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Venturefest Oxford was set up in 1998 as an annual event that brings together innovators, investors and entrepreneurs to make connections that lead to new investments, new businesses and new ideas in the high-tech sector.

The event celebrates successes in the knowledge economy in the region and provides a focal point for the local innovation ecosystem. 

Past events

Venturefest 2019

The 2019 event focussed on bringing people together, offering face to face collaborations and instructive and interesting talks and seminars. This year saw 40 speakers and 28 exhibitors – from across a variety of science and technology fields – take part, alongside 28 ‘showcase’ exhibitors who revealed some of their latest developments and commercial opportunities.

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Venturefest 2018

Visitors to Venturefest 2018 were treated to an exhilarating, informative and action-packed day.  It was celebrating its 20th anniversary at the newly opened buildings at Oxford Brookes University, an outstanding venue to showcase Oxfordshire’s innovative culture at its best.

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Venturefest 2017

A great day with a real focus on innovation, showcasing emerging talent within the business community as well as providing advice from business experts – everything from growing a team, improving negotiating skills through to IP legal advice and how to successfully secure funding.

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Venturefest 2016

Delegates attended Venturefest amidst Brexit developments to network, connect, learn and find business support.

“Businesses have to be innovative and turn Brexit into an opportunity. Oxfordshire itself voted overwhelmingly to remain, so the result of the referendum has come as a shock to the business community. Venturefest is a good opportunity for businesses and entrepreneurs to meet and talk and try to find new opportunities because they are resilient and flexible.” Venturefest Executive Chair, Lynn Shepherd.

Make connections that lead to new investments, new businesses and new ideas in the high-tech sector in Oxfordshire.