Submit your details in a quick form that will take 5-10 minutes to complete. After this we’ll then be able to share opportunities and support that the North East can offer you as a startup entrepreneur.
If you make it to the second round you have the chance of been one of the 16 finalists to attend the pitching dinner on 15th November 2017 at BALTIC. We’ll also give you industry feedback for your start-up or idea, and the chance to feature in BQ Live.
Congratulations! You’ve made it to the live final! All 16 finalists will recieve:
The opportunity to pitch your business to a room full of the most influential business people in the North East
Free tickets to attend the Newcastle Scale Up Summit
A pitching workshop delivered by the team at Newcastle’s Entrepreneurial Spark
Your startup featured in a printed programme, on the If We Can You Can website and in post event PR, events and further opportunities
For this year’s startup business competition we are crowning 2 winners, 1 that had the biggest social impact and 2 that has the Highest Growth potential. If you win you will receive:
Guaranteed place in the February intake of Entrepreneurial Spark Sprint Programme
Mentoring from Alan Gowling, Director of Business Banking North East
Tickets for BQ Live’s National Enterprise Festival
Free promotional video from Get Film
Guaranteed places in PNE Group’s: Get Growing programme
We will also be asking 160 business guests at the live final to offer support in the form of mentoring, office space, investment and network leverage – if you pitch your business to the right person who knows where it might take you!
Industry prizes to boost your North East startup
It only takes 10 minutes to apply! Deadline for entries: 01/10/2017
Get your tickets for the grand final!
An awards ceremony like no other! We promise that you will leave the night feeling inspired and proud of the startup talent the North East has to offer. This fully immersive enterprise experience will sell out so we’d advise booking early to avoid disappointment!
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