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About OSEF

What is OSEF?

The Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum (OSEF) is Saïd Business School’s exciting flagship entrepreneurial event. It is an intensive and immersive experience for anyone interested in all things entrepreneurial – from pursuing startup ideas to taking a transformational approach to building their future careers. 

OSEF is open to everyone, and a range of ticket types are available for purchase.

Speakers for 2017 

This year we welcomed back some top-flight speakers from last year's event:

Biz Stone (co-Founder of Twitter and Jelly),
Phil Libin (co-Founder of Evernote, and All Turtles Corporation) 

In addition, Will Dean (CEO and Founder of Tough Mudder) joined us for the first time to speak at this year's event.

See the full list


  • masterclasses
  • panel discussions
  • a student pitching contest
  • networking sessions

Respected and renowned entrepreneurs delivered globally focused, thought-provoking masterclasses and workshops on how to start and scale a business, including specific themes such as entrepreneurial finance, scaling up, and building networks and relationships.

Selected student teams of budding entrepreneurs also had the opportunity to showcase their ideas to an audience of invited guests including venture capital firms and angel investors at the forum's pitching event.

Whether you’re interested in starting and scaling a business, developing your skill-set to stand out from the crowd or simply understanding the opportunities that can come your way when you think entrepreneurially, OSEF can provide a hugely inspirational, stimulating and unmissable day - don't miss the next one!