Maria Nikolou
Said Business School, Oxford University CDL Venture Manager

Maria is currently a Venture Manager for venture with a focus on Artificial Intelligence. Maria has worked in many years mentoring start-ups, designing acceleration programmes and teaching entrepreneurship and innovation at Oxford University. In 2012, she founded the Oxford Seed Fund, an educational fund that helps Oxford MBA students acquire investment experience and provides student founders from all disciplines the opportunity to obtain funding for their ideas. She has also worked in the Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses programme running workshops on growth opportunities and strategy.

Maria holds a PhD in Physics and an MBA. She has worked as a Materials Science and Engineering Post-Doctoral Fellow at Cornell University and has industrial experience as a senior scientist in a global corporation.



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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