StartUp Lessons from #VSULive in the North East

Three stops down, five to go! This week our #VSULive tour took us to the north east where we met some of the region’s most exciting entrepreneurs. Starting up is no small feat and seeing the originality of the ideas and the dedication of the people we met – we can’t wait to help.

There’s nothing more inspiring than being in a room full of entrepreneurs raring to go.

This week we had, Scott Morrison, Founder of Business Accelerator and former Commercial Director at Diesel, plus our very own Virgin StartUp Loan recipient, Alexander Bell  from 360 Agency sharing their words of wisdom. Queeny’s Cake Crafts was also on hand and wowed us all with her delicious treats – it’s great to see another one of the businesses we’ve funded doing so well!

All of our businesses in the North East are being supported by our local partner TEDCO, who are there to help every step of the way – from applying for a loan to matching you with one of our great mentors.

We’re hosting a series of #VSULive events all over England throughout the year. Book yourself a ticket to the next one in Cambridge, here.


Scott Morrison, Founder of Business Accelerator

Scott Morrison

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Alexander Bell, Founder of 360 Agency

Alex Bell

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Jennifer Bridges, Founder of Queeny’s Cake Crafts

(Jennifer didn’t give a talk but we wanted to show you her amazing cakes!)