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.

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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.

Brookes Enterprise

Brookes Enterprise

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

How to Start a Startup

How to Start a Startup

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

OUI – Funding Social Enterprise

OUI – Funding Social Enterprise

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

The Oxford Foundry

The Oxford Foundry

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

Jennifer Manson, Chief Operating Officer of Podium

Jennifer Manson, Chief Operating Officer of Podium

Jennifer Manson is Chief Operating Officer of Podium, a community-moderated social network solving the problems of abuse, misinformation and toxicity online.

Dr Martin-Immanuel Bittner, CEO of Arctoris

Dr Martin-Immanuel Bittner, CEO of Arctoris

Martin-Immanuel Bittner is the CEO of Arctoris, the world's first fully automated drug discovery platform, that he cofounded in 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

Dr Cathy Hua Ye, co-founder of Ivy Farm Technologies

Dr Cathy Hua Ye, co-founder of Ivy Farm Technologies

Dr Cathy Ye, an Oxford alumna (DPhil, 2005), is an Associate Professor in Engineering Science as well as the co-founder of Ivy Farm Technologies.

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.

eScalate Social Enterprise Support

eScalate Social Enterprise Support

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

Daniel McMahon, CEO of 1715 Labs

Daniel McMahon, CEO of 1715 Labs

Daniel McMahon is CEO of 1715 Labs, taking the technology behind the citizen science project Zooniverse.org to commercial applications.

Ella Barrington, Founder of Corse Concierge

Ella Barrington, Founder of Corse Concierge

Ella Barrington is Founder of Corse Concierge, a project management and business support consultancy based in Greatworth, North Oxfordshire.

Fire Up

Fire Up

Fire Up manufactures and retails patented ultra efficient cookware that heats up to 44% faster than conventional ones.

Mark S Thompson, Founder of OxVent

Mark S Thompson, Founder of OxVent

Mark Thompson is Founder of OxVent, a social venture with the object of making low cost ventilator technology available in low middle income countries.

Huw Evans, Co-Founder and CEO of nanovert

Huw Evans, Co-Founder and CEO of nanovert

Huw Evans is the CEO of nanovert, a platform boosting the value of business promotions with authentic exposure from local nano-influencers.

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.

Oxford Innospace

Oxford Innospace

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

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.

Joana Lenkova, founder of Futures Forward Ltd

Joana Lenkova, founder of Futures Forward Ltd

Joana Lenkova is the founder of Futures Forward Ltd. Futures Forward is a strategy and futures consultancy company founded in 2019.

Wadham Entrepreneurs

Wadham Entrepreneurs

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

Olivia Durand and Paula Larsson, Co-founders of Uncomfortable Oxford

Olivia Durand and Paula Larsson, Co-founders of Uncomfortable Oxford

Olivia Durand and Paula Larsson are co-founders of Uncomfortable Oxford, a social enterprise that runs 'uncomfortable' history tours, workshops and events.

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.

Impact Investing: How to Leave a Mark

Impact Investing: How to Leave a Mark

Impact investing is gaining momentum and awareness.

Beckman

Beckman

Beckman Automobiles is a new electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, bringing sustainability, desirability, and value to the EV market in a way previously unseen.

Alex Froom, Co-founder of Zipabout

Alex Froom, Co-founder of Zipabout

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

Priyav Shah, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at CuraCode

Priyav Shah, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at CuraCode

Priyav Shah is a Co-Founder of CuraCode which creates highly secure, low cost authentication labels based on a patented technology discovered at Oxford University.

Spencer Beckman, Founder of Beckman

Spencer Beckman, Founder of Beckman

Spencer Beckman is the Founder of Beckman Automobiles, a new electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer.

#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!

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!

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.

Gamma Wave Technologies Ltd

Gamma Wave Technologies Ltd

Gamma Wave Technologies Ltd is a start-up that applies neuroscience insight in the field of sleep.

Brookes Enterprise Support

Brookes Enterprise Support

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

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.

Lily Elsner, Head of Strategy, Arctoris

Lily Elsner, Head of Strategy, Arctoris

Lily is the Head of Strategy at Arctoris, the world’s first fully automated drug discovery platform.

Bronwyn Dugtig, Programme Manager at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

Bronwyn Dugtig, Programme Manager at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

Bronwyn Dugtig is the Programme Manager for Developing Talent at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Said Business School.

Fundder

Fundder

Fundder is a social media platform focused on one thing: getting people hooked on giving.

Female Entrepreneur Resources

Female Entrepreneur Resources

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

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.

Ebunlomo Azeez, Founder of Oxfurnished

Ebunlomo Azeez, Founder of Oxfurnished

Ebun is the Founder of Oxfurnished, a platform to revolutionise and provide environmentally-friendly furniture options for short-term use.

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.

What is Intellectual Property (IP)?

What is Intellectual Property (IP)?

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

Tech City Digital Business Academy

Tech City Digital Business Academy

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

Anna Richards, Founder of Maymessy

Anna Richards, Founder of Maymessy

Anna Richards is the founder and Director of Maymessy, a social enterprise which supports young people in need through bespoke cookery classes and wellness activities

Ed Rosser, Founder of NX Magazine

Ed Rosser, Founder of NX Magazine

Ed Rosser is the founder and creative director of NX Magazine, which strives to inspire and educate by showcasing and engaging members of the next generation through interviews, articles and features.

Katy Brown, Co-founder and MD, Skylark Works

Katy Brown, Co-founder and MD, Skylark Works

Katy Brown is the co-founder and Managing Director of Skylark Works, helping businesses do good and charities do business

Stephen Ringler, Founder & CEO of Space Store

Stephen Ringler, Founder & CEO of Space Store

Stephen Ringler, Founder of Space Store, an experiential retail store and café which aims to bring space to everyone, everywhere, every day.

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

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

Makespace Oxford

Makespace Oxford

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

Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards

Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards

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

Space Store Ltd

Space Store Ltd

Space Store is an experiential retail store and café which aims to bring space to everyone, everywhere, every day.

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

Females for Finance (F^3)

Females for Finance (F^3)

Females for Finance are looking to increase female representation across executive banking positions through education, mentorship and networking.

Humanities Business Engagement and Partnerships

Humanities Business Engagement and Partnerships

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

Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards

Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards

Presented every year to Oxford University students who show exceptional commitment to positive social change.

Zhanet Zaharieva, co-founder of Quantum Dice Ltd

Zhanet Zaharieva, co-founder of Quantum Dice Ltd

Dr Zhanet Zaharieva, a St Cross College, Oxford alumna (DPhil, 2018), is the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Quantum Dice Ltd. Founded in 2019

Skillshare: Online Courses (MOOC)

Skillshare: Online Courses (MOOC)

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

Hiring Your First Employee

Hiring Your First Employee

How to build realistic expectations.

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.

Martine I. Abboud, Founder of Creo Incubator

Martine I. Abboud, Founder of Creo Incubator

Martine is the founder of Creo Incubator; a start-up that provides gamified and interactive entrepreneurial and business know-how education.

Oxford Endovascular Ltd

Oxford Endovascular Ltd

Oxford Endovascular Ltd is a spinout from Oxford University developing a revolutionary medical device to cure brain aneurysms.

Elevate Grants

Elevate Grants

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

Danae Maragouthakis, Founder and CEO of Yoxly

Danae Maragouthakis, Founder and CEO of Yoxly

Danae is the CEO of Yoxly, a venture that provides a range of remote sexual health services through an ecosystem designed to give users more convenience, privacy, accessibility, and control.

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.

Marmalade

Marmalade

Working with social change organisations to talk about the big social change questions of the moment.

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.

Gabriella Hakim, CEO and co-founder of VacTrack

Gabriella Hakim, CEO and co-founder of VacTrack

Gabriella is the CEO and co-founder of VacTrack; a digital patient-centric platform that provides seamless vaccine tracking and guidance.

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.

Rosa Arias-Yague, Founder of EGALVIA

Rosa Arias-Yague, Founder of EGALVIA

Rosa Arias-Yague, Founder of EGALVIA, aims to end discrimination, making learning and work environments more inclusive.

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.

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.

ROBIN

ROBIN

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

Skoll Scholarship

Skoll Scholarship

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

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.

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.

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.

Christopher Kong, co-founder of Better Nature

Christopher Kong, co-founder of Better Nature

Christopher Kong is the co-founder of Better Nature, a leading tempeh brand.

Susan Burton, CEO of Classlist

Susan Burton, CEO of Classlist

Susan Burton is the CEO and founder of Classlist, a rapidly expanding community app for school parents

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 ...

Crossable

Crossable

Crossable is an engagement and wellness platform for growing businesses.

Abhinav Jain – CEO of PowerMarket

Abhinav Jain – CEO of PowerMarket

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

Henry Majed, Co-founder of MyMynd

Henry Majed, Co-founder of MyMynd

Henry Majed is a co-founder of MyMynd, a digital health platform tackling the rising challenge of mental health & wellbeing.

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.

KnoWaste

KnoWaste

KnoWaste is a food waste reduction service for the catering and hospitality sector.

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 ...

Quarters Collective

Quarters Collective

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

“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.

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.

OUI Startup Incubator

OUI Startup Incubator

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

Oxford Case Studies: Boresha Technologies

Oxford Case Studies: Boresha Technologies

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

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.

EIT Innovation

EIT Innovation

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

Oxford Venture Capital Network – Student Society

Oxford Venture Capital Network – Student Society

A network to help both Oxford students and startups grow.

CuraCode

CuraCode

CuraCode creates highly secure, low cost authentication labels based on a patented technology discovered at Oxford University.

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.

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: 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.

Sendit.Money

Sendit.Money

Sendit.money is building the future of cross border payments for emerging markets through blockchain technology.

Oxford Biodesign

Oxford Biodesign

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

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.

The John Fell Fund

The John Fell Fund

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

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!

Startup Tips: Lessons from our students

Startup Tips: Lessons from our students

Oxford student and alumni entrepreneurs give insightful advice about their startups

OxLEP

OxLEP

OxLEP: Driving economic growth

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.

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.

Ashley Cavers, Founder of The Wonky Food Co

Ashley Cavers, Founder of The Wonky Food Co

Ashley is a co-founder of The Wonky Food Company, which makes products from imperfect and surplus fruit and veg.

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.

Rodrigo Montenegro, Co-founder and CEO of Gamma Wave Technologies Ltd

Rodrigo Montenegro, Co-founder and CEO of Gamma Wave Technologies Ltd

Rodrigo Montenegro is the CEO of Gamma Wave Technologies Ltd, a start-up that applies neuroscience insight in the field of sleep.

Climate KIC

Climate KIC

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

Oxford Case Studies – OxyClot

Oxford Case Studies – OxyClot

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

Hema Vallabh, Co-Founder and CEO of WomEng

Hema Vallabh, Co-Founder and CEO of WomEng

Hema Vallabh is the CEO of WomEng and WomHub, assisting women in engineering and across STEM fields in order to combat gender discrimination.

Jennings Business Mentors

Jennings Business Mentors

A free mentorship service for business owners to business owners.

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.

Wenmiao Yu, Co-Founder of Quantum Dice Ltd

Wenmiao Yu, Co-Founder of Quantum Dice Ltd

Wenmiao Yu, co-founder of Quantum Dice, a pioneering high-speed and secure Quantum Random Number Generation (QRNG).

Lauren Xie, Co-Founder of Lively Worlds

Lauren Xie, Co-Founder of Lively Worlds

Lauren Xie is co-founder of Lively Worlds, a think-and-do tank that engages in research, education in order to create a regenerative future.

Toby Staveley, Co-founder of Edplus

Toby Staveley, Co-founder of Edplus

Toby Staveley is the Founder of Yellow Submarine and Edplus.

Ben Davison, Founder of Salient

Ben Davison, Founder of Salient

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

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. This weekly, term-long course provides potential science/engineering entrepreneurs with the knowledge to help succeed in an entrepreneurial opportunity.

How To Grow Your Business

How To Grow Your Business

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

Alexa Virdi, Co-founder of Super Sapiens

Alexa Virdi, Co-founder of Super Sapiens

Alexa Virdi is co-founder of Super Sapiens, a social enterprise creating fun and educational inclusive card games.

Alexander Wankel, founder of Rooted Quinoa MilQ

Alexander Wankel, founder of Rooted Quinoa MilQ

Alexander Wankel is the Founder of Rooted Quinoa MilQ that creates milk-free "MilQ" made with peruvian quinoa.

Oliver Cox, Creator of Thames Valley Country House Partnership

Oliver Cox, Creator of Thames Valley Country House Partnership

A way of linking entrepreneurial ideas in the heritage sector with researchers.

Startup Meetups

Startup Meetups

Meet with other local startups!

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.

Napala Pratini, Co-founder of Habitual

Napala Pratini, Co-founder of Habitual

Napala Pratini is co-founder of Habitual, a behavioural change technology company

Basics of Pitching

Basics of Pitching

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Louis Wright, Founder of OxBikes

Louis Wright, Founder of OxBikes

OxBikes creates a circular economy, reducing waste and making bicycles more affordable which in turn promotes green transport in the city of Oxford.

Mariana Morris, Founder of Fruto

Mariana Morris, Founder of Fruto

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

Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries

Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries

Exploring the relationship between entrepreneurship and creativity.

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 - ...

Richard Snow, Co-founder and CEO of Oxford Wood Recycling

Richard Snow, Co-founder and CEO of Oxford Wood Recycling

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

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.

Independent Oxford

Independent Oxford

One-stop guide to Oxford's independent businesses.

Robyn Fukumoto, Strategic Design Lead at BCG Digital Ventures

Robyn Fukumoto, Strategic Design Lead at BCG Digital Ventures

Robyn Fukumoto is Strategic Design Lead at BCG Digital Ventures and Co-founder of Lani & Kai, a sustainable sunscreen.

Oxford Startups

Oxford Startups

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

Natalya Vilyavina, UK Chapter Lead at the Oxford Entrepreneurs Network

Natalya Vilyavina, UK Chapter Lead at the Oxford Entrepreneurs Network

Natalya Vilyavina is the UK Chapter Lead and Executive Board member at the Oxford Entrepreneurs Network

There’s No “I” in Startup

There’s No “I” in Startup

People make the difference, all of them.

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.

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.

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.

Startups.co.uk

Startups.co.uk

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

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.

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

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.

Arctoris

Arctoris

Arctoris is the world's first fully automated drug discovery platform, cofounded in Oxford.

Founders Factory

Founders Factory

Come and build your startup with Founders Factory.

Climate KIC Greenhouse

Climate KIC Greenhouse

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

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.

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.

Louise Webster, Founder of The Curious Bear Club

Louise Webster, Founder of The Curious Bear Club

Louise Webster is Founder of The Curious Bear Club, a fun and interactive virtual coffee club bringing people together to learn about, discuss, and drink fantastic coffee.

Make Oxford

Make Oxford

A creative workspace with prototyping and making facilities.

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.

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.

Perch @ Eco Business Centre

Perch @ Eco Business Centre

A mixture of offices and coworking space. The perfect place for people who live and work sustainably

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: VeriVin

Oxford Case Studies: VeriVin

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

WCFI

WCFI

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

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.

Oxford Case Studies: Common Ground

Oxford Case Studies: Common Ground

A shared workspace and café in Jericho, Oxford.

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.

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 designed to give you the best possible support in the first 100 days of your startup’s life.

Martina Hadrovic Sinthalapadi, Programme Lead, Panacea Stars

Martina Hadrovic Sinthalapadi, Programme Lead, Panacea Stars

Panacea Stars is an innovative translation platform that helps sci-entreprenuers to transform their research findings into thriving companies

Oxford Geek Nights

Oxford Geek Nights

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

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, ...

Steven Zimmer, CEO of MitoDys Therapeutics

Steven Zimmer, CEO of MitoDys Therapeutics

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

Raghav Agarwal, founder of FIREUP

Raghav Agarwal, founder of FIREUP

Raghav Agarwal is a cookware insider, entrepreneur, and former MBA student who founded FIREUP, which produces innovative and aesthetic cookware

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.

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.

Jennings

Jennings

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

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.

Stephanie Gnissios, cofounder of Climate Risk Services

Stephanie Gnissios, cofounder of Climate Risk Services

Stephanie Gnissios is the cofounder of Climate Risk Services, which supports its clients in responding and adapting to the physical, technological, regulatory, and social impacts of climate change

Carolyn Hicks, CFO of Brill Power

Carolyn Hicks, CFO of Brill Power

Carolyn Hicks is the Chief Finance and Operations Officer at Brill Power, a spin-out company from the University of Oxford specialises in limiting battery wastage by extending the life-time of lithium-ion battery packs.

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!

Julie Macken, Founder of Neve’s Bees

Julie Macken, Founder of Neve’s Bees

Julie Macken is ‘Deputy Queen Bee’ at Neve’s Bees, a 100% natural skincare brand made from their bees’ beeswax.

Bethnal Green Ventures

Bethnal Green Ventures

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

Ludmila Milla, founder of UJJI

Ludmila Milla, founder of UJJI

Ludmila Milla is the founder of UJJI, a platform supporting its users in actively but securely working towards their goals

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.

SkyLimit

SkyLimit

SkyLimit is a social impact venture combining science-backed content, interactive self-reflection tools, and social learning.

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.

Halimah Omogiafo, Founder and CEO of Koody

Halimah Omogiafo, Founder and CEO of Koody

Halimah Omogiafo is the Founder of Koody, an online marketplace for financial advice making it cheaper and more accessible.

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.

Student Entrepreneur Programme (StEP)

Student Entrepreneur Programme (StEP)

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

Fujia Chen, Co-founder of Oxford Space Structures

Fujia Chen, Co-founder of Oxford Space Structures

Revolutionising baby products by using space technologies.

Natalia Efremova, Co-founder of Deep Planet

Natalia Efremova, Co-founder of Deep Planet

Natalia Efremova is co-founder of Deep Planet, a company which applies machine learning and satellite imagery for precision agriculture

Map the System Global Challenge

Map the System Global Challenge

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

R. A. Williams, Founder of RWilliamsCoaching

R. A. Williams, Founder of RWilliamsCoaching

R. A. Williams is the founder of a Business Coaching practice, RWilliamsCoaching.

Skoll World Forum

Skoll World Forum

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

Jeeva Global

Jeeva Global

Jeeva Global is a social enterprise accelerating livelihoods through portable affordable energy using lithium-ion battery technology.

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.

Harwell Campus

Harwell Campus

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

Step Forward

Step Forward

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

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.

Social Enterprise Awards

Social Enterprise Awards

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

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.

Sarah Tress, Founder of Loop Cushion

Sarah Tress, Founder of Loop Cushion

Sarah Tress founded Loop Cushion which is developing low-cost inflatable wheelchair seat cushions from bicycle inner tubes for use in low-resource contexts.

Maneesha Wijesinghe, Founder of Kola Project

Maneesha Wijesinghe, Founder of Kola Project

Maneesha Wijesinghe, Founder of Kola Project, aiming to modernise consumer retail to be waste-free and customer-centric

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.

Magdrive

Magdrive

Magdrive is developing the next generation of spacecraft propulsion for the satellites which underpin modern life.

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.

EGALVIA

EGALVIA

EGALVIA is a social enterprise aims to end discrimination, making learning and work environments more inclusive.

Elizabeth Filippouli, CEO of Global Thinkers Forum

Elizabeth Filippouli, CEO of Global Thinkers Forum

Elizabeth Filippouli is CEO of Global Thinkers Forum, facilitating accountable leadership, women’s empowerment and youth development.

Jack Replinger, Founder of Positive Physics and One Classroom

Jack Replinger, Founder of Positive Physics and One Classroom

Jack Replinger is founder of Positive Physics, an online learning platform aiming to make physics accessible to students of all backgrounds.

Panacea Stars

Panacea Stars

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

Dashboard Labs

Dashboard Labs

Dashboard Labs is a platform that integrates directly with your lab machines for a seamless lab experience and fast processing of results.

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.

Social Enterprise Mentorship

Social Enterprise Mentorship

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

Finding Funding: An Overview

Finding Funding: An Overview

Have a look at some funding options.

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.

Dr Nicola Nice, Founder and CEO of Pomp & Whimsy

Dr Nicola Nice, Founder and CEO of Pomp & Whimsy

Nicola Nice is Founder of Pomp & Whimsy, a classically distilled gin updated for a contemporary palate that is inspired by women, for women.

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.

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.

Angela Hobbs, CEO of Wilkinson Hall

Angela Hobbs, CEO of Wilkinson Hall

Angela Hobbs is the CEO of Wilkinson Hall, a consultancy business based in Oxford

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.

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.

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.

Barclays Eagle Lab

Barclays Eagle Lab

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

Adjoa Adjei-Twum, Founder and CEO of EBII group

Adjoa Adjei-Twum, Founder and CEO of EBII group

Adjoa Adjei-Twum is the Founder of EBII group, offering education and expert consulting services, supporting diversification and growth in emerging markets.

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.

WE ACE

WE ACE

A programme of workshops dedicated to women entrepreneurs in health and life sciences.

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.

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.

Ani Haykuni, Founder and CEO of VANN

Ani Haykuni, Founder and CEO of VANN

Ani Haykuni is Founder of VANN, a digital health platform providing cancer patients with the tools to self-monitor vital information and mental health states.

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.

Social Impact Oxford Business Network

Social Impact Oxford Business Network

Using business to create social impact, in Oxford.

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.

Barbara Hammond, CEO of the Low Carbon Hub

Barbara Hammond, CEO of the Low Carbon Hub

Barbara Hammond is the CEO of the Low Carbon Hub, a group of social enterprises that all work together in Oxfordshire

Sarah Barratt Ball, Director of Oxford’s Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)

Sarah Barratt Ball, Director of Oxford’s Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)

Sarah Barratt Ball is the Director of Oxford’s Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), a global programme that mentors massively scalable, seed stage, science and deep-tech ventures.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

Rebecca Gingell, Finance and Operations Director of Meshworks

Rebecca Gingell, Finance and Operations Director of Meshworks

Rebecca Gingell is the Finance and Operations Director of Meshworks, a subsidiary of an advanced materials and 3D-printing company

Irina Fedorenko, Co-founder of the Kindness Collective

Irina Fedorenko, Co-founder of the Kindness Collective

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

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.

The Hill

The Hill

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

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.

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.

EIT Health Summer School

EIT Health Summer School

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

ImagineIF Accelerator

ImagineIF Accelerator

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

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.

Social Enterprise UK

Social Enterprise UK

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

Business Plans and Other Important Documents

Business Plans and Other Important Documents

10 sections that could be included in your business plan.

Montana Butsch, Founder of spotivity

Montana Butsch, Founder of spotivity

Montana Butsch is Founder of spotivity, a dynamic marketplace platform and personal utility app., aiming to change the way teens live, work, and play.

Oxford Inspires

Oxford Inspires

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

Joy Foster, Founder of TechPixies

Joy Foster, Founder of TechPixies

Joy Foster is Founder of TechPixies, upskilling women with tech for returning to the world of work, changing careers, or starting a business.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bhavini Patel, CEO and Co-founder of BeamData

Bhavini Patel, CEO and Co-founder of BeamData

Bhavini is CEO of BeamData, a civic tech venture that improves the data capacity of social enterprises and local governments.

One St Aldates

One St Aldates

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

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.

Deqian Jia, Co-founder of Schema

Deqian Jia, Co-founder of Schema

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

1a Newtec Place

1a Newtec Place

Flexible office space in East Oxford. You’ll find other like-minded, small businesses here, run by people who appreciate the benefits of working in a friendly, productive office environment.

Changemakers

Changemakers

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

IRmage

IRmage

IRmage's aim is to create cost-effective, flexible and robust remote sensing products for use within the Building and Construction industry.

Keeping your Startup Idea in Good Shape

Keeping your Startup Idea in Good Shape

Some advice from the Founder of ChattyFeet to aspiring entrepreneurs.

Trang Tran, COO of Archangel Imaging

Trang Tran, COO of Archangel Imaging

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

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.

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.

All-Innovate Idea Competition

All-Innovate Idea Competition

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

Senzill Travels

Senzill Travels

Tejal Lodhia is the founder and director of Senzill Travels Ltd which provides unbiased and value for money travel options.

Kannan Ganga, Founder and CEO of YellowNest

Kannan Ganga, Founder and CEO of YellowNest

Kannan Ganga is Founder of YellowNest, an early years education business providing affordable high quality education to all in the UK.

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.

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.

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.

The Oxford Social Entrepreneur’s Journey

The Oxford Social Entrepreneur’s Journey

Useful information about social entrepreneurship in Oxfordshire.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Oxford Science Enterprises

Oxford Science Enterprises

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

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.

Developing your Creative Practice

Developing your Creative Practice

A development fund designed to support independent creative practitioners.

Oxford Case Studies: Mycelium

Oxford Case Studies: Mycelium

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

Ruthe Farmer, Co-Founder of Last Mile Education Fund

Ruthe Farmer, Co-Founder of Last Mile Education Fund

Ruthe Farmer built and scaled up NCWIT Aspirations in Computing, a multifaceted programme for women and girls in computer science.

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.

LoopCushion

LoopCushion

Loop Cushion is developing low-cost inflatable wheelchair seat cushions from bicycle inner tubes for use in low-resource contexts.

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 ...

Marmalade

Marmalade

An inclusive platform for social change.

Startup Tips: Finding funding

Startup Tips: Finding funding

Oxford student and alumni entrepreneurs give insightful advice about their startups

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.

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.

Women Startup Competition

Women Startup Competition

Supporting female entrepreneurs in the critical early years.

OxLEP

OxLEP

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

Online FinTech Courses

Online FinTech Courses

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

Viaduct generation

Viaduct generation

Viaduct Generation is an independent SEO agency, supporting the (online) growth of Black, POC and allied brands.

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.

Shelley Meagher, Founder of Magdalen Means Business

Shelley Meagher, Founder of Magdalen Means Business

Shelley Meagher is the Founder of Magdalen Means Business Enterprise and Innovation Network, supporting entrepreneurship and leading initiatives in entrepreneurship.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Oxfurnished

Oxfurnished

Oxfurnished is a platform to revolutionise and provide environmentally-friendly furniture options for short-term use.

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.

Startup Tips: What’s your top tips?

Startup Tips: What’s your top tips?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

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 ...

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.

Creative Industries Federation

Creative Industries Federation

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

Sharmita Stokes, Founder of MumsCorp

Sharmita Stokes, Founder of MumsCorp

Sharmita Stokes is Founder of MumsCorp, an online platform which helps busy mums find professional services from a network of qualified local mums.

Conted: The Management and Business Skills Programme

Conted: The Management and Business Skills Programme

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

Sheen Gurrib, Co-founder of ReShape Co

Sheen Gurrib, Co-founder of ReShape Co

Sheen Gurrib is the Co-founder of ReShape Co, one of the world’s largest non-profit consulting groups catering to SMEs.

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.

Mike Karim, CEO and co-founder of Oxford Endovascular Ltd

Mike Karim, CEO and co-founder of Oxford Endovascular Ltd

Mike Karim is CEO of Oxford Endovascular Ltd, a spinout from Oxford University developing a revolutionary medical device to cure brain aneurysms.

Bioescalator

Bioescalator

Hub for new and developing life science innovations.

Grace Baghdadi, Co-Founder of Females for Finance (F^3)

Grace Baghdadi, Co-Founder of Females for Finance (F^3)

Grace Baghdadi, Co-Founder of Females for Finance (F^3), aims to bridge the male-female wealth gap by providing a free online program to high-achieving high school girls.

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.

TechTonic

TechTonic

A diverse Oxford network for aspirational women who deliver

Dan Holloway, Founder of Mycelium

Dan Holloway, Founder of Mycelium

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

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.

Tami Majeed, CEO of Nigelle de Crѐte

Tami Majeed, CEO of Nigelle de Crѐte

Tami Majeed is the CEO of Nigelle de Crѐte, a new luxury skincare start up taking consumers back to nature.

#StartedinOxford Demo Day

#StartedinOxford Demo Day

Enterprising Oxford brings you the latest #StartedInOxford Demo Day!

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: 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.

Bucks Health Tech Hub

Bucks Health Tech Hub

WHERE TECHNOLOGY and healthcare converge

Kate Thiers, Co-founder of I-Drop Water Holdings

Kate Thiers, Co-founder of I-Drop Water Holdings

Kate Thiers is co-founder of I-Drop Water Holdings, an innovative social impact company in the African retail drinking water 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.

IT Innovation Challenge

IT Innovation Challenge

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

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.

Sylvester Lewis, Co-founder and CEO of Suppa

Sylvester Lewis, Co-founder 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.

Oxford Angels Network

Oxford Angels Network

A business angels network for investors and private companies interested in investing in spin-out companies from the University of Oxford.

Ben Waterman, Co-Founder of Strabo

Ben Waterman, Co-Founder of Strabo

Ben Waterman, 2021 Said Business School alumnus, is the co-founder of Strabo, a personal finance platform for internationals.

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.

Mofe Binitie, Co-Founder of The Oxford Green Partnership Ltd

Mofe Binitie, Co-Founder of The Oxford Green Partnership Ltd

Mofe Binitie is Co-founder of the Oxford Green Partnership ("OGP"), leveraging data and design to develop fintech products focused on the green economy. 

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.

Hannah Pye, Founder of Hello Hann Photography

Hannah Pye, Founder of Hello Hann Photography

Hannah is an Oxford-based freelance photographer & designer with a passion for social enterprise and sustainable business. 

Oxford Case Studies: Rhodes Incubator

Oxford Case Studies: Rhodes Incubator

Social impact and entrepreneurship can go together.

Improving UX for happier customers

Improving UX for happier customers

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

Enterprising Women programme

Enterprising Women programme

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

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.

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.

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.

Samuel A Diaz Pulgar, Co-founder of Nutriendo El Futuro

Samuel A Diaz Pulgar, Co-founder of Nutriendo El Futuro

Samuel Diaz Pulgar is Co-Founder of Nutriendo El Futuro' (NEF), an organization that, for the past two and a half years, has fed and provided education to children in Venezuela.

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.

UJJI

UJJI

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

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.

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.

Skoll Venture Awards

Skoll Venture Awards

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

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.

Macarena Hernandez and Ana Maria Ñungo, Co-founders of Language Amigo

Macarena Hernandez and Ana Maria Ñungo, Co-founders of Language Amigo

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

Venturefest Oxford

Venturefest Oxford

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

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.

Chibugo (Chi) Okafor, Founder and CEO of Kendake Honey

Chibugo (Chi) Okafor, Founder and CEO of Kendake Honey

Chibugo Okafor is the founder and CEO of Kendake Honey, a social enterprise focused on utilising the apiculture sector to provide job opportunities for women and youth

Diversity VC

Diversity VC

A non-profit partnership promoting diversity in Venture Capital.

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.

Innovation Forum Oxford

Innovation Forum Oxford

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

Creating the Perfect Pitch Deck

Creating the Perfect Pitch Deck

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

Simon Yates, Founder of DigiVue

Simon Yates, Founder of DigiVue

Simon Yates is the Founder of DigiVue aiming to address attendance and engagement issues in students and make a positive impact.

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.

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.

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.

Leon Rodin, CEO and Co-Founder of MyMynd

Leon Rodin, CEO and Co-Founder of MyMynd

Leon is CEO of MyMynd, a digital mental health platform built around a holistic individual assessment of mental health and wellbeing for individuals.

Kyle C Grant, Founder of OXWASH

Kyle C Grant, Founder of OXWASH

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

Sarah Haywood, Managing Director for Advanced Oxford

Sarah Haywood, Managing Director for Advanced Oxford

Sarah Haywood is the Managing Director for Advanced Oxford, a membership group bringing together Oxfordshire companies, institutions and organisations focused on innovation and knowledge-related business.

Rafael Guper, Co-Founder of UJJI

Rafael Guper, Co-Founder of UJJI

Rafael Guper is Co-Founder of UJJI, a gamified, personal growth mobile tool combining the latest research and advances in neuroscience & AI.

The University Challenge Seed Fund

The University Challenge Seed Fund

Assisting researchers transform good research into good business.

Prerna Wadikar, Founder of Jeeva Global

Prerna Wadikar, Founder of Jeeva Global

Prerna Wadikar is Founder of Jeeva Global, accelerating livelihoods through portable affordable energy using lithium-ion battery technology.

ActInSpace

ActInSpace

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

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.

Jessica Bruce, Founder of Run3D

Jessica Bruce, Founder of Run3D

Jessica Bruce is Founder of Run3D, who has developed a powerful and scientifically accurate way to analyse and prevent running injuries.

Zeenith Ebrahim, Founder of Jamiilife

Zeenith Ebrahim, Founder of Jamiilife

Zeenith Ebrahim is the founder of Jamii Life, a technology platform that connects health workers with people that can’t care for themselves in low-income South African and African communities

Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum

Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum

Saïd Business School's flagship entrepreneurial event.

Lantana Publishing

Lantana Publishing

Lantana Publishing is a company promoting diversity and inclusion in children’s literature.

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 company and from marketing to book-keeping.

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.

Carrie Lomas, CEO of EYFSHome and Brand Conscience

Carrie Lomas, CEO of EYFSHome and Brand Conscience

Carrie Lomas runs two ‘purpose with profit’ companies, one in EdTech (educational technology) and the other in sustainability for retail, which connects consumers to their buying choices.

Oxfordshire Business Support

Oxfordshire Business Support

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

Matt Woolford, Founder and CEO Trendineer

Matt Woolford, Founder and CEO Trendineer

Matt Woolford is Founder and CEO Trendineer, a new online store that supports all types of businesses and promotes sales.

Noël Duan, Founder and CEO of Argos & Artemis

Noël Duan, Founder and CEO of Argos & Artemis

Noël Duan is founder of Argos & Artemis, the first global community and lifestyle platform designed to inform and inspire dog parents.

Salma Khattab, Founder of Let’s Play Coworking

Salma Khattab, Founder of Let’s Play Coworking

Providing tech enabled child-friendly work solutions.

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.

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.

neumind

neumind

neumind is a company dedicated to improving the lives of people with cognitive impairments.

Aarti Jagannath, Founder of Circadian Therapeutics

Aarti Jagannath, Founder of Circadian Therapeutics

Aarti is the founder of Circadian Therapeutics where she coordinates preclinical work and strategizes the next steps forward along the development pipeline

OX1

OX1

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

Lilia Stoyanov, CEO of Transformify

Lilia Stoyanov, CEO of Transformify

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

Vimbai Chagonda, Founder of Belle Vita Fashions

Vimbai Chagonda, Founder of Belle Vita Fashions

Vimbai Chagonda is Cofounder of Betvel limited operating as Belle Vita Fashions, a fashion boutique in Zimbabwe.

Oxford Science Park

Oxford Science Park

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

spotivity

spotivity

spotivity is a dynamic marketplace platform and personal utility app., aiming to change the way teens live, work, and play.

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.

OUI – Engaging with Humanities

OUI – Engaging with Humanities

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

Alice Curry, founder of Lantana Publishing

Alice Curry, founder of Lantana Publishing

Alice Curry is founder and CEO of Lantana Publishing, a company promoting diversity and inclusion in children’s literature.

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.

Female Founders Fund

Female Founders Fund

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

Viktoryia Shautsova, Founder of SkyLimit

Viktoryia Shautsova, Founder of SkyLimit

Viktoryia Shautsova is Founder of SkyLimit, a social impact venture combining science-backed content, interactive self-reflection tools, and social learning.

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.

Nathania Aritao, Founder of TAYO

Nathania Aritao, Founder of TAYO

Nathania Aritao is Founder of TAYO International, providing financial education and management tools made for migrant workers.

Olivia Munk, Founder of Part of the Night

Olivia Munk, Founder of Part of the Night

Olivia is the founder of Part of the Night, a theatre company that supports people who identify as female, trans and non-binary.

Finding Your Route to Market

Finding Your Route to Market

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

Tejal Lodhia, Founder and Director of Senzill Travels Ltd

Tejal Lodhia, Founder and Director of Senzill Travels Ltd

Tejal Lodhia is the founder and director of Senzill Travels Ltd which provides unbiased and value for money travel options.

Katerina Spranger, CEO and Founder of Oxford Heartbeat

Katerina Spranger, CEO and Founder of Oxford Heartbeat

Dr Katerina Spranger is an Oxford alumnus who is now CEO and Founder of Oxford Heartbeat, making cardiovascular surgeries safer and more accurate.

Bio-start

Bio-start

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

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.

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