Founders’ Friday (20th December 2019) – Event Recap

Our Founders’ Friday events always take place on the last Friday of the month at the TusPark Eagle Lab co-working & event space on Grainger Street in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (except for this month).

Photo of Paul Lancaster hosting Founders' Friday (November 2019) taken by James Holloway (North East Fund)
Photo by James Holloway (North East Fund)

What’s it all about?

Since July 2018, we’ve been running Founders’ Friday as a way for self-employed freelancers, startup founders, micro business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs & students to come together in a fun, friendly & informal way to learn about the latest opportunities to start or grow a business in the North East of England. (It’s also one of the best ways for business advisers, investors, funders & members of the public sector to get closer to pre-start & early stage business owners in the region).

*Please note* Because of the Christmas break, our final Founders’ Friday of 2019 will be a morning-only event a week earlier than usual on Friday 20th December & will take the following format:

9am-10am: Arrivals / hot desking / informal networking over tea / coffee

10am-11am: ‘Insights Briefing’ (information on the latest opportunities for North East startups):

  • Paul Lancaster (Founders’ Friday / Newcastle Startup Week / Plan Digital)
  • Andrew Dixon (Tuspark Eagle Lab Ecosystem Manager, Barclays)

11am-11.20am: Coffee / Tea Break

11.20am-12pm: ‘Show & Tell’ (an opportunity for local startup founders to demo some of their new products or services, get feedback & ask for help)

12pm-1.30pm: Christmas buffet lunch sponsored by Sintons LLP

1.30pm-onwards: Christmas drinks at the Central Oven & Shaker bar on the corner between Grainger Street & Neville Street opposite the train station (optional)

Want to attend future events?

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(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 & then clicking / tapping the ‘Try FreeAgent’ button.

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