Northern Stars Competition 2017

Are you one of the North’s most promising early stage tech companies?

Applications for the North’s biggest startup competition are now open!

Over the past two years the Northern Stars competition has helped 20 winning startups to grow their businesses on both a national and international level. Now it’s your chance!

What’s the prize?

Up for grabs is an impressive prize package including:

  • Trip to TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin
  • Entry into the Northern Tech Awards
  • Investor networking events
  • Ministerial roundtable with the UK government
  • Media and pitch training.

In addition to the 10 winners, all 10 runners up will also received support from Tech North.

Who can apply?

  • Early-stage tech startups
  • Must have a product on the market that has gained traction
  • Have raised no more than £2 million in equity-based investment.

A series of regional heats will be held in the coming months, with the grand final taking place in November. Visit the Tech North website to find out more and apply!

Calling all tech startup founders!

Founders’ Network: The Summit Event

Tech North are hosting an exciting conference aimed at all tech startup founders in the North of England. The Summit will take place on the 2nd of March 2017 in Sheffield. It brings world-class educators and speakers to the North of England for a day full of entrepreneurial education and peer-to-peer learning.

The day will take the form of a ‘pick-and-mix’ style conference, allowing you to tailor the day to suit your needs and stage of business. There will be practical workshops, one-to-one mentoring sessions with experienced entrepreneurs and a peer-to-peer unconference.

You can find our more about the event here and book at ticket through their Eventbrite page. 

 

Make It Happen today: Coding for Non Coders

Coding for Non Coders lecture

Countless students around the world have an idea they want to turn into a startup. Many of these students need a software developer to make this dream a reality. 

These students run into a catch 22. The best way to meet a coder is to be a coder oneself.

Coding for Non-Coders, a one hour lecture given by 3 Day Startup’s Maia Patrick Donohue, is designed to help non-technical startup founders understand the basics of software development. The lecture covers UI/UX, coding languages 101, and the essentials of wire framing.

When? Monday 14th Nov, 4pm-5pm (HINT: that’s today!)

Where? Learning Zone, Pod 3-4

How? Sign up to the event via TargetConnect.

This event is part of Make It Happen.

Northern Stars Pitch Competition 2016

Tech North are on the hunt for the best early-stage tech startups in the North of England.

After it’s successful run in 2015, Tech North’s Northern Stars Pitch Competition is back to search out the most promising early-stage tech and digital startups in the North of England.

Online application is supported by a number of regional pitch events in Sheffield, Liverpool and Newcastle.

10 winning companies will be selected at the grand final in November with an attractive prize package on offer!

Applications close on the 9th of October, although the sooner you apply the more chance you will have of being invited to a regional pitch event.

For more information, to apply and view last year’s winners click here.