If We Can, You Can

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

Through the 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.

Entries are now open for 2017, and the challenge looks set to grow again thanks to FIRST Face to Face, who is running the 2017 annual IWCYC challenge to find the best start up & early stage enterprises in the region.

Now in its 9th year, the competition has helped hundreds of early-stage entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level. So whether you're looking for confidence, contacts or customers, enter your start-up now to get connected: www.ifwecanyoucan.co.uk 

Open to any business less than three years old (with a special category for great business ideas); the competition is an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to get the recognition and contacts they need to grow. 

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 Business Idea', 'Social Impact' and 'High Growth Potential' awards will be announced at The Grand Finale as part of the region's Global Entrepreneurship 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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