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The Innovation Showcase Competition is the centrepiece of Venturefest North West, with the final featuring some of the region’s most innovative businesses pitching their business ideas to potential investors in the audience. One of those businesses could be yours...  

Find out what previous winners and entrants said


Why enter?

The Innovation Showcase Competition is a brilliant opportunity for the North West’s businesses to promote their latest products, services and innovations to an audience of potential customers, partners and funders.

There are four categories - Product Innovation, Service Innovation, Digital Innovation, and Innovative Established Business - and you may enter more than one. There will also be an Overall Winner and a Venturefest Audience Winner.

Entries will be considered by the judging panel, which is made up of industry experts. Shortlisted businesses will receive support in the lead-up to the event. Ten finalists will make a short presentation at Venturefest North West, when all the winners will be announced.

Winners will receive business support packages worth thousands of pounds, as well as some brilliant publicity, like this and this.

And last year's 90 entrants received a combined total of more than £4million of funding offers.

It’s free to get involved.

2017 Innovation Showcase winners Beatstream Media and Mello, with GC Business Growth Hub director Richard Jeffery (left) and event host Vikas Shah (right).