SOME of the biggest entrepreneurs and investors in the South will come together later this year at an event showcasing the latest technology and ideas for businesses.

Venturefest South, coming to Winchester Guildhall on Thursday March 1, will provide an opportunity to share innovative ideas during an interactive one-day event packed with inspirational speakers, hands-on workshops and investor pitching sessions.

Now Venturefest organisers have confirmed Mark Boggett, CEO and managing partner of Seraphim Capital, will give the keynote address.

Seraphim Capital is the world’s first venture fund dedicated to financing the growth of companies using Space eco-system and backed by $90m of capital. It is estimated that the average person in the UK utilises space technology 36 times a day.

Ed Gould, creative director for Carswell Gould and founding partner of Venturefest South, said: “I’m delighted to announce that Mark and his colleagues from Seraphim Capital will be attending Venturefest South. This is a major coup for our region and our event.

“I have no doubt that we will all benefit enormously from the insight Seraphim can provide as investors and as experts in the space sector.”

Mr Boggett added: “We’re delighted to be attending Venturefest South 2018 to give the keynote address. I am looking forward to seeing some of the innovative technology on show. Seraphim is an ambitious fund focusing on the Space sector. Satellites are the hidden lynchpins that make the world go around.”

Historically, it was the preserve of Government or the largest corporations but that is no longer the case.

“I wonder if the latest revolutionary idea or innovation is on show at Venturefest South 2018.”

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