Venturefest WM is a one-day event that brings together entrepreneurs, investors and innovators in the West Midlands to meet and discuss ideas.
The Venturefest WM 2024 event is free and takes place on Thursday 21 March at the Eastside Rooms in Birmingham.
Local businesses, universities, science parks support Venturefest WM 2024, which is aimed at entrepreneurs, investors and innovators – particularly in the fields of science and emerging technologies. It offers the opportunity to meet, engage and collaborate.
This year’s programme includes a keynote from the West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, and CEO and founder of Get Nourish3d, Melissa Snover.
Delegates will have the opportunity to join panel discussions, workshops and network in the exhibition area.
Key themes this year include:
- How to navigate the business support system
- Innovation accelerator programmes offer
- Successful product development
- Innovation in response to local demand
- AI in action.
Running alongside Venturefest WM 2024 is Minerva Birmingham Pitch Up, a competition that gives businesses a unique opportunity to raise their profiles both in the West Midlands and in front of a national audience of investors.
Business owners are invited to present their ideas in a pitch for investment. They stand a chance of winning one of several awards.
The Pitch Up final will take place at Venturefest. The best business pitches will compete in front of a live audience of investors and entrepreneurs.
Find out more about Minerva Birmingham Pitch Up and apply here.
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