Well, what can I say. . . what a great night! The inaugural #StartedinOxford Demo Night was held on May 23rd, at the fabulous Tap Social Movement, a craft brewery which provides training courses for people serving prison sentences. A great local social enterprise! In addition to providing an amazing space, Tap also served up their craft brews, and with the weather as beautiful as it was, the beer was freely flowing!
|The format was a simple one: 15 local startups pitched up, exhibition style, to promote their idea and win over the visitors. Each visitor was given 1000 #StartedinOxford dollars to "invest" in their favourite startup. The startup with most investment at the end of the night was crowned the winner, and presented with the "Silver Unicorn of Destiny"!|
|And the winner was. . . . Fungry!|
Second place went to Baraza, and third place to The Dealer App.
A massive thank you to all the startups who came to exhibit, all the attendees who came and "invested" and of course, all the amazing organisers and sponsors (One Ltd, Fab Accelerator, Oxford Entrepreneurs, Oxford Startups, The Entrepreneurship Centre, Digital Health Oxford and The Hill, Oxford University Innovation (Startup Incubator), and of course, Enterprising Oxford!)
Watch this space. . . as this one was so successful, we are planning a repeat after the summer!