Venturefest Yorkshire 2016

16th November : York Racecourse


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.

Please buy your ticket before coming ... we want you to get straight in when you arrive.


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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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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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What's new


14 Oct

5 finalists have now been selected from the shortlist of 10.



5 Oct

After a record number of applications, we are now delighted to announce the finalists who have been awarded places in our Innovation Showcase.


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