “As soon as Paul mentioned he was planning a whole week of startup events in Newcastle, team Blu Sky got really excited and there was no hesitation about getting involved! This week is a great opportunity for the region to showcase how strong our entrepreneurial spirit is and to learn from those founders who have already launched and succeeded in building exciting, growing businesses. Bring on May 2017, it’s going to great fun!”

Simon Hanson (North East Development Manager, Federation of Small Businesses) said: “The North East is the best place in the world to start up and grow a business. There has been a real entrepreneurial renaissance across the region with an extra 15,000 businesses being started in the past year. Newcastle Startup Week will showcase the superb startups we have in the city, demonstrate the huge ambitions we have in becoming a testbed city and be a beacon for investment. FSB is delighted to be backing this event and helping the city meet its ambitions.”

Ed Prior (Analyst, GP Bullhound) said: “We are delighted to be supporting Newcastle Startup Week as the region has a strong history of innovation and producing high quality, sustainable businesses which are vital in supporting the local economy and wider tech ecosystem. We hope that the week long programme of events focussing on different aspects of the business lifecycle can assist early stage business owners in growing their businesses as well as providing inspiration to the next generation of entrepreneurs. It’s for this reason that we are also looking forward to hosting the Northern Tech Awards in Newcastle in March 2017 which celebrates and brings together the Top 50, high growth tech businesses in the North of England.”

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Eventbrite - Newcastle Startup Week (15-19 May 2017)

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