Venturefest 2017

Venturefest Oxford took place on Wednesday 21st June 2017 at the King’s Centre, Osney Mead. With its theme this year ‘From Start-Up to Scale-Up’, we responded to feedback and offer a more focused programme which highlights the most exciting sectors in Oxfordshire in a collaborative and interactive set of workshops, panel discussions, keynote speakers. and competitions. In addition we showcasing more than 30 of the most innovative businesses and cutting edge developments in the county.

Venturefest 2017

Speaker highlights

Barbara Ghinelli

Barbara Ghinelli

Harwell Campus Business Development Director, STFC

Charles Leadbeater

Charles Leadbeater

Independent Writer and Advisor

Hugh Chamberlain

Hugh Chamberlain

UK Corporate Social Responsibility Lead, Johnson & Johnson

Sarah Tuner

Sarah Tuner

CEO & Co-Founder, Angel Academe

Venturefest 2017

Exhibition

In 2017, Venturefest’s exhibition brought together partners and supporters as well as Oxfordshire’s business networks and commercial businesses, to provide a useful range of contacts for networking.

Some of our exhibitors from 2017:

Oxford Bus Company

Oxford Bus Company

Transport Sponsor

Richardsons Chartered Accountants

Richardsons Chartered Accountants

Exhibitor

Focus Oxford LLP

Focus Oxford LLP

Seacourt Tower, West Way, Oxford, OX2 0JL

Hazlewoods

Hazlewoods

Staverton Court, Staverton, Gloucestershire, GL51 0UX

J A Kemp

J A Kemp

Northbrook House, The Oxford Science Park, Oxford, OX4 4GA

Oxford Academic Health Science Network

Oxford Academic Health Science Network

Exhibitor

White October

White October

White October White October is a digital product studio that helps companies to question and discover. We collaborate intensely with ...

Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University

Partner

Venturefest 2017

Innovation showcase

We welcomed the most innovative and exciting business innovations from across the region, companies looking for funding, partners or new customers.

Some of the participants from 2017:

Hip Impact Protection

Hip Impact Protection

www.hips-protect.com

ZapGo

ZapGo

www.zapgo.com

M-Files

M-Files

www.m-files.com

Buzz Technology

Buzz Technology

Buzz Technology Buzz Technology have spent the last two years developing an exciting solution to consumer and small business automation

Kokoon

Kokoon

kokoon.io

Renovos

Renovos

www.renovos.co.uk

PiiiCK

PiiiCK

www.piiick.com

Kemuri

Kemuri

www.kemurisense.com

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Pitching for Success

At Venturefest Oxford 2017, over thirty companies pitched to an audience that included investors, support organisations and individuals. Each session included a panel made up of professional funding organisations. The panel voted for two finalists Brill Power and ZapGo, who pitched again at the final session. The winner of the £1,000 cash prize, as voted for by the audience was Brill Power.

Prize package winners included: Exaactly, ChewyMoon, Oxford Cardiomox, FitnessGenes, ZapGo, Droplet Computing and Brill Power. 

Some of the participants from 2017:

ZapGo

ZapGo

www.zapgo.com

Kokoon

Kokoon

kokoon.io

Renovos

Renovos

www.renovos.co.uk

BreathDX (UK)

BreathDX (UK)

breathdx.com

ChewyMoon

ChewyMoon

chewymoon.com

Brill Power

Brill Power

brillpower.com

Vidrona

Vidrona

vidrona.com

ThinkingSafe

ThinkingSafe

www.thinkingsafe.com

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Experts

Venturefest Oxford offered attendees the opportunity to acquire free, personalised and objective advice from local industry experts. With business advice on everything from starting up a new company to the day to day management and exit strategies. 

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