Business based at University's start-up incubator shortlisted for an award

Bee Industrious was one of ten finalists for the annual Innovation Showcase Competition at Venturefest 2017.

The start-up is a market research and insights agency, which has worked with clients ranging from Asda to Barclays, Hilton Hotels, and Unilever.

Held at the Bridgewater Hall, Venturefest showcased the north-west as an emerging force in the economy.

Around 650 delegates attended, and Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham delivered a keynote speech, which highlighted Manchester as a city of innovation.


While Bee Industrious did not win the overall award, it was praised alongside its fellow finalists for its pitch at the event.

Richard Jeffery, Director of Business Growth Hub, part of the The Growth Company, said: “Now in its fourth year, Venturefest Manchester is going from strength-to-strength and the buzz around The Bridgewater Hall has been incredible all day.

“In addition to the fantastic speeches and presentations, we’ve also witnessed some impressive pitches from all of our Innovation Showcase finalists, and I’m delighted for our winners Mello and Beatstream who had some very tough competition today.”

Nothing But Epic, another Innospace start-up that won the award last year, exhibited and spoke at the event.

Representatives from across Manchester Met also met delegates to discuss and promote opportunities for collaboration with business.

Article Posted: November 14, 2017
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