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3rd Annual Rhodes Ventures Forum

From Idea to Impact: Building Sustainable Venture Ecosystems

22 – 23 June 2019

Rhodes House, Oxford

Roy Bahat (New York & Lincoln 1998), Head of Bloomberg Beta

Swati Mylavarapu (Florida & Wolfson 2005), Co-founder,


The Rhodes Ventures Forum is an annual conference that convenes current Rhodes Scholars Rhodes Alumni, Atlantic Fellows and leaders in the international business community to discuss innovation, entrepreneurship, and investment as well as to explore how we can create ventures that improve the world. This year’s edition will focus on translation – the process of transforming bold ideas conceived within academic and research institutions into impactful ventures that last. We shall reflect on the support systems that feed venture success, and reflect on ways they can engage meaningfully. The organizers believe entrepreneurship has a key role to play in contending with a world undergoing technological transformation in the wake of the fourth industrial revolution. The forum will present the space for transdisciplinary delegates and speakers to engage on this topic in interactive dialogue, keynote speeches, panels, venture showcases, as well as networking and mentorship sessions.

Please see the 'Speakers' tab to view this year's line-up.

Programme Highlights

Full programme as of 21.06.2019

Convened by

Confirmed speakers include

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Other information

Accommodation                                                                                                                           Delegates are responsible for organising their own accommodation. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Rhodes House does not have visitor parking. We recommend using one of the convenient Park & Ride sites.

Rhodes House is fully wheelchair-accessible with a lift allowing access to all of the programmed sessions.

Dress Code
Smart casual / Business casual

Filming and Photography
Sessions throughout the weekend will be filmed and photographed. Please contact if you do not wish to be filmed or photographed.

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