Andrea Mica

Director, Oxford Technology Management

At Oxford Technology, Andrea has joint responsibility for making the investment decisions of the OTSEIS and EIS Funds and helps their brilliant start-up investee companies in whatever way he can, whether that is through business development, technology sourcing, fundraising, sharing best practice on practical matters, acting as a sounding board or simply standing back and cheering on the companies when everything is going as well as it possibly could.

Andrea Mica graduated from the Delft University of Technology with an MSc in Industrial Design Engineering, and went on for a further graduate study in Innovation and Creativity at the State University College of New York at Buffalo. He has a strong and varied background in technology prior to joining Oxford Technology – both promoting technologies for sale, and identifying new technologies to invest in. He also has an entrepreneurial streak – most recently he co-founded CleanSteel Ltd, a company that successfully developed a new technique for recycling waste products from the tyre industry, partnered with some of the industry giants and ultimately failed when the commodity prices went through the floor.  His first full time job was looking for ground based applications of space technologies as part of an European Space Agency backed consortium.


Programme sessions

13:00 – 14:15

Pitching for Success

Pitching for Success will be to an audience that includes investors, support organisations and individuals.

The Investor Panel will include professional funding organisations; including speakers from crowd investment (Peer2Peer, equity, loans), venture capital and public sector funding.  Each panelist will give an overview of what they look for when investing or funding a company followed by Q&A with the audience.

After all the presentations are completed, the excitement continues as the audience votes to select a winning company. The two session winners will be announced at 15:45 and will be able to pitch again to the audience, who will decide the overall winner on the day for the £1,000 cash prize.

As well as the live pitches and investor panels, the companies from both sessions will be available in the John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre Foyer for networking.

Location: John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre
Panelists: Michael EleftheriouAndrea MicaSam Salih and Steve Silvey
Pitching companies: To be announced in September

Venturefest Oxford

The 2019 event will be on  Wednesday 11th September at Oxford Brookes University. 

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Innovation Showcase

The showcase welcomed the most innovative and exciting business innovations. 

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Pitching for Success

Venturefest's elevator pitch competition. Sponsored by Penningtons Manches.

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