Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership

Since its inception in March 2011, OxLEP has played a key role in driving forward a dynamic, growing and world-class economy.

OxLEP has secured in excess of £600m-worth of central government and European funds for the Oxfordshire economy, supporting the creation of 50,000 new jobs between 2011/12 and 2016/17 – representing over 50% of a 2031 target of 85,600 new jobs

“Innovation is at the heart of our strategy to drive economic growth in Oxfordshire and Venturefest provides the perfect platform to nurture new and growing businesses and innovators, connecting them with investors, and support services.”

“Small businesses are the foundation of our local and national economy and OxLEP Business supports advice, training, workshops and access to grants to help start-ups to flourish and established small companies to grow.”

“Many of our SMEs here in Oxfordshire truly punch above their weight, trading on a national or even international scale, and are shining examples of the entrepreneurial flair, innovation and dedication that the county needs to continue to thrive.”

Nigel Tipple – OxLEP Chief Executive

Contact Details

[email protected]

0345 241 1196

First Floor, Jericho Building City of Oxford College Campus, Oxpens Road, Oxford, OX1 1SA



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Now in its 21st year, Venturefest Oxford continues to bring together entrepreneurs, innovators and SMEs with investors, support services and a host of like-minded people who want to be part of the county’s business success.

All tickets include: complimentary bus travel to and from the event, access to all Venturefest Oxford sessions, exhibition, showcase, complimentary tea & coffee, lunch and closing drinks reception. Early bird tickets on sale from 23rd April!

Student entry is free of charge – valid ID will be required.


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Wednesday 11th September 2019
Oxford Brookes University,
Headington Campus