Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum


Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum

Saïd Business School's flagship entrepreneurial event

Join world-class pioneers from tech startups to policy makers for the 4th edition of the forum on March 2, 2019. 

Our community of entrepreneurs, investors, and start-ups come together for an inspirational day of keynote speeches, panel discussions and engaging conversation.

The forum provides a platform for impactful networking to build relationships with budding entrepreneurs and investors. Whether you are looking to start your own company, or keep up with trends, Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum (OSEF) has something for everyone.



Our keynote speakers from 2018 included:

Stay tuned for updates on 2019 speakers

Biz Stone

Biz Stone

Co-founder of Twitter
Brent Hoberman

Brent Hoberman

Co-founder | Founder Factory, Founders Forum, firstminute capital
David Buttress

David Buttress

Partner | 83North
Kristo Käärmann

Kristo Käärmann

Co-founder and CEO | TransferWise

I loved the opportunity for the entrepreneurship community to come together as one, whether you're a budding entrepreneur, someone with an idea, or a founder of a multinational transformation- it was great to learn from and inspire each other.

OSEF 2018




Catch up on our keynotes and panel discussions by downloading our Podcasts from the day. Available on iTunes and Oxford University Podcasts

OSEF is brings masters of entrepreneurship to the school to share their experiences. The biggest thing students get out of OSEF is a sense of inspirational enthusiasm and realism, connections with people who have done it before, and a path to follow.

Peter Tufano

Dean of Saïd Business School


Jenny Tooth

Get a taste of entrepreneurship

This years forum will be covering:

  • Energy
  • Fintech
  • Creative Industries
  • Philanthropy
  • Smart Cities
  • Robotics

Got a startup?


Pitching event

In association with UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA), Oxford-affiliated startups have the opportunity to showcase their ideas and expand their network before venture capital firms and angel investors.

This year, the winning team will gain access to Pioneers’19. This is an invaluable experience to meet with a network of top investors, executives, founders and international media, all under one roof. 


Exhibit at our first ever Demo Lounge, an area dedicated to showcasing the talent operating in the Oxford Ecosystem. This opportunity will give you the chance to demo your product before our network of venture capitals, angel investors and attendees. You will be able to organise one-on-one meetings prior to the event through our dedicated event mobile app. 

If you are interested in pitching or exhibiting at the event, please email Natalie at entrepreneurship@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

I loved the access to top level entrepreneurs and the possibility for professionals to mingle with students

OSEF 2018


2018 forum



Total event attendance


Attendees were students


Attendees said OSEF had a cohesive message


International speakers

Innovation Support for Business (ISfB)

European Regional Development Fund

We are delighted to announce that Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum is supported through ISfB. 

Innovation Support for Business (ISfB), is a £5.2m investment supporting Oxfordshire’s innovative entrepreneurs and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is delivered in association with partners from Cherwell District Council, Oxford City Council and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and University of Oxford.

ISfB assists the development and commercialisation of innovative business ideas, as well as enhancing the research and innovation infrastructure in Oxfordshire. The programme offers a customisable portfolio of help for eligible entrepreneurs, start-ups and businesses to encourage innovation through workshops, specialist coaching and mentoring, access to equipment for prototyping and use of agile laboratory space.

If you would like to find out more, please visit Innovation Support for Business.