Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurial Performance and Economics - Cranfield School of Management: VentureDay

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Cranfield VentureDay 2008


ventreDay logo VentureDay is an annual one day conference and networking event for entrepreneurs and those interested in cutting edge entrepreneurial performance.  The conference covers all stages of the entrepreneurial life cycle from early stage growth to harvest and exit. The conference involves:

  • keynote addresses by leading entrepreneurs
  • exposure to the latest research on entrepreneurial performance
  • exhibits by new enterprises
  • a networking zone
  • an extensive range of workshops and plenary sessions on business start-up, growth, finance and entrepreneurial strategy

Featured speakers on the day included Cranfield Alumni Entrepreneurs, Business Angel and Venture Capital Investors, plus prominent local figures.  Keynote speakers in 2008 were Pete Winkelman, Chairman of the Milton Keynes Dons F.C, Robert Wright, founding Director Wizz Air, and Professor Andrew Burke, Director of the Bettany Centre.

And here?s what just some participants had to say about VentureDay 2008:

"Well done to all involved for pulling together such a successful occasion. I already look forward to next year."John Wynne Williams, CEO, Teleprecision, Cranfield MBA alumnus

"A quick note to say thank you for inviting me to VentureDay yesterday. I walked away with lots of contacts and insight for the journey ahead."Dilip Patel, Cranfield MBA alumnus, co-founder Jalebi buying group

"You had some super speakers and a lot of real wisdom abounded. The spirit of the day was absolutely spot-on and it was a thrill to have been a part of it and to have met up with so many old friends and new acquaintances too."Harry Clarke, Founder and Chairman, Cobalt Telephone Technologies

"I thoroughly enjoyed the day : all the sessions I joined were really interesting and I do hope you will invite me to attend again - even if that's incognito as an escapee from a law firm!"Moira Myres, Partner EMW Law

The VentureDay is hosted by the Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurial Performance and Economics in conjunction with the Cranfield Management Association (CMA) and Cubic. For more information about the VentureDay 2008 see our Supporters and Contributors who actively took part in the day.