An initiative that helps hi-tech Yorkshire entrepreneurs to find investors is offering free places at its annual innovation showcase for young science, technology and creative businesses.
Backing from the European Regional Development Fund, through Science City York, means that successful companies will get a free place, wherever they come from in the region.
The annual Venturefest Yorkshire Innovation Showcase will also see the most promising young business win a prize package of business support.
More than 20 of the best science, technology, creative and innovative companies from the region will be invited to exhibit and promote their new ideas.
Five pre-selected companies will enter the Venturefest Investment Competition which gives them an opportunity to pitch for investment and to win business support worth £15,000.
The event, in York next month, will also be attended by potential customers, investors and advisers.
Applications for free places at the event have to be submitted by January 10.
For more information, visit www.venturefestyorkshire.net.