Entrepreneurial leave

The High Potential Startup programme is designed to increase the number of businesses turning over £1million by 2024.

Is it time your organisation invested in an employee-led startup?

Investing in staff spin outs can help you find new solutions and market gaps, as well as pivot new ideas and adapt faster to market conditions.

If it’s bigger and better you’re after, introducing entrepreneurial leave within your business can drive growth and create investment opportunities. Crucially, it can also help you retain and motivate staff.

If one or more of your team members has got an idea that could benefit your business, we’ll help you test this with the target market, understand your customer base, fill skills and knowledge gaps, access finance and even find co-founders.

This is an exciting and unparalleled opportunity to innovate and create investment opportunities with a comprehensive and holistic package of support on hand.

Places are limited, so don’t delay.

Thank you for your interest in High Potential Startups.

Our first intake of pre-start entrepreneurs for our High Potential Startups Programme has now closed.

The next cohort is due to start in Spring 2020, and we will be reopening for expressions of interest from February 2020.

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.