Newcastle Startup Week Online

Need some inspiration, motivation and help starting your new business? This online festival is for you!

Here at the Digital Greenhouse, we have had to pause plans to run our Starting Up Saturday bootcamps due to take place in March and May.  So while we work hard to reschedule these popular events for later in the year, we are excited to work with our friends at Newcastle Startup Week to bring you a week’s worth of online content to help you start your new business. 

Running live online from 18 - 22 May

Join StartUps, Scale ups and corporate innovators from across the UK as part of Newcastle's Startup week! 
Their week-long virtual festival will give you access to a range of exclusive video interviews, panel discussions, webinars, podcasts and blogs everyday during the week.  You don’t have to attend it all but you can dip in and out of the content that is relevant to you and your business. 

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Please let us know if you will be attending so we can put together a Guernsey support group to continue the conversations locally.  Find out more below.

Newcastle Startup Week’s 4th annual festival was due to take place in multiple venues across Newcastle upon Tyne & Gateshead in the North East of England.  But due to the Coronavirus lockdown they are taking it online, making their startup content accessible to a wider audience, including budding entrepreneurs in Guernsey!! 

By buying a £5 ticket not only will you have access to this content until the end of May, you will also become part of a community of budding and experienced entrepreneurs to guide you on your journey, via their ‘Startup Week Community’ Facebook Group.

“The best people to help a start-up or a scale-up is another business owner - you can’t live long enough to learn all of the lessons in life about running a business, but you can learn from each other.”

Tony Robinson OBE - Micro Business Champion, Speaker at Newcastle Startup Week 2019

The week of content is divided into themes for each day:

You don’t have to attend the entire week.  By buying a £5 ticket you can dip in and out of the content that is relevant to you and your business and have access until the end of May.

Day 1  –  Inspiration

Hear motivating and inspiring success stories from fellow entrepreneurs and get excited about your future.  


Day 2  –  Getting Started

Get practical tips and advice on how to get your idea out of your head and into the real world. 

Ideal for pre-start and early stage business owners (in their first 12-18 months of trading) or ‘intrapreneurs’ who are currently in a job but want to learn how to be more innovative & launch new products, projects or services.


Day 3  –  Funding & Finance

Wading through the jargon to bring you a breakdown of funding options including grants, loans, crowdfunding, bids and tenders, angel investors and venture capital.  Plus information from entrepreneurs sharing how they found the right money for their business and a FinTech forum to discuss opportunities and challenges of growing the sector.


Day 4  –  Scaleup Summit

Need help understanding how to take your business to the next level?  This day is for you. Get access to content and advice about overcoming barriers to growth. 


Day 5  –  Keep Going or Pivot?

Probably the most interesting day of the week given our current context.  Day 5 will cover ways to survive and thrive beyond launching your start-up and next steps to put into action. 


Want to join Newcastle Startup Week Online?

To access this content and be a member of the Facebook Group, you will need to purchase an  ‘Online / Livestream ONLY’  ticket listed on the Newcastle Startup Week's  ‘Tickets’  page.

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Local Support

We are really excited to be able to bring you the opportunity to access this great content from Newcastle Startup Week, but we want to give you more... 

We want to create a Guernsey group where local participants can get support on some of these topics.  You'll be able to ask questions and continue the conversations with a group of local peers and our Startup Hub team.  So please let us know if you will be taking part in the festival by emailing us at:

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