Yorkshire – regarded as home to the UK equivalent of Silicon Valley – will host an event for technology entrepreneurs on February 5 in York.

The event – Venturefest in York – features UK inventor Trevor Bayliss, who will discuss making a living as an inventor. The event aims to offer technology start-ups information about setting up a new business, including funding, services and support, marketing and business development.

Attendees can expect a range of seminars, discussion groups and an exhibition on start-ups in the science and technology sectors.

Venturefest is organized by the The York Professional Initiative (YPI) and sponsored by Yorkshire Forward, Business Link York and North Yorkshire and Science City York. YPI Director John Yeomans said: "Venturefest is an exciting opportunity for existing and budding entrepreneurs of all ages, as well as growing science, technology and knowledge-based businesses.

"Venturefest York will give these people access to the contacts, information, business support, professional services and funding advice they need to set up, develop and grow. We've had a tremendous response and a great deal of support from the regional businesses community already and we're confident Venturefest York will be a resounding success."