february, 2019

wed27feb12:00 pm2:00 pmHitch Pitch - Newcastle Networking Lunch12:00 pm - 2:00 pm The Biosphere, Draymans Way Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5BX Event Organized By: BioCity Group Event Type :Networking

Event Details

A problem shared isn’t always a problem solved but companies in connected, sector-focused, communities tend to overcome hurdles much quicker than those working on their own.

At the first networking event of the BioCity Life Sciences programme at The Biosphere, companies are offered the opportunity to pitch their company and share any particular challenges with which they would like help.

The event is open to all who are interested in the life sciences sector in Newcastle and the wider region. There will be pitch slots for up to 10 pre-registered companies to present to the assembled audience and the BioCity team. The BioCity team will be able to make introductions for pitches to companies in their network and to members of their 200 strong UK wide expert network. The assembled audience will also be able to make suggestions for other useful introductions.

The networking then will continue over a buffet lunch.



12:00 – Welcome

12:15 – Pitches

13:00 – Buffet lunch


About BioCity

BioCity is an ambitious business incubator supporting the growth of ambitious life-science businesses, so we ‘get it’. We understand that entrepreneurs are not ‘an Everyman’, they work with a determination, a drive, an endless energy and commitment to turn a great idea into reality.

BioCity was founded in 2002 when the concept of a business incubator offering 360° support within a self-contained campus was unheard of. But a small team of dedicated people fought hard to turn that great idea into reality, a reality now replicated throughout the UK. But we’re not finished yet. Not limited to the standard ‘business incubator’ model, the ever-growing team at BioCity work tirelessly for the companies who call us home and the industry we are proud to be a part of.


About BioCity’s Expert Network

Bringing together scientific and business expertise, the BioCity Expert Network connects BioCity pre-start-up and established companies to the wider industry, creating a UK wide innovation community. Offering insights, support and guidance, the BioCity Expert Network provides a ‘critical friend’ to young companies as they progress through the business development pipeline.


Instructions to Pitchers

3 minutes maximum per pitch – slides optional but no more than 5 slides please

To cover:

– Who you are and what you do?

– What your company is/does and what makes it special?

– Any specific challenges that you/your business are facing?

– The type of introductions (i.e. to whom?) you would like in tackling these challenges?


After each pitch there will be a 2 minute Q&A to clarify by the BioCity team and audience. Feedback and suggestions for introductions will be made during the subsequent networking over lunch.


(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


The Biosphere

Draymans Way Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5BX


BioCity Group

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