Posted on August 30, 2018 by staff

Finalists revealed for Venturefest’s innovation contest

Twelve businesses have been shortlisted for the Innovation Showcase competition at Venturefest North West 2018.

The contest was open to small and medium-sized businesses from across the North West and attracted 173 entrants competing for four awards: Product Innovation, Service Innovation, Digital Innovation and Innovative Established Business.

An ‘Overall Winner’ and ‘Audience Winner’ will be chosen by attendees after the finalists make their pitches at the event on 13th September.

Taking place at Manchester Central, Venturefest will be hosted by Priya Lakhani, the entrepreneur behind the Masala Masala food brand.

Each award comes with a package of business support for the winner, provided by organisers GC Business Growth Hub and its partners.

The finalists are below:

Product Innovation
Reach and Rescue
Redman Racing

Service Innovation
Clyz Labs
Million Stars Sustainable
Urban Chain

Digital Innovation
Brain in Hand
Call Me Help
Corporation Pop (Xploro mobile app)

Innovative Established Business
Fulfilment Crowd
Witham Mills Engineering

At Venturevest North West 2018, keynote speeches will be delivered by Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO of the UK Business Angels Association; and Richard Noble OBE, project director of the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car project, which will attempt to break the land speed record next year.