VentureFest North East

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Wednesday 17th March 2021

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For the first time, VentureFest North East will be coming to you entirely online!

This leading innovation conference is designed to help North East entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs grow their business. As Coronavirus continues to impact our daily lives it’s more important than ever to make sure businesses have space to connect, collaborate and innovate in order to remain resilient.

VentureFest North East is all about building connections. We’ll continue to bring the scale, ambition and buzz of a live event to hundreds of businesses and entrepreneurs who want to learn from high-profile speakers and join workshops designed to support business growth.

We’ll be announcing programme content, speakers, challenges, workshops and investor pitching opportunities in the coming weeks so sign up to our newsletter to make sure you don’t miss out.

Registrations are now open for VentureFest North East, taking place on 17th March 2021. Secure your FREE place!

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Who attends VentureFest North East?

VentureFest North East is a cross-sector event for North East businesses, whether they’re well-established or a start-up. 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. We also hold 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 at the event 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.