Startup Week

Newcastle Startup Week is a 5-day (+ night), citywide and multi-venue festival that inspires and helps people to start or grow a business in Newcastle upon Tyne, England and the wider North East of England.

From the world’s first lightbulb to business software & smart data, the ‘test bed city’ of Newcastle has been inventing the future for centuries!

It’s also a stunningly beautiful city with wonderfully warm & friendly people, a high quality yet low cost of living, five excellent universities nearby, great transport links to the rest of the UK, Europe, North America & Asia plus a thriving tech/digital/creative sector.

If you have a business idea but don’t know how to start, have already launched but need motivation, advice or funding to keep going, or want help taking things to the next level – Newcastle Startup Week is for you!

Brad Burton on Day 1 (Inspiration Day) of Newcastle Startup Week 2017

Brad Burton at BOILER SHOP on Day 1 (aka ‘Inspiration Day’) of Newcastle Startup Week 2017


  • Day 1 (Inspiration Day) @ The Boiler Shop
  • Day 2 (Getting Started)
  • Day 3 (Funding & Finance)
  • Day 4 (Growing & Scaling)
  • Day 5 (Keep Going or Pivot?)

The full lineup will be announced over the coming weeks but Newcastle Startup Week 2017 was a huge success with over 50 speakers and 600 delegates attending across the week & we’re expecting 2018 to be even bigger!

Speakers confirmed so far include:


Ticketbuyers will receive a wristband on arrival which gives them the option of attending all our daytime & evening events or just the ones they feel are most relevant to them & their business.

‘Super Early Bird’ tickets are on sale now for just £40 (+ booking fee) via the button below:

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Still not sure what to expect?

(Check out all the photos and videos from 2017 on our Facebook Page here).

Amber Rae on Day 1 (aka Inspiration Day) of Newcastle Startup Week 2017

Amber Rae at BOILER SHOP on Day 1 (aka ‘Inspiration Day’) of Newcastle Startup Week 2017