#StartedinOxford Demo Night

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Programme Overview 

This event is a truly pan-Oxford entrepreneurship celebration, featuring a selection of hand-picked startups, spinouts and social enterprises linked to the University of Oxford and Oxfordshire in a fresher’s fair style setup. Attendees can meet each startup, and then “invest” in their favourites with #StartedinOxford dollars. 

#StartedinOxford Demo Night, June 12th, 6pm at Weston Library

Each attendee will be given $1,000 #StartedinOxford dollars to invest in their favourite startup. The startup with the most investment at the end of the day will win the top prize, with two runners-up also benefiting from prize packages. Last year’s prizes included £1000 package of legal support from Freeths, a membership to Grassroots, and £1000 cash prizes.




As an attendee you will get the opportunity to engage with Oxford-linked companies from a range of sectors and stages, as well as network with other attendees, including investors and key connectors in the Oxford-linked entrepreneurship ecosystem. 

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Who Can Apply? 

We take applications from student, staff, alumni and community startups, spinouts and social enterprises. Click the button below to submit your application.

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More Information 

#StartedinOxford Demo Night 2024 Timeline


Startup Applications open – Monday 29th April

Applications are open to startups who would like to exhibit and pitch during the 2024 #StartedinOxford Demo Night. Find more information on how to apply and the process here.

Register to Attend  – Monday 13th May

On May 13th, registration to attend the 2024 #StartedinOxford Demo Night will open. Whether you are a member of staff at University, a student, a member of the community or perhaps a local investor, we welcome everyone! There is no cost to attend this event, so book your place to hear from the newest startups coming out of Oxford, meet businesses from the local ecosystem, network and to vote for your favourite startup with your #StartedinOxford Demo Night dollars! Find out more on booking your place here.

Startup Applications close – Monday 20th May

If you'd like to be considered to pitch, share your business idea and be in with a chance of winning one of three prizes, make sure to get your application in by this date.

Startup Applications notified – Wednesday 29th May

All applicants will be notified by this date as to whether their application has been successful or not. At this point, the Startups that have been chosen to exhibit and pitch will be given more information on next steps.

Startup lunch – Tuesday 4th June

If your application has been successful, you will be invited to an applicant lunch, during which you'll be able to meet and hear more about other startups that you will be pitching alongside on the day.

#StartedinOxford Demo Night 2024 – Wednesday 12th June

On the 12th June, we'll be ready to welcome all event attendees, startups and volunteers at the Weston Library, Oxford for the 2024 #StartedinOxford Demo Night! Startups and volunteers will be sent information prior to the event on when they will need to arrive at the venue in order to set up.

Startup applications are open from Monday 29th April - Monday 20th May

To submit your application to exhibit and pitch at the 2024 #StartedinOxford Demo Night, please complete the submission form by clicking the link below.

Please note, as well as letting us know information about yourself and your startup, you will need the following to complete your application:

  • A link to your startups' website/Linkedin page
  • Your company strapline and a short blurb on your startup (20 words)

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Book your free ticket to attend the 2024 #StartedinOxford Demo Night on June 12th!

Please click the button below to reserve your place.

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The 2024 #StartedinOxford Demo Night Exhibitors, Sponsors and Supporters

We will be updating this section with a full list of this year's supporters from the local entrepreneurship ecosystem who will be exhibiting alongside our startups.

Come along to meet them and talk about the support they offer to students, staff and the local community. Previous exhibitors have included:

  • Oxford University Innovation
  • The Entrepreneurship Centre at Said Business School
  • The Careers Service, University of Oxford
  • Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
  • Bio Escalator
  • The Business and IP Centre, Oxford
  • Innovation Forum, Oxford
  • Oxford Trust
  • Oxford Hub

Would you like to volunteer to help on the night?

We are always very grateful for the help of volunteers at the #StartedinOxford Demo Night event.

If you would like to express your interest in volunteering, please click the button below and we will be in touch!

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Read more about the 2023 #StartedinOxford Demo Night

Want to find out more about last year's #StartedinOxford Demo Night? Read more about our three winning startups, take a look through the brochure of exhibitors and view the photo gallery and get excited for this year's event!

Demo Night 2023


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