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What is VentureFest Tees Valley?

VentureFest Tees Valley is a day dedicated to exploring new ideas.

It’s a day to discover how innovation can help your company remain relevant, competitive and profitable in this fast-changing global marketplace. Spend a day with us and you’ll leave with practical tools, ideas and expertise that impact on the bottom line and bring about business growth.

> Hear from inspiring speakers > Raise finance > Network with useful new connections > Ask questions of leading experts > Learn new skills > Showcase your products and services

Tees Valley is the latest addition to the national VentureFest family of events. Join us to showcase our innovative spirit to the UK.

Who is it for?

VentureFest brings together local businesses, investors, researchers and experts to inspire new ideas, solutions and collaborations.

It’s a unique opportunity to learn from those in other business sectors. To discover new tools and gain practical advice and inspiration that you can apply directly to your business.

Whether your business is just starting up or has a hundred years of experience behind it, VentureFest Tees Valley is packed with interesting and relevant content to boost your growth plans.

Who is behind it?

VentureFest Tees Valley builds on the success of a trial event, Innovate Tees Valley Festival, which attracted 260 delegates to the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, in 2016 and showcased the wealth of innovation taking place in the area.

The team that delivered the festival are now taking the event to the national stage, working with founding partners Tees Valley Combined Authority and Innovate Tees Valley  – the innovation support programme run by Teesside University, NEPIC, the Materials Processing Institute and Digital City.

The Government’s Knowledge Transfer Network has now welcomed Tees Valley as the latest addition to its UK network of VentureFest events – throwing a national spotlight on the area and its businesses.

The event programme is being developed with the ideas and input of a wide range of organisations with extensive experience of supporting innovative businesses. We couldn’t deliver such a valuable conference without their help.