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All the latest news and blog articles from Venturefest 2015

Digital agency Nothing But Epic has been named Manchester’s most innovative business as it takes the £30,000 funding package at this year’s Venturefest.

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Business Growth Hub has announced the 10 finalists in the running for the £30,000 Innovation Showcase 2016 prize at this year's Venturefest Manchester.

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Business Growth Hub have announced the shortlist for the Venturefest Manchester 2016 Innovation Showcase. The flagship competition gives North West SMEs the opportunity to win a unique business support package worth £30,000.

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The 2016 Venturefest Manchester Innovation Showcase competition is now open for entries with a business support prize package worth over £30,000.

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THE chief executive of Manchester City Council has challenged its business leaders to maintain an appetite for innovation which has given the city a "platform unprecedented in its history”.

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Venturefest returned to Manchester on 22nd September, with its unique brand of inspirational speakers, interactive workshops and the chance to network with some of the region’s most successful business leaders.

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The firm, which uses technology to personalise and enhance online shopping experiences, was founded by digital entrepreneurs Tom New and Al Mackin and works with clients including Secret Escapes, Arsenal and Lexus.

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Eight of the region’s most innovative businesses are set to go head to head, after being named finalists in this year’s Venturefest Innovation Showcase Competition. The Innovation Showcase is the centrepiece competition, with the overall winner from the eight businesses pitching set to receive a unique package of business support worth up to £30…

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26th August 2015

As well as the main event, this year we are running a series of breakfasts and workshops at Venturefest Manchester 2015.

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This year’s Venturefest sees the Three Tribes panel take to the stage, where investors, innovators and entrepreneurs from Greater Manchester will share their stories and expertise.

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Have you created the next superbrand?

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Meet the Funders confirmed for Venturefest Manchester 2015 Now open for registrations Venturefest Manchester 2015, led by the Business Growth Hub with support from Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network has partnered with the government-backed Business Growth Service to help attract finance and investment for growing businesses.

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With Venturefest just around the corner, the North West’s biggest annual innovation event is pleased to announce founder and CEO of fast-growing content sharing platform Wakelet, Jamil Khalil as the latest ‘Three Tribes’ panel member.

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Due to popular demand, the deadline for applications for the Innovation Showcase has been extended.

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Venturefest Bristol & Bath 2015 will take place on Tuesday 09 June at The Passenger & Engine Shed. Forming part of Bristol 2015 - Bristol’s delivery vehicle for European Green Capital 2015. The event will have a ‘green’ theme running through a range of sectors.

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23rd April 2015

As Greater Manchester and the wider North West continues to prove a fertile environment for start-ups, entrepreneurs and established businesses, Venturefest will return this autumn for the second time to bring together the region’s most exciting innovators, entrepreneurs and investors.

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Abdul Alim, whose business OfferMoments won last year’s Innovation Showcase at Venturefest 2014, looks back at an event that helped cement the region’s reputation for innovation. The first thing that struck me about Venturefest was the buzz of anticipation; there was a real feeling of expectation about the whole day and an enthusiasm that was in…

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14th April 2015

Watch the video from Venturefest 2014

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