Date: 21st September 2016
Location: The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sorry this event has already taken place - please see our forthcoming events list
Bookings for Venturefest will remain open up until the start of the event on Wednesday morning. Because we need to produce the badges anyone who now registers will need to go to the non-registered desk on the day so we can make you a badge.
Venturefest Manchester 2016
Venturefest returns to Manchester in September, with its unique brand of inspirational speakers, interactive workshops and the chance to network with some of the region’s most successful business leaders.
Organised by the Business Growth Hub and Innovate UK, Venturefest Manchester 2016 is all about technology and innovation, and the ways in which they can help companies to grow.
Venturefest offers a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs, investors and innovators to chat informally, share ideas and develop new partnerships. There’s also the chance to tap into the expertise offered by the Hub and its partners, and take advantage of advice from organisations that understand business and what makes it tick.
Registration opens for those attending workshops
Supercharging Innovation & Inspiring your Business.
Acquiring knowledge from Universities and Science Park to support innovation and growth.
What investors are looking for in investment pitches and due diligence.
Main registration and Exhibition Area opens.
|10.00-10.05||Welcome and introduction from facilitator - Chris Maguire, Editor of Business Cloud|
Introduction & Welcome to Manchester - Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and the Vice-Chancellor, the University of Manchester
Mike Biddle, Deputy Director of Innovation, Innovate UK
Introduction to Innovation Showcase Competition from last year’s winner - Tom New, Co-Founder, Formisimo
Innovation Showcase Competition - five pitches from the finalist
Tea and coffee break
Innovation Showcase Competition – remaining five pitches from the finalists
|11.50-12.35||Tech Three Tribes Panel, Panellists:
Keynote speaker - Juergen Maier Chief Executive, Siemens
Closing remarks - Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council
Lunch and Innovation Showcase Competition winner announcement
Other sessions (pre-book)