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Norwich app creators take home £10,000 investment prize from inaugural Norfolk Enterprise Festival

PUBLISHED: 12:28 24 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:34 25 September 2018

Entrepreneurs listen to talks at the Norfolk Enterprise Festival. Picture: Christine Barrass Photography

Entrepreneurs listen to talks at the Norfolk Enterprise Festival. Picture: Christine Barrass Photography

Christine Barrass Photography

A Norwich technology firm has taken home a £10,000 investment prize following the first Norfolk Enterprise Festival.

Entrepreneurs and their families at the Norfolk Enterprise Festival. Picture: Christine Barrass PhotographyEntrepreneurs and their families at the Norfolk Enterprise Festival. Picture: Christine Barrass Photography

Juliana Meyer is the founder of SupaPass, which creates subscription streaming apps, and won the fund from the Angels’ Den panel at the festival held at the weekend.

As well as this investment opportunity, business owners were given the chance to create a charter to be sent to Westminster, outlining the support SMEs need from higher levels.

A spokesman for event said: “We had entrepreneurs there in their jeans and t-shirts, who were able to bring their kids along thanks to the activities we had on offer.

“It was so inspirational to hear talks about how people who launched in Norfolk have succeeded, and see people networking to build other amazing ideas.”

Entrepreneurs at the Norfolk Enterprise Festival. Picture: Christine Barrass PhotographyEntrepreneurs at the Norfolk Enterprise Festival. Picture: Christine Barrass Photography

George Freeman, MP for mid Norfolk, helped to organise the festival.

He tweeted: “Very proud to see the positive impact and response to the inaugural Norfolk Enterprise Festival and my Norfolk Way project to promote rural enterprise in Norfolk.”

He also thanked sculptor Anthony Gormley for his speech, writing: “Why don’t we celebrate the spirit of creativity in innovation as in great art?”

Speakers included regional experts across industries, from social enterprises to artificial intelligence firms.

The event was held on September 22 at the Westacre Theatre in West Acre.

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