Useful Information

Breakfast Session

The breakfast session ‘Inward Investment Outward Growth – Opportunities and Challenges: the US’ will be in Taylors Yard from 07:30 – 08:45, with a light breakfast will be available from 07:00. Entrance to the breakfast session is included within the main event ticket price, however to guarantee your place, we suggest signing up for the session here

Cash Machine

The closest cash machine is in the Santander branch in the Colonnade Building at the front of the John Henry Brookes Building on the Headington Road. 


There is no formal cloakroom at the Venturefest Oxford. 

Drinks Reception

There will be a closing drinks reception in the Terrace from 17:00 – 17:45. Hosted by Oxford Brookes University. 


The exhibition will be located in the Forum, in the John Henry Brookes Building. A full list of exhibiting companies is available on the Exhibition page. The exhibition is open from 09:00 to 17:00. 

Innovation Showcase

The Innovation Showcase will be located in the Forum, in the John Henry Brookes Building. A full list of showcase companies is available on Innovation Showcase page. The showcase is open from 09:00 to 17:00. 

Food and Drink

As part of your ticket you will be provided with vouchers that can be exchanged at any of the café points inside John Henry Brookes Building between 09:00 and 17:00. 

During Venturefest any hot drink purchased at the cafe you have the option to borrow for free a reusable coffee cup instead of having to pay for a disposable plastic one. Simply scan the QR code at the till through the app, show to the barista you have checked out a cup then be served a coffee in a quality OneCup with a discount!

Keep the cup for as long or as little as you want during the day and when you’re finished simply scan again and hand back into any other cafe or drop off point, it’s as simple as that.

Save money and help reduce your plastic waste by using OneCup at Venturefest 2019


Please do not leave any bags or personal belongings unattended. Please note that there is no formal cloakroom. 


Seating in sessions is available on a first come, first served basis. You can view the full programme here


Smoking is not permitted anywhere within the building. If you do wish to smoke, please go outside the Forum, and use the designated smoking area. 

Technology Showcase

The Technology Showcase will be located in the Union, in the John Henry Brookes Building. A full list of showcase companies is available on Technology Showcase page. The showcase is open from 09:00 to 17:00. 


A free shuttle bus, generously provided by the Oxford Bus Company. All journeys on the 400 Park&Ride service, Oxford Brookes Busses U1 and U5 are complimentary. We’ve put together some travel information for you here.
400: TimetableRoute Map    U1: TimetableRoute Map 


The event will take place at Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Oxford, OX3 0BP. Please arrive via the main entrance on Headington Road into the John Henry Brookes Building where registration will take place.

What's On

2019 Highlights

Programme Confirmed!

Following its successful event at Oxford Brookes University last year, Venturefest is returning with an extended and attractive new programme in the hope of welcoming old and new friends to join them on 11th September.

Pitching for Success

The 2019 Pitching for Success competition is back and is open for applications! All pitches will be to an audience of investors and support organisations as well as fellow entrepreneurs. Free to enter. Closing date 14th August.

Tickets on sale now!

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.



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Wednesday 11th September 2019
Oxford Brookes University,
Headington Campus