Pitchfest 2017: Venturefest West Midlands at the NEC in Birmingham on the 27th June

Venturefest West Midlands, the event for entrepreneurship, innovation and investors, will arrive back at the NEC in Birmingham on the 27th June and this year with the increased support of Barclays Bank, who will be offering even more support and expert advice to help to early stage entrepreneurs and established business owners grow their business.

Venturefest is a free, one-day event aimed at supporting business growth through innovation. It will bring together entrepreneurs, innovators and investors, bringing with it a wealth of opportunity to network with fellow entrepreneurs and local support providers.

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The BioHub Birmingham® hosts national life science event –

BioBrum – on 16th February 2017

 The BioHub Birmingham®, Birmingham’s flagship life science incubator, is hosting its first BioBrum Life Science event on 16th February 2017.  Aimed at pre-revenue life science companies the free event will include talks on finance, intellectual property, effective use of professional networks and business development.  There will also be an opportunity for one-to-one advice sessions with IP, finance and business planning specialists.

The event will be held at the Birmingham Research Park, which houses a community of research-led companies and is the home of The BioHub.  All eligible companies registering for the event will have the opportunity to win six months free laboratory space at The BioHub*, and complementary business assistance provided by the Enterprise Acceleration team at the University of Birmingham. We are looking for highly disruptive and innovative approaches, and the projects will be judged on how novel they are, as well as their long term commercial potential.

The BioHub is nestled amongst a vibrant life science community including the University of Birmingham, and two leading NHS hospitals – together with their associated centres of clinical and research excellence. The BioHub provides facilities for incubation and growth of life science companies from proof of concept stage to fully fledged, commercially competitive businesses. It provides access to top quality shared biomedical lab equipment and desk space at a fraction of commercial rates.  A negotiable, all inclusive, monthly rate allows the fledgling life science companies to work towards reaching a commercially competitive stage.

The BioHub has an enviable geographic position at the heart of the Edgbaston Medical Quarter, and benefits from the superb transport links provided by the dedicated University railway station and free parking.  The BioHub residents can also benefit from the expertise, facilities and equipment at the University of Birmingham.

We thank Barker Brettell, HGF and Blue Sky Finance for their sponsorship and support for the event, Birmingham Research Park for providing the conference facility, and gratefully acknowledge support from WMAHSN (West Midlands Academic Health Sciences Network), OBN, BIA (BioIndustry Association), Innovate UK – The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, ioLight, Medilink WM and Bob Roopra Consulting.

To attend the event, send your expression of interest to Dr Ewa Truchanowicz at e.g.truchanowicz@bham.ac.uk.

* The prize has to be redeemed/licence commenced within six months of receipt. It can be redeemed as either six months free for one bench and one desk at the BioHub or as two benches for shorter period of time, or any other combination up to the licence value of £6,840. Additional business support from BizzInn will also be provided free of charge to the winner. No equity will be taken in lieu of the prize.