Venturefest West Midlands 2019 will take place on Thursday, 4th July 2019 at NEC, Birmingham,
B40 1NT

Pitchfest improves businesses’ ability to win investment while simultaneously boosting their profile. Over the last 3 years, Pitchfest – which is run by the Centre for Growth at Aston University, BizzInn at the University of Birmingham and Minerva at the University of Warwick Science Park – has put 90 entrepreneurs directly in front of investors and helped bring over £2.75M of investment to the region's small businesses.

Venturefest will be host to the Pitchfest final where the best business pitches will compete in front a live audience of investors and entrepreneurs to win:

•    the Best Pitch Award
•    Golden Ticket to access Minerva’s professional network of Business Angel Investors
•    potential future investment

See below for the 2017 finalists and award winners.

Applications for 2018 Pitchfest awards are now open!


Best Pitch Award:

Investor Award Winners:


Limitless Travel
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Advacned Epi
Essentially Yours
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Other exhibitors in the Pitchfest area included:

  • Applio

  • BizzInn

  • Copdat

  • EddySense

  • Greengineering

  • Gowling WLG

  • Josh Fano

  • Linear Diagnostics

  • Minerva

  • Smart Antenna Technologies

  • torc2

  • Villa Life