Our Founders’ Friday events always take place on the last Friday of the month at the TusPark Eagle Lab co-working & event space on Grainger Street in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (except for this month). What’s it all about? Since July 2018, we’ve been running Founders’ Friday as a way for self-employed freelancers, startup founders, micro … More Founders’ Friday (20th December 2019)
This blog is a longer version of a Q&A interview that was published on the Bdaily website as part of their ‘Scaleup Focus Week‘ (25-29 Nov 2019). [Bdaily] There is a theory that scaleups are triggered by ‘significant unpredictable events’ known as Black Swan trigger events. What are your thoughts on this and have you … More Paul Lancaster’s thoughts on ‘startups’ versus ‘scaleups’
The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec) is the policy voice of UK tech startups & scaleups in Westminster, Whitehall & Brussels. Founded by Mike Butcher (TechCrunch) & Jeff Lynn (Seedrs) in 2010, Coadec has fought for a policy environment that helps early-stage British tech companies grow, scale & compete globally. The document below was … More ‘No Deal: A Guide for Startups’ by Coadec
For the first time ever, Michael Owen (Always Wear Red / 50odd.co.uk / ANGELFYSH) & Paul Lancaster (Newcastle Startup Week / Plan Digital) will share the stage to reveal what it’s REALLY like to be a male ‘leader’ in 2019 (including all the highs & lows) at this FREE ‘International Men’s Day’ event hosted by … More International Men’s Day 2019: Leading by Example?
Founders’ Friday is a monthly networking and speaker event which connects founders with other entrepreneurs and stakeholders within the ecosystem. Sponsored by FreeAgent and Sintons Law, the October 2019 edition featured talks on business opportunities in China, upcoming accelerators, PR for small businesses, business legals, and more. Check out our key take-aways here! Part 1: … More Recap: Founders’ Friday October 2019
We’re delighted to announce that global FinTech giant XE (‘The world’s trusted currency authority’) will be a ‘Premium Sponsor’ of our 4th annual Newcastle Startup Week + Scaleup Summit festival in May 2020. This follows their recent decision to open a Northern base at the Tuspark Eagle Lab co-working space in Newcastle where we are … More Canadian FinTech giant XE announced as ‘Premium Sponsor’ of Newcastle Startup Week / Newcastle Scaleup Summit 2020
Founders’ Friday is a monthly networking and speaker event which connects founders with other entrepreneurs and stakeholders within the ecosystem. Sponsored by FreeAgent and Sintons Law, the September 2019 edition featured talks on Brexit-proofing your business, pre-scaleup opportunities, blockchain, immigration law, and more. Check out our key take-aways here! Part 1: Insights #1 Brexit is … More Recap: Founders’ Friday September 2019. Key Insights.
Marketing is one of the key skills needed to get your startup off the ground. Whether you’re launching a tech business, a beauty company, or a crafts organisation, you need to make sure potential clients are aware of what you do. Yet, many founders have limited financial reserves and are unsure how to invest in … More How to: Marketing on a budget
Our monthly Founders’ Friday events have now been taking place for just over a year! Every month, nearly 80 entrepreneurs sign up to our events to learn more about business growth and startups. We particularly love the stories of the impact our events are making on attendees. In this blog, we share four key structures … More Why we love: Founders’ Friday
If you have an idea for a new business which you think has the potential to reach a turnover of £1m within 3yrs, know someone that does, or are an employer who is willing to give people in your organisation ‘Entrepreneurial Leave’ so they can develop their ideas for a spinout business, check out the … More Ambitious North East Entrepreneurs & Intrapreneurs invited to join new ‘High Potential Startups’ programme