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Celebrating north east talent

Startup Awards North East shines a spotlight, celebrates, and connects ambitious, early stage founders to life changing opportunities and experiences.

Do you want to #SkillUP to explore ideas and opportunities, are looking for resources to #StartUP, or want to take action to #ScaleUP?

Join us at the finals, live on 18th June 2024



How it works

For entrants curious about the world of business to established companies that are turning over £££. Startup Awards North East can give you the platform you need to show the world what you want to do and get seen by the right people, at the right time.

You will get support throughout the year to support your business journey. You get access to free workshops, recognised qualifications, mentoring, funding, peer groups, networking, and 121s.

The programme ends in a HUGE celebration during the 1 day Startup Awards North East Mega Event. Pitch your idea to businesses and build relationships all whilst having FUN with creative activities.

This is more than an Awards ceremony, Startup Awards is a beacon of hope to unite the whole of the North East business community and celebrate startup stories together.

#skillUP #startUP #scaleUP

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Engaging with the business community throughout the region and supporting early stage founders to share your knowledge and expertise to inspire the next generation of founders.

Strengthen your business relationships by being connected to early stage founders, and regional decision makers. Take advantage of tailored, high impact marketing activities to raise your brand awareness which can provide lead generation for your products and services.

Current Partners


Shortlisted applicants for each category have a chance to win the High Growth Award and Social Impact Award.

On top of the chance to win an Award, every applicant will have 'money can’t buy' experiences. Develop your skills and be given meaningful opportunities to connect with peers, mentors and potential customers, plus some mega prizes from our partners.

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Award terms & conditions

The Startup Awards North East is about celebrating early founders in the region. We want to shout about your success stories and provide you with support through a range of activities. 

Please read the terms and conditions which include eligibility, dates and publicity. 

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Startup Awards North East 2023 Finalists

Startup Awards North East 2023 attracted finalist from all different sectors across the North East.  

Find out more about them and their #SkillUP #StartUP #ScaleUP journey 



To see all of the info, including the applicant pack, timeline and what's in store for 2024, visit the How it Works page. If you need further convincing, then get in touch and the team will support you through your application. 

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