Venturefest West Midlands 2021

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Thursday, 28 January, 2021 - 08:45 to 13:15

Venturefest West Midlands 2021


VentureFest WM


Online Event
United Kingdom

Venturefest West Midlands 2021 will be held on Thursday, 28 Jan 2021 as a virtual event. Providing entrepreneurs, investors and innovators a chance to meet, engage and exchange ideas for co-operation and collaboration, particularly in the fields of science and emerging technologies Venturefest is the region's most prestigious event for growth focused businesses.

Attendees are able to engage directly with high growth entrepreneurs and service providers offering products, services, advice and support.

Venturefest West Midlands is a free, one-day event aimed at supporting business growth through innovation. It brings together entrepreneurs, innovators and investors with specific innovation expertise. The Venturefest 2021 programme will once again be packed full with inspiring keynote speakers, interactive workshop sessions delivered by our expert partners.

​The established premier pitching competition of the West Midlands is back with a new name; Minerva Birmingham Pitch Up. The pitching competition (previously known as Pitchfest WM) will still hold its inaugural final at Venturefest WM the regions most prestigious event for growth focused businesses.

Read more about the programme below and here:

08:45 - 08:55 Welcome and Intro to features of the day: David Hardman, VentureFest WM Chair
08:55 - 09:30 Keynote 1: Ben Francis, The Gymshark Story, Interview Style
09:30 - 09:35 Morning Breakouts
09:35 - 10:30
  • Panel 1: Covid driven Innovation leading to better business long term
  • Pitchup Heat
  • Panel 2: WM Digital Roadmap; creating business opportunity
10:30 - 10:40 Moving to breakouts (+Comfort break)
10:40 - 11:35
  • Panel 3: Opportunities in Green Growth
  • Pitchup Heat
  • Panel 4: Creativity, Technology & innovation
11:35 - 11:40 Moving to Networking Rooms
11:40 - 12:10

A Range of rooms with indicative themes:

  1. The Grid
  2. Start-up Space: Early businesses and support meet
  3. Scale-up Space: Scaling businesses and support meet
  4. Chellenges-led Innovation creating new business opportunities
  5. Meet the WMCA and LEP innovation boards
  6. Wildcard room
12:10 - 13:15 Pitchup Final (and close)

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