High Potential Startups

Delivered by North East Growth Hub

Budding entrepreneurs in the region are being given the chance to turn their notepad doodle into the next Google with support from the North East Growth Hub’s new High Potential Startups programme.

Support for entrepreneurs

If you’re an entrepreneur with a big idea, the High Potential Startups accelerator programme will help you to bring your idea to life, bigger and better than you can alone.

Giving you access to expert advice and support to help you create the high growth businesses of tomorrow, High Potential Startups provides the introductions and the business support needed to bring business ideas to life.

We’ll help you test your idea, understand customers, fill skills gaps, explore how you can access finance and find co-founders.

Applicants enrolled onto High Potential Startups will benefit from:

  • A series of six structured, intensive and highly immersive workshops designed to inspire and move you through the business planning process and towards business formation. Workshops will be complemented with a range of high-quality learning materials, tools and techniques provided both online and face to face.
  • One-to-one coaching will help you to develop yourself and your ideas.
    Volunteer mentors and specialists who can support the development of your business.
  • Investor relations and investment readiness support with managed introductions to potential investors.
  • The offer of a grant to help you get your business off the ground.
    Celebration events and connecting you with the High Potential Startups community.

Support for existing business owners

If you’re an existing business owner, High Potential Startups can help you to encourage intrapreneurship in your business – encouraging employees to operate like entrepreneurs whilst still working for your business can be a great way to enter new markets and develop new products.

]It is a business accelerator programme that nurtures the founders of pre-starts with the potential for amazing growth.   

Delivered through the North East Growth HubHigh Potential Startups aims to help increase the number of scaleup businesses in the North East and create more and better jobs.  

Intrapreneurs accepted onto the programme benefit from:

  • One-to-one coaching
  • Peer-to-peer learning
  • Expert mentoring
  • Online teaching
  • And much, much more.
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