Start your tech business in Sunderland

Tap in to experts, networks and resources to give your tech business the best possible start

See how it works

Tech Startup Sunderland is a free programme and coworking space providing wide-ranging support to new digital and tech businesses.

Access to tech events
Access to financial support
Help to register your company
Experienced tech mentors
Sunderland business address
1-2-1s with business advisors
Access to co-working space
Peer network of entrepreneurs
Discounts on software

End to end support for your tech startup

A friendly team experienced in bringing tech startups to life is ready to help.

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Getting up and running

We will help you:
  • Understand what it means to start a tech business
  • Define a pathway to make your business idea a reality
  • Register your business with a FREE business address
  • Setup your company bank account, domain and email
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Developing your plan

We will provide you with:
  • Tailored support with industry experts in tech businesses
  • Help to develop, test and validate your idea
  • Thorough support to create a comprehensive business plan
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1-2-1 Support

We can provide:
  • Technology exploration and roadmapping
  • Brand exploration to help define your messaging and your market position
  • Advice on how to market your business
  • Pitchdeck workshops to get ready for investment if needed
  • Legal, accounting and business support services
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Join a Community

We can offer:
  • Co-working space in a central Sunderland location
  • Access to a community or peers, mentors and business leaders
  • Platforms to showcase your successful tech business
  • Places on exclusive events, accelerators and bootcamps
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Get your startup off the ground with a tailor-made programme of free to access one-to-one support.

Start your journey

We partner with regional experts and organisations to create a network for you to succeed

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What people are saying

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The team have helped with all aspects of starting a business from scratch, from accessing funding, to registering my business and helping to build a high end professional website, the team have been there every step of the way.

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Eddie Scott

Founder, Write Your Song
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The support we received has helped Project Student Housing close its first investment round and attract experienced tech executives to our advisory board.

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Vishay Karia

Founder, Project Student Housing

We have been helping people with a wide range of early stage tech business ideas

Get in touch

We work with a wide range of partners

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Meet Your Team

A team of experienced experts from a wide range of backgrounds

Mark Gardener

Strategy • Finance • Growth


Róisín Scott

Networking • Social Media • Engagement

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Get in touch and start your journey today

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