Newcastle upon Tyne



Startup Grind was founded in 2010 when Derek Andersen and a few other entrepreneurs working in the same office space got together to talk about the challenges, struggles, and excitements of launching a startup. This quickly became a monthly tradition that soon began to grow in attendance. What began as an informal meeting with a group of friends quickly became something much greater when they began to invite successful founders to share their knowledge and experience. Still, the magic remained in the conversations that were had after the event ended.

We were founded in Silicon Valley but our chapters are located in 600 cities (and counting!) across 125 countries. We are passionate about helping founders, entrepreneurs and startups succeed by making their startup journey less lonely, more connected, and more memorable.

Startup Grind x Newcastle Upon Tyne is bringing the power of our global network to boost the local ecosystem.

Our Mission is to create a greater sense of local-inclusive community to facilitate connections between startups and business organisations. We achieve that by creating the space for the founders at any stage of their journey to share the challenges and achievements and inspire one another.

Our strong tech orientation enables us to focus on sectors that are already strong in the North East like CleanTech, FinTech, Blockchain, and AI. As well as, opening up in-depth conversations around other emerging sectors.

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To ensure high attendance, engagement, and a more valuable experience for everyone, we have introduced a low ticket fee for all our upcoming in-person events. 

Upcoming events

Jun 14, 2023

Virtual Conference

Product & AI Summit

Join us at Product + AI Summit on June 14th, 2023 to explore the ever-changing, uberly-important role of AI in product development and what it means for startups.

Jun 27, 2023

In-Person Event

Scaling for Success: Strategies for Growth

Join us for an insightful event focused on the strategies that businesses need to successfully scale and grow. In celebration of Women's Month, we are excited to also feature a women founder who will share her valuable insights and experiences, making this event a must-attend for both startups and established businesses looking to take their business to the next level.

Sep 19, 2023

Virtual Event (Free)

Accelerate Your Growth: A 3-Day Strategy Bootcamp

Join us for a 3-day online Strategy Bootcamp and learn from accomplished growth experts to build your strategy roadmap and scale your business.

Past events

Virtual Event (Free)

Early Stage Startups:What You Can Learn From the Startup Grind Global Conference

Virtual Event (Free)

Creating a Compelling Value Proposition for Your Startup

Virtual Event (Free)

Perfecting Your Pitch: A Workshop on Crafting an Effective Pitch Deck

Virtual Event (Free)

Maximizing Your Productivity with ChatGPT

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