In the media: Fledgling firms entering the den
An Oxford Mail report on 5th February 2016 drew attention to the upcoming 3rd bi-annual Pitchfest event where high-tech entrepreneurs stand before a room of investors and give five-minute pitches for funding. Special mention was made of two of the 23 finalists: Combat Medical (working on a new treatment for bladder cancer) and Autorose (devising a tool for tracking driving technique and vehicle condition). The article also pointed to this year’s annual networking event on 29th June, which has now moved location from the Said Business School to the King’s Centre in Osney Mead, due to increased demand.

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