We’re delighted to announce renowned scale-up expert, Dr Uday Phadke as our latest speaker scheduled to attend Venturefest East 2017.

Author of a new book published in February 2017 called ‘Camels, Tigers & Unicorns: Rethinking Science and Technology-enabled Innovation’, Dr Phadke will be joining us for a highly engaging session to unpack the concept of “Scaling-Up” and what it means for your business, as well as sharing some of the valuable insights from his new book.

With a career spanning three decades across commercial business, academic research and teaching, and design and promotion of national and international initiatives, as well as roles including Chief Executive of Cartezia, the technology-based business builder, and an Entrepreneurial residency at the Judge Business School at Cambridge University, Uday promises to be an exciting highlight of our celebration of innovation. He believes that:


“The process of commercialising science and technology enabled innovation needs to be better understood, in particular the challenges of crossing the three Chasms on this journey: Chasm II actually holds to key to success as firms scale up.”


Laura Welham-Halstead, Venturefest East Champion and Head of Communications & Connectivity at the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP, said:


“We’re delighted that Uday has agreed to run one of our specialist track sessions focusing on Scale-Ups at Venturefest East. As one of the leading experts in this field, we are really looking forward to hearing his insights along with his other guest speakers, who will be announced very soon.”


Taking you on a journey that will include personal insights and practical action, you will also be introduced to the Digital Toolkit to help you achieve your Scale-Up potential. Hear from expert panel speakers from key sectors including; cleantech, IoT and engineering, with an opportunity to engage in an insightful Q&A session afterwards, and distil some of Uday’s expertise and experience for yourself.

Early bird tickets are selling fast so to take part in the innovation event of the year, and secure your place at Uday’s speaker session, book your tickets now: http://www.venturefesteast.co.uk/. Full details of the Venturefest East programme will also be available soon.