Founders’ Friday

Since July 2018, we’ve been running our Founders’ Friday events every month as a way for self-employed freelancers, startup founders, micro business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs & students to hear about the latest opportunities to start or grow a business in the North East of England.

(It’s also one of the best ways for business advisers, professional services, funders, investors & members of the public sector to share what they do & get closer to startups & small business owners in the region).

Founders’ Friday at Tuspark Barclays Eagle Lab

During the COVID-19 lockdown, we started running our Founders’ Friday events online inside our private Facebook Group.

To attend or even give a talk / presentation at any of our future Founders’ Friday events, you first need to join our Community which is just £75 for an individual ‘Lifetime Membership’ or £60 per person if you buy a ‘Group Membership’ of 5 or more (see below for more details).

Got a new business, product, service, programme, event or award to promote?

We’re always looking for speakers to give a Show & Tell about their business / organisation, take part in a Q&A interview or deliver a Masterclass on a topic that startups or small businesses would find interesting & useful.

How we do this:

  • Pre-recorded videos of talks / presentations are initially just shared inside our private Facebook Group for Members of our Startup Week Community to see first.
  • The videos are then uploaded to our Newcastle Startup Week YouTube Channel & embedded into a handy ‘Event Recap’ blog (like the ones you can see here)
  • The blog & videos are then shared across all our social media accounts (30,000+ followers) & featured in our email newsletter the following week (just under 3,000 subscribers) so it’s a great way to raise your profile, amplify your reach & promote what you do to our audience!

If you’d like to speak at one of our Founders’ Friday events, please join our Startup Week Community first (which is just £75 for an individual ‘Lifetime Membership’) & then email paul@newcastlestartupweek.com

(Businesses / organisations also have the option of getting ‘Group Membership’ at the reduced price of just £60 per person if they buy 5 or more (i.e. £300). This not only gives them access to our private Facebook Group & the opportunity to speak at Founders’ Friday but also the ability to self-publish blogs / articles on our website whenever they like. If you’re interested in this option, please email me at paul@newcastlestartupweek.com).

ps Pau’s short video below explains more about what we’re offering with Founders’ Friday & why…

Founders' Friday

pps Whether you become a Member of our Startup Week Community or not, you might like to Follow us on Twitter @FoundersFriday & @nclstartupweek