The Region's
Innovation Conference

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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. Check out the VentureFest North East 2017 programme.


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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Remember this?

Innovation SuperNetwork created this video which was shown at VentureFest North East 2017 to highlight and celebrate the region’s innovators


We know that VentureFest North East 2018 seems like a long time away, so if you’re in the need of finance for your business ambitions sign up for FinanceCamp. 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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If you’re looking to raise finance for your business, the 2018 FinanceCamp programme has been launched. Please see further details and the registration link here.

Speakers and sessions

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.

Take a look at the speakers we had for VentureFest 2017 here.

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.

Take a look at the Innovation Showcase we had at VentureFest North East 2017 in our video below. Want to know more about these innovative people? You can learn more about the innovators here.

Growth Hub Live!

Get answers to the questions that are standing in the way of your business growth at Growth Hub Live! At VentureFest North East, we had 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.

Find out more about our Growth Hub Live events.

A snapshot of VentureFest 2017