The If We Can You Can Challenge is the North East's startup business competition
The If We Can You Can Challenge is a startup business competition open to any North East startup or business idea less than 3 years old. Now in its 11th year, the competition has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs reach the next level. Whether you’re looking for confidence, contacts or customers, enter your startup now and make it happen!
Showcase your startup and build new contacts
Receive signposting to opportunities and advice that suit your business needs
Connect with mentors that can provide advice and help your business
Access exclusive events and opportunities
Pitch to win exclusive money-can’t-buy prizes for your startup
The If We Can You Can Challenge was a brilliant experience for Nebula Labs. It was a fantastic opportunity to pitch to an audience of industry leaders. Just taking part had really positive outcomes. We were able to network with a variety of different individuals and companies, from this we forged new business connections and a number of significant leads were generated.
Co-founder & CEO
The North East economy is based on lots of businesses that are growing and startups are fundamentally important to that. It has been really encouraging to hear some truly fantastic pitches with so many people wanting them to do well.
JOIN THE COMMUNITY
The campaign is inclusive and open to everyone. Every applicant receives access to the If We Can You Can Challenge community, which provides support and signposting to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.