The heart of Venturefest South, featuring innovators and exhibitors, open mic pitches and presentations, stories of local innovation, plus keynote speeches from industry and thought leaders.
The Venturefest South keynote speeches from Uber Innovation People and Innovate UK.
Welcome by Chris Allington
Chris Allington, Chair of Venturefest South, Managing Director of Oxford Innovation and Director at Solent LEP, introduces the event.
Keynote: Fred Jones, Uber
Fred Jones, Head of Expansion at Uber, shares the company’s story and what Uber’s vision of the future of transport looks like.
Keynote: Nicole Yershon, Innovation People
Nicole Yershon talks innovation and shares her experience with Ogilvy Labs
Keynote: Kevin Baughan, Innovate UK
Kevin Baughan, Chief Development Officer at Innovate UK, talks about how Innovate UK are accelerating the UK’s economic growth by funding and connecting business-led innovation.
Inspire yourself with three local stories of innovation from Audazzle, Business Edge and Turbulent Designs.
Innovation Story: Audazzle
Selwyn Lloyd, Co-founder of Audazzle, talks about his journey of using video game technologies to bring people together.
Innovation Story: Business Edge
David Hague of Business Edge shares the story of creating the CVC (Centrifugal Vapour Compressor)
Innovation Story: Turbulent Designs
Trevor Linn of Turbulent Designs is an electromechanical engineer with over 40 years experience.
Watch these short elevator pitches from local innovators who are looking for funding and growth opportunities
Can you help? Where applicable, website and contact details are included underneath the video.
Open Mic Pitch: Gala
Gala is an infrastructure for helping businesses in the south of England use blockchain technology to increase productivity and profitability.
Open Mic Pitch: Betwixt
Betwixt is solution that uses Blockchain and Oauth2 to create scalable and secure Internet of Things devices, specifically in smart manufacturing and medical devices.
Open Mic Pitch: UPRacing
In a period of 9 months, the University of Portsmouth Student Racing team design and make a car for competitions.
Open Mic Pitch: Oracle Recruitment
Oracle is recruitment company in the commercial, technical, industrial and maritime sectors that focusses on people.
Open Mic Pitch: Hip Impact Protection
Hip Impact Protection is a smart healthcare device that helps people protect their hips to reduce injury during a fall while also preventing falls in the first place.
Open Mic Pitch: Vimsy
Vimsy is an online video management system for managing video content. You're using it right now!
Open Mic Pitch: Shaw Trust
Adam from Shaw Trust talks about work placements and the benefits they bring to both job seekers and employers.
Open Mic Pitch: Nutritive
Nutritive is an app for enhancing the user's understanding of their nutrition
Open Mic Pitch: MediaBase Direct
Leadr is an app the turns your smartphone into a data capture device in compliance with GDPR.
Open Mic Pitch: Home Safe Products Ltd
Home Safe Products have created a domestic handrail device for preventing elderly falls on stairs.
Open Mic Pitch: iDeeter
iDeeter is on a mission to crowdsource ideas around business problems as and when they’re needed.
Open Mic Pitch: YourMeds
YourMeds is a smart medication service that reminds users audibly and visually when they need to take their medication rounds.
Open Mic Pitch: Encapsulate
Encapsulate is a network of boutique, luxury brands that creates high end personalised gifts based on the customer's tastes and preferences.
Open Mic Pitch: 3-SCI
3-Sci specialise in wireless sensors for markets with high barriers to entry such as heavy industry, oil and gas and sewage, with sensors for monitoring conditions such as corrosion inside pipes.
Open Mic: UniteCo
UniteCo is a networking app for iPhone and Android that helps people connect at business events.
Open Mic: Gooseberry Planet
Gooseberry Planet is a digital learning tool that uses gamification for aiding schools with teaching children how to use social media and digital services safely.