Venturefest 2019

Venturefest Oxford is an annual event that brings together innovators, investors and entrepreneurs to make connections that lead to new investments, new businesses and new ideas in the high-tech sector. It’s a gateway for entrepreneurs and innovators to connect with investors and advisors.

Venturefest Oxford 2019 took place on Wednesday 11th September at Oxford Brookes University.

Venturefest 2019

Speakers

A selection of speakers from 2019:

Rajat Gupta

Rajat Gupta

Professor of Sustainable Architecture and Climate Change

Mike Foster

Mike Foster

Executive Chair, Venturefest Oxford

Eileen Modral

Eileen Modral

Investment Manager, OION

Llewelyn Morgan

Llewelyn Morgan

Head of Innovation - IHub, Oxfordshire County Council

Mike Potts

Mike Potts

CEO & Co-Founder, StreetDrone

Mark Preston

Mark Preston

Team Principal, TECHEETAH Formula E Team

Jakob Howard

Jakob Howard

Product & Operations Officer, Latent Logic

Deborah Spencer

Deborah Spencer

Deputy Head of Industrial Research Partnerships, University of Oxford

Nigel Crook

Nigel Crook

Associate Dean Research and Knowledge Exchange, Oxford Brookes University

Adam Workman

Adam Workman

Head of Investments and New Ventures, Oxford University Innovation

Evie Mulberry

Evie Mulberry

Managing Director, Astia

Rebecca Todd

Rebecca Todd

Investment Director, Longwall Venture Partners

Venturefest 2019

Exhibition

In 2019, 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.

Venturefest 2019

Innovation Showcase

Venturefest Oxford celebrates all that is enterprise and innovation, and promotes the commercialisation of innovation. The Innovation Showcase featured some of the most innovative and exciting business innovations from across the region.

Sponsored by the TheHill. 

Venturefest 2019

Pitching for Success

Pitching for Success was to an audience that includes investors, support organisations and individuals. The 2019 competition was sponsored by Freeths Solicitors

The overall winner, as voted for by the audience was Measurable, who won the £1,000 cash prize.

Prodrive Ventures will provide12 month of business mentoring support to winner, Kymira, to include regular sessions on product roadmap, commercial strategy, route to market including introduction to key supporting partners as relevant.

Oxford Innovation Centres are offering the use of a professional virtual office service (telephone answering and postal mailing address) for 12 months at one of its 24 Innovation Centres for winner, DNApal.

Dehns will provide a tailored IP review, assessing existing and potential IP to be delivered within 12 months for winner, Kymira.

Metro Bank Oxford will engage with winner, MEDeus, to support their needs on a mutually agreed basis.

Richardsons will engage with winner, Cotswold Health Technology (GaitThaw), to support needs on a mutually agreed basis from one of the following: Payroll for up to five employees to March 2020; A review of the company’s eligibility for R&D Tax Credits; or Half a day’s training on the popular Xero cloud-based accounting package.

KPMG will provide a half day ‘finance workshop’ for winner, Luminery (Data Language)

The best potential investment, won by UnityCell will have the opportunity to pitch at an OION Ltd Showcase event with 6 months of Venturefest.

Venturefest 2019

   Entrepreneurship

   Village

In 2019 we worked with the Brookes Enterprise Support team to bring you the Entrepreneurship Village.

Participating companies included: Beckman Automobiles, Blue Light Academy, Chirrup Foods, CoachMii, Cogg, Ignotus travel, OneCup, OrganisedU, Oxford Robotic Innovations, Say Anything, SHIFTE, Silence Breaker, This Girl Makes, ViewCue and Wavey Bagels.

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