Keynotes – Sophia Hall, Main Stage
Sarah Dickins

Sarah Dickins

Venturefest Wales 16 Host & Presenter
Ashley Cooper

Ashley Cooper

Chair of Venturefest Wales 2016
Paul Mason

Paul Mason

Interim Director - Emerging and Enabling Technologies
Ken Skates AM

Ken Skates AM

Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure.
Ian Ardill, BSc ACA

Ian Ardill, BSc ACA

Chief Financial Officer, Diurnal
Richard Ross, MBBS MD FRCP

Richard Ross, MBBS MD FRCP

Co-Founder / Chief Scientific Officer, Diurnal
Dr Melanie Goward

Dr Melanie Goward

Technology Seed Fund Manager, Finance Wales
David Baynes

David Baynes

COO, IP Group
Rob Jones

Rob Jones

EVP of Design and Co-founder of FanDuel
Irfon Watkins

Irfon Watkins

Co-founder of Coull
Dr Ben Evans

Dr Ben Evans

Senior Lecturer, Aerospace Engineering, Swansea University
Richard Noble OBE

Richard Noble OBE

Challenger, Entrepreneur, Record Breaker
Amy Winters

Amy Winters

Rainbow Winters
Barriers to Business Growth  – Sophia Hall and Legends Lounge
Aimee Bateman

Aimee Bateman

Careercake.com - Recruitment Barrier
Jon Curley

Jon Curley

TrakCel - Technology Barrier
Prof. Jonathan Deacon

Prof. Jonathan Deacon

University of South Wales - Marketing & Social Media Barrier
Lucy Griffiths

Lucy Griffiths

We Are Lucky - Planning & Forecasting Barrier
Gerald Kelly

Gerald Kelly

Sony - Intrapreneurship Barrier
Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas

We Are Lucky - Planning & Forecasting Barrier
Helen Stephens

Helen Stephens

The Colour Works - People & Team Development Barrier
Simon Stevens

Simon Stevens

Trinamo Performance Acceleration LLP. - Sales and Business Development Barrier
Wales Business Fund Workshop – Boxes 17/18
Rhian Elston

Rhian Elston

Investment Director at Finance Wales
Finance Panelists  – CC4 Museum
Seed Funding Panelists
Dr Melanie Goward

Dr Melanie Goward

Technology Seed Fund Manager, Finance Wales
James Henderson

James Henderson

Fund Manager, InspireWales
David Hulston

David Hulston

Angel Investor, Founder IndyCube Ventures
Paul Newbury

Paul Newbury

Sweat Equity Investor, Founder, Yard Digital
Chris Rea

Chris Rea

Seedrs
Kezia Williamson

Kezia Williamson

Access to Funding and Finance Manager, KTN
Growth Funding Panelists
Bethan Cousins

Bethan Cousins

Deputy Fund Manager, Finance Wales
Mark Hindmarsh

Mark Hindmarsh

Co-Founder, Smart Anchor Ventures
Rhys Williams

Rhys Williams

Relationship Director in Corporate Banking, NatWest
Paul Teather

Paul Teather

Co Founder, Pragmatica

Simon Powell

Simon Powell

Co-Founder, Inspire Wales
Ian Tracey

Ian Tracey

Head of Access to Funding and Finance, KTN
Series A Funding Panelists
Ollie Barnett

Ollie Barnett

Director, Signia Wealth
David Baynes

David Baynes

COO, IP Group
Alex Garfitt

Alex Garfitt

Investor, Business Growth Fund
Dewi Hughes

Dewi Hughes

Investment Director, LDC
Matt Mead

Matt Mead

Chief Investment Officer, Mercia Technologies
Dr Emma Fadlon

Dr Emma Fadlon

Access to Funding and Finance Manager, KTN
Technology Innovation – A Funding Masterclass – CC4 Museum
Louise Jones

Louise Jones

Knowledge Transfer Manager – Additive Manufacturing
Andy Sellars

Andy Sellars

Innovate UK
Innovation Summit  – Lewis Lounge
Julie James AM

Julie James AM

Minister for Skills and Science
Kellie Beirne

Kellie Beirne

Chief Officer for Innovation and Enterprise at Monmouthshire County Council & co-chair of the Innovation Advisory Council for Wales
Jess Hoare

Jess Hoare

Programme Manager, Y Lab
Ian Menzies

Ian Menzies

Managing Director and Lead Executive Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Europe And Co-Chair Innovation Advisory Council Wales
Stian Westlake

Stian Westlake

Executive Director of Policy and Research
Meirion Thomas

Meirion Thomas

Director and founder, CMI in the UK
Turn Lights On!  – Legends Lounge
Georgina Jones

Georgina Jones

Turn Lights On!
Warren Fauvel

Warren Fauvel

Nudjed
Aimee Bateman

Aimee Bateman

Careercake.com
Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones

Welsh ICE
Stacey Adamiec

Stacey Adamiec

Revue Studios
Lisa Marie Brown

Lisa Marie Brown

Pinkspiration
Dawn Evans

Dawn Evans

Founder & MD of Ajuda Limited
Emma Del Torto

Emma Del Torto

Managing Director, Effective HRM