When we think about startups,

we think big

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

Due to the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, we have decided to postpone our next intake until October 2020. We will be reopening expressions of interest in late August, with taster sessions being held in September.

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.