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First Venturefest South West exceeds expectations

Venturefest South West saw around 600 entrepreneurs, investors and innovators flock to Sandy Park, Exeter on Tuesday 18th October.

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Insights on the journey of a business start-up

Advice from Richard Cobb, Partner, Corporate at Michelmores who will be joining us at Venturefest to discuss how to attract investors and reward staff effectively.

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Satellite Applications sessions announced for Venturefest South West

Venturefest South West, a flagship event for innovators, entrepreneurs and investors, has announced a top line up of speakers for two sessions focusing on Satellite Applications.

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Crowdfunding and grant advice at Venturefest South West is vital for regional entrepreneurs and tech innovators

Venturefest South West will cover crowdfunding, business angels, grant programmes, private investment and employee shareholders in the the ‘Access to Finance’ sessions.

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Q & A with Connor Handley-Collins, Sales & Marketing Director of Truvision

Connor Handley-Collins, Sales & Marketing Director of Truvision will give attendees of Venturefest the opportunity to take part in a virtual reality demo, allowing people to experience how virtual reality works.

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Innovation showcase exhibitors announced

Attendees at Venturefest South West 2016 will get to witness some of the most exciting and ground-breaking innovations coming out of the region at the Innovation Showcase.

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Pitchfest workshops in full swing

Pitchfest workshops are underway in the South West, with finals taking place at Venturefest South West on Tuesday 18th October.

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Q & A with Murray Reed, Chief Technology Officer of Gooch & Housego

Murray Read, Chief Technology Officer of Gooch & Housego will talk about how photonics has changed our lives in the last 5 years and how it will evolve in the next ten.

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BLOG - Jack Gill, Managing Director of So Good Studios

Jack Gill, organiser of Games For Better recently wrote this blog post for the Longitude Prize who have kindly agreed to let us share it here. Find out what Games For Better is all about and how it links to Venturefest South West.

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South West schoolchildren lead digital innovation in HackFest

Over 200 students from schools across Devon are participating in HackFest, a county-wide project for young people to come together to create product prototypes that respond to the issues of the future, led by FabLab Plymouth at Plymouth College of Art with FabLab Devon as partners.

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Agritech speakers announced for Venturefest South West

Venturefest South West, a flagship event for innovators, entrepreneurs and investors, has announced a top line up of speakers for the agritech session which will look at new opportunities in the fast changing and developing agritech sector from technology, data, resource management and novel crops to animal and plant health.

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Q & A with Jonathan Burr, CEO of Intelesant

Delegates at Venturefest South West joining the Digital Health sessions will hear about the future of the digital health market with examples of emerging innovation.
Giving the benefit of his experience to delegates will be Jonathan Burr, CEO Intelesant.

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Q & A with Jack Gill, Managing Director of So Good Studios

Showcasing the power of games and interactive media in spreading awareness of important global issues, Games For Better demonstrates how games can help us approach important subjects.

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Q & A with Toby Mottram, Founder of eCow

Delegates at Venturefest South West joining the Agritech sessions will hear about new opportunities from technology, data, resource management and novel crops to animal and plant health.

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Speakers announced for inaugural Venturefest South West

Venturefest South West, a flagship event for innovators, entrepreneurs and investors in the technology sector has announced speakers including representatives from the Met Office, Crowdcube, MSubs, the Department of Health, Innovate UK and the region’s universities plus other leading lights from the world of technology and business.

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Digital Health line-up announced for Venturefest South West

Venturefest South West, a flagship event for innovators, entrepreneurs and investors, has announced a top line up of speakers for the digital health sector. Sessions will help participants understand the digital health market, explore market opportunities for digital innovation in the NHS and showcase cutting-edge innovation.

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Call for South West entrepreneurs: Pitchfest 2016

Innovative start-ups and entrepreneurs with high growth potential seeking investment are being encouraged to apply to take part in Pitchfest 2016, a pitching competition being run as part of the inaugural Venturefest South West on 18th October 2016 at Sandy Park, Exeter.

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Call for tech entrepreneurs, innovators and investors as first Venturefest South West launches

A flagship event for innovators, entrepreneurs and investors in the technology sector has been announced for the region. Venturefest South West will be held at Sandy Park, Exeter on 18th October and will bring together hundreds of talented small enterprise innovators and entrepreneurs from across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset along with investors on the lookout for emerging talent. This is the first time a Venturefest event, part of a national network supported by Innovate UK, has been held in the region.

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