Since July 2018, we’ve been running our Founders’ Friday events 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 a great way for business advisers, professional services companies, software providers, funders, investors & public sector officials 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 the talks, presentations & interviews from our latest event on 27th August:
Want to speak at Founders’ Friday?
We’re always looking for speakers to give a Show & Tell about their business / organisation, take part in a Q&A interview or deliver a Masterclass on a topic that startups or small businesses would find interesting & useful.
How we do this:
- Speakers send us pre-recorded videos of their talk / presentation / interview which 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 Newcastle Startup Week YouTube Channel & embedded into a handy ‘Event Recap’ blog (like the ones you can see here)
- The blog & videos are then shared across all our social media accounts (30,000+ followers) & featured in our email newsletter the following week (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, you need to join our Startup Week Community first (which is just £75 for an individual ‘Lifetime Membership’) & then email firstname.lastname@example.org
(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 email@example.com).