For nearly two decades Venturefest Oxford has been connecting entrepreneurs and innovators with investors and advisors at all stages of the business lifecycle. Their flagship event held in July every year is widely regarded as the high-tech business networking platform of the year in Oxfordshire. Annually attracting over a thousand investors and entrepreneurs, as well as academics and support services, Venturefest offers a unique opportunity to share experience and knowledge, seek finance and forge strategic alliances.
Now in its 17th year, Venturefest has signalled a change of direction – expanding its remit to offer a broader range of events across the business calendar, aiming to reach out to the region’s business community from sole-traders to major employers, and from start-ups to those looking to grow their business through acquisitions and mergers, or even those considering selling-up and capitalising on their commercial success. Central to the Venturefest initiative is a focus on the needs of the local economy, recognising the history of under-investment in the Oxfordshire economy and the urgent imperative to drive the county’s growth agenda.
The annual event tackles the concept of the business journey and offers a packed programme of workshops, panel discussions, lectures and exhibitions, all tailored to each stage of the business cycle. Experts will be on hand throughout the day to offer practical advice on everything from tax and finance, to HR and marketing, as well as how to improve those vital networking skills.
Early bird tickets cost just £20 and includes entry to the breakfast session, complimentary drinks throughout the day, a free lunch, and entry to the closing plenary and evening reception. Register on the Venturefest Oxford website: www.venturefestoxford.co.uk.