OSEF 2021 took place completely virtually in the form OSEFx under the theme of ‘Build back better'. We believe, like many, that for the recovery from the Covid-19 crisis to be durable, a return to ‘business as usual’ should be avoided. This means doing more than just getting economies quickly back on their feet. Well-designed recovery measures must catalyse the shift to more responsible business practices and also trigger behavioural changes that will increase society’s resilience to similar occurrences. We bought together prominent entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders for a meaningful exploration of how we can build a more equitable future for all.
Each year, OSEF brings together notable entrepreneurs and industry practitioners through keynote speakers and panel discussions. Keynote speakers are pioneers in their field, their entrepreneurial journeys are inspirational and their companies have had incredible impact on the world we live in. Panel discussions take a deeper dive into specific topics, allowing for more engaging conversation and discussion. Finally, a pitch competition showcases ventures from across the Oxford ecosystem.