Pitchfest at Venturefest South West!

30 Aug 2016

What's Venturefest?

Venturefest aims to strengthen the connections between those who need investment, and those who seek investment opportunities.

Up to 7,000 professionals attended Venturefests across Scotland, England and Wales in 2015.

Our region's event, Venturefest Bristol and Bath, "attracted in excess of £300k from the investor showcase alone" (Liz Humphries, Invest Bristol and Bath). This year it returns as Venturefest South West, and is set to be an incredible event for businesses and investors alike.

Venturefest South West

South West England highlighted on a map of England

Taking place on October 18th in Exeter, Venturefest South West will bring together the region's best entrepreneurs, academics, businesses and innovators, to network and showcase their ideas.

The event is absolutely free, but please do remember to register for a ticket before attending.

The event has a full programme, featuring a multitude of speakers including the CEO of Crowdcube, the Chief Executive of UK Business Angels Association, and Innovate UK's Access to Finance Manager.

Features include the Hackfest, in which partners across Devon will provide dynamic workshops for students so that they can design and build their own prototypes, and Games for Better, a 48 hour game jam in which gamers solve a posed societal problem through a "serious" game. 

And of course, no Venturefest Event would be complete without Pitchfest.

What's Pitchfest?

Pitchfest is an integral event to any Venturefest. 

Venturefest South West has partnered with Crowdcube, the world's first and leading investment crowdfunding platform, to give budding applicants a chance to pitch to a panel of professional judges. Winners gain the opportunity to connect with potential big investors. 

Successful applicants can screen and develop their pitches during free sessions to ensure that they are investor-ready, know how to pitch successfully, and, crucially, know why pitching well matters. Pitchers will also have a stand in the Innovation Showcase; great for networkign with other entrepreneurs! 

Interested parties can download the application form to complete before emailing it to pitch@venturefest-sw.co.uk

The deadline for applicants is September 9th 2016.