Explore, create and grow your tech startup in Sunderland.
Fully-funded support to get your ideas off the ground
Explore ideas and create your tech startup in Sunderland

Access free support to get your ideas off the ground

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Access free support and join a community

Tech Startup Sunderland provides free support to help you:
Explore and generate ideas
Create and shape your business
Prepare a new business for launch

Want to be your own boss? Our friendly team are on hand to get you thinking about new possibilities and generating ideas.


Have an idea for a business but don’t know where to start? Work with our in-house experts to bring your concept to life.


The team of experts at Tech Startup Sunderland will help to prepare you and your business for launch readiness.

From informal sessions to generate tech business ideas with other residents to tailored one-to-one business support with an experienced tech professional, our programme helps bright and ambitious people realise their ambitions.
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Join the Hub at Tech Startup Sunderland

The Hub @ Tech Startup Sunderland consists of a community based in Slack to provide peer support, access to sector expertise, and a sounding board as you navigate your business’s journey. Additionally, we have a landing page which includes resources, information, signposting, and events (including a Book Club) to help support the development of yourself and your business.

Discover more at our free events, workshops and informal drop-in sessions

Tech Startup Sunderland runs a regular series of virtual and in-person events, workshops and drop-in sessions to help you get started.

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A selection of upcoming events, workshops and 1-2-1 sessions

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Pitch Yourself Perfect

May 24, 2022 10:00 AM


Learn top tips on communicating yourself and your ideas, and putting your best foot forward.

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COLLIDE - Find your Co-Founder

May 24, 2022 6:00 PM

Sunderland Software Centre

Connecting tech-minded individuals (aka potential co-founders) with people with business ideas

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Spotlight On...Issues Impacting the World of Work

May 25, 2022 5:30 PM


Join us to explore issues impacting the world of work, and hear from other people's experiences.