Oxford

Join us this year in Oxford on 16-18 November!

This year, we are delighted to extend our SVC2UK Oxford programme to include a series of new events across the weekend of 16-17 November which act as a precursor to the SVC2UK Summit on 18 November.

This year’s impressive lineup of Oxford events includes a Life Science panel discussion and networking event, a keynote speech, masterclass event, a screening of the ‘General Magic’ documentary followed by panel discussion, and our Thought Leadership event!

2019 SVC2UK Oxford Programme

Saturday, 16 November

Growing and Funding Biotech Start-Ups: Masterclasses and Panel Discussion

09.00 – 12.00

Venue: Bioescalator

Programme

12:30 – Networking Lunch & Registration

13:30 – Masterclass I: “Venturing into Biotech – how to successfully spinout from university research and understanding VC funding” with Tim Funnell

14:30 – Masterclass II: “Making successes in translational medicine” with Banjo Banerjee

15:30 – “How to successfully fund and grow biotech start-ups” Panel chaired by Alan Roth

16:30 – Close

 Sunday, 17 November

‘Using Data Technology to Transform Society’ Keynote Speech

13.00 – 14.30

Venue: TBC

Registration Opening Soon

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Jenny Gove Masterclass

13.15 – 14.15

Open to: Students, Entrepreneurs and Investors

Venue: Saïd Business School

Mike Lawton Masterclass

13.15 – 14.15

Open to: Students, Entrepreneurs and Investors

Venue: TBC

Ben Little Masterclass

13.15 – 14.15

Human-centered strategy

Open to: Students, Entrepreneurs and Investors

Venue: TBC

Paula Skokowski Masterclass

14.30-15.30

Great technology will market itself – right? Wrong.

Essential early-stage marketing for tech startups – getting to product/market fit and Series A.

Open to: Students, Entrepreneurs and Investors

Venue: Saïd Business School

Cameron Turner Masterclass

14.30-15.30

Humans: the Missing Ingredient in Modern AI Systems

Open to: Students, Entrepreneurs and Investors

Venue: TBC

Dan Sola Masterclass

14.30-15.30

Pick your deep-tech battles. ‘Clever’ is not the same as ‘valuable’

Open to: Students, Entrepreneurs and Investors

Venue: TBC

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Oxford Screening of ‘General Magic’ & Panel Discussion

16.00 – 20.00

Open to: Students, Entrepreneurs and Investors

Join us for a special screening of the film, followed by a panel discussion led by Dr Marc Ventresca, Saïd Business School and Wolfson College, on the prompt, “General Magic recounts a story of amazing young engineers and others in mid-1980’s Silicon Valley. What does this spirit look like in 2020?” 

Attendees are welcome to join for informal drinks reception following the screening at 19.00-20.00.

Venue: Saïd Business School

Monday, 18 November

Thought Leadership

16.30 – 18.00

Open to: Students, Entrepreneurs and Investors

Join us for a conversation with Onfido’s Co-Founder and CEO Husayn Kassai – hosted by Kenneth Cukier (NY Times bestselling author on technology and business, and a journalist at The Economist).

Venue: The Foundry

Speakers:

Husayn Kassai – Co-Founder & CEO, Onfido

Kenneth Cukier – NY Times Bestseller Author

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