Venturefests are described as
"local innovation eco-systems [coming] together through a number of local events around the country, working closely with Innovate UK, the Knowledge Transfer Network and other national partners to strengthen connectivity between these innovators, investors and entrepreneurs" (see What is Venturefest?)There are now Venturefests throughout the country but the very first took place in Oxford in 1999.
The next Venturefest Oxford will take place at The King's Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford OX2 OES on 21 June 2017 and early bird registration is now open There is an interesting programme of speakers including a presentation by Philip Webber of Dehns on Your IP post-Brexit: What effect will leaving the EU have on your IP? in the Vale Room between 15:00 and 15:45. The theme of this year's Venturefest Oxford will be The Challenges of a Business: From Start-Up to Scale-Up which is included by popular request from last year. Discussions on this topic will run from 09:30 - 11:30 in the Vale Room. All the other usual events such as Innovation Showcase and Pitching for Success will be there plus an exhibition with stands from the city's two universities, the local enterprise partnership, the Intellectual Property Office and several patent and trade mark agencies.
I plan to attend Venturefest Oxford and if anyone would like to meet me there please give me a call on 020 7404 5252 or send me a message through my contact form.