The BDO Knowledge Zone

The BDO Knowledge Zone

BDO present a series of presentations to inspire, amuse and educate. These forward-thinking professionals will host insightful talks, giving valuable knowledge and advice, helping attendees become part of the south’s innovation success story.

Talk focuses include ‘being fit for investment’ and ‘access funding and support’, as well as real-life success stories and even advice for investors on ‘how to conduct portfolios top to perform’.

Check out some of the inspiring talks and speaker sessions from last year’s event here on VFSTV.

Get inspired

Listen and learn with inspiring talks and speaker sessions from leading innovators and investors. Look to the future and get the information you need to take your business to the next level.

Sponsored by BDO, the Knowledge Zone will help you get inspired, launch ideas and future proof your business. Covering everything from unlocking funding to how to successfully scale up your business, come and hear from leading industry experts to help shape your thinking for your innovation.

Highlights from the schedule

  • Damian Ackland for zone sponsor BDO talks financial and inventory planning
  • Gareth Miller from award-winning creative comms agency Carswell Gould shares the secrets behind a rocket powered launch and brand strategy
  • Kate Cloud from Snowflake Software shares her story of how Solent LEP helped the business to grow through vital grant funding.
  • Paul Rigby from Cosortiq talks about how drones can play a role in helping you business to reach new heights
  • ‘Start-up to scale-up, maximising the digital world’Coffin Mew with Sam Kitching
  • ‘Autonomy, the future, benefits of research’ – with Eco Sub and NOC
  • The BDO Knowledge Zone will also hold four roundtable discussions hosted by DASA (11:00), Basingstoke #GETLAUNCHED (12:00), Catapult (13:00) and DSTL (14:00).

Zone sponsor


Zone schedule