On 8th July, Venturefest brings together the people and organisations that you need to do the business: to make the contacts and do the deals you need to grow your business.
Throughout the day we have our three streams. The Funding Stream is all about seeking and offering funding and support. From pitches to debate, you will hear from and meet investors and entrepreneurs.
The Innovation stream is organised around new and existing clusters in Oxford but this year, we’re inviting you to collaborate with us to support these key sectors of the local economy and promote them within your own networks.
The Learning stream: jam-packed with sessions about ‘How to’ start or grow your business, with insights from business leaders that you wouldn’t see at any other open event.
The six clusters we’ll be showcasing this year are: Advanced Engineering, Life Sciences, Digital & Media, Space & Satellite Applications, Cryogenics and Low Carbon which are all at very different stages in developing into strong ‘clusters’ but will all bring together the businesses, academics, researchers, investors and support experts who are instrumental in realising the cluster’s full potential.
Alongside the stream workshops we will have the innovation show case, the exhibition area, and the ‘Meet the Experts’ sessions. All this fuelled by an endless supply of coffee that will of again support what a participant last year described as ‘six months networking in a day’.
Punctuating the workshops we have three key note speakers at the start, middle and end of the day. The last session will be followed by a drinks reception, that brings together the leaders of Oxfordshire’s innovation eco-system to celebrate its successes and discuss how we can best we can build on our achievements for the future.
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