Sponsorship

Running high quality events and conferences is not only hard, it’s expensive – especially a 5-day, multi-venue festival like Newcastle Startup Week!

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 financial support of our Sponsors who help cover the costs of planning and organising our event which in turn helps us grow the economy of our region for everyone.

Why Sponsor?

Our Newcastle Startup Week 2017 and 2018 events both attracted over 600 delegates over 5 days from across the UK, Europe and the US. These included solo entrepreneurs, pre-starts, early-stage startups, established SMEs, fast-growing scaleups, enterprise level businesses, business advisers, investors, academics, public sector representatives and the media too (see the photos on Facebook or Instagram).

In 2019, we’re aiming for 750+ delegates with a stretch target of 1,000.

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!

If you’d like to get behind us, we have the following Sponsorship Packages available for Newcastle Startup Week (13-17 May 2019):

Headline Sponsor (up to 2 x £6,000 or 1 x £12,000)

As Headline Sponsor you get the chance to help us shape some of the speaker schedule as well as have your brand everywhere throughout our 5-day (& night) festival). Other benefits include:

  • Prime exhibition stand at The Boiler Shop on Day 1 (aka ‘Inspiration Day’) and on each subsequent day (space permitting)
  • The opportunity to deliver a keynote talk on Day 1 and masterclasses / workshops on each subsequent day
  • 20 x tickets / wristbands for staff to attend any of the events during the 5-day festival
  • Your logo added to our ‘Newcastle Startup Week’ event 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

Premium Sponsors (4 x £3,000)

  • 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 ‘Newcastle Startup Week’ event 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 (2 x £1,500)

  • 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 ‘Newcastle Startup Week’ event 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 (5 x £600)

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 (up to 30 x £300)

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. If you can’t exhibit on Day 1, we also have space for a smaller number of exhibitors on Days 2-5.

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.

Want to Sponsor?

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