Community

We’ve helped 1,000’s of people start or grow a business through our annual 5-day Newcastle Startup Week festivals & monthly Founders’ Friday events since 2017 & now provide daily business advice & support plus monthly networking & events through our online Startup Week Community.

The Startup Week Community is primarily run through a private Facebook Group where each day (Monday-Friday), content & conversation is focused on the following 5 themes:

  1. Monday = INSPIRATION
  2. Tuesday = GETTING STARTED
  3. Wednesday = FUNDING & FINANCE
  4. Thursday = GROWING & SCALING
  5. Friday = KEEP GOING OR PIVOT?

It’s a place where you can ask questions anytime about any aspect of starting or growing a business that we or other Members will answer, or share links to your own news & updates.

You also get access to monthly networking & events, the opportunity to speak at our Founders’ Friday events & be promoted through our digital channels, special offers, deals & discounts for 12 months.

When you become a Member of the Startup Week Community you’ll be given access to the private Facebook Group & invited to book a 1-2-1 welcome call / business consultation with us via Zoom.

Become a Member today for just £150 a year by clicking / tapping below:

Join for £150 a year

(or keep reading to see what’s in it for you)…

(Organisations can also pay for a ‘Group Membership’ which is just £100 per person if they pay for 5 or more. We also have the option of a ‘Community Membership’ which is £10,000 for up to 150 people which may be suitable for corporate backed accelerator programmes, co-working spaces or business support programmes. If you’re interested in either of these options, please email paul@newcastlestartupweek.com or call 07734722716).

What’s in it for you?

1. Be inspired, keep motivated & stay informed

Starting a new business can be tough but is much easier when you’re surrounded by like-minded people who are all starting or growing a business too, have been there & done it already, or who want to help you succeed.

Our private Facebook Group is full of people who are thinking about starting a business, have recently started, are in their first few years of trading or are there because they have lots of great experience, advice & sometimes funding that they want to share with new business owners.

Every day between Monday-Friday, we share inspirational, useful & practical content along the same 5 themes as our physical events:

  • Monday = INSPIRATION
  • Tuesday = GETTING STARTED
  • Wednesday = FUNDING & FINANCE
  • Thursday = GROWING & SCALING
  • Friday = KEEP GOING OR PIVOT?

Our monthly Founders’ Friday events also take place inside the private Facebook Group on the last Friday of every month & these include ‘Insights Briefings’ (information on the latest opportunities to start or grow a business), ‘Show & Tells’ (talks / presentations from business owners or support organisations about their products or services), ‘Masterclasses’ (deep dives into topics like sales, marketing, business development, leadership & personal development) & Q&A interviews with entrepreneurs & business owners.

2. Get 1-2-1 business advice & support

When you join our Startup Week Community you will be invited to join our private Facebook Group & then book a 1-2-1 welcome chat / business consultation with Paul Lancaster (Founder, Newcastle Startup Week) via Zoom.

(Paul is an award-winning Inbound Marketing, Community Engagement & Events expert with over 15yrs experience of helping people start or grow their business so can not only help you directly on the call but provide follow up support & signpost you to the best people, products, services you need for your business).

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Inside the private Facebook Group, you can also ask for help or answers to your questions 24/7 & someone will always reply to help you move forward in your business.

We also run informal drop-in sessions in ‘Rooms’ (Facebook’s version of Zoom) on the first Monday of every month (7pm-8pm) & first Thursday of every month (8.30am-9.30am) for Members of our Startup Week Community to talk about their business or just have a friendly chat with each other.

(If you need more in-depth, 1-2-1 business & mindset coaching, check out our ‘5 Star Focus Programme‘).

3. Find new customers / clients / partners

Our Startup Week Community is all about helping people start AND grow their business so we actively encourage Members to collaborate with & buy products / services from each other.

Our Members include a wide range of business owners from different sectors selling both products & services.

By being an active & supportive Member of our private Facebook Group, you will naturally attract new business or referrals from others.

4. Raise your profile & amplify your reach

We are always looking for business owners to give talks or presentations about their products or services, run ‘Masterclasses’ or take part in QA& interviews with us for our monthly Founders’ Friday events.

These are initially shared inside our private Facebook Group as part of the Founders’ Friday events that take place on the last Friday of each month, then shared more widely on our YouTube Channel, Social Media & blog.

We give priority to Members of our Community so this is a great way to raise your profile as an individual, promote your business, build your audience & amplify your reach through our 30,000+ Social Media followers.

(If you want more more hands-on advice & marketing support from us, check out our Advertise with us page).

5. Save money for yourself / your business

We often share special offers, deals & discounts on products or services that are relevant to people starting, running or growing a business inside our private Facebook Group.

We also sometimes do random free prize giveaways which our donated by our Sponsors or Partners as perks for being a Member.

All Members of our Startup Week Community will also be given Priority Access to TRYBES – our new data-driven signposting & matchmaking platform for startup communities that will help speed up the process from idea to exit (& all stages in between) which we are aiming to launch in late 2021.

Sound good?

Become a Member today for just £150 a year by clicking / tapping below:

Join for £150 a year

(Organisations can also pay for a ‘Group Membership’ which is just £100 per person if they pay for 5 or more. We also have the option of a ‘Community Membership’ which is £10,000 for up to 150 people which may be suitable for corporate backed accelerator programmes, co-working spaces or business support programmes. If you’re interested in either of these options, please email paul@newcastlestartupweek.com or call 07734722716).

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