Schedule

Newcastle Startup Week (15-19 May 2017) is a 5-day (+ night), citywide and multi-venue festival helping more people to start or grow a business in the North East of England.

Tickets for the full week are just £40 which gives you the option of attending all the events listed below or just the ones you feel are most relevant to you. To attend any of them, please book via the Eventbrite form below:

Eventbrite - Newcastle Startup Week (15-19 May 2017)

Monday 15th May = ‘Inspiration’

1pm-6pm @ BOILER SHOP, Stephenson Quarter

Amber Rae (Author, artist & storyteller choosing #WonderOverWorry)
Brad Burton (UK’s No.1 Motivational Business Speaker & Bestselling Author)
Chi Onwurah MP (Labour MP for Newcastle Central & Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy)
– Fireside Chat with Lyndsey Britton, Lynsey Morrow & Gemma Sayers (Campus North & Tech For Life)
Neil Stephenson (Entrepreneur, Investor & ex-CEO of Onyx Group)
Jason Knights (Managing Director, Blue Kangaroo)
Gilbert Corrales (CEO, Leaf.fm)
Ami Davies (CEO, My Little Explorer)
Paul Irwin & Nicky Kaur (Creator/Director & Executive Producer, TryLife)
Zoe Farrington (Co-founder & CEO, RealRider)

6.30pm-Midnight: ‘Inspiration Day’ afterparty at Bonbar, The Assembly Rooms

8pm-11pm: Free film screening of ‘Joy‘ for 130 people at Tyneside Cinema sponsored by Muckle LLP
Introduced by Andrew Jamieson and Ami Davies (My Little Explorer)

Tuesday 16th May = ‘Getting Started’

10am-2pm @ Newcastle City Library

– Business startup advice exhibition
– ‘What business support is out there?’ panel discussion with NBSL, Generator, Sunderland Software City, Transmit StartupsPNE Enterprise and Bright Ideas Trust.
– ‘Getting Started Q&A’ with John Dudgeon / Dave Gibson (Co-Founders, Blu Sky Tax)
– ‘Start your business in a weekend’ by Jonathan Dowden (Product Manager for Mobile Applications, Sage)
– An Introduction to Lean Startup Principles by Justin Souter (Souter Consulting)
– Pricing Strategy Masterclass by Oliver Ranson (Ranson Pricing)
– Pitches / Presentations from the IWCYC (If We Can You Can) finalists

3pm-6pm @ Northumbria University Business School, Manors

– ‘How do entrepreneurs think?’ by Lucy Hatt (Programme Leader, Entrepreneurial Business Management at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University)
– ‘Creating valuable interactions between brands and people’ by Andrew Donaghy & James Hanson (Layers Studio Ltd)
– ‘Brand Discovery’ interactive workshop with Helen Barlow-Scott (Creative Director at One Line, ethical design)

7pm-12am: ‘Digital Alliance’ afterparty @ Kommunity hosted by The Culture Vulture
Featuring local art, fashion, spoken word/poetry, live music and delicious good vibes food by Mama Zen

Wednesday 17th May = ‘Funding & Finance’

1pm-6pm @ The Core, Newcastle Science Central

– Introduction to The Core and the National Innovation Centre for Data by Steve Caughey (MD, Arjuna Technologies & Technical Consultant, Cloud Innovation Centre, Newcastle University)
– ‘Sources of Finance’ by Dave Gibson (Co-Founder, Blu Sky Tax) + ‘The Funding Cocktail’ by Mark Gardner (Transmit Startups)
– Crowdfunding panel discussion ft. Adam Gillett (Senior Business Development Manager, Crowdcube), Chris Rea (Seedrs) + more hosted by Deborah McGargle (CLO, SeedLegals & EIR, Ignite Accelerator)
– ‘What are investors looking for?’ by Ian Richards (Director, Northstar Ventures)
– ‘Getting yourself ready for investment’ by Michaela Reaney (MD, Gradvert)
– VC panel discussion ft. Dr Michelle Cooper (Northstar Ventures), Jonathan Gold (Rivers Capital Partners), Colin Willis (Hotspur Capital Partners) & Adrian Hackett (Freeths) hosted by Chris Lowe (Global TMT Specialist)
– Investing in the North of England by Ed Prior (GP Bullhound)

8pm-12am: Afterparty / networking event at Motel One Newcastle, High Bridge Street
Sponsored by KPMG / Royal Bank of Scotland

Thursday 18th May = ‘Growing & Scaling’

1pm-6pm @ Live Theatre, Newcastle Quayside

Jim Beirne (Chief Executive, Live Theatre)
Skye Trubov (Business Psychologist)
Anne-Marie Lacey (PR & Communications Director, Filament PR)
Saul Gowens (Founder & CEO, Websand)
Jayne Hart (Director & Owner, The HR Dept Newcastle)
– ‘Where’s the pain & how do I plan to avoid it?’ by John Dudgeon / Dave Gibson (Co-Founders, Blu Sky Tax)
John Marrin (Leadership Coach, Marwel & Co)
Ryan Davies (MD, Gospelware)
Pete Daykin (MD, Daykin & Storey)
Chris Yiu (General Manager, Scotland & the North East, Uber)
– ‘Why ‘Freedom from Bosses Forever’ is best for business?’ (A lifetime’s learning for tomorrow from the Micro Business Champion and his fictional co-author) one-man show by Tony Robinson OBE

Friday 19th May = ‘Keep Going or Pivot?’

10.30am-2pm @ NatWest Entrepreneurial Spark, Trinity Gardens

– Entrepreneurial Spark startup trade show
– ‘How to keep going beyond the startup phase’ by Tina Boden (Co-Founder, Enterprise Rockers)
– ‘Shall I keep going or pivot?’ by John Leighton (MD, iResources & Neatly.io)
– ‘What next for Newcastle & the North East?’ by Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones (Director, Newcastle City Futures)
– Keynote from Brendan Flattery (CEO, Utilitywise)
– Closing remarks from Pat Ritchie (Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council)

Book your ticket

Tickets for the full week are just £40 which gives you the option of attending all the events listed above or just the ones you feel are most relevant to you. To attend any of them, please book via the Eventbrite form below:

Eventbrite - Newcastle Startup Week (15-19 May 2017)