Venue – Maybrook House, TusPark, 27 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5JE

Monday 27th November 2023


The North East and Tees Valley is brimming with innovation and startups aiming to become the region’s latest success story.

The next wave of promising entrepreneurs will be celebrated in TechBlast’s North East & Tees Valley Startups 2.0 list. Featuring businesses which are yet to receive venture capital funding, these early-stage startups will be bootstrapped, angel-backed or at the pre-seed stage of their journey.

Based in the North East or Tees Valley, they will also be either building or harnessing a unique technology.

The list will be unveiled at an early evening event at TusPark in Newcastle on 27th November – sponsored by Ignite – which will also see several of the startups invited to pitch to an expert panel and the audience.

The startup voted as the most promising by the panel will win a package of support worth an estimated £1,000 – including 12 months of profiling across the BusinessCloud Publishing network and mentoring from Ignite.

Ignite, supported by the North of Tyne Combined Authority and Barclays Eagle Labs, immerses startup teams with experienced entrepreneurs, exposes them to active investors and delivers world-class workshops.

Join us for an evening of networking, refreshments, startup pitches and the big reveal of the inaugural North East & Tees Valley Startups 2.0 list!

Reserve your spot at the pitching night here

The event will be chaired by award-winning executive editor Chris Maguire and be featured in TechBlast and BusinessCloud.

Attendees’ provided contact details may be used for follow-up correspondence by BusinessCloud Publishing Ltd and sponsors.


5.00-5.10pm – North East & Tees Valley Startups 2.0 list reveal

5.10-5.55pm – opening pitches

5.55-6.00pm – break

6.00-6.45pm – closing pitches

6.45-6.55pm – judges deliberate

6.55-7.00pm – winner revealed