Near the end of last year, I started thinking it would be good to have a new overarching theme for our 4th annual Newcastle Startup Week festival in May. One that transcended ‘business’, widened the appeal & helped more people see that it offered something for anyone who was interested in becoming more creative, innovative … More #StartSomethingNew
Obviously, things have escalated rapidly since the last time I wrote to you two weeks ago & the UK looks like a very different place since the Coronavirus lockdown came into place on Monday night! I hope you are all safe & well at home with your loved ones & for those of you who … More Coronavirus (COVID-19) update #2
Please note we are monitoring the UK Government’s advice around Coronavirus (COVID-19) closely. With our 4th annual 5-day Newcastle Startup Week festival due to take place between 18-22 May 2020 we are currently still aiming to run the event as planned & don’t want to cause any unnecessary panic or scaremongering. However, we have started … More Coronavirus (COVID-19) update #1
Managing cashflow is one of the most important aspects of running a business. If you don’t know what’s coming in and out, it’s hard to ‘plan for success’. Furthermore, by effectively analysing cashflow you can get rid of those costly processes that end up costing your business money, while investing more in activities that drive … More Insights from FreeAgent: a Q&A
Looking for investment for your tech/digital startup? If so, you need to be at the 11th Wolves Summit in Warsaw, Poland on 24-25 March 2020! Wolves Summit is Europe’s leading conference dedicated to valuable networking & matching of investors with tech businesses at various stages of development & from every relevant sector. To do this, … More Newcastle Startup Week partners with Wolves Summit – Europe’s leading investment-focused event for startups!
We’re delighted to announce that Geoff Ramm will be making a rare appearance in his native North East to deliver TWO talks for us on Day 1 (‘Inspiration’) of Newcastle Startup Week 2020 – his ‘Origin Story’ at the start of the day & his ‘OMG Marketing’ keynote to close the event! Geoff says: “Startup … More OMG! Geoff Ramm to keynote on Day 1 of Newcastle Startup Week 2020!
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’
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
Living in or locating to Gateshead? Our ‘Starting a Business’ blog series outline the startup scene of every locality in the North East of England. Our second blog focuses on Gateshead; home of emerging technology centre ‘PROTO’, a variety of business centres, high-profile events such as Thinking Digital, and an outstanding college. Check out the … More Starting a business in Gateshead
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