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 £200m-worth of central government funds for the Oxfordshire economy, supporting the creation of 45,000 new jobs over the past five years – 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

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

0345 241 1196
[email protected]

Venturefest Oxford

The 2019 event will be on  Wednesday 11th September at Oxford Brookes University. 

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Innovation Showcase

The showcase welcomed the most innovative and exciting business innovations. 

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Pitching for Success

Venturefest's elevator pitch competition. Sponsored by Penningtons Manches.

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Get Connected

Get connected with key business support services from across Oxfordshire.

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