Volunteer at Newcastle Startup Week

Newcastle Startup Week are now recruiting volunteers to help organise our five day multi-venue startup festival across Newcastle and Gateshead between 13 and 17 May 2019. Volunteering is a unique opportunity to peak behind-the-scenes of the festival, engage with event partners, speakers and delegates, and learn more about business management and startups. Become part of … More Volunteer at Newcastle Startup Week

Navigating the legal minefield… 5 key takeaways

Starting a business can sometimes feel like a legal minefield. How can you protect your role as founder? What steps do you need to take to prevent someone from stealing your ideas? And how can you mitigate late payment risks? These are some of the common questions founders may be asking themselves. To answer these questions, our … More Navigating the legal minefield… 5 key takeaways

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

Sponsor Spotlight: Sunderland Software City

We love the North East! In particular, we love the start-up ecosystem which consists of passionate people and organisations who are working hard every day to support existing or aspiring entrepreneurs with big ideas. One of these hardworking organisations is Sunderland Software City, who provide fully funded start-up support to technology businesses across the region. Sunderland Software City have been there with us from the start and we are excited to announce that they are now officially a Premium Sponsor of Newcastle Startup Week 2019! … More Sponsor Spotlight: Sunderland Software City

FreeAgent to be Headline Sponsor of Newcastle Startup Week 2019

We’re delighted to announce that Edinburgh-based FreeAgent is the new Headline Sponsor for our 5-day Newcastle Startup Week festival in May 2019 and monthly Founders’ Friday events from May onwards! FreeAgent is a multi-award winning online accounting system specifically designed to meet the needs of sole traders, freelancers, small businesses, bookkeepers and accountants. Their software … More FreeAgent to be Headline Sponsor of Newcastle Startup Week 2019

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

Sponsor Spotlight: Blu Sky Chartered Accountants

We’re delighted to have Blu Sky Chartered Accountants sponsor us for a third year in a row at Newcastle Startup Week 2019! Blu Sky have supported us from the start as ‘Premium Sponsors’ of our Newcastle Startup Week festival in 2017 and 2018 plus our Newcastle Scaleup Summit in 2017. They’ve also offered massive value to … More Sponsor Spotlight: Blu Sky Chartered Accountants

Speaker Spotlight: Lizzy Hodcroft (The Sweet Beet)

Every time we talk to Lizzie Hodcroft about The Sweet Beet, we can’t help but feel excited about the fun and inclusivity the condiments brand represents. Lizzie has been involved with Newcastle Startup Week from the start. She exhibited & pitched her products at the Natwest Entrepreneur Accelerator Hub on the final day of our … More Speaker Spotlight: Lizzy Hodcroft (The Sweet Beet)

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!