This month, Evolyst attended the Venturefest West Midlands event at the NEC, Birmingham. This one-day annual event brought together entrepreneurs, investors and innovators to meet, engage and discuss ideas.
The day offered networking opportunities along with a forum for presenting practical advice, stimulating ideas and funding options to entrepreneurs and start-ups particularly in the science, knowledge and technology fields.
Venturefest West Midlands is sponsored by Innovate UK as part of a national network of ‘Venturefests’ supported by Innovate UK and is being supported locally by business, universities, science parks and business support organisations.
Running alongside Venturefest West Midlands is Pitchfest, a pitching competition for business owners, which presents a unique opportunity for businesses to raise their profile both in the West Midlands and in front of a national audience of investors. Business owners are invited to present their ideas in a pitch for investment and stand a chance of winning one of several awards.
Congratulations to ‘Interpac’ who were yesterday named as the winner of Pitchfest awards; they beat off strong competition from 11 other finalists to take the title and investment worth £3.2million.