STARTUP WEEKEND NEWCASTLE ANNOUNCES LINE UP - Over £15,000 in Business Prizes to be Won
WHILE the remaining tickets are being snapped up for Startup Weekend Newcastle, 20 – 22 April, the official line-up and prizes have now been revealed for this 54-hour event at Newcastle University Business School.
A total of £15,000 of prizes are up for grabs at Startup Weekend Newcastle, and the event is set to attract some of the region’s most talented individuals from across the business community, as part of the first event to be held outside London and Cambridge in the UK.
Startup Weekend Newcastle has also attracted some of the region’s leading business minds as part of the all-important judging panel.
Judges include: Stu Anderson, project director of Shell LiveWIRE; Stephen Lightley, chief operating officer of North East Access to Finance; Paul Callaghan, CEO & partner at DCB Ventures; Jonathan Gold, Director at Rivers Capital Partners, and Caroline Theobald, managing director of Bridge Club Ltd.
For the teams to impress the judges, however, the implementation of ideas from paper to practice will require support and advice from carefully selected mentors. These include: Paul Lancaster, innovator, Plan Digital; Peter Hirst, director of Every1speak; Elizabeth Scott, director, Rainbows End Coaching; Angela McLean, managing director, Fast Forward Now; Vivek Unnikrishnan, business support manager, Newcastle Science City; and Yousaf Khalid, managing director, DiFFERENT.
Peter Hirst will also be a guest speaker at the event.
With sponsors including Sunderland Software City, Newcastle Science City, Digital City Business and NACUE, the event is poised to welcome the region’s creative community hrough the doors of the Business School.
Shell LiveWIRE project director, and judge at Startup Weekend Newcastle, Stu Anderson said: “It is so fantastic for the Startup Weekend to come to Newcastle.
“This represents a brilliant opportunity for some of the regions budding young entrepreneurial talent to come and actually get their ideas moving, with people who can make things happen. I am really excited to see what we all come up with and judging the companies created in 54 hours!”
Startup Weekend Newcastle organiser Howard Kingston said: “After a number of amazing events in London - it was time that Startup Weekend spread its wings to another area of the UK - and the North East was the natural choice. Startup Weekend is no ordinary event - ask any of the 45,000+ entrepreneurs who have been inspired at Startup Weekend’s around the world in the past three years - and they’ll agree.”
The last remaining tickets, priced at £39.99, include weekend access, mentoring, food and drink, and can be purchased through the official website: http://newcastle.startupweekend.org
|Venue||Newcastle University Business School|