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    Venturefest Manchester 2014, Invest, Innovate, Grow

    Start date: 22/10/2014
    Cost: See Regristration Link in Event

    Wednesday 22nd October 2014 – registration from 9.00am
    Bridgewater Hall,

    Join us at the inaugural Venturefest Manchester 2014, a leading business innovation event bringing together innovators, investors and entrepreneurs  from Manchester and the wider North West to stimulate ideas, investment and collaboration.

    Led by the Business Growth Hub, with the support of the innovation partners and the Technology Strategy Board, the event will include:

    Innovation Startup Showcase Competition
    Featuring some of the North West’s most innovative businesses and culminating in the inaugural Venturefest 2014 competition.  The winner, to be announced on the day, will receive a business support package worth up to £25,000.
    For more information please contact 

    Innovation Investor Event: Pitching for Success
    An opportunity for innovative businesses to pitch to the North West Business Angels with support from the Access to Finance Team and Growth Accelerator.

    For more information please register here:

    Innovation Support Showcase
    Businesses will have the opportunity to meet with experts from the Business Growth Hub, and the event partners (Technology Strategy Board, University of Manchester, Growth Accelerator, Manchester Science Park, North West Business Angels, University of Salford, Manchester Metropolitan University, Business Finance Solutions and Science & Technology Facilities Council), to discuss how they can help to grow your business.

    Networking Sessions/ Meet the Expert Sessions
    Delegates will meet with specialists in innovation, finance and business support and will have the opportunity to pre-arrange 1:1 appointments.  Details to follow in a confirmation email.

    Wine and Canapés Reception
    Opportunity for further networking and the announcement of the winner of the Innovation Startup Showcase Competition.

    Click here for the full schedule of Venturefest Manchester 2014; speaker details to follow shortly!

    Book your place here

    To contact the Business Growth Hub team, phone 0161 359 3050 or email

    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham