Events

Venturefest - The Region’s Biggest Annual Innovation Event

Venturefest North West brings together the region’s innovators, entrepreneurs and investors. It’s where connections are made, growth opportunities born, new ideas inspired, and the most exciting business innovations showcased.

With a unique mix of inspirational speakers, interactive workshops, exhibitors and networking opportunities, whether you’re a business, investor or from an academic institution, Venturefest North West 2018 is for you.

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.

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. Around 1,000 attendees are expected, making it the region’s biggest ever Venturefest.

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

Bloodhound Super Sonic Car, an amazing feat of engineering and innovation required not just commitment and funding, but access to a wealth of specialist knowledge and expertise from a whole range of organisations, sponsors and suppliers, all of whom contribute towards addressing the challenge.
Bloodhound Super Sonic Car, an amazing feat of engineering and innovation required not just commitment and funding, but access to a wealth of specialist knowledge and expertise from a whole range of organisations, sponsors and suppliers, all of whom contribute towards addressing the challenge.

For investors: The biggest and most tech-focused event we have run to date, Venturefest 2018 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.