We help startups launch and scale their business.

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


Programmes for early-stage North East startups

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



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

  • Starts February 2022
  • £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 are now closed


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

Details and applications for the programmes will be announced soon.

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An action packed schedule.

Each program is personalised based on the founders who get accepted. Each year we host over 500 sessions and 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.


We put you in front of active investors across the 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. Everything from stickers to hosting. There's enough credits in there to run most tech stacks for a year.