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It’s a match made in entrepreneurial heaven!

We’re pleased to announce that VentureFest East Midlands will be sponsoring the inaugural Startup Weekend Derby and have provided a VERY exciting prize for the winning team in March.

VentureFest East Midlands is the premier event for small businesses and startups in the region. Now in their third year, VentureFest bring together small and medium sized enterprises who are ready to attract investors and begin to scale-up.

Being held in Derby for the first time on 22nd March, the event is split across 3 main parts: The Innovation Showcase Expo, the Main Stage and the Business Lounge. Each of the two stages will have their own focus for the event and the Innovation Showcase Expo sees the inclusion of brand new pods to showcase smaller businesses.

The theme for this years event is SMART Innovation, allowing attendees and aspiring entrepreneurs will hear stories from businesses within the sector about how they’ve grown and improved their business through innovation and design.

Additionally, the awesome team behind VentureFest East Midlands will be giving the winning team at Startup Weekend Derby a showcase pod during the event! This will allow the team to continue demoing their startup to a wider customer base, obtain ever valuable feedback to develop their business and network with potential partners and investors.

It’s an amazing opportunity for you to take the next steps towards developing your startup into a real, tangible company.

VentureFest East Midlands is completely free to attend and we highly recommend going.

Register before 24th February and you’ll also be in with the chance of winning a ticket to Startup Weekend Derby – sweet.

Visit the VentureFest EastMidlands website to register today: http://www.venturefestem.com/

Sponsorship positions for Startup Weekend Derby are still available and start from £250 to feature your brand to both experienced and aspiring entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, designers and developers. To enquire about sponsorship, please contact giorgiocassella@gmail.com

Giorgio Cassella