VentureFest North East

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The innovation conference that helps North East businesses

connect, innovate and grow

We’ll be back in 2022

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, held on Wednesday 17th March 2021 took place as an online conference for the first time. It¬†brought together the usual mix of inspiring keynotes and practical workshops on the unwavering topics of ‘Resilience and Sustainability’.

As Coronavirus continued to impact our daily lives, we knew it was more important than ever to make sure businesses had a space to connect, collaborate and innovate in order to remain resilient. Looking at the ongoing pandemic, we brought the scale, ambition and buzz of a live event that explored, reassessed and celebrated the role of innovation in a time of chaos and highlighted some of the region’s success stories.

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What to expect

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


We bring a host of regional, national and international speakers to VentureFest North East with stories and advice to inspire our delegates

VentureFest 2021 was jam-packed with a range of practical workshops, challenges and programmes designed to help businesses from any sector grow through innovation.
Innovation Showcase

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