Once a year, the region’s innovators, entrepreneurs and investors come together in one place to showcase the latest technology, share thinking and explore new ideas. Our annual interactive one day conference features great speakers, seminars and workshops and valuable investor pitching sessions, as well as demonstrations of the latest technology and innovations.

#VFS18 in numbers

Over 500 came despite the UK’s biggest snowstorm for years with 20 centimetres of snow across Hampshire

35 investment pitches asked for a combined investment total of over £10 million

Over 60 innovators were given a space to showcase their business ideas

20 of the south’s brightest young talent exhibited in the new Young Entrepreneurs Zone

40 support organisations gathered offering advice and guidance

20 speakers from across the UK imparted their cutting edge thinking

2 clangers (we’re not sure why either)

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