Last night, Northern Stars hit Newcastle for the North East regional heat of our big startup competition.
10 companies pitched, and there were some excellent performances. The judges chose SkillsForge, a startup dedicated to supporting postgraduate research programmes, as the winner.
SkillsForge is now guaranteed a place in the Northern Stars grand final next month. The other companies that pitched still have a chance of being selected for the final too.
You can find the full list of companies that pitched here. Thanks to our judges, Ajaz Ahmed of Sosavvy, Deborah McGargle of Together and Colin Tan of DotForge
Big thanks to our Northern Stars Premium Partners: Accelerate Places, offering creative and inspiring coworking spaces in Manchester City centre, and Amazon Web Services.
There’s still time to get involved
Startup entrepreneurs can still apply for Northern Stars 2017. The deadline has been extended to Tuesday 10 October. Full details here.
Tickets for the grand final will be available soon.