Posted on March 22, 2019 by staff

Venturefest returns to South West


Popular pitching competition Venturefest is returning to the South West after three years.

The technology industry event was first held in 2016 and will return at Sandy Park in Exeter on 17th June 2019.

The 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. It 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:

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

Tickets for the event go on sale on 6th March, cost £40 (plus VAT) and can be purchased at

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).