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START UP Events

START UP Events

This programme of events includes masterclasses, workshops and networking events to help you develop your business or freelance knowledge and ideas, and gain the skills and confidence to establish a successful self-employed career.

As well as our main START UP events, we also advertise events offered by external organisations.

See details of upcoming live events below. You can also find recordings from our careers sessions and webinars.

Upcoming START UP events

Events will be listed by date below. Clicking on each link below will take you to MyCareer for more details and to find out how to attend.

  • External Event: FSB: North East Women in Business Virtual Support & Networking

    Join this Federation of Self-Employed & Small Business (FSB) event for online networking and support.
    10:00 27-Jan-2022

    published on: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 10:30:00 GMT

  • External Event: Salesforce: Summer Internship Opportunities Information Session

    Interactive insights event with the team at Salesforce to talk roles, culture and find out more about Salesforce Summer opportunities.
    12:00 31-Jan-2022

    published on: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 10:35:00 GMT

  • External Event: The Business Factory: Creating Your Brand

    Join this event to gain an introduction to branding and an opportunity for businesses to reflect and review how they use their brand to communicate with customers.
    13:30 31-Jan-2022

    published on: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 11:05:00 GMT

  • External Event: Durham Start-Ups: Exploring New Ideas and Design Thinking

    This event will help you understand and implement business design thinking, lean and agile concepts into your current business models to help explore future opportunities for your business.
    09:30 01-Feb-2022

    published on: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 11:10:00 GMT

  • External Event: Digital Drive: Introduction to the World of WordPress and Wix

    In this event, there will be an introductory demo of two of the most popular self-serve DIY website platforms to help you navigate the user interface and the features of each platform.
    10:00 02-Feb-2022

    published on: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 11:15:00 GMT

  • External Event: IPSE: Freelancer Financial Wellbeing Information Session

    Join this event to find out more about financial wellbeing for freelancers.
    12:30 02-Feb-2022

    published on: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 11:20:00 GMT

  • External Event: The Business Factory: From Idea to Business Start (2 of 4)

    This event is the second of four workshops designed to help you go from generating a new business idea to beginning your entrepreneurial journey.
    19:00 02-Feb-2022

    published on: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 16:40:00 GMT

  • External Event: IPSE: How to Promote Your Freelance Business via Social Media Q&A

    Join this event to find out more about how to promote your freelance business via social media.
    12:00 04-Feb-2022

    published on: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 11:25:00 GMT

  • External Event: Business Northumberland: Selling with Etsy Workshop

    Join this event to find out more about Etsy and whether or not it could be a valid option for your eCommerce business.
    09:30 08-Feb-2022

    published on: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 11:30:00 GMT

  • START UP 101

    Learn how to test your business idea to discover if it's worth pursuing in this online workshop lead by our START UP Team.
    18:00 10-Feb-2022

    published on: Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:30:00 GMT

  • START UP Fund Q&A

    Ask all your questions about the START UP Fund and get tips on preparing your application. This is a virtual webinar run by the Newcastle University START UP Team. This webinar will be hosted via Zoom.
    18:00 16-Feb-2022

    published on: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 12:25:00 GMT

  • External Event: The Business Factory: From Idea to Business Start (3 of 4)

    This event is the third of four workshops designed to help you go from generating a new business idea to beginning your entrepreneurial journey.
    19:00 16-Feb-2022

    published on: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 16:45:00 GMT

  • START UP Portfolio Careers

    Explore if splitting your time, skills and income between two or more roles is right for you in this online workshop run by our START UP Team.
    18:00 24-Feb-2022

    published on: Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:30:00 GMT

  • External Event: The Business Factory: From Idea to Business Start (4 of 4)

    This event is the fourth of four workshops designed to help you go from generating a new business idea to beginning your entrepreneurial journey.
    19:00 02-Mar-2022

    published on: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 16:50:00 GMT

  • START UP 101

    Learn how to test your business idea to discover if it's worth pursuing in this online workshop lead by our START UP Team.
    18:00 10-Mar-2022

    published on: Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:30:00 GMT

  • START UP Portfolio Careers

    Explore if splitting your time, skills and income between two or more roles is right for you in this online workshop run by our START UP Team.
    18:00 24-Mar-2022

    published on: Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:35:00 GMT

  • START UP 101

    Learn how to test your business idea to discover if it's worth pursuing in this online workshop lead by our START UP Team.
    18:00 28-Apr-2022

    published on: Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:35:00 GMT

  • START UP Portfolio Careers

    Explore if splitting your time, skills and income between two or more roles is right for you in this online workshop run by our START UP Team.
    18:00 12-May-2022

    published on: Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:35:00 GMT


Recorded events and masterclasses

Recorded content for you to watch in your own time. You can access the full START UP Playlist on YouTube. 

What to do when you have no ideas

This 14 minute video on idea generation will give you practical techniques to come up with new (or better) ideas for a business.

 


What do customers want?

This 6 minute video on market research will help you explore how to understand what your customers (or potential customers) want so you can build a viable, profitable business.

 


The Future of Work

This 9 minute video explores trends and predictions, with suggestions to help you future-proof your career through creating your own opportunities.