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’

Canadian FinTech giant XE announced as ‘Premium Sponsor’ of Newcastle Startup Week / Newcastle Scaleup Summit 2020

We’re delighted to announce that global FinTech giant XE (‘The world’s trusted currency authority’) will be a ‘Premium Sponsor’ of our 4th annual Newcastle Startup Week + Scaleup Summit festival in May 2020. This follows their recent decision to open a Northern base at the Tuspark Eagle Lab co-working space in Newcastle where we are … More Canadian FinTech giant XE announced as ‘Premium Sponsor’ of Newcastle Startup Week / Newcastle Scaleup Summit 2020

Join the Newcastle Startup Week + Founders’ Friday community for just £150

We started running our monthly Founders’ Friday events in July 2018 as a way to keep the spirit of our annual 5-day Newcastle Startup Week festival in May alive all year around & provide a place for people to find out about latest opportunities to start or grow their business in the North East of … More Join the Newcastle Startup Week + Founders’ Friday community for just £150

First keynote speaker announced for Startup Week 2020 – Geoff Ramm!

Since 2017, we’ve become known for putting world-class speakers onstage at our annual 5-day Newcastle Startup Week festival & will be releasing the speaker schedule for our May 2020 event over the coming weeks & months. In the meantime, we’re delighted to announce that Geoff Ramm will be making a rare appearance in his native … More First keynote speaker announced for Startup Week 2020 – Geoff Ramm!

Managing well-being for entrepreneurs

Across Newcastle Startup Week and our Founders’ Friday events, well-being for entrepreneurs has been an important, recurring topic. You can’t look after your business if you can’t look after yourself. Furthermore, taking some me-time can actually help you be more productive. In this blog, we have highlighted some key well-being tips which have been shared … More Managing well-being for entrepreneurs

Want to attend, exhibit or sponsor Startup Week 2020?

In May 2019 our 3rd annual Newcastle Startup Week festival attracted 790 entrepreneurs & business leaders from across the UK & around the world! In our awesome new video by EagleHill Ltd below, hear Steven Bartlett (CEO, Social Chain), Ed Molyneux (CEO, FreeAgent), Brad Burton (UK’s #1 Motivational Business Speaker), Lizzy Hodcroft (Co-Founder, Myndr), Tony … More Want to attend, exhibit or sponsor Startup Week 2020?

Day 5: Recap and Lessons

Newcastle Startup Week 2019 ended with a ‘BANG’ at NatWest Entrepreneurial Spark. The day included inspiring talks from entrepreneurs who’ve gone through both personal and professional challenges and who shared advice on how to manage well-being and pivot. We have outlined our key insights of the day below. #1 Employee, worker or freelancer? Be aware … More Day 5: Recap and Lessons

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?