VentureFest North East 2022 online programme

Thursday 31st March 2022
ONLINE

The day after our headline programme is delivered at Boiler Shop, Newcastle, we’ll be taking our positions online to bring you a virtual workshop programme direct to your desktop.

Featuring innovation insight and expertise from Innovation SuperNetwork’s partners, VentureFest Bitesize are diary friendly chunks of expertise, insight and opportunities to help take you business to the next level.

In the morning we’re also offering more in depth innovation practice seminars to support your ongoing innovation and growth.

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Mission-Driven Innovation: How can we work together to define and tackle important problems in the North East?

09:30-11:00

Help to shape the challenges facing society and industry and hear how collaboration between corporate, academia, government and entrepreneurs could help the region deliver real impact across our communities.
Reverse Innovation: A Framework to collaborate

11:00-12:30

Learn how bringing together large and mid-sized organisations with small, growth-focused SMEs allows freedom and agility to disrupt mindset and explore new ideas to problem solve.
Led by Stephen Green from CUBED Mindset, you’ll hear how Reverse Innovation takes an outside-in approach.
The Big Pitch

11:00-12:30

Aimed at active investors, the Big Pitch will uncover the latest deal opportunities and showcase some of the best innovative North East businesses currently seeking investment.

Don't miss our biggest pitch event of the year!
How to double the size of your business in 12 months

12:30-13:30

Join Scaleup North East for a live interview with one of the region's fastest growing businesses. Find out how they did it, the challenges they've faced, and how they are overcoming them.
Financial Planning: Protect & Grow

12:30-13:30

Join expert financial planners Broad Chare Partners for this informative session about changes to consider for you and your business, your family, and your current (and future) employees, to help mitigate risks, support growth and maximise the benefits that you are able to enjoy.
Startup, Spin out and scale up! Support and funding available for tech and engineering startups

13:30-14:30

Meet the Royal Academy of Engineering to hear about their Enterprise Hub and how their funding and support programmes can benefit your business.
The Importance of ESG in securing investment

13:30-14:30

Join Brewin Dolphin to explore the relevance of a company’s environmental impact and importance of an Environmental, Social and Governance strategy when securing investment.
Funding, Finance and Business Support Round Up

14:30-15:30

Join City of Sunderland and business support guests offering their expertise in a 'finance, funding and support opportunities update' for North East businesses.
Moving Forward: Join us on an innovation journey

14:30-15:30

Join Believe Housing and their trusted partner Trueplace Consulting, to hear how they went back to basics to define objectives and transform their customer’s experience as part of a ‘Moving Forward’ project.
Been there, done that: Tips, advice and guidance on growing a start-up

15:30-16:30

Blu Sky Chartered Accounts will work their way through the financial process, introduce the exciting things they can do with technology, and address strategy and other vital factors in growing a business.
Supercharge your business with the SuperNetwork!

15:30-16:30

Find out about the support we offer and how our experienced team can help you secure the right finance for you, from grants to equity investment. Be the first to hear about the new Innovation SuperNetwork grant!
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