On July 17th we ran an online launch event to chat all about the Startup Boost Newcastle Pre-Accelerator with Chapter Director Mark Gardner.
You can watch the recording of this event where Mark discusses how the program works and how to apply with Gene Murphy Startup Boost Co Founder as well as his brilliant fireside chat with Grant Thompson of The Locale all about his entrepreneurial journey in the local ecosystem.
Welcome to Startup Boost Newcastle serving startups from Gateshead, Durham, Sunderland to Middlesbrough and Darlington. Our ethos is to lead pre-seed stage startups towards Accelerators, Investment, and/or Revenue (AIR)
In 3 Years city directors have run this pre-accelerator model with these results
from recognized experts
to identify holes in the business and hone the startup’s story.
to help improve the startups impact.
Week 1: Induction
Meet your cohort, speakers, mentors and get a deep dive into what’s going to happen over the program and what you need to do to make the most from the program.
Week 2: Customer Development
Learn how to make the most of your time with customers and getting to the bottom of what they need from your startup and turn these lessons.
Week 3: Pitch And Presentation Skills
Get best practice tips on how to ensure your presentation and pitch skills communicate your company effectively, clearly and connect with your customers.
Week 4: Market Sizing
Understand how to breakdown markets to see how big your potential customer can be and start working on how to take the right steps in addressing this new business.
Week 5: Building Product that Matters
Hear from industry expert speakers on the factors that go into making products that your users and customers will care about to make your startup a necessary item for their everyday way of doing things.
Week 6: Venture Funding and Accelerators
Get insights into what role accelerators, seed and venture funding may play in the future of your startup and how best to deal with them at the right time for your business.