Venturefest Network (2014)
A network that brings together innovation ecosystems and their Venturefest events across the UK to strengthen links between innovators, investors and entrepreneurs across a range of sectors, strengthen connections to funding, ideas and support, and share best practice about innovation and driving growth from start-up to scale-up.
Key local leaders from universities, LEP(s), investors and business are brought together to co-create a local Venturefest. It draws attention to scale-up companies and scale-up leaders so that it is easier for them to act as role models and find customers, partners and investors, both at home and overseas. Evidence of success from the first two Venturefests include funding and growth, new ideas and strategies, and stronger connectivity.
This programme is associated with Recommendations 3 and 9 of the Scale-Up Report.