Join us for an exciting evening of networking, and entrepreneurial inspiration! With a special focus on building businesses in Gateshead, we invite you to find out about the fully funded opportunities that are now available to companies, CICs, sole traders and residents across the North East.
Hear from some inspiring startup founders and explore the exciting opportunities within the North East ecosystem. This will empower you to boost your courage and professional network, all while enjoying some delicious food (bait) to complement your conversations, ideas, and opportunities.
This event is perfect for you if:
- You’re curious about starting a business, but are not sure of the first steps.
- You have recently started a business but don’t know who/what’s out there to support you.
- You have been running a business for a while, but want to know how to access the support to take you to the next stage.
📆 Date: Wednesday 28th February
🕕 Time: 5.00pm-7.00pm
🏢 Location: Northern Design Centre, Abbotts Hill, Baltic Business Quarter, Gateshead. NE8 3DF
What to Expect:
- Engaging quick fire talks to showcase local startup journeys
- Valuable insights into starting and growing a business and the support available in the North East
- Ample networking opportunities with fellow startups and startup business supporters
🎟️ Admission is FREE, but places are limited, so make sure to secure your spot by registering via Eventbrite.
Business starts with people, so we can’t wait to see you there!
This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus
About the Organisers
FIRST are an accredited learning and development agency specialising in empowering enterprise skills for students, graduates, jobseekers, early stage founders and entry level staff.
FIRST provides inclusive, lifelong learning experiences in collaboration with government, education and community organisations. Our accredited courses, workshops and events empower skills, confidence, self-belief and motivation, giving learners equitable opportunities to progress into decent work or business startup. Facilitating inclusive, economic growth, FIRST challenges the status quo by innovating and improving the quality of entry level teaching and learning within enterprise and entrepreneurship.