Diversity in Entrepreneurship

IDEA is a new initiative aimed at addressing inequalities in entrepreneurship

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Enterprising Oxford is a University of Oxford initiative to help connect our students, staff and alumni to the entrepreneurial people, places and programmes they need in Oxfordshire and beyond.

Enterprising Oxford connects all of the entrepreneurship initiatives and resources in Oxford in one place.  Whether you are interested in developing your employability skills, or want to start or grow your business, Enterprising Oxford can help you find what you need at each stage of your journey.

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Be entrepreneurial

So you’re interested in finding out more about how an entrepreneurial mindset could help. . . there are a wealth of activities and resources to enhance your skills, develop an idea, meet entrepreneurs and gain experience.  The opportunities are only limited by the time you have. . .

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Develop an idea

If you have an idea or are just starting up, check out the opportunities on offer to develop your skills, networks and business.  There is something for everyone here, regardless of your background, type of business, or stage of development.

Grow a business

You have a business which is growing. . . the challenges you face at this stage are very different to when you were starting up.  There are many useful resources and opportunities to help you with this next stage of development, including recruitment, marketing, investment and office space.

What's on

The Rapid Challenge: Hardware Start-ups (Deadline: 30th July)

The Rapid Challenge: Hardware Start-ups (Deadline: 30th July)

Hardware Start-ups: Join The RAPID Challenge journey to define, develop and commercialise your idea. Learn more

Creative Destruction Labs – Applications are currently open for all CDL streams

Creative Destruction Labs – Applications are currently open for all CDL streams

CDL is accepting applications for its core program: Prime Streams (General Technology) and Specialized Streams (Ag, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Climate, Commerce, Energy, FinTech, Health, Matter, Neuro, Oceans, Quantum, Risk, Space, Supply Chain). Learn more

Adviser community event: Articulating your value to your ideal clients

Adviser community event: Articulating your value to your ideal clients

Meet other small business advisers, coaches and freelance experts from over 30 different professions along with special ... Learn more

Latest news

IDEA Panel: How Talking About Diversity is Making Entrepreneurship More Inclusive (22nd June 2021)

On 22nd June 2021, IDEA hosted a panel dedicated to ‘How Talking About Diversity is Making Entrepreneurship More Inclusive’ with speakers from the Oxfordshire entrepreneurial community: Dr Mira Kassouf, Nathania (Tanya) Aritao, and Nicole Beach. This panel drew upon their own professional experiences to highlight different career paths for women leaders and discuss key principles for thinking about how women entrepreneurs can champion diversity and inclusion while using their talents for successful entrepreneurship. Learn more

IDEA Bespoke Project: SeedWISE Enterprise Programme

IDEA Bespoke Project: SeedWISE Enterprise Programme

As part of IDEA’s first round of bespoke projects, the programme has provided HEIF funding to MPLS Enterprise  to support a pilot programme for DPhil researchers in STEM subjects called SeedWISE. Learn more

Academic Champion for Women in Entrepreneurship 

Academic Champion for Women in Entrepreneurship 

I am delighted to announce that Professor Kylie Vincent from the Department of Chemistry has been appointed as the first Academic ... Learn more

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