Twelve startups will make their pitch at the North East & Tees Valley event.

A ‘Pitching Night’ event will be held at TuSpark in Newcastle next week where a dozen early stage startup founders will pitch to a judging panel. These startups are the first confirmed ventures on TechBlast’s inaugural North East & Tees Valley Startups 2.0 list, which will be unveiled in full at the event. The event, produced in association with Ignite, will highlight the region’s under-the-radar technology startups that are bootstrapped, grant-funded, pre-seed or angel-backed.

The pitching companies are from various locations including Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington, Skelton-In-Cleveland, Durham, Washington, and Newcastle. Each startup will be given four minutes to pitch to the judging panel. The winner will be awarded a package of support from Ignite and TechBlast/BusinessCloud.

The judging panel consists of Ignite CEO Jo York, Jamie Hardesty, director of communications and ecosystem development at Sunderland Software City, Jonathan Symcox, editor of TechBlast & BusinessCloud, and an alumnus of the Ignite accelerator. They will assess the pitches based on innovation, the startup’s ability to address its targeted problem/market, business potential, and quality of pitch.

Below are the pitching startups:

-Dan Hopper, founder of Class Club
-Luke Mills, creative director of Dink
-Dr Muhammad Wakil Shahzad, founder & CEO of EcoTech69 Limited
-David Dixon, founder & CEO of Fireside Ltd
-Alex Simpson, co-founder of Fuze Applications
-Hannah Underwood, co-founder of Insightano
-Christopher Withers, director of Miboxlive
-Louise Thompson, founder & CEO of Myfolks Ltd
-Adelaide Da Cunha, director & co-founder of Northrak
-Peter Holdsworth, CEO of Odyssea Enterprise C.I.C
-Callum Duncan, CTO of Sencode Ltd
-Jacob Dax Harris, chief of operations & co-founder of Simily

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