January 10, 2019 @ 12:34 by Chloe Holmes
From the world’s first lightbulb to business software and smart data, the North East of England has been inventing the future for hundreds of years and is regularly voted as one of the best places to live, raise a family, start or grow a business in the UK.
Newcastle Startup Week (& Scaleup Summit) returns in 2019 from May 13-17, with the aim of supporting delegates learn how to start or grow their business in the North East.
The multi-venue event successfully brings together a diverse list of speakers to explore the challenges of running a startup and scaleup business, funding and financial support (including grants, loans, crowdfunding, angel investors and venture capital), improving your sales, marketing and PR, and innovating, developing and launching new products or services, and this year’s line-up is set to educate, inspire and encourage collaboration.
Attendees can look forward to hearing from speakers including Steven Bartlett, CEO and co-founder of Social Chain, Brad Burton, motivational business speaker and a bestselling author, Joanna Feeley, founder and managing director of Trend Bible, Jason Knights, managing director of Blue Kangaroo Design and plus Andrew and Pete, the UK’s most exciting content marketing experts.
The 2019 event will also have a more national and international focus with Day 4 (‘Scaleup Summit’), featuring former senior executives from Skyscanner and Sage, plus business leaders from Scotland, the Nordics, China, India, Canada & Australia.
Pete Mallon, managing director of North East Times, commented, ‘We are thrilled to be supporting Newcastle Startup Week and Scaleup Summit as media partner this year, after attending the events over the past two years.
‘Newcastle Startup Week is held with such high esteem amongst our readership, and we have always been so impressed by the expertise, drive and resilience of speakers – who share their journey of business success and failure with humility.
‘We have supported the event since launch in 2017, and as media partner we will be promoting the event across our print and digital platforms, showcasing the exceptional knowledge sharing and networking Newcastle Startup Week offers delegates.’
The Newcastle Startup Week events in 2017 and 2018 attracted 600+ delegates from across the UK, Europe and the USA, and the team behind the successful events are expecting 2019 to be even bigger!
Paul Lancaster, founder of Newcastle Startup Week, said, ‘The North East Times team have supported us from the very start so we’re delighted to be working more closely with them as official Media Partners across print, digital & their offline events too. Everything they do is of the highest quality & so they are the ideal partner to help us extend our reach both regionally & nationally.’
For further information about the event, sponsorship opportunities and to purchase your 5-day ticket, visit – www.newcastlestartupweek.com.