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Come to Venturefest Yorkshire 2015


This is due, in part, to GrowthFunders being the organiser of the Investment Competition at this year’s event. The deadline for entries to the Investment Competition was on January 31st and we received a record number of applicants which we are currently sifting through.

We’re looking for the best of the best – the strongest investment opportunities and the most impressive teams. The eight finalists will be invited to pitch at the event, which takes place at York Racecourse on March 12th.

Each of the businesses will be given a designated timeframe within which to present their investment pitch to a panel of esteemed judges, as well as room of potential investors. Which is where you come in…

How you can get involved

To attend the Live Pitching Event, you’ll need to reserve a seat. There are still some places available and we’d love to see you there.

We’ll be listing the businesses as ‘private preview’ on GrowthFunders once we’ve announced the finalists. In order to see all of the pitch information, you’ll first need to register as a GrowthFunders member .

By doing so, you’ll join our rapidly-growing user base of online angels throughout the UK and Europe who are actively seeking opportunities to invest in businesses with high growth potential.

Countdown to Venturefest

So, to recap:

  • Venturefest Yorkshire takes place on March 12th 2015.

  • Competition entries are now in and are currently being reviewed.

  • You can now reserve your space at the Live Investment Pitching Event.

What to expect from us over the coming weeks:


The competition is now closed. The winner of the Venturefest Investment Competition was health food company, UGOT who pitched to perfection on the day. If you're new to online angel investing, looking for great British businesses to invest in just like UGOT, download our checklist of top 10 things to look for when investing in startups for the first time.


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