Exploring Opportunities

So you’re interested in being entrepreneurial?

 

There are a wealth of activities and resources to enhance your skills, develop an idea, meet entrepreneurs and gain experience.  The opportunities are only limited by the time you have.

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

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Entrepreneurship @ Oxford

Looking for a way to navigate the Oxford entrepreneurship ecosystem? Our handy map shows you everything at a glance.

Understanding Intellectual Property (IP)

An Oxford guide to IP and where to find information, guidance and support.

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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?

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Useful TED Talks

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.

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How a degree can help you run a startup

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

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A weekly digest of upcoming entrepreneurship events and opportunities in Oxfordshire.

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Ideas for Your Business Model

Ideas for Your Business Model

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

Basics of Pitching

Basics of Pitching

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

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.

Changemakers

Changemakers

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

Oxford Internet Professionals

Oxford Internet Professionals

This is a great opportunity to meet other locals who earn their living from the Internet.

Leading for Impact

Leading for Impact

Leading for Impact helps you solve social and environmental problems in your current or future career.

The John Fell Fund

The John Fell Fund

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

10 Rules for a Great Startup Idea

10 Rules for a Great Startup Idea

If you are looking to start a startup , check out this great infographic from Founder Institute (designed by Andrea Chen).

Oxford Town Chambers Network

Oxford Town Chambers Network

Founded as a network of Oxfordshire’s chambers of commerce, OTCN (The Oxfordshire Town Chambers Network) now covers town chambers, business parks, shopping centres, business networking events and other membership organisations and business groups across Oxfordshire.

An Accidental Entrepreneur

An Accidental Entrepreneur

Dan Holloway, founder of Mycellium, talks about embracing enterprise by chance.

Oxford Entrepreneurs Student Society

Oxford Entrepreneurs Student Society

Oxford Entrepreneurs is the largest student society promoting entrepreneurship in the world.

Oxford Venture Capital Network – Student Society

Oxford Venture Capital Network – Student Society

A network to help both Oxford students and startups grow.

Useful Lists for Starting Up

Useful Lists for Starting Up

Useful advice from the web.

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 ...

SSE Funding List

SSE Funding List

A page where to find all the details about grants and support to social enterprises.

What Does it Mean to Be Enterprising?

What Does it Mean to Be Enterprising?

Let's go through some definitions...

Working Flexibly: Ask Me Anything with Sarah Haywood

Working Flexibly: Ask Me Anything with Sarah Haywood

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

The Researcher Strategy Consultancy

The Researcher Strategy Consultancy

Giving researchers a chance to develop skills for a transition to analytical, business or policy roles in the public and private sector.

Managing Innovative Technology

Managing Innovative Technology

Learn how organisations most effectively find, evaluate and process innovative technologies to realise their commercial value.

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: Common Ground

Oxford Case Studies: Common Ground

A shared workspace and café in Jericho, Oxford.

Brookes Enterprise

Brookes Enterprise

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

Startup Tips: Finding funding

Startup Tips: Finding funding

Oxford student and alumni entrepreneurs give insightful advice about their startups

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.

The Oxford Foundry

The Oxford Foundry

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

Creative Destruction Lab

Creative Destruction Lab

Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a seed-stage programme for massively scalable, science-based companies.

Pitch-In Group

Pitch-In Group

Making value apparent - we're connecting capabilities to enable Internet of Things adoption

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.

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.

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 Careers Service

The Careers Service

The centre helps its clients, who include current Oxford students (undergraduates and postgraduates), research staff, alumni, colleagues, employers and other opportunity providers, with a range of high value career-focused services, programmes and activities.

Oxford Hub Impact Labs

Oxford Hub Impact Labs

Learn about impact measurement, and apply your skills to the benefit of local charities.

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!

Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries

Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries

Exploring the relationship between entrepreneurship and creativity.

Knowledge Exchange & Impact Team (KEIT)

Knowledge Exchange & Impact Team (KEIT)

KEIT supports, promotes and coordinates knowledge exchange and impact activities across the University of Oxford.

Digital Oxford

Digital Oxford

Independent organisation that sets out to make Oxford and Oxfordshire a global destination for digital business.

OXFO Booster Grants

OXFO Booster Grants

Apply for up to £2,000 grant funding for student society initiatives that introduce entrepreneurship in the University.

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.

TechTonic

TechTonic

A diverse Oxford network for aspirational women who deliver

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

Tech City Digital Business Academy

Tech City Digital Business Academy

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

Tech Workshops

Tech Workshops

An opportunity to learn the basics of Python over 2 weekends.

Oxford Entrepreneur’s Network

Oxford Entrepreneur’s Network

Oxford educated entrepreneurs, investors and mentors. The Oxford Alumni network for those interested in entrepreneurship.

EIT Innovation

EIT Innovation

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

IDEA – Increasing Diversity in Enterprising Activities

IDEA – Increasing Diversity in Enterprising Activities

Increasing Diversity in Enterprising Activities

OBN

OBN

OBN is the Membership organisation supporting and bringing together the UK’s emerging life sciences companies, corporate partners and investors.

RisingWISE: empowering enterprising women

RisingWISE: empowering enterprising women

Oxbridge network that aims to foster long-term relationships between enterprising early-career researchers and women working in industry.

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.

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.

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.

Skillshare: Online Courses (MOOC)

Skillshare: Online Courses (MOOC)

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

OxWEST (Oxford Women in Engineering, Science and Technology)

OxWEST (Oxford Women in Engineering, Science and Technology)

We promote gender equality in STEM subjects by supporting women studying or working in these fields

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.

Coursera:  Entrepreneurship Online Courses (MOOC)

Coursera: Entrepreneurship Online Courses (MOOC)

Online, free courses taught by top instructors from world-class universities and companies. So you can learn anywhere, anytime.

Female Entrepreneur Resources

Female Entrepreneur Resources

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

Zoology meets the Saïd Business School: insights from the Ideas to Impact programme

Zoology meets the Saïd Business School: insights from the Ideas to Impact programme

Zoology meets business in Oxford.

What Really Fosters Innovation (Infographic)

What Really Fosters Innovation (Infographic)

The importance of innovation and the conditions that foster it.

Y.O.U Underwear

Y.O.U Underwear

Y.O.U Underwear is 100% organic cotton underwear where every purchase gives underwear to people in need.

Startups.co.uk

Startups.co.uk

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

Social Enterprise Mentorship

Social Enterprise Mentorship

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

Oxford Case Studies – Hutano Diagnostics

Oxford Case Studies – Hutano Diagnostics

A start-up developing a diagnostic, tracking and surveillance platform for dangerous infectious diseases in Africa.

Startup Tips: Why is Oxford a good place?

Startup Tips: Why is Oxford a good place?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Gateway to Europe

Gateway to Europe

This Gateway gives guidance on European funding-related activities and support at Oxford.

Step Forward

Step Forward

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

Why do an entrepreneurship course if you are not interested in entrepreneurship?

Why do an entrepreneurship course if you are not interested in entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurship skills are essential whether you start a business or not. So what skills are these?

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.

Oxfordshire Business Support

Oxfordshire Business Support

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

Marmalade

Marmalade

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

Oxford Case Studies: VeriVin

Oxford Case Studies: VeriVin

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

The Careers Service

The Careers Service

The Careers Service helps University's members to develop skills and networks to access the world's job.

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!

Hacking is Not Just for Computer Geeks

Hacking is Not Just for Computer Geeks

What is a "hackathon"? What is "hacking"?

Make Oxford

Make Oxford

A creative workspace with prototyping and making facilities.

Tata Varsity Pitch Competition

Tata Varsity Pitch Competition

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

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

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

The Hill

The Hill

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

Code Academy: Online Coding Courses (MOOC)

Code Academy: Online Coding Courses (MOOC)

Teaching the world how to code. Learn to code interactively, for free.

The Oxford Academic Health Science Network

The Oxford Academic Health Science Network

The Oxford AHSN brings together the NHS, universities, business, patients and the public to promote best health for the population and prosperity in Oxfordshire.

Oxentia

Oxentia

Oxford's Global Innovation Consultancy: Bringing new ideas to life

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.

Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards 2019

Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards 2019

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

Online FinTech Courses

Online FinTech Courses

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

Oxford Case Studies – Marulin

Oxford Case Studies – Marulin

Read how an Oxford alumna went from science to tea 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.

IT Innovation Challenge

IT Innovation Challenge

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

Creative Industries Federation

Creative Industries Federation

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

WE ACE

WE ACE

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

What does it mean to be Entrepreneurial?

What does it mean to be Entrepreneurial?

It is not just about starting a business, or spinning out a company from research. It's a mindset, or a way of thinking.

Global Challenges Research Fund

Global Challenges Research Fund

A £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government to support research addressed to developing countries.

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 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 Gateway to Europe

Oxford Gateway to Europe

This Gateway gives guidance on European funding-related activities and support at Oxford.

Building a Business

Building a Business

Providing basic business skills to those who would like to develop/enhance their skills.

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.

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.

Barclays Eagle Lab

Barclays Eagle Lab

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

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.

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.

Wadham Entrepreneurs

Wadham Entrepreneurs

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

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.

Top Tips for Digital Health Startups

Top Tips for Digital Health Startups

Very exciting times for the field of digital health.

Social Enterprise?Entrepreneurship? Innovation?

Social Enterprise?Entrepreneurship? Innovation?

Let's shed some light on the definitions and relations between the three.

Translational funding

Translational funding

Translational funding is used to bridge a ‘gap’ in development between early stage university research and its commercialisation.

Worthwhile

Worthwhile

Connecting the best career starters with brilliant charities and social enterprises.

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

Enactus Oxford

Enactus Oxford

An international non-profit organisation that brings together student, academic and business leaders.

OUI Startup Incubator

OUI Startup Incubator

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

Impact Investing: How to Leave a Mark

Impact Investing: How to Leave a Mark

Impact investing is gaining momentum and awareness.

How Entrepreneurs and Academics Are the Same

How Entrepreneurs and Academics Are the Same

What's the difference between an academic and an entrepreneur?

EIT Health Summer School

EIT Health Summer School

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

The Liber Project

The Liber Project

Liber is a new endeavour addressing the numerous business challenges brought on by the Covid-19 crisis.

What is an Angel Investor?

What is an Angel Investor?

A grasp about the topic.

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.

Digital Skills: Digital Marketing

Digital Skills: Digital Marketing

Empowered by Accenture, this course will teach you some of the different digital marketing strategies and techniques.

OX1

OX1

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

Diversity VC

Diversity VC

A non-profit partnership promoting diversity in Venture Capital.

Young Trustees

Young Trustees

Gain skills and experience by joining the trustee board of a local charity.

The Careers Service Internship Programme

The Careers Service Internship Programme

The University of Oxford Internship Programme provides access to hundreds of summer internships opportunities for students.

Marmalade

Marmalade

An inclusive platform for social change.

CodeSoc

CodeSoc

Oxford University coding society.

Developing your Creative Practice

Developing your Creative Practice

A development fund designed to support independent creative practitioners.

Our Internships at Enterprising Oxford

Our Internships at Enterprising Oxford

Students take over Enterprising Oxford.

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.

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.

Startup Tips: How do you define entrepreneurship?

Startup Tips: How do you define entrepreneurship?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Science Innovation Union

Science Innovation Union

A training platform, bridging the gap between academia, industry, and government.

Global Opportunities and Threats Oxford

Global Opportunities and Threats Oxford

An action-oriented problem-solving community geared towards addressing some of the most complex issues that face the world today.

Oxford Fintech Programme

Oxford Fintech Programme

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

Startup Tips: Lessons from our students

Startup Tips: Lessons from our students

Oxford student and alumni entrepreneurs give insightful advice about their startups

All-Innovate Idea Competition

All-Innovate Idea Competition

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

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.

Online Entrepreneurship Courses (MOOC)

Online Entrepreneurship Courses (MOOC)

Free, online entrepreneurship courses from ALISON provide a top-notch online entrepreneurship education to create a startup business.

ActInSpace

ActInSpace

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

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

YES Young Entrepreneurs Scheme

YES Young Entrepreneurs Scheme

A global competition developed to raise awareness of how ideas from science and engineering can be commercialised.

CreativeLive video classes

CreativeLive video classes

Practical sessions about creativity, entrepreneurship, communication, design thinking and emotional intelligence.

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc

A long-term vision to secure sustainable growth and prosperity for all.

Student Entrepreneur Programme (StEP)

Student Entrepreneur Programme (StEP)

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

Oxford Geek Nights

Oxford Geek Nights

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

Independent Oxford

Independent Oxford

One-stop guide to Oxford's independent businesses.

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.

Key Characteristics of an Entrepreneur

Key Characteristics of an Entrepreneur

What does it take to become an entrepreneur?  Do you think you could do it?  There are a set of key charcteristics which many ...

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!

Brookes Enterprise Support

Brookes Enterprise Support

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

Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum

Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum

Saïd Business School's flagship entrepreneurial event.

Enterprising Oxford Newsletter

Enterprising Oxford Newsletter

A weekly digest of upcoming entrepreneurship events in Oxfordshire, via Enterprising Oxford.

Innovation Districts: Creating Caffeine Fuelled Spaces to Think

Innovation Districts: Creating Caffeine Fuelled Spaces to Think

So how can the concept of innovation districts be applied to Oxford?

Oxford Case Studies: Mycelium

Oxford Case Studies: Mycelium

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

Connect TVT

Connect TVT

Connect TVT strives to bring the Oxfordshire’s tech communities closer together in a more personal and meaningful way.

Social Entrepreneurship is . . .

Social Entrepreneurship is . . .

Some thoughts about this increasingly more prevalent term.

edX: Online Business Courses (MOOC)

edX: Online Business Courses (MOOC)

Best Courses. Top Institutions. Learn anytime, anywhere.

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.

How To Grow Your Business

How To Grow Your Business

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

ImagineIF Accelerator

ImagineIF Accelerator

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

The Oxford Social Entrepreneur’s Journey

The Oxford Social Entrepreneur’s Journey

Useful information about social entrepreneurship in Oxfordshire.

Innovation & Partnership

Innovation & Partnership

The University of Oxford strives to create impactful knowledge through partnerships and innovation.

The Oxfordshire Project

The Oxfordshire Project

Helping local businesses to support each other, by providing them with knowledge and opportunity.

Elevate Grants

Elevate Grants

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

The Careers Service Student Consultancy

The Careers Service Student Consultancy

The programmes equips University of Oxford students with consulting skills to help local businesses, charities and community organisations.

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 ...

OxLEP

OxLEP

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

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.

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 Startups

Oxford Startups

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

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.

When can I call myself a science entrepreneur?

When can I call myself a science entrepreneur?

Holly Reeve's journey from research scientist to startup co-founder

Don’t Want to Be All By Yourself? Find a cofounder

Don’t Want to Be All By Yourself? Find a cofounder

Finding a co-founder can be very tricky.  It's often hard enough to find someone who you can work with, let alone finding someone you ...

MPLS Enterprise Programme

MPLS Enterprise Programme

Opportunities for Oxford University members to get information about Oxford Entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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.

Business Fundamentals: Customer Engagement

Business Fundamentals: Customer Engagement

Learn how to design business and marketing activities to engage customers through relationships instead of one-off sales.

The Startup Newsletters I Actually (Mostly) Read

The Startup Newsletters I Actually (Mostly) Read

Good reading habits.

Working in Startups: Understanding the Growth Cycle

Working in Startups: Understanding the Growth Cycle

Growing pains - What are the phases a start-up goes through as it grows?

Venturefest Oxford

Venturefest Oxford

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

Oxford Case Studies: Boresha Technologies

Oxford Case Studies: Boresha Technologies

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

Head-to-head with Helen Williams of Vitaccess

Head-to-head with Helen Williams of Vitaccess

Recently The Oxford Trust went head-to-head with Helen Williams, Director of Operations, at Vitaccess – a pioneering digital healthcare consultancy.

Improving UX for happier customers

Improving UX for happier customers

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

Student Entrepreneur?

Student Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurship education is becoming more prominent, with many students seeking to learn more about business.

Creative Thinking: Techniques and Tools for Success

Creative Thinking: Techniques and Tools for Success

Learn how to apply tools to better solve problems, generate ideas, and excel in your chosen career.

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.

Get Interactive: Practical Teaching with Technology

Get Interactive: Practical Teaching with Technology

This is a very practical course that will teach you how to create interactive online courses.

#StartedinOxford Demo Day

#StartedinOxford Demo Day

Enterprising Oxford brings you the latest #StartedInOxford Demo Day!

ROBIN

ROBIN

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

Oxford Inspires

Oxford Inspires

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

Creativity workshop series: Design Thinking

Creativity workshop series: Design Thinking

Through interactive group sessions, you will learn how to use Design Thinking to enhance your skills in creativity.

Idea Exploration workshops

Idea Exploration workshops

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

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.

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 ...

Insight into Business

Insight into Business

The Insight Into Business programme will effectively prepare you to demonstrate ‘commercial awareness’.

Why Humanities Graduates Make Great Entrepreneurs

Why Humanities Graduates Make Great Entrepreneurs

Th benefits for business that come from humanities.

The University Challenge Seed Fund

The University Challenge Seed Fund

Assisting researchers transform good research into good business.

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.

Startup Tips: What’s the best thing about it?

Startup Tips: What’s the best thing about it?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Pitchfest

Pitchfest

Pitchfest is a free, one-day event, where high-tech entrepreneurs pitch to a renowned group of investors.

Female Founders Fund

Female Founders Fund

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

Oxford Seed Fund

Oxford Seed Fund

A student-led fund that provides capital to Oxford University’s most promising start-ups

So What is Innovation Anyway?

So What is Innovation Anyway?

A definition co-written by Oxford students, the Careers Service and the Humanities Division.

Zinc VC

Zinc VC

A network of leading experts and insights from social science and venture capital.

Zinc

Zinc

Zinc brings together the brightest minds to build and scale a brand new way to solve the most important societal problems faced by the developed world.

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.

Oxford Case Studies: Rhodes Incubator

Oxford Case Studies: Rhodes Incubator

Social impact and entrepreneurship can go together.

The Careers Service Micro-Internship Programme

The Careers Service Micro-Internship Programme

The micro-internship programme offers short-term work placements with organisations based in Oxfordshire and Greater London.

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.

IDEA Inkpath: Register Your Interest for the Inkpath platform (for University of Oxford students and staff members)

IDEA Inkpath: Register Your Interest for the Inkpath platform (for University of Oxford students and staff members)

IDEA Inkpath: Register your interest for entrepreneurship/enterprise activities and opportunities bookable via the Inkpath platform ...

Startup Tips: Why is university a good time?

Startup Tips: Why is university a good time?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

The Careers Service Training

The Careers Service Training

Facilitating a number of learning and development programmes that provide opportunities to develop your skills and experience for your career.

UX Oxford

UX Oxford

Monthly talks on User Experience in 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.

TED Talks for Exploring Entrepreneurship

TED Talks for Exploring Entrepreneurship

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.

How is Entrepreneurship Relevant to my Research?

How is Entrepreneurship Relevant to my Research?

A brief reflection about how being an entrepreneur fit in with an academic career.

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.

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.

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.

Startup Meetups

Startup Meetups

Meet with other local startups!

Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI)

Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI)

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

OUI – Funding Social Enterprise

OUI – Funding Social Enterprise

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

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.

Medical Sciences Training

Medical Sciences Training

Opportunities to further professional development, training and skills.

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.

Social Enterprise Awards

Social Enterprise Awards

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

Keats, pitching and being enterprising

Keats, pitching and being enterprising

How negative capabilities can help to identify opportunities for becoming enterprising.

What is an Entrepreneur?

What is an Entrepreneur?

Academia, entrepreneurship and . . . motorcycles? Dr Katie Jennings talks about what she thinks an entrepreneur is.

The Oxford Seed Fund

The Oxford Seed Fund

A University fund run out of the Entrepreneurship Centre with up to £50k to allocate to Oxford based start-ups annually.

Science and Technology Facilities Council

Science and Technology Facilities Council

A publicly funded Research Council responsible for supporting, co-ordinating and promoting research, innovation and skills development.

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