James Bedford
James Bedford
OXO Consultancy

James is Director of Oxo Consultancy and provides advice to tech startups and organisations looking to work with start-ups. Clients include Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and multiple startups across the UK.

James was previously Head of Investment Partnerships at Tech Nation and Head of Investment Strategy at Tech North where he was responsible for improving access to finance for tech companies, focussing on developing a co-investment fund and new angel networks. He also created and delivered workshops to help large corporates and government understand how to innovate through partnerships with start-ups.

Prior to his role at Tech North, James was the Senior Programme Manager at Creative England, responsible for the successful delivery of two seed funds, investing around £10m in over 150 companies.

James went to university at Manchester and Staffordshire attaining an MA in Regeneration and Development and a BA in Politics. Born and bred in Wiltshire, James has lived in Manchester for 13 years.

My Sessions
Corporate innovation through start-ups… what could possibly go wrong?
Presentation Digital Culture Stage