Test My Idea: Try new products

Organiser: North East BIC

Test My Idea

Come along to the North East BIC’s testing event to help shape the latest in food, products and services created by entrepreneurs.

Join us on Friday 13th October at the ‘Test My Idea’ event to discover, test and sample the latest in food, products and services created by Refugee Entrepreneurs living in the North East.

This event is part of the second cohort of the North East BIC’s pre-incubation programme which is supporting entrepreneurial refugees to explore and test their business ideas, delivered in partnership with TERN. The event gives the entrepreneurs a platform to show their prototype and get your invaluable feedback to make it even better.

🎟️ RSVP – Tickets are going fast – please reserve your ticket asap.


10:30 Tea and coffee, networking

11:00 Welcome speeches from Sarah Ahmadi, Paul McEldon and Kevin Marquis of North East BIC

11:15 Presentations from entrepreneurs

11:35 Performance from Zagorna & Kostaintyn Tsepkov, Ukraine music with Sofie

12:00 Lunch and networking

13:30 Feedback collection

14:15 Music/performance

14:30 Feedback collection

15:00 Event closes

The venue is fully accessible however; we need to know any accessibility needs ahead of time. Please email sarah.ahmadi@ne-bic.co.uk if you have any specific access requirements or queries.

Why your visit makes a big difference

You’ll be the first product and service testers for this cohort, which means you’ll give the programme participants a chance to show off their delicious food, exciting products and service ideas! Your comments, suggestions and feedback will help them improve their business idea before taking them to market.

Book your place via Eventbrite here.

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How to find us...


North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC),
Wearfield, Enterprise Park East,
Sunderland, SR5 2TA

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