It has been announced that following the success of Venturefest East 2016, the team will be holding the event again this year.

Venturefest East 2016 Returns

Last year, over 650 delegates attended the inaugural Venturefest East event held in May 2016, and since then the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP have been working with partners to secure the future of this new innovation event.


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

“Venturefest East surpassed our expectations last year. With such overwhelmingly positive feedback from those who attended, we knew then that we had to run the event again. We are therefore delighted to announce that we will be back on 21st September 2017 at Newmarket Racecourse with an even bigger and better event. We have a dedicated member of the team – Robin Childs – working on Venturefest East five days a week to make sure it is an event not to be missed!”


Venturefest East brings together innovators, investors and entrepreneurs to make things happen, with a packed one day programme that brings together inspiring speakers, engaging track sessions, and some of the best new innovations in its exhibition space.

The Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP is working with New Anglia LEP, Innovate UK, KTN and other key partners, to deliver a world class event in the East of England.

Laura added: “Whilst tickets aren’t yet on sale, we would encourage people to save the date and follow us on Twitter (@VenturefestEast) to find out more about our plans for this year.”

Further information about the event can be found at or via Twitter @VenturefestEast.