Sponsors & Partners

Our 5 day Newcastle Startup Week festival attracted over 600 delegates from across the UK, Europe & the US in both 2017 & 2018. These included solo entrepreneurs, pre-starts, early-stage startups, established SMEs, fast-growing scaleups, enterprise level businesses, business advisers, investors, students, academics, public sector representatives & more. In 2019, we’re aiming for 750-1,000 delegates.

Eventbrite Map of Newcastle Startup Week 2018 delegates

Map showing where our Newcastle Startup Week 2018 delegates came from in the UK

When we decided to run our first event in 2017 it was never about making lots of money and instead about making an IMPACT in order to help inspire and support more people to start a business and kickstart a new entrepreneurial revolution in the North East of England.

This wouldn’t be possible without the support of our Sponsors & Partners who help cover the costs of planning & organising our event so we can keep the ticket prices as low as possible so more people can attend.

Please click / tap on their logo to learn more about what they do:

Headline Sponsor

FreeAgent - the UK's #1 accounting software for small businesses

Premium Sponsors

Blu Sky Chartered AccountantsBarclays Eagle Labs
North East LEPSintons
Sunderland Software City

Sponsors

Funding CircleGateshead College
GetFilmInvest Newcastle

Visualsoft - eComerce Software & Digital Marketing Agency

After Party Sponsors

SEAO Talent Partnersngisolutions

Exhibitors

4Networking - The UK's only joined-up business networkDurham Boutique LettingsThe HR Dept Newcastle
Sapere SoftwareInvest South TynesideSmart Currency Business

Partners

Newcastle City CouncilGateshead Council
Busy BackpackCapital Pilot
City SketchesStartup Safari Newcastle Gateshead
Tech NationNorth East Times Magazine

Why Sponsor?

If you’re looking to raise the profile of your business in the North East of England, want to launch or promote genuinely useful products or services aimed at startups and SMEs, are an investor looking for dealflow, are looking to find talent, want your staff to learn how to be more entrepreneurial or just want to show your support for our work, we’d love to hear from you!

We have the following Sponsorship Packages available for Newcastle Startup Week (13-17 May 2019):

Premium Sponsors (£3,000 each)

  • The opportunity to have an exhibition stand / popup at The Boiler Shop on Day 1 (aka ‘Inspiration Day’) and on each subsequent day (space permitting)
  • The opportunity for members of your team to speak on relevant days (i.e. ‘Getting Started’, ‘Funding & Finance’ & ‘Growing & Scaling’ days)
  • 10 x tickets / wristbands for staff to attend any of the events during the 5-day festival
  • Your logo added to our ‘Sponsors & Partners’ page
  • Your logo added to collateral displayed throughout the festival including opening and closing presentation slides when we will publicly thank you onstage for your support
  • Regular mentions on social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram) before, during and after the event
  • The opportunity to write guest blogs or share relevant content through our website/blog, email newsletter and social media to help generate leads and enquiries

Sponsors (£1,500 each)

  • The opportunity to have an exhibition stand / popup at The Boiler Shop on Day 1 (aka ‘Inspiration Day’) and on each subsequent day (space permitting)
  • The opportunity for someone from your team to speak on a relevant day
  • 5 x tickets / wristbands for staff to attend any of the events during the 5-day festival
  • Your logo added to our ‘Sponsors & Partners’ page
  • Your logo added to opening and closing presentation slides when we will publicly thank you onstage for your support
  • Announcement of your sponsorship on social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram)

After Party Sponsors (£600 minimum)

If you’d like to get closer to your existing and potential customer/clients, our after parties are a great way to do this in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Your sponsorship will be used to pay for drinks and/or food to help the conversation flow.

Exhibitors (£300 per day)

If you offer products or services that are aimed at startups, micro businesses or SMEs, our Day 1 (‘Inspiration Day’) provides a guaranteed way for you to get in front of over 400 delegates in one day. We also have space for exhibitors at our smaller venues on Days 2-5 (capacity 150-200 each). (If you are a Headline Sponsor, Premium Sponsor or Sponsor, you are automatically given exhibition space on every day should you want it).

Partners (in-kind sponsorship / support)

Instead of paying money direct to us, we always welcome in-kind support or offers from our partners and supporters to help keep our costs down, help us reach a wider audience and enhance the experience for our delegates. Previous partners have provided free or discounted printed collateral, food, drinks, transport, freebies and discounts on business software or hotel accommodation. You may also wish to buy tickets in bulk for your staff, clients or partners which can be paid directly to us to avoid any booking fees.

Want to Sponsor or Partner?

To discuss any of the options above or create a bespoke package, please email Paul Lancaster