Mix Group's very own Out There Events is celebrating after record numbers gathered to attend Venturefest North West. More than 1000 visitors took part in the event at Manchester Central, which brings together innovators, entrepreneurs and investors. The event was managed by Out There Events and created to drive business growth opportunities whilst showcasing exciting business innovations.
A number of guest speakers provided inspiring and educational talks across the day as audiences heard from Priya Lakhani OBE - CEO & Founder of CENTURY Tech, Jenny Tooth OBE - CEO of UK Business Angels Association and Mike Anderson - CEO of Padoq.
At the centre of this year’s event was the annual Innovation Showcase Competition, open to start-up and scale-up businesses from across the North West. Twelve companies had been shortlisted from more than 170 entries across four categories – Product Innovation, Service Innovation, Digital Innovation and Innovative Established Business. The winners receive a valuable business support package and national visibility.
The Innovation Showcase awards were won by the following:
Product Innovation – Reach and Rescue Ltd
Service Innovation – UrbanChain Ltd
Digital Innovation – Corporation Pop
Innovative Established Business – Whitham Mills Engineering Ltd
Reach and Rescue was declared the Overall Winner of the Innovation Showcase Competition, while Telcom won the Audience Award voted for by the event attendees.
To stay up to date with plans for Venturefest North West 2019, you can register here. http://www.venturefestnorthwest.com/2019
Venturefest North West is run by GC Business Growth Hub, working with regional partners Cheshire & Warrington Growth Hub, Cumbria Growth Hub, Liverpool City Region's Local Growth Hub, and Boost, Lancashire's Business Growth Hub.