Driving force: 24 pictures from the biggest Venturefest yet

Is this the first Tesla Model X in York? The futuristic electric car was a Venturefest talking point at York Racecourse. Photograph: Richard McDougall
16 Nov 2016 @ 8.51 pm
| Business

Innovators and entrepreneurs showcased Yorkshire’s fast track to the future in York on Wednesday (November 16).

Cutting edge technology from Tesla electric cars to LED suits and hoverboards were among the attractions at the biggest Venturefest yet.

Hundreds of business leaders hit York Racecourse for the business convention. Among the attractions was the Barclays Eagle Labs, where delegates could try 3D printing, laser cutters and virtual reality.

Venturefest Yorkshire, now co-ordinated by Make It York, was set up to support the region’s innovators in turning ideas into businesses, to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses through new opportunities and for investors to connect with those who are seeking investment.

Part of York Business Week, the event is in its twelfth year. Here are just a few of the top York enterprises who are pioneernig a bright new future for the city…

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Matthew Clements and Colin Sinclair | Ap16
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Beth Vincent | Bright Ethics
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Hiscox
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Professor Chris Bailey | York Guild of Media Arts
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Guildhall York model and plans
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Dr Stephen Smith | ClearSky Medical Diagnostics
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Colour Heroes
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Venturefest Yorkshire 2016 – the creative zone
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LDT Design
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Letterbox Magic
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Alex Ashworth | Mad as Birds Film and TV Production
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Make It York on the sofa – York Venturefest 2016
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Brannan Coady | Netsells
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Portakabin York
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Steve Ryan | Saville Audio Visual
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Darrell Hooper | York Science Park
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SeeGreen
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Syndicart
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TalkTalk Business York
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Venturefest Virtual Reality | New Moon Games
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Mark Fordyce | York Data Services
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Christine Hogan | Make It York
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York St John University