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Posted 2021-07-27 10:24:28 by

Venturefest South's annual showcase, #VFS21: Festival of Innovation will be taking place 21st October 2021 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

The highly successful showcase will build on the success of the last few years and is expecting entrepreneurs, innovators, investors and business people to come to the Ageas Bowl at this live event.

New to 2021, there are ‘strictly un-limited’ ‘hybrid’ tickets for those who are unable to make it on the day. You can get a snapshot of the live streamed event from the comfort of your own home, plus virtual workshops, pitches from our innovators and special updates and opportunities from the event's partners and sponsors.

This year the event will be debating, exploring and sharing ideas on some of the biggest themes affecting and driving innovation, entrepreneurship and business growth. Curated by partners of Venturefest South, the ’Innovation Talks’ stage will host three sessions throughout the day.

Session one – Creative industries driving innovation across the south.

An exploration of how the south’s creative industries work with our investors to create new opportunities and drive innovation. Hosted by Sarah Duckering, in this session we will hear from a selection of hand-picked speakers that will share their experiences, opportunities and advice on the matter. The session will end with a Q&A where you can ask any questions you have and share your own ideas on the subject.

Session two – The changing face of innovation funding.

Hosted by James Ford from the Solent LEP, this expansive session will explore stories from the front line of innovation, giving delegates a unique insight into how to fund, scale and support their ideas to turn them into a business. A range of speakers will cover a variety of current funding trends. The session is a must for anyone interested in investing in new ideas as well as people looking to fund their innovation.

Session three – Sustainability, the biggest innovation opportunity 

There is no doubt that sustainability and the environment is front of mind across the world. But, how do we turn a threat into an opportunity? Our host Timo Peach, Creative Director at Momo:zo, will take delegates on a journey into the subject framing real-life opportunity, case studies and challenging your perception of sustainability. This big impact topic will inspire innovators and entrepreneurs to think pragmatically on the value of focusing your creativity and capability in the world’s biggest challenges.

For more information and to book tickets please click here.