Newcastle Scaleup Summit 23rd November 2017

Building on the success of our 5-day, citywide and multi-venue 'Newcastle Startup Week' festival in May, our 1-day 'Newcastle Scaleup Summit' on Thursday 23rd November 2017 will help you learn how to take your business to the next level.

We'll be going deeper into some of the topics we covered on our half-day 'Growing & Scaling' event in May with a range of speakers sharing personal and practical insights on how they successfully grew their business, or products, services and programmes they provide to help others fulfil their potential.


8.30am-9.30am: Business Breakfast Networking + Registration

9.30am-12.30pm: Morning Session

- Welcome & Introduction from Paul Lancaster & Sarah Crimmens (Newcastle Startup Week + Scaleup Summit)
- 'What do we mean by 'scaleups' and why are they important?' by Colin Bell (Business Growth Director, North East LEP)
- Panel Discussion: How to adopt a 'Growth Mindset' within your business ft. Carl Haagensen (Entrepreneur Development Manager, Natwest Entrepreneurial Spark), Holly Thompson (Future Skills Vision Ltd) + Scott Rowland (HiThrive)
- 'How to improve your sales & marketing of existing products / services' by Stefan Lepowski (MD, Karol Marketing)
- Fireside Chat: Darren Jobling (CEO, ZeroLight) + Alasdair Greig (Director, Northstar Ventures)
- 'How can membership organisations help?' ft. Speakers TBC


1.30pm-5.30pm: Afternoon Session

The afternoon session will include facilitated workshops and 1-2-1s where delegates can put the ideas into practise and sign up for any services or programmes that will help them grow and scale. This will then be followed by:

- 'How to innovate & develop new products / services' by Professor Roy Sandbach OBE (Newcastle University)
- 'Developing new products & services through Open Innovation' by Naomi Morrow (Sunderland Software City / Digital Catapult Centre | Durham & Tees Valley)
- Panel Discussion: How to find the skills & talent you need to grow your business ft. Neil Stephenson (Tetrad Recruitment Group Ltd), Michaela Reaney (MD, Gradvert), Peter Neal (UNW LLP) & Laura Sharpe (Sharpe Recruitment)
- 'Growing your business through partnerships' by Sarah Lemon (Business Development Director, Sage)
- Closing Keynote Speaker TBC

The event takes place at Live THeatre, 27-29 Broad Chare, NEwcastle upon Tyne. NE13DQ. ITThe cost is £85.55 and you can register here

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