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30th & 31st March 2022

Welcome to VentureFest 2022

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.

The leading innovation conference in the North East

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.

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Meet the 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.

Simon Allocca

CFO, Rarecan

Roderick Beer

Managing Director, UK Business Angels Association

Carol Bell OBE

Strategic Advisor for the North of Tyne Cultural & Creative Sector Investment Programme


This years highlights

We are busy planning this year’s event but take a look at last year’s agenda


North East Innovation Awards

The North East Innovation Awards celebrate the diverse range of innovation happening across the region in six categories.


Innovation Showcase

The Innovation Showcase is our chance to shine a light on innovative businesses across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham. 

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