Need advice on an entrepreneurial idea? Join our 20 minutes speed mentoring sessions. A great opportunity for you to meet with our team and experts face-to-face at the Foundry for some 1:1 advice on the next steps in taking your ideas forward.  

Time and location 13.00-17.00, Oxford Foundry

2 March 2020 - Intellectual Property with Jon Moorhouse, CEO, Venture Adventures

Get expert advice about:

  • Trademarks and brand protection
  • Software development/licensing
  • Technology commercialisation
  • IP strategy
  • Patents
  • Copyright
  • Design rights

About Jon Moorhouse

Jon is a partner at Keystone Law, a top 100 UK law firm.  He has been providing practical legal support to businesses of all sizes for over 20 years on a range of intellectual property (IP) and commercial issues.  He studied Physics & Philosophy at Hertford College and has a Masters in the Management of IP from Queen Mary, London university.  He started his career at the international City law firm Allen & Overy, and has since worked in-house at a number of global corporates, including over 10 years as Senior Counsel at Shell, where amongst other things he was legal IP focal point for Shell Ventures, advising on technology and brand issues for spin-outs and investments in third party start-ups and scale-ups.  He is the co-founder of Venture Adventures, a one-stop-shop start-up helping start-ups start up, providing the guidance and connections to services they need to succeed.

Venture Adventures Bio

Venture Adventures provides, in a clear, accessible way, the information you need to know to start and grow your business, with a practical start-up checklist of issues for small businesses to consider as they work towards launch and beyond.  Crucially, we are developing connections with a range of service providers who understand the needs and constraints of small businesses: we will try to connect businesses with appropriate legal or intellectual property advisers, accounting or tax advisers, insurers, brand designers, HR services, IT services, marketing services, website designers and so on. We also provide information on where to seek funding and may be able to connect small businesses with potential investors. Whether you are a small business seeking support, a service provider or a potential investor, we would love to hear from you. Whatever your venture, we'll try to help you enjoy the adventure!



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15 November 2019 –  Value proposition with Graham Ballantyne

29 November 2019 – Business Models


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