Our FREE 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 28th June 2019 is as follows:
9am-10am: Arrivals / hot-desking / co-working / networking
10am-11am: ‘Insights Briefing’ (short talks & presentations on latest business opportunities in the North East & wider UK) by:
- Paul Lancaster (Director, Plan Digital & Newcastle Startup Week)
- Matt Perkins (Senior Partnerships Manager, FreeAgent)
- Jordan Dargue (Investment Director, NorthInvest & Interim Project Lead – Access to Finance, Innovation SuperNetwork North East)
- Stephen Price (Investment Director, Northstar Ventures)
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)
- Fern Snailham (Founder, Uneek Staffing)
- Ashleigh King (Creative Director, Days Like This Are Sweet)
- Michalis Panayiotou (Founder, Visavis)
- Nina Bubamara (Founder, I Am Circle)
1.30pm-3pm: Masterclasses / Q&As to help founders grow their business or themselves. This month features:
- ‘Alternatives to office space (with a specific focus on the pros & cons of co-working space)’ by Louise Kelly (Senior Associate, Sintons)
3pm-4pm: Hot-desking / co-working / networking
4pm-5pm: Drinks at a nearby bar (optional)!
Want to come to future events?
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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 http://freeagent.com/foundersfriday & then clicking / tapping the ‘Try FreeAgent’ button.