When we think about startups,

we think big

Finally, the push your startup has been waiting for

Why not make 2020 the year that you start your own high-growth business?

If you have an idea for a new business, you’re in the right place. High Potential Startups will help you to bring your idea to life, bigger and better than you can alone.

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

You can find out more by taking a look at our FAQ’s and eligibility criteria – then if you think it’s for you – let us know, by completing the short form at the bottom of the page.

Are you someone with a big idea who wants to take the leap and start your own high performing business?

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Are you a business owner who wants to encourage an innovative, more productive workforce?

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Am I eligible to be part of High Potential Startups?

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Thank you for your interest in High Potential Startups

Our second intake of pre-start entrepreneurs for our High Potential Start-up Programme has now closed.

We will be reopening expressions of interest for our Third Cohort from mid-March 2020, with a view for this to commence at the end of May.

If you are interested and would like to leave your details, please send them to andrew.leigh@nelep.co.uk or complete the form below and we will contact you when the window is open.

If you are a business or entrepreneur seeking help with business support or how to access finance and funding, expert advice is still available.

Visit the North East Growth Hub or speak to one of Growth Hub Connectors today. You could also follow @ growthhubNE to keep up to date with the programme.