Venturefest Yorkshire 2016 was a fantastic day ... with a real BUZZ ...
5 floors of themed Zones :
Innovation Around Yorkshire
Creative & Digital
End of Day SHOW
We have a spectacular performance as a finale to the day !
Between 17:00 and 18:00 we will be gathering in the exhibition area for a chance to network and to round up the day.
FOOD and DRINKS will be served - these are included in your ticket.
During this time we will be entertained by a floor-show produced for us by DepArts, with performers mingling with the crowd, and culminating in a spectacular dance performance from "Feeding the Fish"
...on the stage on the ground floor ( in front of the cafe ).
PLAN TO STAY 'TIL 6 ... you don't want to miss this !
We have a great line-up of keynote speakers for you ...
Workshops and Seminars
4 tracks, each with 1 hour sessions at 11 am and 3pm
11 AM 3 PM
Meet up-and-coming innovators,
all of whom have new ideas for products and businesses to show you.
Want to apply ? - deadline is 16th September - see the competition pages
INNOVATION SHOWCASE is kindly sponsored by HISCOX
Pitchfest - live finals
The 5 finalists in our Pitchfest Competition will be presenting their pitches live on the main stage at 11 am
There will be an AUDIENCE VOTE for "the peoples prize"
The overall winner will recieve a cash prize of £5,000 and a tailored package of support for the next 12 months to help them realise their business.
See ALL the Pitchfest finalists showcased in the exhibition - in the Innovation Showcase Zone.
Meet the Experts
Sit and chat with a range of experts in our "Donut Den"
Ask questions, get advice and steering : ALL FREE OF CHARGE
"Click Read More" to view the sessions and book your spot
Breakfast - W & N Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a business breakfast at Venturefest, before the main programme starts
Speaker : Mark Bowers, CEO of Redfern Travel, Bradford
Attendees of the breakfast will recieve a 50% discount on tickets to Venturefest.
Click Read More for booking info ...
An exclusive lounge for CLUB ticket holders.
LUNCH will be served, and refreshments available all day.
A comfortable, quieter space place to sit, chat and do business.
CLUB tickets are available to buy ... here,
... and some are also included in our Sponsorship and Exhibitor packages.
Search, contact and arrange to meet with other registered delegates.
via our free event App " Make It York" available for iOS and Android.
Meeting spaces are in the "Donut Den" on the first floor.
Dept for International Trade Export Hub
The Export Hub is the Department for International Trade ( DIT )'s mobile seminar and global connection centre.
The truck will be parked outside the Knavesmire stand - you will pass right by it on the way in.
Click Read More for details on what will be happening inside ...
The Elevator Pitches
1 investor - 1 business - 1 minute
It could just be the best minute of your life !
We are inviting real investors and real businesses to spend 1 minute behind closed doors in our ( not real ) elevator.
If you are interested in participating please contact us, or click Read More ...
SKY Agile Masterclasses
The team from Sky share insight into Agile software delivery.
Sky live and breathe Agile and we are passionate about helping businesses pick up and implement a more agile way of working.
Join us at Venturefest Yorkshire where we shall hear from a number of key people who will describe how and where they fit in the software delivery process and their role in delivering high quality software. You will find out about how we work in squads and tribes and agile methodologies we have adapted to work for our team.
We shall start with a quick introduction to Sky in Leeds then walk you through our process, highlighting key tools and techniques we use here that that you could use in your organisation too.
In true technology meet-up style the masterclass will end with networking and the chance to pick our brains about all things Agile and our ways of working.
We will have TWO sessions : 11:00-12:30 and 15:00-16:30
in 'Box A' which is on the FOURTH floor.
Google Digital Garage
Free tutorials from Google on everything from your website to online marketing and beyond.
Pick up the digital know-how you need to make the most of the web, reach new customers and grow your business.
Pop-Up EAGLE Lab
Eagle Labs, sponsored by Barclays are ...
Maker Spaces where you can design, create and make almost anything
and Incubators give entrepreneurs and start ups access to state of the art workspaces
York Guild of Media Arts chillout zone
York's new Guild of Media Arts is the first of its kind in the UK.
With a mission to unlock the full benefits of UNESCO designation and to champion York’s growing creative
credentials, the Guild is hoping to inspire a new generation of creative adventurers in the city and drive
continued growth in the sector.
Join us for a chat and a coffee on Mezzanine 2, in the Creative & Digital Zone.