We help startups launch and scale their businesses.

We immerse teams with experienced entrepreneurs, expose them to active investors and deliver world-class workshops. Since launching Ignite in 2011, we’ve run startup programmes across Europe. Now, with support from the North of Tyne Combined Authority, we're back in the North East of England. Our Teams have started highly successful companies, created countless jobs, generated millions in revenue and raised over £100m in early stage VC funding.


Programmes for early-stage North East startups

Whether you're just getting started or are looking to scale, chances are we've got a programme for you.



For early-stage technology companies that are in development or have only just launched.

  • Starting January 2024
  • £10,000 Equity Free
  • Weekly Workshops and Mentoring
  • 5-month Hybrid Programme
  • Membership of the Ignite's Global Founder Network
  • £250K in Perks (AWS, Airtable, Stripe, Notion and more)

Applications will open Autumn 2023

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For established technology companies that need help with scaling and raising further investment.

  • Starting September 2023
  • Bespoke investment coaching
  • Funded trip to the United States
  • Mentors who have experience raising seed investments
  • Membership of Ignite's Founder Network
  • £250K in Perks (AWS, Airtable, Stripe, Notion and more)
Applications are now closed


An action packed schedule.

Each programme is tailored to the needs of the founders who get accepted. Each year we host over 500 sessions with hundreds of investors,founders and entrepreneurs.


Learn by doing. Weekly sessions and workshops that move the needle.


Experienced mentors who are here to help you.


Insights behind the successes and failures of ex-founders.


We put you in front of active investors across Europe and the US.


Gain the support of hundreds of founders.


Get out of your comfort zone. Travel and gain experience.


Gain the support of the largest technology companies in the world.

Get access to over £250,000 of credits and discounts from companies who would like to see you succeed. From stickers to hosting, there's enough credits in there to run most tech stacks for a year.