Meet Bristol and Bath's most innovative companies
Venturefest 2017 will begin with an invitation-only Future City launch event on 3 February. See the full agenda and speaker programme here
Join the series to explore Future Cities technology
The series will explore and showcase the technologies that will transform cities and the places we live into Future Cities.
Please download our Venturefest Series flyer which shows our current events listing. Please refer to the What’s On section of our website for a comprehensive breakdown of the events and for details of how to book. Thank you.
Join us at our Future of Work event on 16th May. Aimed at businesses, find out what you need to do to evolve in a Smart City setting.
Smart City Marketplace
The Smart City Marketplace will showcase the best ‘future city focussed’ start-ups and scale-ups from across the South West. These companies will showcase their technologies to investors and organisations at the Series Opener in February. October’s event will revisit those ideas, and the further development thereof. The event will also see the launch of a crowdfunding bootcamp programme in association with CrowdCube.
The Investor Showcase, as part of the Silicon Gorge Partnership*, will afford companies exposure to a selected audience of angel investors and Venture Capitalists.
*Partners include SETsquared, Idea Squares, Invest Bristol & Bath, TechSPARK
“Embracing Future Cities”
Venturefest provides a forum for companies embracing Future Cities. It helps them find solutions to technology challenges by identifying fast growth tech companies and startups capable of delivering solutions to those challenges.
Venturefest will explore technologies like communication networks and connectivity, seamless automation, robotics, intelligent buildings, smart building bricks and new breeds of in-home technology. Companies, sponsors, exhibitors and visitors from the region and beyond are invited to participate in a year of activity, beginning on February 3 with our series opener.
“The Venturefest Series”
Ongoing, the Venturefest Series will comprise linked events throughout the year. The events will facilitate further exploration of the themes from our series opener, and deliver activities to support start-ups wanting to develop their solutions in this field. October’s Venturefest Showcase will be the culmination of the Series, and will act as a spotlight for the region’s tech cluster by showcasing the responses to the challenges set out at February’s opening event.