VentureFest North East

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We’re back and this time we’re hybrid.

Bringing the North East business community back together, VentureFest North East is set to inspire with opportunities for regional start-ups, scale-ups and entrepreneurs to network, collaborate and learn.

Wednesday 30th March – The Boiler Shop, Newcastle

& Thursday 31st March 2022 – online

It’s time to connect, innovate and grow.

VentureFest North East is a leading innovation conference designed to help North East entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs grow their business through connections, inspiring speakers and practical workshops.

The event will take place on Wednesday 30th March and Thursday 31st March 2022 and is set to be the most accessible VentureFest North East yet.

The programme will see the return of audience favourites, including the Innovation Showcase, North East Innovation Awards and Innovation Challenge, bringing the business community back together with inspirational insight and opportunities to connect, collaborate and learn.

Online Programme Announced!

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.

Join us online on Thursday 31st March – book your sessions NOW!



See the online programme 

Introducing our Speakers

VentureFest North East speakers are a diverse range of inspirational local and global talent who draw on their experience to inspire North East businesses to innovate.

Get to know them

What to expect

VentureFest North East is a varied programme designed to help North East businesses grow. Here’s what you can expect:


The Innovation SuperNetwork works with host of regional, national and international partners, many of them join us as VentureFest North East Exhibitors to speak with local businesses, build connections and provide support. Why not plan who you'd like to speak to!
Full Programme

VentureFest 2022 is jam-packed with a range of practical workshops, challenges and programmes designed to help businesses from any sector grow through innovation. Explore the 2022 programme.
Innovation Showcase & North East Innovation Awards

The Innovation Showcase shines a light on some of the most innovative, ground-breaking businesses in the North East. Meet the 2022 Innovators