Venturefest South West 2019

Venturefest South West will be held on 17th June 2019 at Sandy Park, Exeter. This one-day event will bring together technology businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and academics.

Supported by the region’s leading universities and business networks, the event will showcase cutting-edge innovation and entrepreneurship coming out of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset and bring people together to network, hear insights and predictions from industry leaders, connect with entrepreneurs, investors and academics and make valuable business connections.

Tickets for the event are £40 (plus VAT) to include a light lunch and refreshments and can be purchased at

As part of Venturefest South West – small businesses and start-up companies have two more fantastic opportunities:

  • Pitchfest 2019: This is a free-to-enter pitching competition, hosted by UK Business Angels Association, offering innovators and entrepreneurs the opportunity to promote their businesses and pitch directly to investors and industry leaders. More information here:
  • Innovation Showcase: The event will have a free ‘Innovation Showcase’. This is exhibition space that is awarded, at no cost, to companies / small businesses / start ups / innovators that have something visual / interactive / interesting to showcase. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Interested businesses should apply here:

Venturefest South West is supported by: The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), Falmouth University, the University of Plymouth, University of Exeter, Plymouth College of Art, Heart of the South West LEP, South West Academic Health Science Network, Plymouth City Council and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

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