Built to grow. Enabling scaleup from startup stage

Over the past few months we have been enjoying the new Upscale book from Tech Nation, which outlines what it takes to scale a startup by the people who have done it. One of the subthemes across the book covers how decisions made at the start of your journey can affect your business at the growth stage  We outlined our top 3 insights here. 1. Prepare early for future team restructures. As a … More Built to grow. Enabling scaleup from startup stage

What’s going on in 2019? Insights and Events

It is January 2019; a new year of Newcastle Startup Week and other exciting initiatives in the region! 2018 was an exciting year for the region with the launch of new co-working spaces including TusPark Eagle Lab and PROTO, the release of new JEREMIE2 funds, the launch of initiatives such as Newcastle Tech Trust, and more … More What’s going on in 2019? Insights and Events

Ready to scale up your business? Come to Newcastle Scaleup Summit 2019!

Starting a business can be daunting. Where do you begin, when should you register with the HMRC, and how much market research should you conduct before developing your prototype? These are just one of many questions you may be asking yourself within a few weeks of starting up. While juggling all these challenges it can … More Ready to scale up your business? Come to Newcastle Scaleup Summit 2019!

Q&A with Janet Balneaves (Growth Director, Skyscanner)

You might have the best products or services in the world but if no-one knows about them then you’ll never be able to reach all the customers or clients you want to! One company that has this nailed is Edinburgh-based tech giant Skyscanner which was sold for £1.4bn to Ctrip last year and we’re delighted to … More Q&A with Janet Balneaves (Growth Director, Skyscanner)

8 reasons to attend Newcastle Scaleup Summit (23 Nov 2017)

If you want to grow your business but don’t know how, have reached a plateau & are feeling a little ‘stuck’, or just want to prepare yourself for when that day comes – our 1-day ‘Newcastle Scaleup Summit‘ at the Live Theatre on 23rd November is for you! Here are 8 big reasons why you … More 8 reasons to attend Newcastle Scaleup Summit (23 Nov 2017)

Q&A with Peter Neal (Head of Strategic Talent, UNW LLP)

Often, the people who helped you start a business are not the same as the people who will help you scale a business. But how do you find people with the right skills and experience to take your business to the next level and what role can non-executive directors play in this? We asked Peter … More Q&A with Peter Neal (Head of Strategic Talent, UNW LLP)

‘People Stuff’ (psychology for scaling a startup business)

This is a guest blog by Skye Trubov (Consultant Business Psychologist, Speaker & Author) who did a Fireside Chat with Jim Beirne (CEO, Live Theatre) on our ‘Growing & Scaling Day’ during Newcastle Startup Week 2017. When an idea takes off and a team of 3 becomes a company of 30, the ‘People Stuff’ begins … More ‘People Stuff’ (psychology for scaling a startup business)