In Tech Monthly’s first programme, Helen Connole and Rob J Glover are joined by Joe Pearce (Venturefest SW; Exeter Innovation Centre) and Joel Stobart (Custodian Solutions) to talk about the Venturefest SW conference (18 October 2016, Sandy Park) and its Pitchfest scheme, which Custodian Solutions won. We also hear from delegates and speakers at the TechExeter conference (8 October 2016, University of Exeter Business School) and the Graphical Web conference (1–4 November 2016, the Met Office); and there’s a word on Secure South West 7 (5 October 2016, Plymouth University). Plus: Ian Woodbridge provides a round-up of technology news and Rob has some listings. http://techexeter.uk/ http://2016.graphicalweb.org/ http://www.venturefest-sw.co.uk/ https://custodiansolutions.com/ http://www.securesouthwest.com/ You can contact the programme: email@example.com, or you can tweet us, @PhonicTech. Tech Monthly is an Ear, Knows & Throat production, supported by Exeter City Council.