The Region's
Innovation Conference

VentureFest 2017

Tuesday 14 November

St James’ Park, Newcastle


2017/11/14 08:30:00

VentureFest North East is all about helping local businesses use innovation to remain relevant, competitive and profitable. It brings together more than 700 people to create exciting new opportunities.

It’s a unique day in the business calendar that’s packed with inspirational speakers and practical workshops to help you make new connections, raise finance and explore new ideas.


Launch your ideas

Starting out or running an early-stage growth company? If you’re just getting your idea off the ground you’ve found the perfect place to give you a lift.

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Growing businesses

Exploit your ideas to accelerate growth

Running a business that’s looking to grow? You’ll find plenty of inspiration and practical support here to take your ideas further.

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Meet exciting business opportunities

Angel investor, fund manager, lender or crowdfunder? Meet exciting North East businesses in a format that’s fast, simple and effective.

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Meet innovative businesses

Provide a service or product that could be used by innovative businesses in the North East of England? Join the Venturefest family and feel the benefit.

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Warm-up for VentureFest!

Get ready for VentureFest with Growth Hub Live: Meet the Expert on Tuesday, 31 October. Use this  drop-in business clinic to speak to a whole host of experts who are leaders in their field. They can help you overcome and find solutions to issues that might be preventing your businesses from thriving.

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Innovation Showcase

Innovation Showcase provides an opportunity for regional businesses to promote their latest products, services and innovations to a large business audience free of charge.

Meet the innovators!

FinanceCamp at VentureFest North East

Need to finance your business ambitions? FinanceCamp is where you’ll meet lenders who want to lend and investors who want to invest. Whether you’re strengthening an existing business or launching a new one, we’ll help you to navigate your options.

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Growth Hub Live!

Get answers to the questions that are standing in the way of your business growth at Growth Hub Live! We’ll have a range of experts on hand throughout the day to discuss a whole range of issues including product development, marketing, intellectual property, employing people, raising funding and much more.

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Venturefest North East is packed with inspirational speakers, debates, discussions and workshops aimed at lifting the lid on innovation and inspiring ways of doing things differently.

Over the coming weeks we’ll be introducing you to those who’ll be taking to the stage.

Innovation Challenge

Turning real-world challenges into commercial opportunities. What are the big issues facing large corporates, the public sector and society at large? Does your business have the technology, talent or services to provide solutions? Explore new opportunities here!

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You’re shaping VentureFest 2017!

We’re handing over the design of the new People’s Choice element of the conference to you!

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A snapshot of VentureFest 2016

St James' Park

St James' Park