If We Can, You Can

As champions of entrepreneurship we're passionate about supporting start-ups and early growth businesses.

Through our If We Can, You Can (IWCYC) challenge we've worked with partners and the local media since 2008 to raise the profile of their importance to our economy and to find the region's best early stage enterprises.

In 2016, the challenge is set to continue to grow, thanks to the interest of the education sector in a regional celebration of enterprise and entrepreneurship.

FIRST Face to Face is running IWCYC and put the building blocks in place for a 2016 annual challenge to find the best start up & early stage enterprises in the region.

The competition will crown three IWCYC champions and invite any new business based in the north east into the FIRST Face to Face startup support network.

Winners of the 'Best Idea', 'People's Prize' and 'IWCYC Overall Winner' will be announced at The Grand Finale as part of the region's Global Entrepreneruship Week celebrations.

To find out more about the fantastic prizes on offer, how to enter the challenge or to simply join this network of hundreds of early-growth businesses, go to www.ifwecanyoucan.co.uk

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