Newcastle Startup Week


From the world’s first lightbulb and railway engineering to cloud computing and smart data, the people of Newcastle upon Tyne have been inventing the future for centuries.

Join us on 15-19 May 2017 for a citywide, multi-venue festival of entrepreneurship and innovation that will help you go from idea to execution in just 5 days.

Events and activities on each day will be themed around the following topics:

Monday = Inspiration
Tuesday = Getting Started
Wednesday = Funding & Finance
Thursday = Growing & Scaling
Friday = Review: Keep Going or Pivot?

We have three aims for the event:

  1. To inspire more people in Newcastle and the wider North East of England to start a business (or project), or join a startup
  2. To attract more entrepreneurs from outside the region to Newcastle so they can see why it’s such a fantastic place to start or grow a business
  3. To bring successful entrepreneurs originally from the area back to the region so they can see why now is a great place to come back home and be part of the city’s future

To make the event as inclusive as possible we are looking to sell all-access tickets/wristbands from just £20 per person (with some free for schools and colleges).

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