Scaleup Summit

Building on the success of our 5-day, citywide and multi-venue ‘Newcastle Startup Week’ festival in May, we’re running a 1-day ‘Newcastle Scaleup Summit’ at the Live Theatre on Thursday 23rd November 2017 to help people learn how to take their business to the next level.

Sarah Crimmens & Paul Lancaster onstage at the Live Theatre


8.30am-9.30am: Business Breakfast Networking + Registration

9.30am-12.30pm: Morning Session

Going deeper into the topics we covered on our ‘Growing & Scaling’ day in May, the full-day event in November will feature a range of speakers in the morning who will share personal and practical insights on how they grew their own business, or explain products, services or programmes they use to help others fulfil their potential.


1.30pm-5.30pm: Afternoon Session

  • ‘How to innovate & develop new products / services’ by Professor Roy Sandbach OBE (Newcastle University)
  • ‘Developing new products & services through Open Innovation Challenges’ by Naomi Morrow (Sunderland Software City / Digital Catapult Centre | Durham & Tees Valley)
  • Panel Discussion: How to find the skills & talent you need to grow your business ft. Neil Stephenson (Director, Tetrad Recruitment Group Ltd), Michaela Reaney (MD, Gradvert), Peter Neal (Head of Strategic Talent, UNW LLP), Lynsey Walton (Walton HR) & Laura Sharpe (Sharpe Recruitment) hosted by Natalia Blagburn (Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Northumbria University)
  • ‘Our journey from traditional marketing to growth’ by Janet Balneaves (Director, Growth at Skyscanner)
  • ‘Growing your business through partnerships’ by Sarah Lemon (Business Development Director, Sage) & Pete Watson (CEO, Atlas Cloud)
  • Closing Keynote by Alice Hall & Andrew Hall (Pink Boutique / Glam Homestore)

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Get your ticket for £100 (+ booking fee) before they increase to £120 (+ booking fee) on 1st October by clicking on the button below:

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