Newcastle University Business School

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Start It Up: who and what to know as a business start-up in the North East

Date/Time: Wednesday 12 July 2017

Venue: Partners' Room 8.10, Newcastle University Business School

The Business School is proud to have the North East’s brightest start-up stars amongst its alumni, and some of whom will be joined by a wealth of successful entrepreneurs and influential members of the start-up community at our event on Wednesday 12 July.

Don’t miss this opportunity to put your questions about starting a business to our panel of experts, and to network with key players from the region’s start-up network, including: corporate investors KPMG and Deutschebank; accomplished innovators featured on Dragon’s Den and at the recent Newcastle StartUp Week; emerging stars, Noveltea who recently launched at Fenwicks; and representatives from start up support initiatives Rise Up and TechNorth.  

Meet the Panel

  • Neil Stephenson, Co-Founder, Investor and Director at Tetrad Recruitment Group
  • Bethany Ainsley, CEO at Nouveau Wellbeing CIC
  • Dr Tony Trapp MBE, DL FREng, Executive Chairman at Osbit (David Goldman Visiting Professor of Innovation 2008)
  • Caroline Theobald CBE, Managing Director at Bridge Club and Chair for Face to Face Ltd
  • Paul Lancaster, Founder & Event Producer of Newcastle Startup Week and ‘SuperConnector’ at Plan Digital UK

This event is ideal if are thinking about starting a business; have already begun your journey as a start-up; or just want to find out more about the opportunities and challenges involved in this career path.  It is also a great opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni and stay connected with news and updates from the Business School and Newcastle University.


  • 18.30-19.00 - Arrivals and Registrations, Networking, Canapes and Drinks
  • 19.00-19.10 - Welcome and Update from Newcastle University Business School
  • 19.10- 20.00- Panel Discussion followed by open Question & Answer
  • 20.00-20.30 – Networking, Canapes and Drinks

This is a free event for Business School Alumni and Students.