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Join our panel of industry experts to discuss current trends in investment and funding for startups and scaleups.
About this event
Join Barclays’ Benjamin Storey, Sarah Haywood from Advanced Oxford and OION’s Jens Tholstrup to discuss:
- The funding landscape and how it’s changed throughout Covid-19
- How does this fundamentally change how investors assess companies?
- The impacts on the capital market, including on diversity investing
- What startups/ scaleups should do to access capital
- Funding and non-funding opportunities available now to businesses in Oxfordshire
About our speakers
Jens Tholstrup, OION
Jens is Executive Chairman of Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION), Development Director SQW Group, Senior Advisor, Oxford Economics and Senior Adviser, PMB Capital. Previously Jens was Managing Director UK, Oxford Economics, Executive Director, Oxford Analytica and Executive Director UBS/UBS Warburg. Jens holds a MA in PPE and an MSc in Economic History, both from the University of Oxford. He is a trustee of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Director of Venturefest Oxford, Director of Advanced Oxford, Visiting Business Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University, a Governor of St Clare’s, Oxford and a Trustee of Charity Mentors Oxfordshire.
Sarah Haywood, Advanced Oxford
Sarah Haywood is Managing Director for Advanced Oxford, a group of senior leaders from the area’s major knowledge-intensive businesses, working together to support the long-term development of the Oxford region as a dynamic and prosperous place to work and live. Sarah is also an Executive Director with MedCity, the life sciences cluster organisation for London and the greater south east of England. Sarah joined Advanced Oxford in July, 2019 and has been working with MedCity since its foundation and launch in 2014.
EnSpire Oxford is a University of Oxford initiative to help connect people to the entrepreneurship resources they need, and to promote entrepreneurship across Oxfordshire.
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