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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Enterprising Oxfordshire

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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#StartedinOxford Demo Night 2020

#StartedinOxford Demo Night 2020

Enterprising Oxford brings you the latest #StartedInOxford Demo Night!

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).  

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Think Differently

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Think Differently

How often have you thought to yourself, “I wish I had my own business”?  Many people dream about how good it would be, ...

Abhinav Jain – CEO of PowerMarket

Abhinav Jain – CEO of PowerMarket

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

ActInSpace

ActInSpace

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

Agne Milukaite – Founder of Cycle.land

Agne Milukaite – Founder of Cycle.land

Agne Milukaite, is the Founder of cycle.land, a peer-to-peer bike sharing social marketplace.

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.

Alex Caccia – CEO of Animal Dynamics

Alex Caccia – CEO of Animal Dynamics

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

Alex Froom, Co-founder of Zipabout

Alex Froom, Co-founder of Zipabout

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

Alex McCallion, Co-founder of Greater Change

Alex McCallion, Co-founder of Greater Change

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

Alexander Koelbl, Founder of HEADING ON

Alexander Koelbl, Founder of HEADING ON

Alex is the Founder of HEADING ON, described like a "Fitbit® for your car".

Ali Cigari, Co-founder and lead engineer at Wattson Blue

Ali Cigari, Co-founder and lead engineer at Wattson Blue

Ali is the Co-founder and Lead Engineer at Wattson Blue.

All-Innovate Idea Competition

All-Innovate Idea Competition

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

An Accidental Entrepreneur

An Accidental Entrepreneur

Embracing enterprise by chance.

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.

Aniruddha Voruganti, Co-founder of Students for Students

Aniruddha Voruganti, Co-founder of Students for Students

Ani Voruganti is a medical student at the University of Oxford, and Co-founder of Students for Students.

Are You Ready to Start a Business?

Are You Ready to Start a Business?

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

Arts at the Old Fire Station

Arts at the Old Fire Station

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

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

Basics of Pitching

Basics of Pitching

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

Ben Davison, Founder of Salient

Ben Davison, Founder of Salient

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

Ben Wilkins, Co-founder of Fluid Motion

Ben Wilkins, Co-founder of Fluid Motion

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

Bethan Thomas, founder of HotTea Mama

Bethan Thomas, founder of HotTea Mama

Bethan is a tea expert, and the Founder of HotTea Mama.

Bhavini Patel, Co-founder of Beam Data

Bhavini Patel, Co-founder of Beam Data

Bhavini Patel is the co-founder of BeamData, a civic tech venture that improves the data capacity of social enterprises and local government.

Brookes Enterprise

Brookes Enterprise

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

Building a Business

Building a Business

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

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.

Changemakers

Changemakers

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

Charley Darbishire – CEO and Founder of Educake

Charley Darbishire – CEO and Founder of Educake

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

Charlotte Stacey, Film Maker & Video Journalist

Charlotte Stacey, Film Maker & Video Journalist

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

Code Academy: Online Coding Courses (MOOC)

Code Academy: Online Coding Courses (MOOC)

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

Connect TVT

Connect TVT

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

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.

Creative Destruction Lab

Creative Destruction Lab

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

CreativeLive video classes

CreativeLive video classes

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

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.

Cristina de Sus, Founder of Miss Frida

Cristina de Sus, Founder of Miss Frida

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

Dan Holloway, Founder of Mycelium

Dan Holloway, Founder of Mycelium

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

Danae Maragouthakis, Co-founder of Pod Health

Danae Maragouthakis, Co-founder of Pod Health

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

Daniel Garcia & Jonathan Haralamabakis, Co-founders of Pinboard.me

Daniel Garcia & Jonathan Haralamabakis, Co-founders of Pinboard.me

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

David Jackson, Founder and CEO of Oxtex

David Jackson, Founder and CEO of Oxtex

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

Deqian Jia, Co-founder of Schema

Deqian Jia, Co-founder of Schema

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

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.

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

Dong Xie, Founder of CodeRobin Ltd

Dong Xie, Founder of CodeRobin Ltd

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

Dr Alexander Reip, CEO of Oxford nanoSystems (OnS)

Dr Alexander Reip, CEO of Oxford nanoSystems (OnS)

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

Dr Andy Woods, CTO of Flying Fish Research

Dr Andy Woods, CTO of Flying Fish Research

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

Dr Les Russell, CEO of OrganOx

Dr Les Russell, CEO of OrganOx

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

Dr llana Wisby, CEO of Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC)

Dr llana Wisby, CEO of Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC)

Ilana Wisby is the CEO of Oxford Quantum Circuits, an early stage Oxford University spin-out company founded by Dr Peter Leek.

Dr Mark Larkin – Founder and CEO of Vitaccess

Dr Mark Larkin – Founder and CEO of Vitaccess

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

Dr 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 ...

Dr Michalis Papadakis, CEO and Co-founder of Brainomix

Dr Michalis Papadakis, CEO and Co-founder of Brainomix

Dr Michalis Papadakis is the CEO and Cofounder of Brainomix, which automates the assessment of stroke damage on CT scans.

Dr Samantha Decombel, CSO and Co-founder of FitnessGenes

Dr Samantha Decombel, CSO and Co-founder of FitnessGenes

Dr Samantha Decombel is the Co-Founder and CSO of FitnessGenes Limited.

Dr Shisong Jiang, CTO of Oxford Vacmedix

Dr Shisong Jiang, CTO of Oxford Vacmedix

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

Dr Zsuzsa Mayer, Co-founder of EcoSync

Dr Zsuzsa Mayer, Co-founder of EcoSync

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

Eagle Labs at The Wood Centre For Innovation

Eagle Labs at The Wood Centre For Innovation

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

edX: Online Business Courses (MOOC)

edX: Online Business Courses (MOOC)

Best Courses. Top Institutions. Learn anytime, anywhere.

EIT Health Summer School

EIT Health Summer School

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

EIT Innovation

EIT Innovation

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

Ekaterina Damer, CEO of Prolific Academic

Ekaterina Damer, CEO of Prolific Academic

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

Elevate Grants

Elevate Grants

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

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

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

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

Enactus Oxford

Enactus Oxford

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

Enterprising Oxford Newsletter

Enterprising Oxford Newsletter

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

Enterprising Oxfordshire

Enterprising Oxfordshire

Some help to decode the entrepreneurial world of Oxford.

Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries

Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries

Exploring the relationship between entrepreneurship and creativity.

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 ...

Fujia Chen, Co-founder of Oxford Space Structures

Fujia Chen, Co-founder of Oxford Space Structures

Revolutionising baby products by using space technologies.

Gateway to Europe

Gateway to Europe

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

Georgina Atwell, Founder of Toppsta

Georgina Atwell, Founder of Toppsta

Georgina Atwell is the Founder Toppsta, a children’s books website.

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.

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.

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.

Hacking is Not Just for Computer Geeks

Hacking is Not Just for Computer Geeks

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

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.

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

Head-to-head with Katie Bedborough of Oxford VR

Head-to-head with Katie Bedborough of Oxford VR

A company to watch, OCFI-based Oxford VR has just raised £10m Series A funding. The Oxford Trust went head-to-head with Katie ...

Head-to-head with Low Carbon Hub

Head-to-head with Low Carbon Hub

The Oxford Trust went head-to-head with Barbara Hammond, CEO of The Low Carbon Hub – a small social enterprise with big aims, now based

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

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

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

How a Degree Can Help You Run Your Startup

How a Degree Can Help You Run Your Startup

Interview to three Oxford alumni, now proud entrepreneurs.

How Entrepreneurs and Academics Are the Same

How Entrepreneurs and Academics Are the Same

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

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.

I Have an Idea Related to Research… Now What?

I Have an Idea Related to Research… Now What?

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

Idea Exploration workshops

Idea Exploration workshops

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

Ideas 2 Impact

Ideas 2 Impact

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

ImagineIF Accelerator

ImagineIF Accelerator

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

Impact Investing: How to Leave a Mark

Impact Investing: How to Leave a Mark

Impact investing is gaining momentum and awareness.

Improving UX for happier customers

Improving UX for happier customers

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

Independent Oxford

Independent Oxford

One-stop guide to Oxford's independent businesses.

Innovation & Partnership

Innovation & Partnership

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

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?

Innovation Forum Oxford

Innovation Forum Oxford

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

Insight into Business

Insight into Business

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

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.

IT Innovation Challenge

IT Innovation Challenge

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

Jake Backus, Co-founder of Common Ground Cafe and Study Space

Jake Backus, Co-founder of Common Ground Cafe and Study Space

Jake Backus is a Visiting Senior Member of Linacre College, Managing Director of Empathy Sustainability, and co-founder of Common Ground.

Jake Schofield – CEO and Co-Founder of Labstep

Jake Schofield – CEO and Co-Founder of Labstep

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

James Nettleton, Founder of the Central Research Laboratory

James Nettleton, Founder of the Central Research Laboratory

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

Jamie Dundas, CEO of The Refinery London

Jamie Dundas, CEO of The Refinery London

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

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

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

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

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.

Jose Miguel Alfaro Gomez, Founder of s.e.e.d

Jose Miguel Alfaro Gomez, Founder of s.e.e.d

José Miguel Alfaro Gómez is an Attorney at Law in Costa Rica and Founder of s.e.e.d, a boutique law firm targeted to social impact ventures.

Julian Jost, CEO of Spacebase

Julian Jost, CEO of Spacebase

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

Karl Loo, Co-Founder and CEO of ServisHero

Karl Loo, Co-Founder and CEO of ServisHero

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

Kate Nightingale, Founder of BackApper

Kate Nightingale, Founder of BackApper

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

Keats, pitching and being enterprising

Keats, pitching and being enterprising

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

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 ...

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.

Kyle C Grant, Founder of OXWASH

Kyle C Grant, Founder of OXWASH

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

Lampson Leung, inventor and founder of Clipmatic

Lampson Leung, inventor and founder of Clipmatic

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

Leading for Impact

Leading for Impact

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

Lilia Stoyanov, CEO of Transformify

Lilia Stoyanov, CEO of Transformify

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

Lily and Violet Adams, Co-founders of Nerd Pirates

Lily and Violet Adams, Co-founders of Nerd Pirates

Lily and Violet Adams are twin sisters and Co-founders of Nerd Pirates, a creative agency.

Liz Eden, Co-founder of OpenBenches.org

Liz Eden, Co-founder of OpenBenches.org

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

Lucy Gadkari – CEO of MooDoo

Lucy Gadkari – CEO of MooDoo

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

Managing Innovative Technology

Managing Innovative Technology

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

Mariana Morris, Founder of Fruto

Mariana Morris, Founder of Fruto

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

Marmalade

Marmalade

An inclusive platform for social change.

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.

Max Inglis, Co-founder of Tekcapital

Max Inglis, Co-founder of Tekcapital

Max Inglis is an experienced entrepreneur and Co-founder of Tekcapital.

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.

Medical Sciences Training

Medical Sciences Training

Opportunities to further professional development, training and skills.

Meet the #StartedinOxford Demo Night Nov 2018 Startups

Meet the #StartedinOxford Demo Night Nov 2018 Startups

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

Mike Piddock – Founder of Glisser

Mike Piddock – Founder of Glisser

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

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

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

Mofe Binitie is the co-founder of the Oxford Green Partnership (“OGP”).  OGP is an Oxford MBA spinout that leverages data ...

MPLS Enterprise Programme

MPLS Enterprise Programme

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

Naveen Sharma, CEO of Connido

Naveen Sharma, CEO of Connido

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

NHS Clinical Entrepreneur

NHS Clinical Entrepreneur

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

Nicholas Shekerdemian, Co-founder of Headstart App

Nicholas Shekerdemian, Co-founder of Headstart App

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

Nick 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.

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

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

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

Noam Angrist, Founder of Young 1ove

Noam Angrist, Founder of Young 1ove

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

Olivia 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.

Olivia Sibony, Head Of Impact Investment at Seedtribe

Olivia Sibony, Head Of Impact Investment at Seedtribe

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

Online 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.

Online FinTech Courses

Online FinTech Courses

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

OUI – Funding Social Enterprise

OUI – Funding Social Enterprise

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

OUI Startup Incubator

OUI Startup Incubator

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

Our Internships at Enterprising Oxford

Our Internships at Enterprising Oxford

Students take over Enterprising Oxford.

OX1

OX1

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

OxFEST (Oxford Females in Engineering, Science and Technology)

OxFEST (Oxford Females in Engineering, Science and Technology)

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

OXFO Booster Grants

OXFO Booster Grants

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

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.

Oxford Case Studies – Marulin

Oxford Case Studies – Marulin

Read how an Oxford alumna went from science to tea business.

Oxford Case Studies: Boresha Technologies

Oxford Case Studies: Boresha Technologies

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

Oxford Case Studies: Common Ground

Oxford Case Studies: Common Ground

A shared workspace and café in Jericho, Oxford.

Oxford Case Studies: Mycelium

Oxford Case Studies: Mycelium

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

Oxford Case Studies: Pick Me Up Parcels

Oxford Case Studies: Pick Me Up Parcels

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

Oxford Case Studies: Project SOUP

Oxford Case Studies: Project SOUP

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

Oxford Case Studies: Rhodes Incubator

Oxford Case Studies: Rhodes Incubator

Social impact and entrepreneurship can go together.

Oxford Entrepreneurs Student Society

Oxford Entrepreneurs Student Society

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

Oxford Fintech Programme

Oxford Fintech Programme

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

Oxford Gateway to Europe

Oxford Gateway to Europe

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

Oxford Geek Nights

Oxford Geek Nights

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

Oxford Hub

Oxford Hub

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

Oxford Hub Impact Labs

Oxford Hub Impact Labs

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

Oxford Inspires

Oxford Inspires

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

Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum

Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum

Saïd Business School's flagship entrepreneurial event.

Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI)

Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI)

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

Oxford Startups

Oxford Startups

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

Oxford Women In Business (OxWIB)

Oxford Women In Business (OxWIB)

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

Oxfordshire Business Enterprises

Oxfordshire Business Enterprises

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

Oxfordshire Business Support

Oxfordshire Business Support

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

Oxfordshire Social Entrepreneurship Partnership (OSEP)

Oxfordshire Social Entrepreneurship Partnership (OSEP)

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

OxLEP

OxLEP

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

Patrick Beattie, Founder of Redbird Health Tech

Patrick Beattie, Founder of Redbird Health Tech

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

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

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

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

Pitchfest

Pitchfest

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

Prabh Simran Badal, Founder of Chirrup Foods

Prabh Simran Badal, Founder of Chirrup Foods

Prabh Simran Badal is the Founder of Chirrup Foods, an insect flour based cookie company.

Prof. David Edwards, Founder of Oxford Enhanced Medical

Prof. David Edwards, Founder of Oxford Enhanced Medical

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

Professor Hagan Bayley, Founder of Oxford Nanopore and OxSyBio

Professor Hagan Bayley, Founder of Oxford Nanopore and OxSyBio

Hagan Bayley is the Founder of Oxford Nanopore and OxSyBio.

Professor Kieran Clarke, Founder of T∆S®

Professor Kieran Clarke, Founder of T∆S®

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

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

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

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

Renee Watson, Founder of The Curiosity Box

Renee Watson, Founder of The Curiosity Box

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

Researchers: make a social impact

Researchers: make a social impact

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

Richard Benjamin Allen, executive director of PalaeoPi Ltd.

Richard Benjamin Allen, executive director of PalaeoPi Ltd.

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

Richard Snow, 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.

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.

ROBIN

ROBIN

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

Ronit Kanwar, CEO and Co-founder of Empower Energy

Ronit Kanwar, CEO and Co-founder of Empower Energy

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

Rowan Gardner, CEO of Ozo Innovations Ltd

Rowan Gardner, CEO of Ozo Innovations Ltd

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

Salma Khattab, Founder of Let’s Play Coworking

Salma Khattab, Founder of Let’s Play Coworking

Providing tech enabled child-friendly work solutions.

Samuel Conway, CEO of Zegami Limited

Samuel Conway, CEO of Zegami Limited

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

Sarah Jordan, Co-founder of Y.O.U. Underwear

Sarah Jordan, Co-founder of Y.O.U. Underwear

Sarah Jordan is the Co-founder of Y.O.U Underwear, 100% organic cotton underwear where every purchase gives underwear to people in need.

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.

Science Innovation Union

Science Innovation Union

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

Scientific Entrepreneurship – MPLS Enterprise

Scientific Entrepreneurship – MPLS Enterprise

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

Sergiu Matei, Co-founder and CEO of TRAVOD

Sergiu Matei, Co-founder and CEO of TRAVOD

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

Shrochis Karki, Founder of Samaanta Foundation

Shrochis Karki, Founder of Samaanta Foundation

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

Simon Breese, Founder of Ground Data

Simon Breese, Founder of Ground Data

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

Simon Hombersley, CEO of Oxford Flow

Simon Hombersley, CEO of Oxford Flow

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

Skillshare: Online Courses (MOOC)

Skillshare: Online Courses (MOOC)

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

Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

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

So What is Innovation Anyway?

So What is Innovation Anyway?

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

Social Enterprise Awards

Social Enterprise Awards

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

Social Enterprise Mentorship

Social Enterprise Mentorship

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

Social Enterprise Support Programme

Social Enterprise Support Programme

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

Social Entrepreneurship is . . .

Social Entrepreneurship is . . .

Some thoughts about this increasingly more prevalent term.

Social Entrepreneurship: exploring the buzzword

Social Entrepreneurship: exploring the buzzword

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

Social Entrepreneurship? Enterprise? Innovation?

Social Entrepreneurship? Enterprise? Innovation?

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

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.

Spyridon Pavlos, Co-founder of IRmage

Spyridon Pavlos, Co-founder of IRmage

Spyridon Pavlos is the Co-founder of IRmage, an affordable remote sensing vision system.

SSE Funding List

SSE Funding List

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

Startup Meetups

Startup Meetups

Meet with other local startups!

Startup Tips: Finding funding

Startup Tips: Finding funding

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Startup Tips: How do you define entrepreneurship?

Startup Tips: How do you define entrepreneurship?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Startup Tips: Is my idea good enough?

Startup Tips: Is my idea good enough?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Startup Tips: Lessons from our students

Startup Tips: Lessons from our students

Young, Oxford students-entrepreneurs give insightful advice!

Startup Tips: What to do with your idea

Startup Tips: What to do with your idea

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

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

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

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Startup Tips: Why is Oxford a good place?

Startup Tips: Why is Oxford a good place?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Startup Tips: Why is university a good time?

Startup Tips: Why is university a good time?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Startups.co.uk

Startups.co.uk

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

Stephen Barnett, Founder and CEO of Util

Stephen Barnett, Founder and CEO of Util

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

Stephen Patrick, CEO of Wireless Excellence

Stephen Patrick, CEO of Wireless Excellence

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

Steven Zimmer, CEO of MitoDys Therapeutics

Steven Zimmer, CEO of MitoDys Therapeutics

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

Student Entrepreneur Programme (StEP)

Student Entrepreneur Programme (StEP)

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

Student Entrepreneur?

Student Entrepreneur?

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

Susan Burton, Founder of Classlist

Susan Burton, Founder of Classlist

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

Sylvester Lewis, 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.

Tabitha Whiting, Founder of Jarfull

Tabitha Whiting, Founder of Jarfull

Tabitha Whiting is the Founder of Jarfull, helping people start making changes to reduce their personal plastic waste.

Tata Varsity Pitch Competition

Tata Varsity Pitch Competition

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

Tech City Digital Business Academy

Tech City Digital Business Academy

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

Tech Nation

Tech Nation

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

Tech Workshops

Tech Workshops

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

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.

TED Talks for Social Entrepreneurs

TED Talks for Social Entrepreneurs

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

The Careers Service

The Careers Service

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

The Careers Service

The Careers Service

The centre helps its clients, who include current Oxford students (undergraduates and postgraduates), research staff, alumni, ...

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.

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 ...

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Oxford Explore and Build

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Oxford Explore and Build

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Hill

The Hill

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

The John Fell Fund

The John Fell Fund

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

The Liber Project

The Liber Project

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

The Oxford Foundry

The Oxford Foundry

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

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.

The Oxford Social Entrepreneur’s Journey

The Oxford Social Entrepreneur’s Journey

Useful information about social entrepreneurship in Oxfordshire.

The Oxfordshire Project

The Oxfordshire Project

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

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.

The Startup Newsletters I Actually (Mostly) Read

The Startup Newsletters I Actually (Mostly) Read

Good reading habits.

The University Challenge Seed Fund

The University Challenge Seed Fund

Assisting researchers transform good research into good business.

The University of Oxford Careers Service Internship Programme

The University of Oxford Careers Service Internship Programme

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

The University of Oxford Careers Service Micro-Internship Programme

The University of Oxford Careers Service Micro-Internship Programme

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

Tobias Halloran, Co-founder of Pidge

Tobias Halloran, Co-founder of Pidge

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

Toby Staveley, Co-founder of Edplus

Toby Staveley, Co-founder of Edplus

Toby Staveley is the Founder of Yellow Submarine and Edplus.

Tom Fryer, Founder of Write on Point

Tom Fryer, Founder of Write on Point

Tom Fryer is the Founder of Write on Point, a social enterprise that’s working to increase access to university.

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.

Top Tips for Digital Health Startups

Top Tips for Digital Health Startups

Very exciting times for the field of digital health.

Translational funding

Translational funding

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

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

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

University of Oxford Innovation Fund

University of Oxford Innovation Fund

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

Unleash Your Potential: Innovation and Enterprise

Unleash Your Potential: Innovation and Enterprise

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

Useful Lists for Starting Up

Useful Lists for Starting Up

Useful advice from the web.

UX Oxford

UX Oxford

Monthly talks on User Experience in Oxford.

Venturefest Oxford

Venturefest Oxford

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

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.

Vitor Kneipp, Founder of Banco Maré

Vitor Kneipp, Founder of Banco Maré

Vitor is a social entrepreneur, Co-founder of Banco Maré.

Wadham Entrepreneurs

Wadham Entrepreneurs

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

WCFI

WCFI

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

What Does it Mean to Be Enterprising?

What Does it Mean to Be Enterprising?

Let's go through some definitions...

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.

What is an Angel Investor?

What is an Angel Investor?

A grasp about the topic.

What is an Entrepreneur?

What is an Entrepreneur?

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

What Really Fosters Innovation (Infographic)

What Really Fosters Innovation (Infographic)

The importance of innovation and the conditions that foster it.

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

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?

Why Humanities Graduates Make Great Entrepreneurs

Why Humanities Graduates Make Great Entrepreneurs

Th benefits for business that come from humanities.

Why You (As a Student) Need to Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Why You (As a Student) Need to Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Learn the skills that employers are looking for.

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.

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?

Worthwhile

Worthwhile

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

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.

Young Trustees

Young Trustees

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

Zinc VC

Zinc VC

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

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.

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