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The team are busy pulling together an exceptional package of prizes for all applicants and for those that reach the finals. 

From hot desking, money can't buy mentoring and memberships to exclusive business networks, the prizes this year will be awesome!

Remember, even by just applying you will become emerged into a community of supporters and like minded founders based in the North East.

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Winners of the High Growth Awards for SkillUP, StartUP and ScaleUP will gain 12 months access to the Entrepreneurs' Forum events programme including member events, meet the entrepreneur events, panel discussions, webinars and exchange workshops. The Forum are also providing access to their mentoring services to allow a 1-1 connection with a mentor to help to support ambitious startups with high growth potential.

Entrepreneurs' Forum

headshot of are offering all 7 winners with 1 years free Pro-account to their software. This easy to use, visual interface will help manage all tasks and workflows at each stage of their business, including automations and integrations to streamline processes and manage projects.

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NEL Fund Managers are offering one hour ‘Meet the Funder’ sessions as a prize to winners of both High Growth and Social Impact Awards across each of the 3 categories #SkillUP #StartUP and #ScaleUP. The sessions can be flexible to the needs of the business, discussing things like the different types of funding, how to get investor ready, what funding might be most suitable to that business, introductions to other funders if applicable.

NEL Fund Managers

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PNE will offer the all winners for High Growth and Social Impact Awards for #SkillUP #StartUP #ScaleUP a tailored package of business support that will enable them to develop and grow their businesses. Each prize will include vouchers to enable free access to PNE business support including coaching sessions, networking events, business workshops, an IT support session and a policy and compliance review.


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Scroll along to find out more about our prize partners and the opportunities they are providing for #SkillUP #StartUP and #ScaleUP High Growth and Social Impact Award winners. If you would like to support Startup Awards North East please contact

Prize Partners

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We are looking to work with local businesses who would like to support Startup Awards North East applicants to give them the boost they need and celebrate in style.

Check out some of 2021 prize partners below. If your company can provide time, services, products, discounts or support for the region's startups please contact 

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