Sunderland Software City backs Newcastle Startup Week

Newcastle Startup Week’ is an exciting new 5-day festival taking place in Newcastle city centre between 15-19 May 2017 with the aim of inspiring and helping more local people to start or grow a business across the North East of England.

Organised by Paul Lancaster (Plan Digital UK) with support from the North East LEP, Federation of Small Businesses, Sage, Blu Sky Tax, GP Bullhound and more, the week-long event will begin with a celebration of local business success stories of the past, present and future at Robert Stephenson & Co’s recently-refurbished Boiler Shop, followed by a series of events at multiple venues across the city to help people go from business idea to launch in just 5 days.

The event will cover five themes-  ‘Inspiration’, ‘Getting Started’, ‘Funding & Finance’, ‘Growing & Scaling’ and ‘Keep Going or Pivot?’- with each theme being explored per day through panels, speakers and workshops.

David Dunn, Chief Executive Officer of Sunderland Software City said: “We are delighted to be supporting Newcastle Startup Week, a pioneering event celebrating and inspiring entrepreneurialism and showcasing the North East’s talent to an international audience.”

Sunderland Software City are supporting the event both as speakers during the daytime events and as sponsor of the afterparty on Tuesday 16th.

Tickets for Newcastle Startup Week are just £20 and you can see the full schedule of speakers and events at