Founders’ Friday (21st December 2018)

After running two 5-day ‘Newcastle Startup Week‘ festivals for over 600 people in May 2017 and May 2018, we started hosting monthly Founders’ Friday events in July 2018 for 80+ on the last Friday of every month to keep the momentum going all year around.

Founders' Friday @ Tuspark Eagle Lab

What’s it all about?

Taking place at the Tuspark Eagle Lab co-working & event space on Grainger Street in Newcastle, the purpose of these events is to provide a regular home for new, existing & potential business startup founders in the North East of England to come together with members of the wider business community to share knowledge & support one another.

Founders’ Friday is usually a full day event (from 9am-4pm). However, please note that this month we are only running the morning session so everyone can leave work at midday and/or head to the pub to start the Christmas holiday early. We hope you’ll join us!

9am-10am: Hot-desking / co-working / networking


‘Insights Briefing’ (short talks & presentations on opportunities in the Newcastle, North East & wider UK business community)

Paul Lancaster (Founder & Director, Plan Digital)

‘Startup Show & Tell’ (an opportunity for local startups to demo what they’re working on at the moment, ask for feedback & offers of support)

WeiTing Huang (Founder, Busy Backpack)

Masterclasses, Q&As, workshops on a range of topics aimed at startup founders including sales, marketing, business development, funding, leadership, wellbeing, building a team & more.

Tim Lozinski (MD, TL Multimedia) on ‘How a startup should run its’ public media profile if it wants to become a scaleup’

Justin Souter (MD, Souter Consulting) on ‘Resilience and Authentic Leadership for Entrepreneurs’

1.30pm: Drinks at nearby bar Central Oven & Shaker!

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Thanks to our Sponsors

Newcastle-based full-service law firm Sintons LLP have sponsored 5 out of 6 of our Founders’ Friday events since July 2018, covering the cost of our lunches which we source from local, independent food providers. They have also been on hand to provide expert tips and advice on a range of topics that face every new and small business owner. (Read press release).

Sintons LLP

We are also delighted to have had Indian tech giant Zoho sponsoring our Founders’ Friday events since November 2018 as they provide everything a small business needs to grow in the form of cloud accounting, sales, marketing, CRM, team collaboration tools and much more, and will be helping us provide hands-on advice, support and training to anyone who wants to learn how to use their products! (Read press release).

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