Developing an Idea or Venture

If you have a business idea or are starting a startup, there are plenty of opportunities to develop your skills, networks and business.

 

There is something for everyone here, regardless of your startup idea, background, type of business, or startup stage.

Check out our top picks, then use the filters below to further customise your search.

I Have a Great Idea. . . Now What?

You finally found a great startup idea – what are the next steps?

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Fundamentals of Starting a UK Business

Government Advice and information for starting a business in the UK

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Business Plans and More

Guidance on writing Business Plans and other important documents from UK sources.

Basics of Pitching

Some basic advice on how to be persuasive when pitching your startup idea.

Finding Funding: An Overview

A short list of the different business idea funding options that a startup could choose.

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Entrepreneurship @ Oxford

Our handy map shows you how to navigate the Oxford entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Looking for something specific?

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The First Questions to ask yourself when you have that big idea Part 4

The First Questions to ask yourself when you have that big idea Part 4

Dr Stuart Wilkinson gives advice on business ideas and how to manage them.

Oxford Case Studies: Boresha Technologies

Oxford Case Studies: Boresha Technologies

Providing reliable and low-cost sources of working capital for small farmers.

Understanding Intellectual Property (IP)

Understanding Intellectual Property (IP)

As a student, you need to understand what IP is, who owns it, and what can be done with it before proceeding with an idea.

What is Intellectual Property (IP)?

What is Intellectual Property (IP)?

What you need to know about the ownership of your idea.

Oxford Case Studies: Project SOUP

Oxford Case Studies: Project SOUP

Enjoying a simple bowl of soup for an evening can be the first step to making a number of positive changes in your community.

Skoll World Forum

Skoll World Forum

A three day event gathering 1000 delegates from the social, finance, private and public sectors, in Oxford.

The ‘secret’ network that transformed my startup

The ‘secret’ network that transformed my startup

An unusual type of network where you could build really good business relationships.

OUI – Engaging with Humanities

OUI – Engaging with Humanities

Supporting the Humanities Division research, through enterprise, entrepreneurship and consultancy.

Changemakers

Changemakers

A global network of social entrepreneurs, business leaders, and policy makers.

Free Entrepreneurship Online Courses and Activities

Free Entrepreneurship Online Courses and Activities

Looking for something to do from the comfort of your own home?  Check out these free online entrepreneurship courses, videos and resources!

How To Grow Your Business

How To Grow Your Business

A Guide to Expanding Retail Operations Profitably by Shopify.co.uk

Oxford Case Studies: Language Amigo

Oxford Case Studies: Language Amigo

Language Amigo is a new way for students to improve their spoken Spanish by providing an income to LATAM youngsters, too.

Diversity VC

Diversity VC

A non-profit partnership promoting diversity in Venture Capital.

Oxfordshire Business Support

Oxfordshire Business Support

A practical guide to supporting Oxfordshire businesses at all stages, by people with honest first-hand experience.

Tech hubs where your start-up can flourish

Tech hubs where your start-up can flourish

Workspace is about more than a desk: it’s about access to the right equipment, services, and facilities.

ActInSpace

ActInSpace

An international innovation contest based on space technologies, data, patents and infrastructures.

Social Impact Oxford Business Network

Social Impact Oxford Business Network

Using business to create social impact, in Oxford.

Oxford Science Park

Oxford Science Park

Offices, lab space, virtual offices and meeting space to start-up and growing companies.

“We are all going to change the world: it’s just where and how?”

“We are all going to change the world: it’s just where and how?”

Food for thoughts: measuring the impact of our lives.

University of Oxford Innovation Fund

University of Oxford Innovation Fund

Investing across all areas of technology and intellectual property from Oxford including new Oxford-based software companies.

Oxfordshire Business First

Oxfordshire Business First

A not-for-profit organisation set up to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in Oxfordshire.

Social Impact Education

Social Impact Education

A variety of co-curricular courses aimed at providing high potential, socially-minded graduate students across the University of Oxford.

Social Shifters: Find your social or environmental passion and take action

Social Shifters: Find your social or environmental passion and take action

Find your social or environmental passion - and take action

Bethnal Green Ventures

Bethnal Green Ventures

Invests in new ideas to fix social and environmental problems through an intensive three-month programme.

Creative UK

Creative UK

Membership body that represents, champions and supports the UK’s creative industries.

Humanities Business Engagement and Partnerships

Humanities Business Engagement and Partnerships

Supporting the breadth of academic research interests in the Social Science and Humanities Divisions.

Oxford Case Studies: RisingWISE

Oxford Case Studies: RisingWISE

Anne Miller is joint founder of RisingWISE, an initiative aimed at women in STEM at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge that aims to combat some of the disparities between men and women in achieving leadership roles and pursuing entrepreneurship opportunities in this sector.

Female Entrepreneur Resources

Female Entrepreneur Resources

A list of support groups and resources for female entrepreneurs in the UK, compiled by Startups.co.uk 

IDEA Programmes & Courses

IDEA Programmes & Courses

As part of the IDEA programme, we will be running a number of pilot programmes to help increase diversity in enterprising activities - ...

Oxford Technology

Oxford Technology

For more than 30 years, Oxford Technology has specialised in investing in start-up and early stage technology companies based near Oxford.

Oxford Case Studies: Common Ground

Oxford Case Studies: Common Ground

A shared workspace and café in Jericho, Oxford.

Enterprising Oxford’s Inaugural Pitch @ the Pub

Enterprising Oxford’s Inaugural Pitch @ the Pub

Changing the world, one pair of pants and a radiator at a time.

So you think you want to be a director of a company…

So you think you want to be a director of a company…

Top questions you need to know the answers to before you become a company director. Whether you have never been a director before, or not there are some questions you should ask about yourself before you take on the responsibility

Entrepreneurship.org

Entrepreneurship.org

An online resource from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to help entrepreneurs grow great ideas.

Venture Capital Investment Competition

Venture Capital Investment Competition

Global VCIC is the world’s largest venture capital competition among top MBA students from 70+ prestigious business schools.

The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

TORCH provides a range of training and development opportunities for early career researchers in Humanities.

Business Plans and Other Important Documents

Business Plans and Other Important Documents

10 sections that could be included in your business plan.

Green Leaves Group

Green Leaves Group

Green Leaves Group is a social enterprise dedicated to helping individuals be more sustainable through tailored workshops and online campaigns.

Skillshare: Online Courses

Skillshare: Online Courses

Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more.

Ideas 2 Impact

Ideas 2 Impact

This innovation and enterprise skills initiative is convened at Saïd Business School, in collaboration with the Entrepreneurship Centre and the University of Oxford sciences division.

Oxford Case Studies: Rhodes Incubator

Oxford Case Studies: Rhodes Incubator

Social impact and entrepreneurship can go together.

Tech Nation

Tech Nation

Empowering ambitious tech entrepreneurs to grow faster through knowledge and connections; to build a UK economy fit for the next generation.

Sanoma Jean, Founder of Aya Therapy

Sanoma Jean, Founder of Aya Therapy

Sanoma Jean is the founder Aya Therapy an intelligent patient management platform reducing burnout for mental health care practitioners.

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!

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

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.

Startup Tips: What’s your top tips?

Startup Tips: What’s your top tips?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Oxford Fintech Programme

Oxford Fintech Programme

This programme on financial technology and innovation is designed to offer you the tools to face the future of finance.

Startup Tips: Lessons from our students

Startup Tips: Lessons from our students

Oxford student and alumni entrepreneurs give insightful advice about their startups

Climate KIC Greenhouse

Climate KIC Greenhouse

Pre-incubator for students, with funding up to €5000.

Startup Tips: What to do with your idea

Startup Tips: What to do with your idea

Oxford student and alumni entrepreneurs give insightful advice about their startups

Oxford Case Studies – Uncomfortable Oxford

Oxford Case Studies – Uncomfortable Oxford

Are you sitting comfortably? Then it’s time to get up and take a bumpy walk through Oxford’s past.

Innovation Forum Oxford

Innovation Forum Oxford

The Innovation Forum seeks to promote innovation by building bridges between academia, industry and government.

Oxford Women In Business (OxWIB)

Oxford Women In Business (OxWIB)

A thriving student society providing a platform for opportunities for enterprising young women at the University of Oxford.

Hiring Your First Employee

Hiring Your First Employee

How to build realistic expectations.

Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards

Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards

One of the UK’s largest student and graduate business pitching competitions.

Oxford Case Studies: Pick Me Up Parcels

Oxford Case Studies: Pick Me Up Parcels

Emily Tench bagged a social enterprise award for Pick-Me-Up Parcels, a venture that does what it says on the parcel.

OxLEP

OxLEP

OxLEP: Driving economic growth

UJJI

UJJI

UJJI is a gamified, personal growth mobile tool combining the latest research and advances in neuroscience & AI.

Skoll Scholarship

Skoll Scholarship

A competitive scholarship for incoming MBA students who pursue entrepreneurial solutions for urgent social and environmental challenges.

Community Enterprise Awards

Community Enterprise Awards

Since 2013, over 40 different ventures have been supported, from a community cafe to a soap recycling enterprise.

Women Startup Competition

Women Startup Competition

Supporting female entrepreneurs in the critical early years.

Innovation for Entrepreneurs: From Idea to Marketplace

Innovation for Entrepreneurs: From Idea to Marketplace

Developing insights on navigating the innovation process from idea generation to commercialisation.

Conted: The Management and Business Skills Programme

Conted: The Management and Business Skills Programme

Intensive, one-day courses in a variety of subjects.

Ellis Parry, CEO and Co-founder of neumind

Ellis Parry, CEO and Co-founder of neumind

Ellis is CEO and co-founder of neumind - a company dedicated to improving the lives of people with cognitive impairments.

Step Forward

Step Forward

One day personal development workshops for women, organised by the Careers Service

The First Questions to Ask Yourself when You have that Big Idea Part 1

The First Questions to Ask Yourself when You have that Big Idea Part 1

Dr Stuart Wilkinson gives advice on business ideas and how to manage them.

Oxford Centre for Teaching and Learning

Oxford Centre for Teaching and Learning

The Centre for Teaching and Learning provides voluntary courses for university and college staff at the University of Oxford.

Climate KIC

Climate KIC

Helping climate related start-ups to connect with the right experts for their business to thrive.

Startups.co.uk

Startups.co.uk

UK’s leading independent, online resource for anyone starting and growing a business, established in 2000.

#StartedinOxford Demo Day

#StartedinOxford Demo Day

Enterprising Oxford brings you the latest #StartedInOxford Demo Day!

Bio-start

Bio-start

The Big Prize for Small Companies with Global Ambitions in Engineering Biology.

ROBIN

ROBIN

A network of like-minded people from businesses and public sector bodies in Oxfordshire.

Head-to-head with Rupert Wilkinson at Oxford Product Design

Head-to-head with Rupert Wilkinson at Oxford Product Design

The Oxford Trust went head-to-head with Rupert Wilkinson, MD of Oxford Product Design – based at OCFI, they are only product design consultancy working out of central Oxford. Their mantra is “making things better by making better things”.

Jordan Farrar, founder of Akoca SEO

Jordan Farrar, founder of Akoca SEO

Jordan Farrar is the founder of Akoca-seo, a digital marketing agency in Oxfordshire.

Startup Visa Endorsement (was GEV)

Startup Visa Endorsement (was GEV)

A UK endorsement scheme for those wish to stay in the UK to develop their business ideas.

Eagle Labs at The Wood Centre For Innovation

Eagle Labs at The Wood Centre For Innovation

A flagship for early stage science and technology companies aimed at supporting spinout scientists, university graduates and entrepreneurs.

Enterprising Women programme

Enterprising Women programme

Encouraging, inspiring and supporting the participation of female STEM researchers in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum

Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum

Saïd Business School's flagship entrepreneurial event.

Jeremy Parsons, co-founder of Magic Subscriptions

Jeremy Parsons, co-founder of Magic Subscriptions

Jeremy Parsons is a co-founder and CEO of Magic Subscriptions.

Barclays Eagle Lab

Barclays Eagle Lab

We offer businesses a range of services to help them to grow and scale.

How a Degree Can Help You Run Your Startup

How a Degree Can Help You Run Your Startup

Three members of Bloom&Wild discuss how their degrees have helped in their entrepreneurial life

Independent Oxford

Independent Oxford

One-stop guide to Oxford's independent businesses.

EIT Health Summer School

EIT Health Summer School

The EIT Health Summer Schools support innovation by empowering the healthcare leaders and innovators of tomorrow.

Finding Your Route to Market

Finding Your Route to Market

Different ways to get your product or service to your customers.

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Oxford Explore and Build

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Oxford Explore and Build

A bit more in depth, a bit more work, but the effort will be worth it!

EIT Innovation

EIT Innovation

EIT is an independent EU body striving to nurture entrepreneurial talent and supporting new ideas.

Oxford Healthtech Labs

Oxford Healthtech Labs

Oxford Healthtech Labs builds on years of experience running needs-driven innovation training programmes at the University of Oxford.

MBA Entrepreneurship Project (EP)

MBA Entrepreneurship Project (EP)

Challenging participants to develop a full business plan and present it to a panel of invited investors and other practitioners.

Oxford Innospace

Oxford Innospace

Leave your spare room behind and join us in our thriving co-working space for entrepreneurs, startups and freelancers.

Oxford Case Studies – OxyClot

Oxford Case Studies – OxyClot

Training the next generation of global leaders in digital health innovation.

What is an MVP (hint: it’s not the most valuable player)?

What is an MVP (hint: it’s not the most valuable player)?

The most basic form of your idea that will generate the most interest/validation.

Harwell Campus

Harwell Campus

A science, innovation, technology and business campus, located just south of Oxford.

Finding Funding: An Overview

Finding Funding: An Overview

Have a look at some funding options.

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

Organisations and student groups providing opportunities to explore entrepreneurship in the University.

Panacea Stars

Panacea Stars

Panacea Stars collaborate with the most exciting sci-entrepreneurs to help transform bold visions into thriving companies.

Why Students Need to Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Why Students Need to Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Thinking about becoming a student entrepreneur? Or just looking to expand your skill set? Here’s why as a student you need to learn ...

Get Your Startup Started

Get Your Startup Started

In this course, you’ll learn how to pitch your business and secure the funding you’ll need to launch your new company.

Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries

Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries

Exploring the relationship between entrepreneurship and creativity.

Skoll Venture Awards

Skoll Venture Awards

Looking for ventures that get to the root of some of the significant issues affecting our world.

Oxfordshire Social Entrepreneurship Partnership (OSEP)

Oxfordshire Social Entrepreneurship Partnership (OSEP)

OSEP has been set up to help existing and prospective social entrepreneurs plan, develop and grow their businesses across Oxfordshire.

Oxford Case Studies: SociAbility

Oxford Case Studies: SociAbility

Matt Pierri is the CEO and Co-founder of SociAbility, whose main aim is to map the accessibility of social spaces within Oxford’s 44 colleges and halls, as well as a broad sweep of social venues, including cafes, restaurants and bars in a dedicated app.

Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

The centre aims to maximise the impact of social entrepreneurship to transform unjust systems around the world.

Tata Varsity Pitch Competition

Tata Varsity Pitch Competition

A national early stage business pitching competition for businesses coming out of colleges and universities.

Oxford Case Studies: Mycelium

Oxford Case Studies: Mycelium

It is better to be extraordinary and fail, then try to be ordinary and succeed.

I Have a Great Idea. . . Now What?

I Have a Great Idea. . . Now What?

Okay, you have a great business idea, which you have spent time and effort validating.  And now, presto, you are ready to start a ...

TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

TED Talks are a great source of information, advice and experience to help you with any idea you have, no matter what stage you are at.

The John Fell Fund

The John Fell Fund

All subject areas are encouraged to apply, and interdisciplinary and/or interdivisional projects are especially welcome.

Basics of Pitching

Basics of Pitching

Pitching is an essential part of any entrepreneur's journey!

Startup Tips: Is my idea good enough?

Startup Tips: Is my idea good enough?

Oxford student and alumni entrepreneurs give insightful advice about their startups

Online FinTech Courses

Online FinTech Courses

Learn and understand fintech with free online classes from top universities and institutions.

The First Questions to ask yourself when you have that big idea Part 2

The First Questions to ask yourself when you have that big idea Part 2

Dr Stuart Wilkinson gives advice on business ideas and how to manage them.

Startup Tips: Finding funding

Startup Tips: Finding funding

Oxford student and alumni entrepreneurs give insightful advice about their startups

Maria Pousa, Partner, Aletta Angels

Maria Pousa, Partner, Aletta Angels

Maria Pousa is a partner in Aletta Angels, an angel investment collective investing in early stage start-ups that empower women.

Student Entrepreneur Programme (StEP)

Student Entrepreneur Programme (StEP)

Your chance to explore what it takes to be an entrepreneur, if you're a student.

Researchers: make a social impact

Researchers: make a social impact

Incubators/Accelerator The Skoll Centre offers plenty of resources for researchers looking to make a social impact with their ...

Developing your Creative Practice

Developing your Creative Practice

A development fund designed to support independent creative practitioners.

One St Aldates

One St Aldates

Work, create and innovate in the heart of Oxford’s world-famous city centre.

RisingWISE: ‘My career has taken exciting turns since the programme’

RisingWISE: ‘My career has taken exciting turns since the programme’

The RisingWISE programme helps women researchers thrive, as its alumnae have experienced firsthand.

TED Talks for Social Entrepreneurs

TED Talks for Social Entrepreneurs

TED Talks are a great source of information, advice and experience to help you with any idea you have, no matter what stage you are at.

Entrepreneur First

Entrepreneur First

A 3-month long programme run in 6 cities across the globe. We bring together the few individuals with the potential to found globally important technology companies, to meet their co-founder and build startups from scratch.

Head-to-head with Low Carbon Hub

Head-to-head with Low Carbon Hub

The Oxford Trust went head-to-head with Barbara Hammond, CEO of The Low Carbon Hub – a small social enterprise with big aims, now based at WCFI in Headington. They are working on the ground-breaking Project LEO, an ambitious and innovative smart grid trial.

How to Finance and Grow Your Startup – Without VC

How to Finance and Grow Your Startup – Without VC

If you’re an entrepreneur at any stage of your journey, and you need money, this course is for you.

Unltd Social Enterprise Learning Area

Unltd Social Enterprise Learning Area

Finding, funding, and supporting social entrepreneurs.

Oxford Case Studies: VeriVin

Oxford Case Studies: VeriVin

Smart technology for identification and classification of complex liquids in sealed containers.

The Oxford Social Entrepreneur’s Journey

The Oxford Social Entrepreneur’s Journey

Useful information about social entrepreneurship in Oxfordshire.

Founders Factory

Founders Factory

Come and build your startup with Founders Factory.

OUI Social Enterprise Support

OUI Social Enterprise Support

Through social enterprise, OUI now offers a business model that is adaptable, dynamic and supports all University Divisions equally.

OUI – Commercialising your research

OUI – Commercialising your research

Helping staff and students in the University of Oxford who want to protect and commercialise the results of their research.

eScalate Social Enterprise Support

eScalate Social Enterprise Support

Supporting social entrepreneurs, enterprising charities and other purposeful businesses in Oxfordshire.

Arts at the Old Fire Station

Arts at the Old Fire Station

An arts centre in the heart of Oxford, showcasing the best of local and international performance and artwork, which takes a risk and entertains.

Bucks Health Tech Hub

Bucks Health Tech Hub

Join other early-stage health and tech businesses at High Wycombe’s impressive new home of innovation. A community of innovators creating change and we’re here to support you.

Impact Investing: How to Leave a Mark

Impact Investing: How to Leave a Mark

Impact investing is gaining momentum and awareness.

ImagineIF Accelerator

ImagineIF Accelerator

A programme of innovators across our branches worldwide, tailored mentoring and access to the Innovation Forum professional network.

Engaging with Entrepreneurship Programme

Engaging with Entrepreneurship Programme

Sign up for IDEA's Engaging with Entrepreneurship Programme to gain practical experience, learn transferable skills for the workplace, ...

Social Enterprise UK

Social Enterprise UK

National body for social enterprise – business with a social or environmental mission.

OX1

OX1

Oxford's first start-up incubator programme designed by student entrepreneurs, for student entrepreneurs, which does not take equity or IP.

NHS Clinical Entrepreneur

NHS Clinical Entrepreneur

The clinical entrepreneur training programme is designed to offer opportunities for clinical, NHS staff and wider health professionals to develop their entrepreneurial aspirations during their clinical training period.

Why Students Need to Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Why Students Need to Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Thinking about becoming a student entrepreneur? Or just looking to expand your skill set? Here’s why as a student you need to learn ...

Aspect launch new Accelerator!

Aspect launch new Accelerator!

Aspect’s new flagship four-month social sciences student and alumni accelerator hosted by LSE to support and scale socially-responsible student and alumni ventures is now open for applications.

Female Founders Fund

Female Founders Fund

The leading source of institutional capital for female founders raising seed capital with over $3B in enterprise value.

Keeping your Startup Idea in Good Shape

Keeping your Startup Idea in Good Shape

Some advice from the Founder of ChattyFeet to aspiring entrepreneurs.

Head-to-head with Jessica Dillon at the Social Tech Trust

Head-to-head with Jessica Dillon at the Social Tech Trust

The Oxford Trust went head-to-head with Jessica Dillon at the Social Tech Trust, one of OCFI’s latest residents, to find out how they transform lives with tech.

Fundamentals of Starting a Business in the UK

Fundamentals of Starting a Business in the UK

Six different steps listed to starting a business in the UK.

The University Challenge Seed Fund

The University Challenge Seed Fund

Assisting researchers transform good research into good business.

Startup Meetups

Startup Meetups

Meet with other local startups!

Ideas for Your Business Model

Ideas for Your Business Model

Every business needs a business model.  But what exactly is a business model?

Why Startups Fail

Why Startups Fail

Preventing failures, as much as you can.

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.

Tech City Digital Business Academy

Tech City Digital Business Academy

Free online courses to help you start, grow or join a digital business.

Fireside Chat: Making Responsible Technology the New Normal

Fireside Chat: Making Responsible Technology the New Normal

Alex Koelbl was in the audience when Yossi Vardi sat down with Martha Lane Fox to discuss her journey as an early tech innovator.

Oxford Science Enterprises

Oxford Science Enterprises

A preferred partner of the University of Oxford to provide capital to, and develop science spin-out companies.

Marmalade

Marmalade

Marmalade is a platform for collaboration, focussed on relationships, power and place.

Head-to-head with Katie Bedborough of Oxford VR

Head-to-head with Katie Bedborough of Oxford VR

A company to watch, OCFI-based Oxford VR has just raised £10m Series A funding. The Oxford Trust went head-to-head with Katie Bedborough, their COO, to find out more about how their VR technology is being used in mental health treatments.

Social Entrepreneurship: exploring the buzzword

Social Entrepreneurship: exploring the buzzword

Let's explore the buzzword that is increasingly featuring in the business and start-up sector.

Creating the Perfect Pitch Deck

Creating the Perfect Pitch Deck

Here's a few good tips for creating a fab pitch deck.

Support Innovation

Support Innovation

Providing Oxford University with unprecedented opportunities to innovate by sharing resources and ideas

Makespace Oxford

Makespace Oxford

Makespace Oxford is building new kinds of working and making space.

There’s No “I” in Startup

There’s No “I” in Startup

People make the difference, all of them.

Brookes Enterprise Support

Brookes Enterprise Support

Enterprise Support offers exceptional opportunities for students, staff and recent graduates.

Kezia Susanto, Zheqing Zhang & Wanlin Xiao, co-founders of i-Opto

Kezia Susanto, Zheqing Zhang & Wanlin Xiao, co-founders of i-Opto

Kezia, Zheqing and Wanlin are the team behind i-Opto, a tele-optometry app.

Business Model Canvas Explained

Business Model Canvas Explained

The Business Model Canvas is a business tool used to visualise all the building blocks of starting a business

Engaging with Entrepreneurship Programme

Engaging with Entrepreneurship Programme

Sign up for IDEA's Engaging with Entrepreneurship Programme to gain practical experience, learn transferable skills for the workplace, ...

Oxford Venture Capital Network – Student Society

Oxford Venture Capital Network – Student Society

A network to help both Oxford students and startups grow.

#StartedinOxford Demo Night – November 2018

#StartedinOxford Demo Night – November 2018

Read our blog post from Megan Morys-Carter and see some photos from the night!

OUI Startup Incubator

OUI Startup Incubator

The Startup Incubator helps entrepreneur-driven ventures that are not University spinouts.

Unleash Your Potential: Innovation and Enterprise

Unleash Your Potential: Innovation and Enterprise

Get an introduction to innovation and enterprise, and learn to generate and evaluate your own ideas.

I Have an Idea Related to Research… Now What?

I Have an Idea Related to Research… Now What?

As a student or researcher you need to know the rules around IP in the university.

Oxford Hub

Oxford Hub

A centre for social action that’s open to everyone, and that takes a collaborative approach to solving some of today’s most pressing issues.

Improving UX for happier customers

Improving UX for happier customers

Advice from the Founder of Fruto, an UX design studio.

WeAreTheCity

WeAreTheCity

WeAreTheCity includes gender-related news, a networks directory, calendar of events and conferences, returnships, business schools, inspirational women profiles, HeForShe interviews, giving back and jobs.

Are You Ready to Start a Business?

Are You Ready to Start a Business?

So you've been thinking about starting a venture recently, but how do you know if you actually are ready?

Bioescalator

Bioescalator

Bio-escalator provides flexible lab space for your small and growing biomedical science company.

The First questions to ask yourself when you have that big idea Part 3

The First questions to ask yourself when you have that big idea Part 3

Dr Stuart Wilkinson gives advice on business ideas and how to manage them.

Urbanoid

Urbanoid

Providing high quality serviced office working space for small businesses and organisations.

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