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Venturefest 2019

Date: 20th November 2019
Location: Manchester Central
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Theme: Innovation, Digital & Technology, Business Strategy, Access to finance, Start a business, Sustainability

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Venturefest North West is the region’s biggest annual innovation expo and conference, bringing together start-ups, growing businesses, investors and innovation specialists under one roof.

The event is run by GC Business Growth Hub, working with regional partners Cheshire & Warrington Growth Hub, Cumbria Growth Hub, Liverpool City Region's Local Growth Hub, and Boost, Lancashire's Business Growth Hub.


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For Businesses

Unparalleled networking opportunities: Whether you’re a start-up or growing business, Venturefest North West is the perfect opportunity to meet others who are passionate about business, share insights, and find the right collaboration opportunities that will enable you to innovate and grow.

Promote your business: Increase your profile amongst potential customers, partners and funders on the day, and enter the Innovation Showcase Competition now for a platform to promote your company to a whole range of business leaders, influencers and fellow entrepreneurs.

Raise finance: Meet funders and find out what investors looking for and what they could do to help your business, and at what stage they can become involved.

Get inspired: Hear from business leaders and entrepreneurs, talk to others who’ve been on the same journey, and get expert advice and practical support on how to develop your business and grow fast.

For Investors

The biggest and most tech-focused event we have run to date, Venturefest 2019 will see hundreds of entrepreneurs and business owners promoting their products, many of whom will be in search of funding to take their enterprise to the next level.

Add to this the outstanding Innovation Showcase Competition, which will see finalists pitching to a packed audience of delegates, this is an event not be missed. Whether you are looking for investment opportunities, seeking to network or simply keeping abreast with new developments, make sure that this date goes into your diary.

For Innovators, academies and researchers

Find the right partners and collaboration opportunities with businesses that can benefit from your expertise, research skills and specialist facilities in order to accelerate the development of innovative products and services.

Venturefest is home to businesses of all sizes that have any number of challenges, wanting to work out anything from identifying market opportunities, to understanding how they might translate these opportunities into new products and services.

Venturefest is a registered trademark of Venturefest Oxford Limited

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