Venturefest is the heart of Oxfordshire’s economic ecosystem.
Venturefest is THE business creation networking event of the year. If you are in any way involved in the process of creating businesses, you need to be there.
Three key streams…
Venturefest is not speculative. Nor is it theoretical. It’s where real business is done and real deals are made.
If you are an entrepreneur, this is where you get a 15-minute slot to make your case to a key group of venture capitalists and private investors. However, if you are in the audience, you will find yourself in the best place to hear what’s coming in the hot sectors on which we are focusing this year.
No one is born knowing everything, and no one hoping to see a new business grow and thrive should be too proud to learn. This stream offers everything from introductory sessions for beginners to specialist master-classes.
This stream highlights the latest research and thinking emerging from academia. If theory becomes practice, this is where it generally all begins.
… and four key clusters
Venturefest 2013 is focusing on areas of commerce that are significant not just in the county, but nationally and globally. They are:
- Motorsport and High Performance Engineering
The potential in these sectors is exciting and real – and to capture it, Venturefest is giving cluster members space to showcase their work, as well as their own networking space, an exhibition area, a session within one of the three main streams, and more besides. It is their opportunity not just to network with one another and find common ground, but to meet people and organisations who can help them realise their ambitions. And it could be yours, too…
And there’s more
There is so much more to Venturefest. We are running two breakfast sessions, providing a Meet the Experts panel, and our keynote speaker Lord Drayson, will be sharing the insights of an exciting and successful career in business.
This year at Venturefest we are also looking for our Future 50 – a club of 50 rising stars in Oxfordshire business who will work together to help solve one another’s business problems, and who will also be the focus of a dedicated partnering and networking programme.
Venturefest starts with a breakfast and ends with a drinks reception; it is a long and busy day, but worth it. You’re welcome to come to all or part of the event.
Venturefest Oxford 2013 will take place on Tuesday 18 June at the Saïd Business School.