Europe Unlimited, in association with Liverpool Vision and supported by Vision+Media, is delighted to present the European Venture Contest (EVC) Semi-Final Liverpool/Digital Media taking place in Liverpool on 20th of May 2010.

Running in parallel with Liverpool Sound City, the EVC Semi-Final Liverpool / Digital Media will take place at Crowne Plaza Liverpool City Center.
With over 1000 registered delegates and 40 panellists in 2009, the 2010 Liverpool Sound City international music business conference promises to cater for everyone; from the young on the cusp of a career in the music industry to the more established entrepreneur looking to grow their business.
The Semi-Final invites the most promising start-up companies in the areas of Digital Media, Gaming and Music Technologies to present their business ideas.
This new edition of the European Venture Contest offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to grow their businesses across borders by facilitating contacts with an experienced, international network of venture capital and corporate investors, strategic partners and expert advisers. It consists of a stringent selection process, regional semi-finals and a contest final.

The Venture Contest 2010

Finds, evaluates and awards world-class innovative companies with the potential to dramatically impact their industry and contribute to increasing European competitiveness and growth.

Accelerates the growth of young innovative companies by providing access to top-level international partners, advisors and financiers.

Supports the global leaders of tomorrow at an early stage by updating the skill set they will need to grow and expand their businesses successfully.

In 2009, 776 innovative companies from 24 countries from across ICT, Biotech and Cleantech competed via a calendar of 10 qualifying venture fora hosted by Europe Unlimited and partners including Microsoft, Barcelona Activa and Caja Navarra. The 25 qualifiers for the final were short listed by over 300 investors and experts.