Mike Foster
Executive Chair, Venturefest Oxford

Mike is passionate about supporting businesses to help them start, develop, improve and grow their business.
Having owned, grown, franchised and sold his own businesses, Mike has worked as a business mentor and connector, where he strives to combine and share his experience and skills gained from past roles in management, finance, business development, health & safety, operations, training, sales and marketing.

Mike is a volunteer with OxLEP skills, having been appointed the first Enterprise Adviser in Oxfordshire over 4 years ago. He also runs three business networking groups in Oxfordshire.

Speaker sessions


09:00 - 09:15

Welcome to Venturefest Oxford 2019

John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre

Hear from Mike Foster, Executive Chair of Venturefest Oxford and Neil Mendoza, Provost of Oriel College Oxford on the importance of innovation and the role it plays in supporting and encouraging both innovation and entrepreneurship.

What's On

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Barbara Ghinelli

Barbara Ghinelli

Director, Clusters and Harwell Campus Business Development, UKRI-STFC

Henry Snaith

Henry Snaith

Co-founder and Chief Scientific Offer, Oxford PV

Tim Curtis

Tim Curtis

Managing Director, Ricardo Energy & Environment

Stuart Woods

Stuart Woods

Managing Director, Oxford Instruments NanoScience



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