Impact Report 2019

Now in its’ third year, Newcastle Startup Week is an annual five-day (and night) festival that takes place in multiple venues across Newcastle and Gateshead in May.

Our 2017 and 2018 events both attracted more than 600 delegates each from across the UK, Europe, USA and Asia and at the time of writing, our third event on 13-17 May 2019 is on target to exceed 700!

Although we have many examples of how the event has helped people start or grow a business or project, we wanted to get a better understanding of what meaningful impact it has had on people, businesses, the city and region. To do this, we worked with the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) through Newcastle University’s ‘Arrow project‘ on some research which led to this final ‘Impact Report 2019’ designed by Sail Creative below.

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Newcastle Startup Week Impact Report 2019

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Key / Headline Stats

  • Newcastle Startup Week attracted just over 600 delegates in both 2017 and 2018
  • At the time of writing, Newcastle Startup Week 2019 is on target to exceed 700 delegates
  • Of the past delegates surveyed, 75% told us they ‘made valuable new contacts’
  • 82% ‘gained new knowledge or insights’
  • 80% ‘felt more motivated or inspired’
  • 61% ‘felt more confident’
  • 40% ‘found new collaborators or partners’
  • 33% ‘improved their business plan or strategy’
  • 28% ‘met organisations that can help their business’
  • 20% ‘found new customers or markets’
  • 66% ‘were more likely to think Newcastle / the North East is a good place to start a business’
  • 60% ‘were more likely to think Newcastle / the North East is a good place to grow a business’
  • 75% ‘were more likely to think Newcastle / the North East has a vibrant business community’
  • 50% ‘were more likely to think there is good support for business in Newcastle / the North East’

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Press Release

North East business creation, confidence & regional pride boosted by Newcastle Startup Week festival

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