VentureDay is your opportunity to step away from the daily business duties and hear from world-leading business leaders and thinkers on the biggest issues facing SMEs right now. Leave inspired and equipped to lead your business and move from survival mode to thriving in difficult times.

Celebrating its 16th year, VentureDay is Cranfield University’s annual entrepreneurship conference connecting entrepreneurs, SME owners, investors, and academia for a day of learning and networking.

This unique conference brings together key stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem to discuss varied topics from sustainable marketing strategies to financing the future.

This year we are introducing an Unconference session. Unconferences are about empowering attendees to share their expertise. They give participants the opportunity to have an unfiltered exchange of innovative ideas. We believe that innovation is co-created and are looking forward to facilitating a free flow of ideas from our ecosystem members!

VentureDay 2024 microsite

Visit our VentureDay 2024 microsite to see our full agenda and list of speakers.

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VentureDay 2023 Gallery

Location & travel details

Vincent Building, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL.

Download a visitor guide including map, directions and health and safety information.


Please contact Cranfield Management Development Centre directly on +44 1234 751122 for accommodation bookings.

Who should attend?

VentureDay is for ambitious SME owners who want to understand the bigger picture and expand their network of like-minded individuals.

All SME owners, investors and business leaders are welcome to attend. If you are unsure if VentureDay is for you, please contact for more information.


The cost to attend is £130 per delegate. 

Buy tickets

If you are a current Cranfield EMBA student please email to receive a link to a student ticket.