8th Annual Start-Up Competition

15th May, TusPark Newcastle Eagle Labs, Newcastle Upon Tyne


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WIN: Tickets to Thinking Digital 2020 and a £1k cash prize!


The 12th Annual Thinking Digital Conference takes place 15 & 16  May and is one of Europe’s leading gatherings celebrating innovation and the people who make it happen.

As part of this, we’re proud to host the 8th Annual Thinking Digital Startup Competition where we give a platform to innovative and ambitious tech startups from around Europe.

For 2019, we’re excited to be partnering with TusPark Newcastle Eagle Labs located in the heart of Newcastle. TusPark is the world’s largest science park operator and are global experts in innovation and incubation. In addition, Jamie Hardesty of the Tech Nation team will be our host for the afternoon.

A shortlist of 10 startups will be invited to pitch their business to a panel of experts and a large audience on May 15 at TusPark.

Two Finalists will then be selected to pitch on stage at the Thinking Digital Conference at Sage Gateshead on May 16 to the entire conference audience and global viewers tuned into a live stream of the event. The Grand Prize winner is selected by the conference audience.

New for this year, all shortlisted entrants will receive the ability to exhibit their startup at the Sage on 16 May to our full conference audience. Shortlisted entrants traveling from outside the North East are eligible for up to £100 in travel assistance. Free conference passes will also be provided for up to two members of each shortlisted team.

Join us for Thinking Digital 2019!

Don’t miss out on your chance to pitch; deadline for applications is Friday, 12 April!

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