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Venturefest East is the region’s newest innovation event on 24 May 2016 at Rowley Mile Racecourse, Newmarket, Suffolk. This full-day event is designed to bring together businesses, corporates, investors, academics and advisors with expertise in innovation. The programme includes:

  • Keynotes from high-profile speakers
  • Innovation Showcase with over 60 exhibitors  
  • Fast and Furious Pitch Off Competition with SMEs/start-ups
  • Networking with over 400 industry experts

CW are running a Track Session The Internet of Things – Behind the Hype – Opportunities and the Challenges of Securing Investment’ with keynote speakers including Paul Egan, IOTUK, Matthew Scherba, Breed Reply, Paul Garner, BT and Steve Baker, TTP. This 90 minute afternoon session will be chaired by Robert Driver, CEO, CW (Cambridge Wireless Ltd).

We are pleased to announce that Speechmatics will feature as CW's finalist in the Fast and Furious Pitch Off.  The other four companies shorlisted were:

BeanIoT from RFMOD, Herdsy, Rize and Smartbell.   All five companies will be exhibiting at Venturefest.


Confirmed Venturefest keynote speakers;

Venturefest East is supported by Innovate UK and Knowledge Transfer Network, and led by St John’s Innovation Centre and Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough and New Anglia LEPs. Key sponsors include University of East Anglia, Engie and BT, and sponsors include Taylor Vinters, Barclays, SBRI Magna and Adnams. It is supported by CW, Cambridge Network, One Nucleus, Cambridge Cleantech, Agri-Tech East, Games Eden and Alliantus Ltd. CW are managing the event logistics on behalf of the partners.

Please visit the Venturefest website for the programme and full details. Follow the event on twitter using #VFEast16
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