Developing an Idea or Business

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.

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 idea for a new business – 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 idea.

Finding Funding: An Overview

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

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Enterprising Oxfordshire

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

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“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.

#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!

Abhinav Jain – CEO of PowerMarket

Abhinav Jain – CEO of PowerMarket

Abhinav Jain is the CEO of PowerMarket, an online renewable energy assessment and marketplace.

ActInSpace

ActInSpace

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

Agile Lab – Begbroke Science Park

Agile Lab – Begbroke Science Park

A shared workspace comprising an equipped laboratory with bookable bench space and equipment, and adjoining office space.

Alastair Sussock – Co-Founder of SafeBoda

Alastair Sussock – Co-Founder of SafeBoda

Alastair Sussock is the Co-Founder of SafeBoda, an innovative solution to motorcycle taxi transportation in Africa.

Alessandra Sollberger,  founder and CEO of Evermore Health

Alessandra Sollberger, founder and CEO of Evermore Health

Alessandra Sollberger is the Founder & CEO of Evermore Health, revolutionising the functional nutrition space with iconic products.

Alex Barnes, Co-founder of Lanterne

Alex Barnes, Co-founder of Lanterne

Alex is the co-founder of Lanterne, an online platform showing the safest routes in conflict zones.

Alex Caccia – CEO of Animal Dynamics

Alex Caccia – CEO of Animal Dynamics

Alex Caccia is a serial entrepreneur, with start-ups in hardware and software, as well as sports equipment.

Alex Froom, Co-Founder of Zipabout

Alex Froom, Co-Founder of Zipabout

Alex Froom is the Co-founder of Zipabout, an Intelligent Mobility project.

Alex McCallion, co-founder of Greater Change

Alex McCallion, co-founder of Greater Change

Alex McCallion is Co-founder of Greater Change, helping to provide a way of giving to the homeless.

All-Innovate Idea Competition

All-Innovate Idea Competition

Encouraging all students at Oxford to develop an entrepreneurial skill-set.

Andrew Beale, co-founder of Finden

Andrew Beale, co-founder of Finden

Prof. Andrew Beale is the Co-founder of Finden, a scientific consultancy company.

Andrew Rimmer, CEO of Opsydia

Andrew Rimmer, CEO of Opsydia

Andrew Rimmer is the CEO of Opsydia, set to bring significant security advances to the diamond gemstone market.

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?

Arts at the Old Fire Station

Arts at the Old Fire Station

Openness, inclusion, looking forward and different thinking. The Old Fire Station acts as a bridge between sectors, organisations and people.

Basics of Pitching

Basics of Pitching

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

Ben Davison, founder of Salient

Ben Davison, founder of Salient

Ben Davison is the Founder of Salient, a startup developing professional post workout clothing.

Ben Wilkins, cofounder of Fluid Motion

Ben Wilkins, cofounder of Fluid Motion

Ben Wilkins is the Co-founder of Fluid Motion, a water-based rehabilitation programme designed to be fun and beneficial.

Bethnal Green Ventures

Bethnal Green Ventures

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

Bio-start

Bio-start

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

Bioescalator

Bioescalator

Hub for new and developing life science innovations.

Brookes Enterprise

Brookes Enterprise

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

Bunmi Ayeh, co-founder of The Loop

Bunmi Ayeh, co-founder of The Loop

Bunmi Ayeh is a University of Oxford alumna, and fashion entrepreneur.

Business Model Canvas Explained

Business Model Canvas Explained

Maria Nikolou sheds light on the case.

Business Plans and Other Important Documents

Business Plans and Other Important Documents

10 sections that could be included in your business plan.

Changemakers

Changemakers

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

Charley Darbishire – CEO and Founder of Educake

Charley Darbishire – CEO and Founder of Educake

Charley is the Founder and Managing Director of Educake, an online homework and revision application for secondary school science.

Charlotte Stacey – Film Maker & Video Journalist

Charlotte Stacey – Film Maker & Video Journalist

Charlotte is a freelance film-maker, journalist and media trainer based in Oxford.

Christer Holloman, CEO and co-founder of Divido

Christer Holloman, CEO and co-founder of Divido

Christer Holloman is the CEO and Co-founder of Divido, a startup that lets consumers spread the cost of any purchase over a period.

Christoph Birkl, co-founder and CEO of Brill Power

Christoph Birkl, co-founder and CEO of Brill Power

Christoph is Co-founder and CEO of Brill Power, developing game-changing battery control technology.

Climate KIC

Climate KIC

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

Climate KIC Greenhouse

Climate KIC Greenhouse

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

Connect TVT

Connect TVT

Brings the Oxfordshire's tech communities closer together in a more personal and meaningful way.

Conted: The Management and Business Skills Programme

Conted: The Management and Business Skills Programme

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

Creating the Perfect Pitch Deck

Creating the Perfect Pitch Deck

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

Cristina de Sus, Founder of Miss Frida

Cristina de Sus, Founder of Miss Frida

Cristina de Sus is the Founder of Miss Frida, a social startup.

Dan Holloway, founder of Mycelium

Dan Holloway, founder of Mycelium

Dan is the Founder of Mycelium, a creative thinking training tool and game.

Danae Maragouthakis, co-founder of Pod Health

Danae Maragouthakis, co-founder of Pod Health

Danae is a medical doctor and Co-founder of Pod Health.

Daniel Garcia & Jonathan Haralamabakis, cofounders of Pinboard.me

Daniel Garcia & Jonathan Haralamabakis, cofounders of Pinboard.me

A platform where students and alumni can share their skills online and on campus, one-to-one.

David Jackson, founder and CEO of Oxtex

David Jackson, founder and CEO of Oxtex

David is the Founder and CEO of Oxtex Limited, an early stage medical device company that was spun out from the University of Oxford in 2011.

Deqian Jia, cofounder of Schema

Deqian Jia, cofounder of Schema

Deqian Jia is the Co-founder of Schema, a web-based note taking application.

Developing your Creative Practice

Developing your Creative Practice

A development fund designed to support independent creative practitioners.

Dominique Piche – Co-Founder of UPROSA

Dominique Piche – Co-Founder of UPROSA

Dominique is the Co-founder and Creative Director of UPROSA, a brand that aims to bring real science into the consumer market.

Dong Xie, founder of CodeRobin Ltd

Dong Xie, founder of CodeRobin Ltd

Dong Xie is the Founder of CodeRobin Ltd., a small software company based in Oxford.

Dr Alexander Reip, CEO of Oxford nanoSystems (OnS)

Dr Alexander Reip, CEO of Oxford nanoSystems (OnS)

An innovative nanotech biz developing coatings to improve heat transfer in two phase systems.

Dr Andy Woods, CTO of Flying Fish Research

Dr Andy Woods, CTO of Flying Fish Research

Dr Andy Woods is CTO of Flying Fish Research, which helps companies + startups use the crowd to make smart decisions.

Dr Colin Story – Co-founder and CEO of OxSonics

Dr Colin Story – Co-founder and CEO of OxSonics

Dr Colin Story is the Co-founder and CEO of OxSonics, an Oxford University spinout company developing a new generation of ultrasound devices.

Dr Les Russell, CEO of OrganOx

Dr Les Russell, CEO of OrganOx

Les has been the CEO of OrganOx, a University of Oxford spinout company, since its formation in 2008.

Dr Mark Larkin – Founder and CEO of Vitaccess

Dr Mark Larkin – Founder and CEO of Vitaccess

Dr Mark Larkin is the Founder and CEO of Vitaccess, a digital health and strategic consultancy start-up based in Oxford.

Dr Shisong Jiang – CTO of Oxford Vacmedix

Dr Shisong Jiang – CTO of Oxford Vacmedix

Shisong Jiang is the CTO of Oxford Vacmedix, which has developed a technique to grow overlapping peptides in bacteria, for vaccines.

Dr Zsuzsa Mayer, co-founder of EcoSync

Dr Zsuzsa Mayer, co-founder of EcoSync

Dr Zsuzsa Mayer, is the Co-founder of EcoSync, a company which is revolutionising energy saving for large organisations.

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.

EIT Health Summer School

EIT Health Summer School

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

EIT Innovation

EIT Innovation

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

Ekaterina Damer, CEO of Prolific Academic

Ekaterina Damer, CEO of Prolific Academic

Ekaterina (Katia) is the CEO and co-founder of Prolific, a crowdsourcing platform for paid participant recruitment.

Elevate Grants

Elevate Grants

Final round of Elevate grants, as the Elevate project ends on 31st December 2019.

Elizabeth Filippouli, Founder and CEO of Global Thinkers Forum

Elizabeth Filippouli, Founder and CEO of Global Thinkers Forum

Elizabeth is the Founder & CEO of Global Thinkers Forum (GTF), an international organization that works as an agent for positive change.

Elspeth Briscoe, CEO Founder Learning with Experts

Elspeth Briscoe, CEO Founder Learning with Experts

Elspeth Briscoe is the CEO and Founder of Learning with Experts.

Emily (Man Ting) Kwong, co-founder of InVent

Emily (Man Ting) Kwong, co-founder of InVent

Emily Kwong is a biomedical engineer and a co-founder of InVent, a solution for weaning hospital patients off mechanical ventilation.

Enterprising Oxford Events

Enterprising Oxford Events

Understanding IP Whether you’re an undergraduate, masters or DPhil student, or Staff at the University of Oxford, it is important

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.

Enterprising Oxfordshire

Enterprising Oxfordshire

Some help to decode the entrepreneurial world of Oxford.

Entrepreneur First

Entrepreneur First

Selects purely on the basis of technical talent, so you can apply before you have a team or an idea. Our intensive 7-month programme is

Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries

Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries

Exploring the relationship between entrepreneurship and creativity.

Erik Abrahamsson, Founder and CEO of Digital Fineprint

Erik Abrahamsson, Founder and CEO of Digital Fineprint

Erik is the Founder and CEO of Digital Fineprint, a fintech startup that is turning social data into insurance data.

eScalate Social Enterprise Support

eScalate Social Enterprise Support

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

European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC)

European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC)

Cash incentive, access to facilities, and business development for space entrepreneurs.

Finding Funding: An Overview

Finding Funding: An Overview

Have a look at some funding options.

Finding Your Route to Market

Finding Your Route to Market

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

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.

Founders Factory

Founders Factory

Come and build your startup with Founders Factory.

Fujia Chen, co-founder of Oxford Space Structures

Fujia Chen, co-founder of Oxford Space Structures

Revolutionising baby products by using space technologies.

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.

Grace Gibbons, founder of Bounce Video

Grace Gibbons, founder of Bounce Video

Grace Gibbons is the founder/creative director of Bounce Video, a film and marketing company based in Oxford.

Harry Hall, Founder of UniCups

Harry Hall, Founder of UniCups

Harry Hall is the Founder of UniCups, a startup aiming to eliminate single-use coffee cups and food containers on university campuses.

Harwell Campus

Harwell Campus

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

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 ...

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

Helen Wright, founder and director of 9-2-3

Helen Wright, founder and director of 9-2-3

Helen Wright is the Founder of 9-2-3, specialising in placing high quality professional candidates into jobs with flexible hours.

Hiring Your First Employee

Hiring Your First Employee

How to build realistic expectations.

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.

How to Start a Startup

How to Start a Startup

Sam Altman from Y Combinator leads this exciting online class from Stanford.

Humanities Business Engagement and Partnerships

Humanities Business Engagement and Partnerships

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

I Have a Great Idea. . . Now What?

I Have a Great Idea. . . Now What?

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

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.

Idea Exploration workshops

Idea Exploration workshops

This series will take you through the stages of turning an idea into a potential venture.

Ideas 2 Impact

Ideas 2 Impact

This innovation and enterprise skills initiative is convened at Saïd Business School, in collaboration with the Entrepreneurship Centre

ImagineIF Accelerator

ImagineIF Accelerator

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

Impact Investing: How to Leave a Mark

Impact Investing: How to Leave a Mark

Impact investing is gaining momentum and awareness.

Improving UX for happier customers

Improving UX for happier customers

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

Independent Oxford

Independent Oxford

One-stop guide to Oxford's independent businesses.

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.

Intellectual Property workshop resource list

Intellectual Property workshop resource list

Resources for anyone exploring their rights and responsibilities around intellectual property (IP).

Irina Fedorenko, cofounder of the Kindness Collective

Irina Fedorenko, cofounder of the Kindness Collective

Irina is a Weidenfeld Hoffman Trust scholar, and Co-founder of a social enterprise named Kindness Collective.

IT Innovation Challenge

IT Innovation Challenge

Supporting small start-up digital projects that will bring a benefit to the University.

Jake Schofield – CEO and Co-Founder of Labstep

Jake Schofield – CEO and Co-Founder of Labstep

Jake Schofield is the CEO and Co-Founder of Labstep, a platform to help scientists capture and record their research experiment steps.

James Nettleton -Founder of the Central Research Laboratory

James Nettleton -Founder of the Central Research Laboratory

James Nettleton is the Founder of the Central Research Laboratory (CRL) Programme.

Jamie Dundas, CEO of The Refinery London

Jamie Dundas, CEO of The Refinery London

Jamie is the CEO of The Refinery London, a collection of workspaces across London.

Jemma Phibbs and James Lloyd – Co-Directors of School Space

Jemma Phibbs and James Lloyd – Co-Directors of School Space

Jemma and James started School Space while running events in high school.

Jennings

Jennings

Work spaces plus support and advice by an expert & friendly team.

Jennings Business Mentors

Jennings Business Mentors

A free mentorship service for business owners to business owners.

Jessica White – VP of Meet’n’Learn

Jessica White – VP of Meet’n’Learn

Jessica White is the VP of Meet'n'Learn, a platform for online & offline tutoring.

John Miles, Founder of InkPath

John Miles, Founder of InkPath

Dr John Miles is the Founder of Inkpath, a skills tracking and career planning app.

Julian Jost – CEO of Spacebase

Julian Jost – CEO of Spacebase

Julian Jost is the CEO of Spacebase, an online booking-platform for workshop spaces and meeting rooms.

Karl Loo – Co-Founder and CEO of ServisHero

Karl Loo – Co-Founder and CEO of ServisHero

Karl Loo is the Co-founder and CEO of ServisHero, a mobile application that links consumers with local service providers.

Kate Nightingale, founder of BackApper

Kate Nightingale, founder of BackApper

Kate is currently working on her start-up, BackApper, a social media app designed to help solo-travellers meet others when abroad.

Keeping your Startup Idea in Good Shape

Keeping your Startup Idea in Good Shape

Some advice from the Founder of ChattyFeet to aspiring entrepreneurs.

Kirsty Lloyd-Jukes, CEO of Latent Logic

Kirsty Lloyd-Jukes, CEO of Latent Logic

Kirsty is the CEO for Latent Logic - using state-of-the-art machine learning to develop VR test environments for autonomous cars.

Kyle C Grant, founder of OXWASH

Kyle C Grant, founder of OXWASH

Kyle C Grant, a Synthetic Biology student, founded OXWASH in 2017.

Lampson Leung, inventor and founder of Clipmatic

Lampson Leung, inventor and founder of Clipmatic

Lampson Leung is the Founder of Clipmatic, a company that specialises in spiral notebook accessories.

Lilia Stoyanov, CEO of Transformify

Lilia Stoyanov, CEO of Transformify

Lilia Stoyanov is Chief Executive Officer and Angel Investor at Transformify.

Liz Eden, Co-founder of OpenBenches.org

Liz Eden, Co-founder of OpenBenches.org

Liz Eden is the Co-founder of OpenBenches.org, a way to record and celebrate the existence of memorial benches across the world.

Lucy Gadkari – CEO of MooDoo

Lucy Gadkari – CEO of MooDoo

Lucy is the Co-founder of moodoo, an app that lets you know which friends are nearby and what they’re in they're in the mood to do.

Macarena Hernandez and Ana Maria Ñungo, founders of Language Amigo

Macarena Hernandez and Ana Maria Ñungo, founders of Language Amigo

Macarena Hernandez and Ana Maria Ñungo are the founders of Language Amigo, connecting language ’Learners’ with native speaking ‘Amigos’.

Make Oxford

Make Oxford

A creative workspace with prototyping and making facilities.

Makespace Oxford

Makespace Oxford

Makespace Oxford is a new and affordable working and making space for individuals and organisations in North Oxford.

Map the System Global Challenge

Map the System Global Challenge

Social change is complicated. Mapping is a way of understanding its complexities.

Mariana Morris, founder of Fruto

Mariana Morris, founder of Fruto

Mariana is Founder and Director of Fruto, a digital experience design studio.

Matt Pierri, CEO and co-founder of SociAbility

Matt Pierri, CEO and co-founder of SociAbility

Matt Pierri is the CEO and Co-founder of SociAbility.

Matthew de la Hey, co-founder and CEO of inploi

Matthew de la Hey, co-founder and CEO of inploi

Matthew is Co-founder & CEO of inploi, a London-based employment marketplace for the service economy.

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.

Meet the #StartedinOxford Demo Night Nov 2018 Startups

Meet the #StartedinOxford Demo Night Nov 2018 Startups

Here we go again! The lineup for the next #StartedinOxford Demo Night has been finalised.

Mike Piddock – Founder of Glisser

Mike Piddock – Founder of Glisser

Mike Piddock is the Founder of Glisser, a presentation software business designed to engage audiences and gather data at live events.

Montana Butsch, Founder of spotivity

Montana Butsch, Founder of spotivity

Montana Butsch is the founder of spotivity, a double-sided marketplace that not only supports after school programs to increase ...

Naveen Sharma, CEO of Connido

Naveen Sharma, CEO of Connido

Naveen is the CEO of Connido, a UK-based start-up which develops products to help parenting and baby monitoring experience.

NHS Clinical Entrepreneur

NHS Clinical Entrepreneur

The clinical entrepreneur training programme is designed to offer opportunities for clinical, NHS staff and wider health professionals ...

Nicholas Russell, Entrepreneur-in-Residence on the Conception X programme.

Nicholas Russell, Entrepreneur-in-Residence on the Conception X programme.

Nicholas Russell is Entrepreneur-in-Residence on the Conception X programme. Conception X creates deep tech startups from PhD research.

Nicholas Shekerdemian, Co-founder of Headstart App

Nicholas Shekerdemian, Co-founder of Headstart App

Nicholas Shekerdemian is the Co-founder of HeadStart App, a revolutionary graduate recruitment platform.

Nick L. Theodorou, founder of Autoshares

Nick L. Theodorou, founder of Autoshares

Nick L. Theodorou is an experienced technology entrepreneur and physicist.

Nick Pinks, CEO of Covatic

Nick Pinks, CEO of Covatic

Nick is the Founder of Covatic, a company that helps broadcasters and publishers deliver the content their viewers want, when they want it.

Nicolai Thomson, founder of Tosca Money

Nicolai Thomson, founder of Tosca Money

Nicolai Thomson is the Founder of Tosca Money, an app which allows you to grow your savings faster by sharing your goals with friends.

Nix Ticehurst, founder of Nixercise – a breath of fresh air

Nix Ticehurst, founder of Nixercise – a breath of fresh air

Nix is the Founder of Nixercise, a refreshingly realistic approach to health, fitness and nutrition.

Noam Angrist, Founder of Young 1ove

Noam Angrist, Founder of Young 1ove

Noam Angrist is the Founder of Young 1ove, a Botswana based not-for-profit organisation, providing evidence-based sex education.

Olivia Sibony, Head Of Impact Investment at Seedtribe

Olivia Sibony, Head Of Impact Investment at Seedtribe

Liv is an award-winning entrepreneur, founder of a food-tech startup, GrubClub.

Online FinTech Courses

Online FinTech Courses

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

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.

OUI – Engaging with Humanities

OUI – Engaging with Humanities

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

OUI – Funding Social Enterprise

OUI – Funding Social Enterprise

Opportunities to fund social or environmental impact projects at all stages beyond research.

OUI Startup Incubator

OUI Startup Incubator

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

OX1

OX1

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

OXFO L.E.V8 Women

OXFO L.E.V8 Women

Empowering Oxford's current and future female leaders and founders to pursue their entrepreneurial purpose.

Oxford Alumni: opportunities in social entrepreneurship

Oxford Alumni: opportunities in social entrepreneurship

Explore how Oxford can help you!

Oxford Biodesign

Oxford Biodesign

The Oxford Biodesign short programme aims to provide a short introduction to the Biodesign Process.

Oxford Case Studies – OxyClot

Oxford Case Studies – OxyClot

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

Oxford Case Studies: Boresha Technologies

Oxford Case Studies: Boresha Technologies

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

Oxford Case Studies: Common Ground

Oxford Case Studies: Common Ground

A shared workspace and café in Jericho, Oxford.

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.

Oxford Case Studies: Mycelium

Oxford Case Studies: Mycelium

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

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.

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.

Oxford Case Studies: Rhodes Incubator

Oxford Case Studies: Rhodes Incubator

Social impact and entrepreneurship can go together.

Oxford Case Studies: SociAbility

Oxford Case Studies: SociAbility

Matt Pierri is the CEO and Co-founder of SociAbility.

Oxford Case Studies: VeriVin

Oxford Case Studies: VeriVin

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

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.

Oxford Geek Nights

Oxford Geek Nights

Oxford Geek Night is a regular meet-up for designers & developers run by Torchbox.

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.

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.

Oxford Innospace

Oxford Innospace

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

Oxford Inspires

Oxford Inspires

An intimate gathering of 500 of the world's most disruptive entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors.

Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum

Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum

Saïd Business School's flagship entrepreneurial event.

Oxford Science Park

Oxford Science Park

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

Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI)

Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI)

A preferred partner of the University to provide capital to, and develop spin-out companies based on research from the University's ...

Oxford Social Enterprise Case Study – Uncomfortable Oxford

Oxford Social Enterprise Case Study – Uncomfortable Oxford

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

Oxford Startups

Oxford Startups

Oxford Startups is a meetup for startups and people interested in the startup scene in Oxford.

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 Venture Capital Network – Student Society

Oxford Venture Capital Network – Student Society

A network to help both Oxford students and startups grow.

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.

Oxfordshire Business Enterprises

Oxfordshire Business Enterprises

For non-profit organisation providing free and impartial advice on a wide range of business issues from self-employment to forming a ...

Oxfordshire Business Support

Oxfordshire Business Support

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

Oxfordshire Community: get involved in social enterprise!

Oxfordshire Community: get involved in social enterprise!

Incubators and accelerators Oxford Hub organises speaker events with established social entrepreneurs, networking events coordinated by

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.

OxLEP

OxLEP

Championing Oxfordshire’s economic potential, acting as a catalyst and convener to drive a dynamic, sustainable and growing economy.

Panacea Stars

Panacea Stars

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

Patrick Beattie, Founder of Redbird Health Tech

Patrick Beattie, Founder of Redbird Health Tech

Patrick is currently developing Redbird Health Tech, a medical diagnostics distributor expanding access to health care in Ghana.

Peter Dobson, founder of Oxonica, Oxford Biosensors, and Oxford NanoSystems

Peter Dobson, founder of Oxonica, Oxford Biosensors, and Oxford NanoSystems

Peter Dobson is the Co- founder of Oxonica, Oxford Biosensors, and Oxford NanoSystems.

Places to Find Funding

Places to Find Funding

Looking for funding? Here’s a selection…check out OBS for even more options. Now get on and write your proposal!

Prof. David Edwards, founder of Oxford Enhanced Medical

Prof. David Edwards, founder of Oxford Enhanced Medical

Prof. David Edwards currently serves as Founder Director and Chief Technology Officer for Oxford Enhanced Medical Limited.

Professor Dame Carol Robinson, Co-founder of OMass

Professor Dame Carol Robinson, Co-founder of OMass

A company studying proteins in their native folded states.

Professor Hagan Bayley – Founder of Oxford Nanopore and OxSyBio

Professor Hagan Bayley – Founder of Oxford Nanopore and OxSyBio

Hagan Bayley is the Founder of Oxford Nanopore and OxSyBio.

Professor Kieran Clarke, Founder of T∆S®

Professor Kieran Clarke, Founder of T∆S®

Kieran Clarke is Professor of Physiological Biochemistry and runs T∆S®, a spinout company.

Professor Tom Brown, co-founder of Oswel, ATDBio and PrimerDesign

Professor Tom Brown, co-founder of Oswel, ATDBio and PrimerDesign

Tom Brown is Professor of Nucleic Acid Chemistry at the University of Oxford, and Co-founder of several biotech companies.

Quarters Collective

Quarters Collective

Vibrant co-working space in a convenient location in Oxford.

Rajarshi Banerjee – CEO of Perspectum Diagnostics

Rajarshi Banerjee – CEO of Perspectum Diagnostics

Rajarshi is the CEO of Perspectum Diagnostics, detecting and quantitatively measuring of liver, gallbladder and pancreatic disease.

Renee Watson, founder of The Curiosity Box

Renee Watson, founder of The Curiosity Box

Renee is the Founder and Head of Explosions at The Curiosity Box, the UK's first STEM subscription box.

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 ...

Richard Benjamin Allen, executive director of PalaeoPi Ltd.

Richard Benjamin Allen, executive director of PalaeoPi Ltd.

Richard is Executive Director of PalaeoPi Ltd, a small lean spin out company originating in the School of Archaeology, Oxford.

Richard Snow – Cofounder and CEO of Oxford Wood Recycling

Richard Snow – Cofounder and CEO of Oxford Wood Recycling

Richard is the CEO of Oxford Wood Recycling Ltd, a social enterprise recycling wood waste.

Riham Satti – CEO and Co-founder of MeVitae

Riham Satti – CEO and Co-founder of MeVitae

Riham is the Co-founder and CEO of MeVitae, a cognitive recruiting system that makes intelligent and personalised hiring decisions.

ROBIN

ROBIN

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

Ronit Kanwar, CEO and co-founder of Empower Energy

Ronit Kanwar, CEO and co-founder of Empower Energy

Ronit Kanwar is the CEO and Co-founder of Empower Energy, a social enterprise start-up which provides electricity in India.

Rowan Gardner, CEO of Ozo Innovations Ltd

Rowan Gardner, CEO of Ozo Innovations Ltd

Rowan Gardner is the CEO of Ozo Innovations Ltd (OZO), a company which develops oxidative solutions.

Salma Khattab, founder of Let’s Play Coworking

Salma Khattab, founder of Let’s Play Coworking

Providing tech enabled child-friendly work solutions.

Samuel Conway, CEO of Zegami Limited

Samuel Conway, CEO of Zegami Limited

Samuel Conway is the Co-founder and CEO of Zegami Limited, an intuitive data discovery image technology platform.

Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards

Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards

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

Scientific Entrepreneurship – MPLS Enterprise

Scientific Entrepreneurship – MPLS Enterprise

Success in a start-up business is significantly enhanced with an understanding of key entrepreneurial characteristics and competencies.

Sergiu Matei, co-founder and CEO of TRAVOD

Sergiu Matei, co-founder and CEO of TRAVOD

Sergiu is the Co-founder of Travod, a leading on-demand translation service platform.

Shrochis Karki, Founder of Samaanta Foundation

Shrochis Karki, Founder of Samaanta Foundation

Shrochis is the Founder of Samaanta Foundation, an initiative that promotes equality and empowerment to poor students in Nepal.

Simon Breese, founder of Ground Data

Simon Breese, founder of Ground Data

Simon Breese founded Ground Data in 2017 to produce remote autonomous sensors for agricultural and other uses.

Simon Hombersley, CEO of Oxford Flow

Simon Hombersley, CEO of Oxford Flow

Simon Hombersley is the CEO of Oxford Flow, an engineering innovation business developing industrial technologies.

Skillshare: Online Courses (MOOC)

Skillshare: Online Courses (MOOC)

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

Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

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

Skoll Venture Awards

Skoll Venture Awards

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

Social Enterprise Mentorship

Social Enterprise Mentorship

Providing direct support to enable social entrepreneurs to reach their goals.

Social Enterprise Support Programme

Social Enterprise Support Programme

These student and staff awards help individuals and teams to take action and make the world a better place.

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.

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 Impact Oxford Business Network

Social Impact Oxford Business Network

Using business to create social impact, in Oxford.

Startup Meetups

Startup Meetups

Meet with other local startups!

Startup Tips for Student Entrepreneurs

Startup Tips for Student Entrepreneurs

A couple of ideas to help you on your way.

Startup Tips: Finding funding

Startup Tips: Finding funding

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Startup Tips: Is my idea good enough?

Startup Tips: Is my idea good enough?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Startup Tips: Lessons from our students

Startup Tips: Lessons from our students

Young, Oxford students-entrepreneurs give insightful advice!

Startup Tips: What to do with your idea

Startup Tips: What to do with your idea

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Startup Tips: What’s your top tips?

Startup Tips: What’s your top tips?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

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.

Startups.co.uk

Startups.co.uk

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

Stephen Barnett, founder and CEO of Util

Stephen Barnett, founder and CEO of Util

Stephen Barnett is the founder and CEO of Util, a company which seeks to lead the next generation of company assessment and valuation.

Stephen Patrick, CEO of Wireless Excellence

Stephen Patrick, CEO of Wireless Excellence

Stephen Patrick is the Founder and CEO of CableFree: Wireless Excellence, a leading Oxford based wireless telecommunications company.

Steven Zimmer – CEO of MitoDys Therapeutics

Steven Zimmer – CEO of MitoDys Therapeutics

Steven Zimmer is the CEO of MitoDys Therapeutics, a drug discovery company.

Student Entrepreneur Programme (StEP)

Student Entrepreneur Programme (StEP)

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

Students: what’s out there

Students: what’s out there

Opportunities for students interested in enterprise in Oxford.

Susan Burton – Founder of Classlist

Susan Burton – Founder of Classlist

Susan is the founder of Classlist, a vertical social network and platform for school parents.

Sylvester Lewis, Cofounder and CEO of Suppa

Sylvester Lewis, Cofounder and CEO of Suppa

Sylvester is Co-founder and CEO at Suppa, a social eating app that enables users to network with new people at restaurants, bars and cafes.

Tata Varsity Pitch Competition

Tata Varsity Pitch Competition

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

Tech City Digital Business Academy

Tech City Digital Business Academy

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

The future of social entrepreneurship in Oxford

The future of social entrepreneurship in Oxford

We asked some social entrepreneurs and scholars what more could be done to help social entrepreneurship in Oxford…Read the main ...

The Hill

The Hill

A healthcare ideas lab, situated at the heart of Oxford’s medical, academic, digital and entrepreneurial communities.

The John Fell Fund

The John Fell Fund

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

The Oxford Foundry

The Oxford Foundry

A new entrepreneurial centre for the University of Oxford, supporting students to become more entrepreneurial people.

The Oxford Social Entrepreneur’s Journey

The Oxford Social Entrepreneur’s Journey

Useful information about social entrepreneurship in Oxfordshire.

The University Challenge Seed Fund

The University Challenge Seed Fund

Assisting researchers transform good research into good business.

There’s No “I” in Startup

There’s No “I” in Startup

People make the difference, all of them.

Tobias Halloran, Co-founder of Pidge

Tobias Halloran, Co-founder of Pidge

Toby is the co-founder of Pidge, a software platform for the sports, fitness and wellbeing ecosystem.

Toby Staveley, co-founder of Edplus

Toby Staveley, co-founder of Edplus

Toby Staveley is the Founder of Yellow Submarine and Edplus.

Tom Shopland, co-founder of Trail Unknown

Tom Shopland, co-founder of Trail Unknown

Tom is a co-founder of Trail Unknown, providing adventure tours for mountain bikers.

Trang Tran, COO of Archangel Imaging

Trang Tran, COO of Archangel Imaging

Trang is currently working as the interim COO at Archangel Imaging.

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.

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

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

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.

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.

Unltd Social Enterprise Learning Area

Unltd Social Enterprise Learning Area

Finding, funding, and supporting social entrepreneurs.

Urbanoid

Urbanoid

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

Venturefest Oxford

Venturefest Oxford

An annual event that brings together innovators, investors and entrepreneurs within the high-tech sector.

Wadham Entrepreneurs

Wadham Entrepreneurs

Wadham entrepreneurs discuss the challenges and opportunities, sharing their experience and advice.

WCFI

WCFI

"Set in 15 acres of beautiful woodland, our state-of-the-art office, meeting and conference facilities create an inspiring business ...

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.

What is Intellectual Property (IP)?

What is Intellectual Property (IP)?

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

Why Startups Fail

Why Startups Fail

Preventing failures, as much as you can.

William Cotton, founder and Managing Director of TrustonTap Ltd

William Cotton, founder and Managing Director of TrustonTap Ltd

William Cotton, is the Founder and Managing Director of TrustonTap Ltd.

Xan Varmuza, Founder and CEO of SportSide

Xan Varmuza, Founder and CEO of SportSide

Xan is the Founder of SportSide, the first global local sports club, enabling players to ‘meet their match’.

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