Venturefest West Midlands has been an annual event in June since 2015. It is organised by the partners in the Birmingham Science City Alliance including businesses, universities, science parks and business support organisations, as part of a national network of Venturefests, currently supported by Innovate UK.
The common interest of the Venturefest West Midlands Steering Group and delivery partners is the promotion and delivery of new innovative products and services leading to company formation, growth and job creation all deriving from West Midlands talent in the private, public and academic sectors.
The one-day event each year brings together 100s of innovators, entrepreneurs and investors to meet, engage and discuss opportunities that deliver their commercial aspirations and so promote economic development.
The agenda is structured around active networking opportunities alongside a forum for presenting practical advice, stimulating ideas and funding options to entrepreneurs and start-ups particularly in the science, knowledge and technology fields.
A central element of VenturefestWM is ‘Pitchfest’, a pitching competition for business owners, which presents a unique opportunity for businesses to raise their profile both in the West Midlands and in front of a national audience of investors, with a chance of winning one of several awards.
We have had some great feedback from past events:
52 Global Consulting @52_Global_
Very successful day at @VenturefestWM brilliant event! Thanks to all who said hello! #networking #business #brum #coventry #innovate
Paul Coxhead @paulyc1966
Great event to find ways to drive your business to the next phase @PLANitGlobal looking to fly, get on board investors!!
Tim Kay @startup_people
Great day so far @VenturefestWM – lots of great ideas and people
Great day at @VenturefestWM with lots of networking and business development for @uw_business
Details of the next event and sponsorship opportunities will begin to appear early in the year at http://www.venturefestwm.co.uk/