Founders’ Friday (31st May 2019) – Event Recap

Our Founders’ Friday events take place on the last Friday of each month at the Tuspark Barclays Eagle Lab co-working & event space on Grainger Street in Newcastle where we are based.

What’s it all about?

Since July 2018, we’ve been running our Founders’ Friday events as a way 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, insights & support.

The format for our event on Friday 31st May 2019 is as follows:

9am-9.50am: Arrivals / hot-desking / co-working / networking

9.50am-11am: ‘Insights Briefing’ (short talks & presentations on latest business opportunities in the North East & wider UK) by:

11am-11.30am: Coffee / Tea Break

11.30am-12.30pm: ‘Startup Show & Tell’ (an opportunity for local startups to demo what they’re working on at the moment, ask for feedback & offers of support)

12.30pm-1.30pm: Lunch by the Calabash Tree (sponsored by Sintons LLP)

1.30pm-3pm: Masterclasses / Q&As on a range of topics to help startup founders grow their business or themselves. This month features:

  • ‘Managing well-being for founders’ by Sarah Crimmens (‘Magic Maker’, Community Creator and Curator)
  • Legal advice on ‘terms and conditions’ by Lucy Carlin (Senior Associate at Sintons)
  • ‘Storytelling. Knowing what to say AND how to say it’ by Debbie Owen (Film & TV Scriptwriter including for BBC’s Casualty)
  • ‘Strategies for building resilience into your business’ by Mignon Mapplebeck (Director at SEE Consulting)
  • Introduction to ‘Lean Six Sigma’ by Dr. Alireza Shokr (Senior Lecturer, Director for Teaching & Learning at Northumbria University)

3pm-4pm: Hot-desking / co-working / networking

4pm-5pm: Drinks at a nearby bar (optional)!

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Founders’ Friday is sponsored by FreeAgent

Following their Headline Sponsorship of Newcastle Startup Week 2019, we’re delighted to have Edinburgh-based FreeAgent sponsoring our Founders’ Friday events now too! FreeAgent has been voted the UK’s #1 accounting software for small businesses & you, your friends or clients can get a 3 month free trial & 10% off for life by going to & then clicking / tapping the ‘Try FreeAgent’ button.

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