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Major tech industry event announced for region
Posted on: February 28th 2019

Following the hugely successful technology industry event in 2016, the organisers of Venturefest South West have today announced a second event to be held on 17th June 2019 at Sandy Park, Exeter. This one-day flagship event will bring the leading lights of the South West’s tech industries together.


Organisers expect more than 800 businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and academics to attend. The event will showcase cutting-edge innovation and entrepreneurship coming out of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset and bring people together to network, hear insights and predictions from industry leaders, connect with entrepreneurs, investors and academics and make valuable business connections.

The full-day event will see presentations from technology trailblazers, panel discussions and a diverse programme of workshops, as well as a schools competition (Hackfest) and a pitching competition (Pitchfest). 

The themes for Venturefest South West 2019 are:

  • Digital Health
  • Blockchain
  • AI and Big Data
  • Agri Tech
  • Marine Tech
  • Creative
  • Space  
  • Environment
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Funding and Start Ups 

Tickets for the event go on sale on 6th March, cost £40 (plus VAT) and can be purchased at The 2016 event was oversubscribed with a waiting list and tickets for this event are expected to be in similar demand.

Venturefest South West will be held on Monday 17th June 2019 at Sandy Park, Exeter. The event is supported by: The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), Falmouth University, the University of Plymouth, University of Exeter, Plymouth College of Art, Heart of the South West LEP, South West Academic Health Science Network, Plymouth City Council and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).


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