Venturefest Yorkshire 2016

16th November : York Racecourse

11-bee-buzzing-free-cliparts-transp Wow, what a BUZZZZ !


Venturefest Yorkshire 2016 was a fantastic day !

We had around 1,000 delegates attend, 100+ companies exhibiting, and >60 speakers, experts and investors engaging directly with entrepreneurs and innovators from across Yorkshire.

The day developed a real BUZZ, with interesting and exciting things going on everywhere you turned.

This was like no Venturefest anyone has experienced before.

Most importantly, on stands, at tables, in corners, over coffee, over food and throughout the building, REAL business was getting done ; REAL investors were talking to REAL businesses, and REAL connections were being made.

The excitement was tangible.

We'll bring you more news and views very soon, but for now here's a snip of what our finale show looked like ... feeding the fish

If you missed it, kick yourself now and be sure to come next year.


Venturefest Yorkshire is a one day festival with a clear remit to nurture business growth in the region, - by helping innovators develop their ideas and helping entrepreneurs get investment.

We intend to inspire, entertain and amaze our delegates with fantastic talks, workshops and exhibitions and a spectacular end-of-day show. Full programme now available to view here


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Congratulations to our winner

ClearSky Medical Diagnostics

PitchFest is an investment competition with a £5,000 cash prize and 12 months of support to realise your business plan.

It will also connect you with real investors, interested in your ideas. This competition is open to any business or individual in the Yorkshire region looking for support to develop innovative ideas, or to get investment to grow your ideas.

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Congratulations to our winner

Pura Panela

The Innovation Showcase is an opportunity for new start-ups (or even pre-start-up) to showcase your innovative business idea at a major business event.

The Innovation Showcase at Venturefest Yorkshire will have approx. 20 showcase stands, paid for by our sponsor, Hiscox, so your participation is FREE, if you are selected.

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