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.

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Registration Opens – Systems Week 2021

Registration Opens – Systems Week 2021

Systems Week is a convening of practitioners, educators, researchers and students to reimagine more equitable systems, and how to teach, learn, support and measure systems change. These conversations will explore relationships between systems actors, systemic problems and solutions; resistance to incumbent systems and inequitable power dynamics; and the resources needed to support systemic change. Learn more

Meet & Greet for Researchers, Scientists and Academics

Meet & Greet for Researchers, Scientists and Academics

This event is for people with a background in scientific research to learn more about opportunities to translate their skills into entrepreneurship and innovation through Zinc. Learn more

Dell: Tuning in to diversity – with Gareth Thomas

Dell: Tuning in to diversity – with Gareth Thomas

Tuning in to diversity with June Sarpong OBE, Hashi Mohamed, Gareth Thomas CBE & Ingrid Devin. Learn more

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Working Flexibly: Ask Me Anything with Sarah Haywood

Working Flexibly: Ask Me Anything with Sarah Haywood

Flexible working, and steering away from the traditional 9-5 structure, has a central role to play in increasing productivity and enhancing workplace equality. COVID-19 has posed intense challenges for the UK’s working parents and carers and, according to a recent Working Families survey, an ‘overwhelming majority’ of care givers ‘do not want their employer to revert to business as usual after lockdown is lifted’. Learn more

Meet Prime Advocates: Business for Good

Meet Prime Advocates: Business for Good

Prime Advocates is a London-based not-for-profit corporate law firm and social finance consultancy. Its Social Finance Hot Desk connects pioneering social enterprise initiatives with free specialist legal advice. Learn more

Amazon Small Business Accelerator

Amazon Small Business Accelerator

Join the #AmazonAccelerator to access a catalogue of more than 15-hours of online training anytime, led by leading business experts. The e-learning is tailored to individuals just starting their entrepreneurial adventure, as well as those looking to go for growth! Learn more

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