Since July 2018, we’ve been running our Founders’ Friday events on the last Friday of every month as a way for self-employed freelancers, startup founders, micro business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs & students to hear 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, professional services, software providers, funders, investors & members of the public sector to get closer to startups & small business owners in the region).
Until COVID restrictions allow us to run physical events again, our Founders’ Friday events currently take place inside our private Facebook Group. To watch them as they happen & join conversations with other Members of our Startup Week Community during the ‘FF lunchtime chat’ or give a talk at any of our future events, you first need to join our Community which is just £75 for an individual ‘Lifetime Membership’.
Here are some of the talks, presentations & interviews from our latest event on 25th June:
Want to speak at Founders’ Friday?
We’re always looking for speakers to share insights on the latest opportunities to start or grow a business in the North East of England, to give a Show & Tell about their own business, product or service, take part in a Q&A interview or deliver a Masterclass on a topic that startups or small businesses would find interesting & useful.
Pre-recorded videos of talks / presentations are initially just shared inside our private Facebook Group for Members of our Startup Week Community to see first. The videos are then uploaded to our YouTube Channel & embedded into an ‘Event Recap’ blog (like this one). The blog & videos are then shared across all our social media accounts (30,000+ followers) & featured in our weekly email newsletter (just under 3,000 subscribers) so it’s a great way to raise your profile, amplify your reach & promote what you do to our audience!
If you’d like to speak at one of our Founders’ Friday events, please join our Startup Week Community (which is just £75 for an individual ‘Lifetime Membership’).
(Businesses / organisations also have the option of getting ‘Group Membership’ at the reduced price of just £60 per person if they buy 5 or more (i.e. £300). This not only gives them access to our private Facebook Group & the opportunity to speak at Founders’ Friday but also the ability to self-publish blogs / articles on our website whenever they like. If you’re interested in this option, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org).