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 27th September 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 (Founders’ Friday / Newcastle Startup Week)
- Philip Blacklock (International Trade Advisor, Department for International Trade)
- Melissa Beckett (Entrepreneur Acceleration Manager, NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator)
- Andrew Esson (Scaleup Partner, Scaleup North East)
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)
- Andrew Esson (Director, Esson Partnership Ltd)
- Julian Plumley (Founder & CEO, Endoxa Learning Ltd)
- Charles Holmes (Managing Director & Co-Founder, North East Limited)
- Shumba Wileman (Speaker, Author & Coach, Finding Bliss From Within)
12.30pm-1.30pm: Lunch sponsored by Sintons LLP
1.30pm-3pm: Masterclasses / Q&As to help founders grow their business or themselves.
- Fiona Campbell (Associate Solicitor in Employment & Immigration, Sintons)
- Guest speaker from FreeAgent (TBC)
3pm-4pm: Hot-desking / co-working / networking
4pm-5pm: Drinks at a nearby bar (optional)!
Want to attend?
Click / tap on the button below to book your ticket for just £5 (+ booking fee):
(Alternatively, book a 5-day ticket for our Newcastle Startup Week 2020 festival & get free entry to all our monthly Founders’ Friday events taking place between now & May 2020 here).
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.