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VentureFest Tees Valley to light the way for businesses looking to fund growth through innovation

VentureFest Tees Valley is bringing together funding experts to demystify the jargon, complex networks and barriers stopping innovative Teesside businesses accessing the finance they need to grow. The one-day conference will feature FinanceCamp as part of the programme to connect businesses seeking funding with investors and lenders in addition to a specially curated keynote and […]

Ben Houchen to join pioneering Teesside businesses at VentureFest

Tees Valley’s elected Mayor, Ben Houchen will join established, growing and start-up enterprise at VentureFest Tees Valley on Wednesday 25 September at Middlesbrough Football Club. Taking place for the fourth time, the region’s business community will come together to tackle the big questions around driving innovation for economic growth. Speaking about the event, Ben Houchen, […]

VentureFest Tees Valley connects global brands with regional businesses

Global brands, with an inspirational story to tell, came together with local businesses on Teesside today (22 May 2018) to share expertise and learning at VentureFest Tees Valley, which took place at Wynyard Hall. Attracting more than 400 delegates, the region’s innovation conference hosted brands including Vodafone UK, where Head of Contact Transformation and Optimisation, […]

VentureFest Tees Valley Hacks

Because VentureFest Tees Valley is such a busy day with many elements, we’ve created 8 hacks to make sure you make the most of your day. Be sure to take a look and see what you can do ahead of the 22nd May to maximise your time there.   Bring business cards. We know… it […]

Land speed record engineer to speak at VentureFest Tees Valley

An aeronautical engineer behind The Bloodhound Project’s land-speed record attempt, will head to Teesside later this month to address crowds at VentureFest Tees Valley, the region’s innovation conference, (Tuesday 22 May). Mark Chapman, Engineering Director for The Bloodhound Project will speak to delegates about the importance of STEM subjects for driving jobs and skills, not […]

Teesside businesses take centre-stage to showcase innovative new products

Businesses from every corner of Teesside have responded to the call out for transformative ideas to be showcased as part of the region’s innovation conference. Darlington-based CRESS Systems, whose innovative engineering expertise is enabling shipping container ports to reduce their environmental impact and save money, is one of eight businesses to take centre-stage as part […]

6 reasons to attend VentureFest Tees Valley

You’ve probably seen that VentureFest Tees Valley is back for its second year on Tuesday 22nd May at Wynyard Hall. Set to be even bigger and better than last year, here are 6 handy bitesize reasons as to why you should attend VentureFest Tees Valley 2018: 1. Make new connections. You’ll have the opportunity to […]

Speaker line-up announced for VentureFest Tees Valley

  Bringing together business leaders with funding and innovation experts, VentureFest Tees Valley has today (Thursday 19 April) announced the first speakers set to address crowds at the one-day conference. The head of pioneering life-sciences firm Epigem, Tim Ryan, will take to the stage alongside one of the manufacturing industry’s leading figures. Voted Teesside’s most […]

GRN Case Study

Innovation Showcase 2017 Case Study Teesside-based business Grn was in last year’s Innovation Showcase at VentureFest Tees Valley, we caught up with them 6 months later to find out how the Innovation Showcase and the connections made at the event helped them grow their business. We caught up with Peter Lillie, Commercial Director/Partner of Teesside-based […]