Inspirational speakers, debates, discussions and practical workshops – VentureFest Tees Valley lifts the lid on innovation.

Find new ways to strengthen your business with tried and tested ideas from areas outside of your usual business sector.

Hear from leaders in their field on issues that affect your business and opportunities to venture into new lucrative areas.

We’ll be back soon to announce our speakers for 2018, why not take a look below at the speakers from VentureFest Tees Valley 2017.

Headline speakers

'In Conversation With' speakers

A special edition of the popular Tees Valley Business Club’s ‘In Conversation With’ live event series will take place at VentureFest Tees Valley. Hosted by Caroline Theobald, this will consider the viewpoints of an established business in a more traditional industry and a younger company in an emerging field. It will feature:

Case Study Panel

Four local entrepreneurs are set to share their business journeys in a frank Q&A session that highlights the support available through the Innovate Tees Valley programme.

It is a showcase of the success of the project so far. You’ll hear directly from four entrepreneurs who, with the guidance of a dedicated innovation manager, have been able to draw support from across the range of services, products and connections. Their diversity ranging from an innovative ice cream maker to a structural materials business, perfectly demonstrates how the project is geared to meet the unique needs of individual companies.


VentureFest Tees Valley is packed with content that is as practical as it is inspirational. Our workshops provide actionable information and tools that can be applied directly to your business to affect the bottom line.