The If We Can You Can Challenge is the North East’s Startup Business competition.

Celebrating 10 years in 2018, we have exciting events and opportunities for regional entrepreneurs to interact with the wider business community. Whether you’re looking for confidence, contacts or customers, enter your startup now and get connected to new markets, mentors and resources.


Nominate a Startup

Know a startup less than 3 years old? Nominating them for the If We Can Challenge opens doors to fun and inspiring events endorsed by high growth local businesses.


Become a Partner

We are proud to partner with North East businesses to empower local startups and entrepreneurs. We don't just want your logo in the programme, we love working with partners that want to get involved with the competition as much as possible!

Click below to view our Partners for 2018 and find out how your business can get involved.