Venturefest 2016

Invest, Innovate, Grow!

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#VenturefestMCR – 21 September 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.

As the Hub's director of Business Growth, Richard Jeffery, explains: "We're aiming to build on Manchester's great tradition of innovative and independent thinking, stimulating new ideas, investment and collaborations and ultimately helping to support the continued growth of GM and the wider North West." With 700 attendees in 2015, we're looking forward to an even bigger and better Venturefest Manchester 2016!”

The 2016 Venturefest Manchester Innovation Showcase competition is now open for entries with a business support prize package worth over £30,000.

Alternatively, register to attend Venturefest 2016, held at Bridgewater Hall on September 21st, by clicking below

Want to know more? Further information about last year’s Venturefest Manchester can be found here.

Venturefest 2016 Latest News

9th May 2016

Innovation Showcase opens with £30k prize for winner

The 2016 Venturefest Manchester Innovation Showcase competition is now open for entries with a business support prize package worth over £30,000.

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23rd September 2015

Opportunites 'unprecedented' says Sir Howard

THE chief executive of Manchester City Council has challenged its business leaders to maintain an appetite for innovation which has given the city a "platform unprecedented in its history”.

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23rd September 2015

Manchester business radio at Venturefest 2015

Venturefest returned to Manchester on 22nd 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.

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23rd September 2015

Formisimo wins £30,000 prize at Venturefest

The firm, which uses technology to personalise and enhance online shopping experiences, was founded by digital entrepreneurs Tom New and Al Mackin and works with clients including Secret Escapes, Arsenal and Lexus.

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Photographs from Venturefest Manchester 2015

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