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Pitching for Support - Be part of the next new innovation / Start Up from the university of Oxford (In partnership with Enterprising Oxford & BioEscalator)

22 Mar 2022
Bio Escalator, Headington
IoD Oxfordshire and Enterprising Oxford proudly present five innovative new technology start-ups from the University of Oxford’s  BioEscalator at a new event aimed at marrying the business skills of IoD members with new companies being curated by the university that are in need of business knowledge and support. 
Called Pitching for Support, it is hoped that this is the first in a series of events giving the different disciplines from across the University the chance to showcase their embryonic businesses and pitch for the support in terms of skills that they need to help them on their journey. The event will take the form of 5 ten minute pitches followed by networking and one-to-ones where you can meet the founders and explore their needs. 
This is not a fund raising event rather it is a pitch for skills, the companies expect that if support is secured it will be on a remunerated basis to be agreed between the parties post the event. Typical support needed will be legal, go to market planning, finance, fundraising, marketing, project management through to NED/ advisory roles. 
This is an exciting opportunity to be exposed to some of the most cutting edge ideas and a chance to support and help them on their journey. Please join us on what will be an interesting and motivating evening. Space is limited to 40 guests so please book early to ensure your place. More details about the pitching companies will be shared in the coming weeks.



Key details

Date & time: 22 Mar 2022 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Bio Escalator, Headington
CPD Hours:

Prices from

10.00 GBP + VAT - Member ticket price
20.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member ticket price

Event manager:
Mrs Juliet Rushent
Contact phone:
020 8078 4127
Contact email:
[email protected]


Companies Pitching:

mAbsolve Limited

CEO, Geoff Hale PhD

mAbsolve has developed and patented some novel technology for improving the safety and efficacy of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies. In principle it could be applied to about half of the antibodies in development – a market approaching $100 billion.

We wish to make it widely available and are offering affordable non-exclusive licenses to biotech and pharma companies who wish to incorporate this technology into their products. mAbsolve has a small team of highly experienced antibody engineers and scientific advisors.

During the last year we have made good progress with smaller biotech companies and signed up several licensees, but it is more difficult to obtain the right introductions to larger pharma companies. We are particularly seeking a mentor/advisor who is well connected with pharmaceutical companies working in the antibody space, ideally with experience of licensing deals.



Prices from

10.00 GBP + VAT - Member ticket price
20.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member ticket price


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  • Bio Escalator
  • 696 Roosevelt Dr,
  • Headington
  • OX3 7FZ

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