Investor and entrepreneur, Piers Linney is one of the inspiring keynote speakers joining VentureFest next month.

Best known for appearing on Dragons’ Den, Piers is also an active board member for the British Business Bank and a trustee with the UK’s leading innovation foundation, Nesta. He will open alongside Dr Nicola Millard, (Principal Innovation Partner, BT Enterprise), bringing together their expertise on shaping the future of work, the role of investment and how digital inclusion and exclusion can have a varying and widespread impact on business resilience.

Taking place entirely online for the first time, VentureFest will focus on bringing businesses practical advice and opportunities for support against the backdrop of COVID-19 with a focus on using innovation to build resilient and sustainable business models.

VentureFest North East takes place on Wednesday 17th March 2021. Get your free ticket at