Shaping Regional Projects to Stimulate Demand-led Innovation

You are invited to join one of three initial workshops that will help to shape emerging, large-scale collaborative activities with the potential to significantly impact business innovation and productivity as well as the delivery of public services in the West Midlands and wider Midlands region.  By contributing to one of these consultations, you will also … Continue reading Shaping Regional Projects to Stimulate Demand-led Innovation

Venturefest Blog Series: Part 6 – That’s a Wrap!

Since establishing over four years ago, the Venturefest brand has become synonymous with driving growth, supporting talent, stimulating investment, and celebrating innovation across the science and technology sector. The 2018 instalment for the West Midlands continued the delivery of innovative products and services to the marketplace, addressing topical and contemporary developments with an audience of … Continue reading Venturefest Blog Series: Part 6 – That’s a Wrap!

Venturefest Blog Series: Part 5 – Fast Growth Business Experience

The third and final panel session of VenturefestWM saw leaders of very different, fast-growing West Midlands businesses giving frank, first-hand accounts of what it took to successfully grow their businesses.  This complemented the keynote address on scale-up (see Part 4 of our Venturefest Blog Series) by adding personal experience and advice. The session Chair, Paul … Continue reading Venturefest Blog Series: Part 5 – Fast Growth Business Experience

Venturefest Blog Series: Part 4 – From Startup to Scaleup

This keynote address from Sherry Coutu, Chairman of the ScaleUp institute and Founders4Schools, discussed top-tips for overcoming the difficulties of business scale-up, and emphasised the importance of looking to the future.  Sherry started her keynote address with a number of startling facts, including asking how a 13 year old is supposed to know which job to aspire … Continue reading Venturefest Blog Series: Part 4 – From Startup to Scaleup