Pitchfest Review 2017
Our 6th Pitchfest was held at Oxford Brookes University on Wednesday 22nd. A record 32 entrepreneurs pitched to a large audience of investors and support services with businesses ranging from snack boxes and science boxes to stocks & shares and satellites!   While the majority of the businesses are based in Oxfordshire, we were delighted to welcome participants from further afield, even Norway! Some great contacts were made and good conversations were enjoyed by all. Our thanks to Oxford Brookes University for hosting and to Imageworks design agency for sponsoring the event.

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