Mike Foster
Executive Chair, Venturefest Oxford

Mike joined Oxford Innovation as Centre Director for Oxford in late 2018, having left his role as the Commercial Director for a local firm of accountants and previously running his own businesses. Mike is responsible for providing bespoke office space in Oxford City for innovative science and technology businesses. His role is to oversee the facilities management and customer experience, but also support the 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 some 4 years ago. He also runs three business networking groups in Oxfordshire.



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Now in its 21st year, Venturefest Oxford continues to bring together entrepreneurs, innovators and SMEs with investors, support services and a host of like-minded people who want to be part of the county’s business success.

All tickets include: complimentary bus travel to and from the event, access to all Venturefest Oxford sessions, exhibition, showcase, complimentary tea & coffee, lunch and closing drinks reception. Early bird tickets on sale from 23rd April!

Student entry is free of charge – valid ID will be required.


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Wednesday 11th September 2019
Oxford Brookes University,
Headington Campus