Venturefest NW Innovation Showcase Competition 2019

Open to start-up and established businesses from across the North West, the Innovation Showcase Competition offers excellent profile-raising opportunities, and ultimately the platform for finalists to pitch to an audience of potential investors at #VFNW19 Manchester Central on 20 November..

The Innovation Showcase Competition is the centrepiece of Venturefest North West 2019.

Winners of each of the categories will also receive a package of support provided by partners of GC Business Growth Hub and Boost Business Lancashire.

Interviews and pitch development workshops will be held at UCLan and Lancaster University on the mornings of 25th June and 2nd July. If you want to find out more and encourage you contacts to enter, click the button below to download the Venturefest Innovation Showcase flyer for Lancashire firms.

The competition is open from 29 April to 8 July. Complete the form below to enter.

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Venturefest North West is the region’s biggest annual innovation expo and conference, bringing together start-ups, growing businesses, investors and innovation specialists under one roof.

It’s where connections are made, growth opportunities born, new ideas inspired, and the most exciting business innovations showcased.

They’re expecting a record 1,200+ delegates to Manchester Central on 20 November 2019 for an exceptional mix of inspirational speakers, interactive workshops and networking opportunities.

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


Check out the highlights from Venturefest North West 2018