Find high growth startups & scaleups or investors with the Beauhurst platform

Since 2015, I’ve been manually signposting & matchmaking startups & scaleups with funders & investors & using my annual Newcastle Startup Week & monthly Founders’ Friday events as a way to help them find each other. To try & make this process faster & more efficient, I’ve recently started working with Beauhurst as a referral … More Find high growth startups & scaleups or investors with the Beauhurst platform

We’re delighted to be partnering with Oracle for Startups to help more tech & digital businesses scale globally!

The Oracle for Startups program enables beneficial business-building partnerships for tech startups. Without taking equity, it enables access to the complete stack of Oracle Cloud IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) & PaaS (Platform as a Service) solutions with a 70% uncapped discount for two years, as well as support from experienced cloud & industry mentors. … More We’re delighted to be partnering with Oracle for Startups to help more tech & digital businesses scale globally!

Founders’ Friday (27th August 2021) – Event Recap

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 … More Founders’ Friday (27th August 2021) – Event Recap

We’re delighted to be partnering with British Business Bank to help increase knowledge of business funding & finance in the North East of England!

The British Business Bank is a government-owned business development bank headquartered in Sheffield that’s dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses. Whether you’re looking for finance to start a business, grow to the next level, or stay ahead of the competition, they’re committed to delivering greater volume & choice of finance. In … More We’re delighted to be partnering with British Business Bank to help increase knowledge of business funding & finance in the North East of England!

We’re delighted to be partnering with Funding Options to help UK SMEs find the finance they need to survive & grow!

Funding Options has been chosen by the UK Government-owned British Business Bank as a designated platform to find finance for businesses & in turn, we want to help them raise their profile in the North East of England so that more businesses can get the funding they need to survive & grow. How does it … More We’re delighted to be partnering with Funding Options to help UK SMEs find the finance they need to survive & grow!

Blu Sky create ‘Start-up Club’ for new businesses!

Not already working with an accountant or looking for one that understands startups (& scaleups) better? Blu Sky Chartered Accountants have been one of the biggest champions & supporters of startups in the North East of England for the past 10yrs & have sponsored our Newcastle Startup Week events since 2017 so it’s no surprise … More Blu Sky create ‘Start-up Club’ for new businesses!

Founders’ Friday (23rd July 2021) – Event Recap

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 … More Founders’ Friday (23rd July 2021) – Event Recap

Poll shows 49% want to attend events with 100+ people

In my recent LinkedIn poll that asked ‘If I ran a physical, real-life, 1 day event in September/October, what’s the maximum number of people you’d feel comfortable being amongst?’, I was surprised (but heartened) to see that 49% of the 120 people who voted said ‘100+ (the more the merrier)’. As someone who has run … More Poll shows 49% want to attend events with 100+ people

*SPEAKERS WANTED* for monthly Founders’ Friday events!

Got something to promote? I’m always looking for people to do a 15-20min ‘Show & Tell’ talk / presentation (or longer ‘Masterclass’) for my monthly Founders’ Friday events which usually take place on the last Friday of every month. Pre-COVID these were physical, in-person events which usually attracted between 60-80 people every month but they … More *SPEAKERS WANTED* for monthly Founders’ Friday events!