Event Overview

Legends Lounge (Ground) – Registration; Catering; Meet the Experts; Turn Lights On! Sessions; Barrier Sessions – Intrapreneurship and Recruitment; and Business Networking Event
Sophia Hall (Ground) – Exhibition; Keynote Speakers & Wearable Tech Fashion Show; Barrier Sessions – Sales & Business Development, Marketing & Social Media, Technology and Planning & Forecasting; Catering
Museum CC4 (Level 1) – Finance Panels and Technology Innovation – A Funding Masterclass
Lewis Lounge (Level 2) – Innovation Summit
Boxes 17/18 (Level 1) – Wales Business Fund Workshop; and Big Ideas Wales Role Model Network Event

Exhibition and Start Up VillageSophia Hall – 08:30 – 16:00
An interactive exhibition providing the opportunity to engage with some of the most innovative organisations in the region.

Outside Main Entrance to Legends Lounge / Reception – NatWest Start Up Britain Bus

Legends Lounge Main Stage Sophia Hall Stage 2 Sophia Hall Stage 3 Legends Lounge Lewis Lounge CC4 Museum BOXES 17/18
07:45
Business Breakfast
07:45
08:30
08:00
08:15
08:30
Welcome / Opening
Sarah Dickins (Event Host) and Ashley Cooper (Chair of Venturefest Wales 2016)
08:30
08:45
08:45
Paul Mason, Innovate UK
Paul Mason, Innovate UK
08:45
09:15
Fringe Event - Innovation Summit
08:45
15:30
09:00
09:15
Ken Skates
Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure
09:15
09:30
Ken SkatesMINISTERIAL ADDRESS
09:30
Meet the Experts
A selection of 1 to 1 meeting opportunities running through the day
09:30
15:00
Turn Lights On
Listen to business founders and owners highlighting the personal barriers they have had to overcome to build their businesses.
09:30
12:30
09:45
Sales and Business Development
Simon Stevens, Trinamo
09:45
10:15
Finance Wales
Fringe event
09:45
10:45
10:00
10:15
Seed Funding Panel
10:15
11:00
10:30
Marketing and Social Media
Jonathan Deacon, University of South Wales
10:30
11:00
10:45
11:00
Diurnal Ltd
From bench to bedside via an IPO
11:00
11:45
11:15
Growth Funding Panel
11:15
12:00
11:30
11:45
12:00
Planning and Forecasting
Lucy Griffiths and Chris Thomas - We Are Lucky
12:00
12:30
12:15
Technology Innovation - A Funding Masterclass
Andy Sellars and Louise Jones
12:15
13:15
12:30
Big Ideas Wales Role Model Networking Event
YOUNG AMBASSADOR STARTUPS EVENT
12:30
14:30
12:45
Technology
Jon Curley, TrakCel
12:45
13:15
TechnologyBARRIER SESSION
Intrapreneurship
Gerald Kelly, Sony Europe
12:45
13:15
IntrapreneurshipBARRIER SESSION
13:00
13:15
Showcase - Fashion Show - Wearable Tech
Amy Winters, Rainbow Winters
13:15
13:45
13:30
Recruitment
Aimee Bateman, Career Cake
13:30
14:00
RecruitmentBARRIER SESSION
Series A Funding Panel
13:30
14:15
13:45
14:00
People and Team Development
Helen Stephens, The Colour Works
14:00
14:30
14:15
14:30
Start-Up to Scale-Up – Secrets to achieving Mega valuations
Rob Jones EVP of Design and Co-founder of FanDuel and Irfon Watkins, Founder of Coull
14:30
15:15
14:45
15:00
15:15
15:30
Richard Noble and Dr Ben Evans
Bloodhound Project
15:30
16:00
15:45
16:00
Business Networking Event
16:00
18:00
16:15
16:30
16:45
17:00
17:15
17:30
17:45

Legends Lounge

  • Meet the Experts
    09:30 - 15:00
  • Business Networking Event
    16:00 - 18:00

Main Stage Sophia Hall

  • Welcome / Opening
    08:30 - 08:45
  • Paul Mason, Innovate UK
    08:45 - 09:15
  • Ken Skates
    09:15 - 09:30
  • Diurnal Ltd
    11:00 - 11:45
  • Showcase - Fashion Show - Wearable Tech
    13:15 - 13:45
  • Start-Up to Scale-Up – Secrets to achieving Mega valuations
    14:30 - 15:15
  • Richard Noble and Dr Ben Evans
    15:30 - 16:00

Stage 2 Sophia Hall

  • Sales and Business Development
    09:45 - 10:15
  • Marketing and Social Media
    10:30 - 11:00
  • Planning and Forecasting
    12:00 - 12:30
  • Technology
    12:45 - 13:15
  • People and Team Development
    14:00 - 14:30

Stage 3 Legends Lounge

  • Turn Lights On
    09:30 - 12:30
  • Intrapreneurship
    12:45 - 13:15
  • Recruitment
    13:30 - 14:00

Lewis Lounge

  • Business Breakfast
    07:45 - 08:30
  • Fringe Event - Innovation Summit
    08:45 - 15:30

CC4 Museum

  • Seed Funding Panel
    10:15 - 11:00
  • Growth Funding Panel
    11:15 - 12:00
  • Technology Innovation - A Funding Masterclass
    12:15 - 13:15
  • Series A Funding Panel
    13:30 - 14:15

BOXES 17/18

  • Finance Wales
    09:45 - 10:45
  • Big Ideas Wales Role Model Networking Event
    12:30 - 14:30
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