Arriving at Newcastle Startup Week (15-19 May 2017)

On arrival at Newcastle Startup Week, ticket holders will be given a wristband which gives them the option of attending all our day and night events, or just the ones they feel are most relevant to them.

Day 1 (aka ‘Inspiration Day’) on Monday 15th May is very much our ‘big’ event as the spectacular BOILER SHOP venue we are using comfortably holds 500+ people. As such, we’d love you all to attend this if possible for a celebration of North East success stories of the past, present and future and to hear our incredible speakers which include Brad Burton and Amber Rae who are travelling all the way from Somerset and New York!

(Registration for ticketholders will be open between 12.30pm-1pm before the main event begins at 1pm prompt).

Days 2, 3, 4 and 5 are more niche and will appeal to people at different stages in their business journey with Tuesday (aka ‘Getting Started’ day) and Wednesday (aka ‘Funding & Finance’ day) aimed more at pre-starts and early stage startups, whilst Thursday (aka ‘Growing & Scaling’ day) and Friday (aka ‘Keep Going or Pivot?’ day) will appeal to both startups and more established businesses alike.

(There will be registration desks at each of our venues so you can collect your wristband there if it’s the first day you are joining us).

Although we appreciate not everyone can attend all events, our schedule has been designed to take you on a journey and give you in 5 days what it would normally take you 5 months or even 5 years to learn on your own in the ‘real world’ so we’d love you to join us at as many events as possible.

Don’t forget we also have some fantastic afterparties and networking events taking place each evening so even if you can’t join us during the day, we’d love to see you at night where we are also planning to have wristbands for delegates to collect if they’re joining us for the first time. Most evening events will have at least 1 free drink on arrival for delegates / wristband holders.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Please ensure you have bought your ticket before Monday 15th May at to gain entry to our events.

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

Travelling from another town or city?

If you’re travelling from another part of the UK or further afield and need overnight accommodation, we recommend staying at one of the following:

Motel One Newcastle

Located on High Bridge St in the heart of the city, Motel One Newcastle is just a short walk from all our daytime and night time events and is also the venue for our ‘Funding & Finance’ day afterparty on Wednesday 17th May.

Please quote CODE: ‘NCLM1’ when booking via email to or calling 0191 211 1090 to receive the following room rates:

  • Single Occupancy : Room Only £59.00
  • Single Occupancy : Bed & Breakfast £68.50
  • Double Occupancy : Room Only £74.00
  • Double Occupancy : Bed & Breakfast £93.00

Staybridge Suites Newcastle

If you’d prefer to stay in a fully-serviced apartment that feels like a home from home, the Staybridge Suites Newcastle are a great choice as they are just a short 10 minute walk from the events we are running at Northumbria University Business School, the Live Theatre and the Natwest Entrepreneurial Spark office by the Quayside.

All rooms come with their own fully-equipped kitchen, free housekeeping, complimentary buffet breakfast, free teas, coffees and water in the reception and shared living room area, on-site fitness room and complimentary laundry service making it ideal for longer stays. The management are also offering delegates free use of their 14-capacity meeting room, ‘The Den’, which is a great place to host client or team meetings during your stay.

To stay at Staybridge Suites Newcastle for just £80 + VAT per night, please email Patrick McCaffrey at with ‘Newcastle Startup Week’ in the subject line.

Crowne Plaza Newcastle

The Crowne Plaza Newcastle is a stunning 5 star hotel located directly behind the train station and opposite our Day 1 (BOILER SHOP) venue. The 24hr, multi-storey Stephenson Quarter Car Park with 360 spaces is also situated right next door.

As a warm welcome to Newcastle, the Crowne Plaza management team are offering a generous 20% discount on all rooms booked between Monday-Friday and a 35% discount on the Sunday night if you wish to arrive the evening before Newcastle Startup Week officially begins. To take advantage of this offer please book via this link.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

If you need to book a train or flight, we’d love you to do it via GoRaise which is a Newcastle-based charitable giving platform that donates money to good causes when you order things online at no extra cost to you.

Once you’ve signed up for free at then travel companies like Trainline will donate a small %age to the Newcastle-based educational programme Tech For Life CIC whenever you book your travel (or shop online with over 3,000 retailers) via the GoRaise website.

Donate to good causes via GoRaise

Although Newcastle is a very compact city which makes everything within walking distance, our awesome free mobile app contains a ‘Request a ride with Uber’ button next to each of the venues making it super-easy to move from place to place. And if you’ve not used Uber before, you can get your first ride free up to £15 by entering the Promotional Code: NSWEEK when you sign up at

Get your first Uber ride for free up to £15

I hope you find this useful!

Paul Lancaster
Founder & Event Producer
Newcastle Startup Week

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