Paul Lancaster’s thoughts on ‘startups’ versus ‘scaleups’

This blog is a longer version of a Q&A interview that was published on the Bdaily website as part of their ‘Scaleup Focus Week‘ (25-29 Nov 2019). [Bdaily] There is a theory that scaleups are triggered by ‘​significant unpredictable events’ known as Black Swan trigger events. What are your thoughts on this and have you … More Paul Lancaster’s thoughts on ‘startups’ versus ‘scaleups’

What next now Newcastle Startup Week / Scaleup Summit 2019 is over?

Newcastle Startup Week (& Newcastle Scaleup Summit) may be over for another year but that doesn’t mean we’re not still here to help you start or grow your business, organisation or project. Bigger & better This year was our biggest & best event yet with 790 delegates attending from across the UK and other countries … More What next now Newcastle Startup Week / Scaleup Summit 2019 is over?

Join us at the official Newcastle Startup Week 2019 closing party @ STACK Newcastle sponsored by BMC Recruitment Group on Thursday 16th May

The Newcastle Startup Week team is delighted to announce that this year’s Official Closing Party is proudly sponsored by BMC Recruitment Group. BMC Recruitment Group, headquartered in Newcastle, are a trusted recruitment partner for startup, scaleup and leading businesses in the North East of England. The company specialise in finance, technology, insurance and insurtech, sales … More Join us at the official Newcastle Startup Week 2019 closing party @ STACK Newcastle sponsored by BMC Recruitment Group on Thursday 16th May

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)