This year’s expo will feature two zones, Venturefest WM main expo and the Pitchfest finalist expo in total over 40 exhibitors will be at this year’s event from start-up to SME and scale up all innovators and experts in their field. Click here to take a look at the Venturefest WM expo list.

Prodrive 
Prodrive is one of the largest independent, full capability motorsport & advanced engineering organisations in the world. Prodrive Ventures is the investment arm of Prodrive, injecting business and technical input to support early-stage businesses in delivering innovative and commercially sustainable propositions.

University of Warwick Science Park
The University of Warwick Science Park offers a unique package of property and business support services to provide an environment in which innovative and knowledge-based companies can grow. Warwick Science Park’s business support comprises Business Ready, Techmark a technical marketing service, access to financial support, a start-up incubator, access to skills activity and the region’s only business angel network Minerva.

Women in Tech Awards
A unique opportunity to highlight and recognise the on-going contribution of women to the tech sector
West Midlands Women In Tech Awards are hugely important and promote a gender-balanced workforce across the tech sector.
We want to support and acknowledge women in tech by highlighting and recognising great achievements by women in tech today.
We want to ensure on-going involvement and engagement of women in the tech industries.

Minerva Business Angels,

Part of the University of Warwick Science Park, Minerva is the UK largest traditional Angel network and one of the fastest growing.  Operating out of 10 locations across the Midlands, North West and London it provides the ideal forum for investors and entrepreneurs to come together.
Founded in 1994, Minerva Business Angels has invested in over 83 businesses and help them raise over £40mn.  Its most recent notable success was raising £930,000 as a single raise from its angel network allowing the company in question to close at £1.15mn.

Not only has Minerva been instrumental in supporting its companies financially but with a broad church of expertise, its angels provide an invaluable source of expertise and support.

Networked with some of the best institutions in the UK including Aston, Birmingham, Loughborough, Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Warwick universities and Sci-Tech Daresbury Science Park Minerva has the support of what are world-leading organisations.

Attend Venturefest West Midlands for free by registering here.