VentureFest North East

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Thursday 28th November 2019
St James’ Park, Newcastle

VentureFest North East is a leading annual networking event for local entrepreneurs looking to grow their business that takes place in Newcastle.

As a cross-sector event, VentureFest North East gives regional businesses the chance to network with leading North East companies as well as local start-ups.

Last year, we welcomed over 800 delegates at St James’ Park in Newcastle where we had a day packed with inspirational speakers, practical workshops, funding opportunities, and countless connections.

If you want to join one of the North East’s leading networking events, then get your FREE ticket for Thursday 28th November now.

Want to get involved in VentureFest North East? Take a look at our programme of events to see how you can join us: 


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Frequently Asked Questions: 

Who attends VentureFest North East?

VentureFest North East is a cross-sector event, meaning that we welcome anyone from any sector and businesses of all sizes, whether they’re well-established or a start-up. The reason for a cross-sector networking event is we believe that North East businesses have a lot to learn from each other, regardless of sector. The day is all about sharing business stories, whether it’s successes, failings or simple advice. 

Can I guarantee that someone from my sector will be at VentureFest North East?

You sure can! We invite people from our 5,000-strong cross-sector network to join us at VentureFest North East so you’re guaranteed delegates from all sectors attending. This year we’re also holding the North East Innovation Awards at the event which celebrates innovation in a variety of sectors.  

How much time is there for networking?

VentureFest North East is all about encouraging networking amongst North East businesses. We know how important it is to make new connections, so we have over 50 exhibitors there on the day as well as plenty of breaks and opportunities in workshops and challenges to network.

Do I need to stay for a whole day?

We understand that for busy entrepreneurs, particularly start-ups, dedicating a whole day has to be worth the time out of the office. That’s why we listen to our audience year-on-year and make sure that we have a day jam-packed with inspirational speakers, practical workshops and engaging challenges so that there’s something for everyone. You don’t need to stay for the whole day, but we wouldn’t want you missing out on networking with some leading North East businesses.