Startup awards north east How it works
The Awards are open to any North East startup or business idea less than 3 years old. Formerly known as the If We Can You Can Challenge, the activities have helped hundreds of early stage founders reach the next level.
To see the full list of criteria, please take a look at the Award's terms and conditions
if you're curious about starting up
You may love the thought of being your own boss, you think there's an easier way or you would like to test an idea but you're not ready to 'take the leap'. At this stage you will meet like minded peers, mentors and have an opportunity to share and develop your passion and ideas to begin your startup journey.
If you've Just started
You've registered your business at Companies House and you're starting to gain interest and support. You may be planning to get investment ready, quit the day job and start work on your company identity. If this sounds like you...
This one is for trading startups
You're 2 or 3 years down the line, you have a solid business plan and have ambitions to grow and scale your products or services. You have have customers but are looking for publicity and contacts to take your business to the next level.