Careers Service

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.

Upcoming START UP events

Events will be listed by date below.

  • External Event: North East Growth Hub: Marketing and Social Media online workshop

    Look at an overview of what marketing is an why it is important to market your business in the right way.

    Date/Time: 27 August 2021, 10:00 - 16:00

    Venue: Online

  • External Events: Women in Innovation Awards 2021/22 Briefing Event - 24 Aug

    Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation programme consists of funding competitions and events to encourage female-led innovation.

    Date/Time: 24 August 2021, 10:00 - 13:00

    Venue: online

  • External Event: Youth Entrepreneurs Scheme 2021 (YES21) Careers Fair

    Are you a postgraduate researcher or an early career academics, knowledge transfer and technicians who would be interested in finding out more?

    Date/Time: 13-17 September 2021, times TBC

    Venue: Online

  • External Event: Women in Innovation: Let’s talk about… what I wish I’d known

    Everyone’s entrepreneurial journey is unique and sometimes feels like a lonely experience.

    Date/Time: 11 August 2021, 13:00 - 14:00

    Venue: online

  • External Event: YES21

    YES is an innovative global competition developed to raise awareness of how ideas can be commercialised.

    Date/Time: 10 August 2021, 17:00-17:40

    Venue: Online

  • External Event: YES21

    YES is an innovative global competition developed to raise awareness of how ideas can be commercialised.

    Date/Time: 04 August 2021, 12:30-13:10

    Venue: Online

  • External Event: Sustainable Fashion Business Showcase: Innovate UK Global Expert Mission with India

    Join this event for an open-audience session showcasing companies in both countries leading in this sector.

    Date/Time: 03 August 2021, 09:30-12:15

    Venue: Online


  • Recorded events and masterclasses

    Recorded content for you to watch in your own time. 

    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.