Startup business competition 2017-06-13T15:29:46+00:00

STARTUP BUSINESS
COMPETITION

What is the startup business competition?

The format has evolved over the years to ensure that the startups who enter get the most out of the challenge – we know that the competition has huge benefits to those that enter. It starts with a simple form with the steps outlined below:

Enter your startup and you will receive:

  • Invitations to North East events dedicated to new business

  • Offers of support and opportunities from the local business community

  • Sign posting to sector specific networks

Make it to the second round and you will get:

  • Industry feedback for your entry

  • The potential to feature in BQ Live

  • Invitation to our exclusive networking events and workshops delivered by our campaign partners

Make it to the third round and you’ll be:

  • Attending the live final, either as a business idea (October 2017) or 
established startup (November 2017)

  • In with a chance of winning 3 ‘money can’t buy’ prizes: Ideas Prize, Highest 
Growth Potential or Biggest Social Impact

  • Invited to opportunities throughout the year to promote and publicise your 
start up at regional events and activities

Shining a spotlight on your talent

The North East has the lowest amount of business startups in the country. We need entrepreneurs like you to grow the region’s economy and create jobs. Act now and enter your startup to start receiving the support you need to build your business.

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