Innovation Showcase at Venturefest Manchester: meet the businesses

Innovation Showcase at Venturefest Manchester: meet the businesses

This Wednesday, ten innovative North West firms will take the stage to tell the stories of their unique products and services in just three minutes, competing to win a package of business support valued at £30,000.

Are you an innovator, investor or entrepreneur? Then find out more about Venturefest Manchester 2016 and book your free place today!

BQ has profiled all ten of the finalists in advance of them taking the stage. We’ve spoken to Hairclone, a start-up which is aiming to do exactly what it says on the tin – clone our hair, so we can rejuvenate it when we need to.

Mymanu’s CLIK earbuds have already evolved the concept of wireless earbuds, with their kickstarter-success allowing for real-time voice translation.

There can’t be any of us who haven’t had to deal with a ‘false alarm’ in our lives. GJD have developed their V-TECT solution, to tell you if an intruder is really an intruder.

Off-grid low energy infrastructure is ELe’s innovation, delivering electricity through your internet cable efficiently, being green and helping bring less developed nations online.

VST Enterprises have developed VCode is a next generation symbol technology which can be read by scanning, to make the lives of users more efficient.

Digital agency Nothing but Epic bring us Padoq, their app which creates a social feed with boundaries for groups of friends, those with shared interests, or around brands and causes.

Despite many advancements in architecture & building technology, ductwork systems haven’t changed in over a hundred years. Enter GatorDuct, who have created a sustainable solution built from cardboard. 

Barbara Lewis was inspired to set up Limon Attire after she and her sister noticed a gap in the market for attractive clothing protectors; Draprons are garments which restore dignity to those living with dementia.

Swifty Scooters are known for manufacturing beautiful and innovative adult scooters, in particular their folding commuter scooter SwiftyONE.

And C-Major have designed a medical product which reduces or removes the risk of needle stick injuries.

The Business Growth Hub, part of Manchester Growth Company, is delivering Venturefest for the third consecutive year, uniting innovators, entrepreneurs and investors from across the North West region.