Startups 2.0

Welcome to the first edition of North East & Tees Valley Startups 2.0.

These 34 founder-led startups are not backed by venture capital. Bootstrapped, pre-seed, grant-funded or angel-backed, the enterprises are in the early stages of their journey and either building or harnessing a unique technology.

From small business toolkits to unmanned remote surveys; tech for good platforms to CleanTech, FinTech and EdTech solutions; dating AI to digitising manufacturing processes; and expanded use for videogame and cybersecurity expertise, the region is rich with startup talent.

This list was curated through a nomination process. All startups on this list have either self-nominated or been nominated by another unaffiliated organisation.

Delivered by TechBlast and sponsored by Ignite, the campaign seeks to raise awareness of tech startups in the North East of England and Tees Valley.

Ignite runs programmes to help founders launch and scale tech startups in the North East of England. Applications for the second cohort of Ignite’s new Launch Programme will be opening up in January – interested companies can apply here.

Ignite is supported by North of Tyne Combined Authority and Barclays Eagle Labs.

Click on the link below to see the 34 startups profiled.

North East & Tees Valley Startups 2.0

We are running annual Startups 2.0 lists in all major UK cities. To discuss sponsorship, contact the editor Jonathan Symcox at this email address. Options include pitching competitions and roundtables featuring the successful startups.

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