We came, We saw, We Ventured!
Venturefest 2015 was back with a bang this year, hosting start-ups, innovators, tech corporates and hundreds of like-minded delegates at Bristol’s landmark tech and creative hub The Engine Shed.
The brainchild of Lord Sainsbury and Professor Peter Johnson, bred from a conversation about the lack of investment opportunities for innovation, Venturefest has been established in Bristol since 2011, and has slowly become the annual go-to destination for all that innovate.
The event, which has enjoyed huge success in previous years and was no different this year, showcasing some inspiring technology, amazing innovations, exhibits of an unprecedented scope- including a driverless Bowler Wildcat from BAE systems, and perhaps most importantly our very own Cubik Innovation exhibit!
After exhibiting in 2013’s Venturefest and gaining huge interest, we were raring to be involved with this years’ event. As in 2013, this year we opted to showcase our manufacturing capability by hauling up our equipment and machinery to give delegates a real glimpse into a traditional PCB production line. Using our Pick and Place machine and Reflow Oven to manufacture 200 bespoke business cards programmed with a challenging LED game, we apologise in advance if attempting to conquer the game has resulted in any loss of sleep or frustration!
Throughout the day the team met some fantastic young entrepreneurs and representatives from all manner of SMEs and spin out projects. Namely, Sphere, a project targeted at developing wearable technology for the healthcare industry and Yu-Scan, a medical scanning device targeted at connecting users with medical informatics, these two examples some of many, which we hope to be able to continue the conversation with over the coming months.
After such a good experience this week at Venturefest Bristol and Bath, Cubik are now exploring the idea of exhibiting at Venturefest Wales. Stay Tuned, who knows what will be manufacturing at the September event!
June is a big month for all at Cubik with awards ceremonies on the horizon, in competition with local companies to win the Start-up of the year at the Bristol Post awards, plus our director Paul a contender for Director of the year in the IoD SW Director awards. Wish us luck, we hope the company wide effort put in to sourcing the most appropriate black tie attire will be worth it…