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We would like you to join us for Wales’ first Venturefest event.
To register free to attend the event, please click here.
The event will feature a keynote address by Nic Weng Kan former CEO of Confused.com, the comparison website business. Confused, part of Admiral Group, racked up a 13 per cent rise in profits to £18.2m in 2012, a substantial achievement in a very competitive market.
Speakers and a panel discussion will bring together experienced entrepreneurs to debate issues faced by ambitious, high-growth firms including investment, people, commercial models and collaboration.
7.30am Registration - Buffet breakfast and refreshments
8.00am Welcome – Douglas Friedli, editor of Wales Business Insider
8.05am Ken Poole, head of economic development, Cardiff Council
8.10am John Francis, chairman of Venturefest Wales and director of business development, University of South Wales
8.15am Nic Weng Kan, former chief executive of Confused.com
8.35am Stuart Miller, chief executive of ByBox
8.55am Coffee break
9.15am Panel discussion - Chaired by Douglas Friedli, editor of Wales Business Insider
- Nick Battersby, managing director of Reid Lifting
- Abi Carter, chief executive of Forensic Resources
- Phil Rasmussen, finance director, IQE for Venture Fest
- Tim Sparey, chief executive of Q-Chip
- Stuart Gall, chief executive of Medaphor and commercial director of Fusion IP
10.10am John Francis, chairman of Venturefest Wales and director of business development, University of South Wales, to close the event
10.15am Tea, coffee and networking
The event will also provide a taste of the Venturefest enterprise event due to be held in Wales in 2014. ByBox founder Stuart Miller, who has experience of Venturefest events in Oxford, will talk about how he grew a successful international company following a business disaster in Silicon Valley, and how be benefited from being part of Venturefest.
The event will also provide a showcase for some businesses which are poised for high growth.
Wales needs more mould-breaking, innovative, globally ambitious companies with the finance they need to grow. The Venturefest Breakfast is designed to bring together the people with ambition, the people with ideas and the people with money.
I hope you can join us. To register free and to add a question to the panel if you wish, please click here.
Who should attend:
- Directors of science, technology, creative and high-growth companies
- Investors in high growth and early stage companies
- Academics with potential spin-out businesses or an interest in business