About the Regional Skills Network
Connection | Community | Skill Building | Advice | Support
We know that innovation builds our regional economy, businesses, and jobs, bringing in outside investment and growth. Our Startups want to take up opportunities and grow into what they can be. For our existing businesses, this is the time to shakeup, do things differently, renew, and think outside the square.
Our Startups and Shakeups asked for tailored support for their businesses, so we’ve built the Regional Skills Network, to bring Advisors to them on particular topics as they need.
The Regional Skills Network provides an opportunity for Advisors to share their skills and experience with local Startups and Shakeups to foster their business growth. Advising is a hugely rewarding activity for both Advisors and Participants.
Get in touch via our EOIs below and tell us about your idea/business and what you need support for.
Our Project Facilitator will be in touch to say hello and ask learn more about what you are after, including filling our our Participant Overview form.
We will set you up with one of our relevant Advisors and book you in for an Advisor Session.
After your session, you will have the option to have another two sessions either with the same Advisor, or another one.
Join our community and get networked in! We always have a range of events, workshops and more happening for our Startups, Shakeups and Innovators.
Types of Support
Individual Advice: One-to-one sessions with an Advisor and Startup or Shakeup
Small Focus Group: Small focus group of Startups or Shakeups with a content expert or Advisor
Creative Sprint: One Startup or Shakeup with a group of experts or Advisors generating ideas
“There is so much that can be learned and shared through this collaborative advisory model, from both Participants and Advisors.”
– Amelia Hartney
Meet some of our Advisors
PRODUCT R&D | FINANCE | BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
PEOPLE, CULTURE & HR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND PARTNER DEVELOPMENT
PRODUCT R&D AND IT & TECH
MARKETING, PR & COMMS, IT & TECH, STRATEGY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
PARTNER DEVELOPMENT AND LEGAL & IP
MARKETING, PR & COMMS
STRATEGY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
PRODUCT R&D, MARKETING, PR & COMMS, OPERATIONS, LOGISTICS & SUPPLY
IT & TECH AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
PRODUCT R&D, PARTNER DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING, PR AND COMMS
FINANCE & LEGAL, STRATEGY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
PRODUCT R&D AND IT & TECH
IT & TECH
PRODUCT R&D, PEOPLE, CULTURE AND HR AND MARKETING, PR AND COMMS
people, culture & hr, strategic planning, business & partnership development, legal & ip and operations
marketing, pr & communications
Are you interested in being involved as an Advisor?
Startup Shakeup is looking for people with skills, experience, and knowledge across the region, willing to share with our Startups and Shakeups in small facilitated sessions. This is an opportunity for you to actively be involved in shaping the future by supporting our innovation network.
How do I sign up?
Welcome! The next step is to complete the Expression of Interest form by clicking the button below, and we’ll be in touch to arrange a Discovery Session. From there you will inform us of your preferred time commitment, before officially becoming part of the Regional Skills Network.
“Our North East community is made up of generous and committed people who are taking pride in supporting new and emerging innovators.”