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Don't Miss Newcastle Startup Week 15-19 May 2017 #newcastlestartupweek #digital #inventingthefuture

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Between 15-19 May 2017, our citywide and multi-venue festival will include:

Monday = ‘Inspiration’

Sponsored by Sage and the North East LEP
1pm-6pm @ BOILER SHOP, Stephenson Quarter

 Brad Burton (UK’s No.1 Motivational Business Speaker & Bestselling Author)
 Jacqueline de Rojas (EVP Northern Europe, Sage Group plc)
 Neil Stephenson (Entrepreneur, Investor & ex-CEO of Onyx Group)
 Lyndsey Britton, Lynsey Morrow & Gemma Sayers (Campus North & Tech For Life)
 Paul Irwin & Nicky Kaur (Creator/Director & Executive Producer, TryLife)
 Jason Knights (Managing Director, Blue Kangaroo)
 Gilbert Corrales & Helga Alvarez (CEO & Co-Founder,
 Zoe Farrington (Co-founder & CEO, RealRider)
– Pitches / Presentations from the IWCYC (If We Can You Can) finalists

8pm-11pm: Free film screening of ‘Joy‘ for 130 people at Tyneside Cinema
(introduced by Andrew Jamieson and sponsored by Muckle LLP)

Tuesday = ‘Getting Started’

Sponsored by the Federation of Small Businesses & Blu Sky Tax
10am-2pm @ Newcastle City Library

– Business startup advice exhibition
– An Introduction to Lean Startup Principles by Justin Souter (Souter Consulting)
– Pricing Strategy Masterclass by Oliver Ranson (Ranson Pricing)
– ‘Getting Started Q&A’ with John Dudgeon / Dave Gibson Blu Sky Tax

2pm-5pm: Thinking Digital Startup Competition @ Campus North

7pm-12am: ‘Digital Alliance’ afterparty @ Kommunity (formerly ¡VAMOS! Social)
(ft. local art, fashion, spoken word/poetry, comedy, live music and delicious good vibes food by Mama Zen)

Wednesday = ‘Funding & Finance’

Sponsored by GP Bullhound
1pm-6pm @ The Core, Newcastle Science Central

– ‘Sources of Finance’ by Dave Gibson Blu Sky Tax
– Crowdfunding panel discussion ft. Adam Gillett (Senior Business Development Manager, Crowdcube) + more TBC
– ‘Getting yourself ready for investment’ by Michaela Reaney (Managing Director, Gradvert)
– Angel investment (Speakers TBC)
– VC investment panel discussion hosted by Chris Lowe (Global TMT Specialist, Bloomberg)
– Investing in the North of England by Ed Prior (GP Bullhound)

8pm-12am: Afterparty (venue TBC)

Thursday = ‘Growing & Scaling’

Sponsored by ZeroLight & Filament PR
1pm-6pm @ Live Theatre, Newcastle Quayside

 Jim Beirne (Chief Executive, Live Theatre)
 Anne-Marie Lacey (PR & Communications Director, Filament PR)
 Saul Gowens (Founder & CEO, Websand)
 Jayne Hart (Director & Owner, The HR Dept Newcastle)
– ‘Growing Pains’ by John Dudgeon / Dave Gibson Blu Sky Tax
– ‘How do entrepreneurs think?’ by Lucy Hatt (Programme Leader, Entrepreneurial Business Management at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University)
 John Marrin (Leadership Coach, Marwel & Co)
 Ryan Davies (MD, Gospelware)
 Pete Daykin (MD, Daykin & Storey)
 Gemma Bloeman (City Lead, North East UK, Uber)
– ‘Why ‘Freedom from Bosses Forever’ is best for business?’ (A lifetime’s learning for tomorrow from the Micro Business Champion and his fictional co-author) one-man show by Tony Robinson OBE

Friday = ‘Keep Going or Pivot?’

10am-3pm @ NatWest Entrepreneurial Spark, Trinity Gardens

– Entrepreneurial Spark startup trade show
– ‘How to keep going beyond the startup phase’ by Tina Boden (Co-Founder, Enterprise Rockers)
– ‘What next for Newcastle & the North East?’ by Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones (Director, Newcastle City Futures)

Please note: To attend any of the events listed above you must purchase a £20 ticket / pass when they go on sale. However, this single ticket will give you access to all 5 days so you can go to everything or just dip in and out of the events that you feel are most relevant to you and your business.

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