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Venturefest North West 2018 Programme

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Conference agenda

Location: Exchange Auditorium

09.30-09.50: Opening remarks by host and keynote speaker: Priya Lakhani OBE (Founder/CEO, CENTURY Tech)

09.50-10.10: Keynote speaker: Jenny Tooth OBE (CEO, UK Business Angels Association)

10.10-10.30: Keynote speaker: Mike Anderson (CEO,Padoq) 


11.30-12.15: Innovation Showcase Competition pitches

12.15-12.45: Three Tribes Panel


14.00-14.30: Keynote speaker: Richard Noble OBE (Project Director, Bloodhound SSC)

14.30-14.45: Innovation Showcase Competition winners announcement

14.45-15.00: Closing remarks by Richard Topliss (Managing Director, North Region, NatWest; Chair of The Growth Company)


Location: Exchange Hall

08.00: Doors open

09.30-12.00: Meet the Expert 

14.00-16.00: Meet the funder

16.00: Exhibition closes

Breakout sessions

Location: Exchange Breakout Rooms

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08.30-09.30: Delivering growth through new market development (run by Department for International Trade NorthWest / GC Business Growth Hub's Growth team)

08.30-09.30: Boost your innovation investment with new Innovate UK's loans(run by Innovate UK)

10.30-11.30: Mindset: Get that positive approach to innovation! (run by NatWest)

10.30-11.30: Are you making the most of innovation finance? (run by Pomegranate)

10.30-11.30: Improve your product innovation with rapid product develop techniques (run by Manchester Metropolitan University)

13.00-14.00: Pitching: Communicate your innovation with the perfect pitch (run by NatWest)

13.00-14.00: Changing Intellectual property wrongs into rights! (run by Dehns / Intellectual Property Office)

13.00-14.00: Future of energy storage at home and in the workplace (run by GC Business Growth Hub's Green Technologies & Services team / Regen / Moixa)

15.00-16.00: The growth of the Silver Economy: new products and service opportunities (run by Greater Manchester Combined Authority)

15.00-16.00: Maximse your innovation potential with a business mentor (run by GC Business Growth Hub's Mentoring team)

15.00-16.00: Harnessing the power of your brand (run by Giraffe)