Growing a Company

You have a startup which is growing.

 

The challenges you face at this stage are very different to when you were starting up.  There are many different resources and opportunities to help you with this next stage of development, including recruitment, marketing, investment and office space.

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

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Entrepreneurship @ Oxford

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

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Turn Your Startup into a Scale Up

Once you’re on your feet, make sure you keep going – here’s a few tips.

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Creating the Perfect Pitch Deck

Want a pitch that will wow visually? Take a look at what these startups have done.

Tech Hubs where your Start up can Fluorish

Looking for lab space?  Take a look at these shared spaces in Oxford.

OxLEP: Grow a Business

If you’ve made it through the start-up stages and want to grow your business, we can support you in a number of ways.

Entrepreneurs Uncovered

Meet other entrepreneurs and companies linked to Oxford.

Looking for something specific?

Click on the categories below to narrow down your search.

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.

GrantTree Startup Funding

GrantTree Startup Funding

An overview (including signposts) to startup funding in the UK.

EIT Health Summer School

EIT Health Summer School

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

Urbanoid

Urbanoid

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

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.

Startups.co.uk

Startups.co.uk

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

10 Ways to Scale a Business from Startup to a Huge Company

10 Ways to Scale a Business from Startup to a Huge Company

It’s one thing to start a business and another to scale it.

Grove Business Park

Grove Business Park

Business hub in South Oxfordshire.

Oxfordshire Business First

Oxfordshire Business First

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

Ethical Property

Ethical Property

Office area set up specifically to support small, start up charities, social enterprises & local businesses.

Institute of Directors (IoD)

Institute of Directors (IoD)

Organisation offering professional development, valuable connections and meaningful influence.

Jennings

Jennings

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

Oxford Case Studies: Common Ground

Oxford Case Studies: Common Ground

A shared workspace and café in Jericho, Oxford.

Oxford Innovation Finance

Oxford Innovation Finance

Oxford Innovation Finance is the home of OION, one of the oldest and largest angel investment networks in the UK, and the Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund.

xEdu

xEdu

Europe's leading business accelerator for edtech startups creating transformative learning solutions with pedagogical impact.

Hiring Your First Employee

Hiring Your First Employee

How to build realistic expectations.

Oxford Case Studies: Boresha Technologies

Oxford Case Studies: Boresha Technologies

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

Bio-start

Bio-start

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

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

An investment to help entrepreneurs create opportunities for education, capital and business support services.

Bibliu

Bibliu

BibliU has one overarching mission in mind: to provide affordable, user-friendly eTextbooks and monographs to students on one platform.

Aspect

Aspect

Aspect (A SHAPE Platform for Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Transformation) is a network for organisations looking to make the most of commercial and business opportunities from Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts (SHAPE) research.

SSE Funding List

SSE Funding List

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

Oxford Case Studies – Albus Health

Oxford Case Studies – Albus Health

An University spinout determined to combat this with a radical approach to asthma care.

ROBIN

ROBIN

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

Oxford Case Studies: VeriVin

Oxford Case Studies: VeriVin

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

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.

Oxfordshire Business Support

Oxfordshire Business Support

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

Oxford Innospace

Oxford Innospace

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

#StartedinOxford Demo Day

#StartedinOxford Demo Day

Enterprising Oxford brings you the latest #StartedInOxford Demo Day!

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.

Bioescalator

Bioescalator

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

Creative UK

Creative UK

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

ImagineIF Accelerator

ImagineIF Accelerator

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

Oxford Garage

Oxford Garage

A community that provides aspiring founders the opportunity to gain access to Oxford Garage’s network of mentors, partners, entrepreneurs, VCs, Oxford faculty, and alumni.

Milton Park Business Park

Milton Park Business Park

Office space and community for growing companies.

Conted: The Management and Business Skills Programme

Conted: The Management and Business Skills Programme

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

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.

Bethnal Green Ventures

Bethnal Green Ventures

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

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!

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

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

eScalate Social Enterprise Support

eScalate Social Enterprise Support

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

Why Startups Fail

Why Startups Fail

Preventing failures, as much as you can.

Barclays Eagle Lab

Barclays Eagle Lab

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

Oxford Science Park

Oxford Science Park

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

Pure Offices

Pure Offices

Work spaces located within the Oxford Business Park, Oxford’s premier business location.

How To Grow Your Business

How To Grow Your Business

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

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.

Oxford Capital

Oxford Capital

Oxford Capital have invested in more than 40 companies, operating in industries ranging from digital media to sustainable agriculture and medical technology.

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.

WCFI

WCFI

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

Emerge Education

Emerge Education

European seed fund investing in founders solving the $8.5tn skills gap

Tech City Digital Business Academy

Tech City Digital Business Academy

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

TechNation: Future Fifty

TechNation: Future Fifty

A powerful network of the UK’s leading late-stage tech companies

Humanities Business Engagement and Partnerships

Humanities Business Engagement and Partnerships

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

Satellite Applications Catapult’s Spin Scheme

Satellite Applications Catapult’s Spin Scheme

The Satellite Applications Catapult’s Spin-Up Factory is the only accelerator programme dedicated to achieving growth, at lower risk, for businesses delivering satellite applications, products or services.

The Workstation

The Workstation

Offering flexible room to grow through a variety of managed office services and business centres located in 6 prime locations, in Abingdon.

Innovation Support for Business (ISfB)

Innovation Support for Business (ISfB)

A new three-year £5.2m programme to support innovative Oxfordshire entrepreneurs and businesses.

Global Challenges Research Fund

Global Challenges Research Fund

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) supports cutting-edge research to address challenges faced by developing countries.

Makespace Oxford

Makespace Oxford

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

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.

Managing Innovative Technology

Managing Innovative Technology

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

Unltd Social Enterprise Learning Area

Unltd Social Enterprise Learning Area

Finding, funding, and supporting social entrepreneurs.

One St Aldates

One St Aldates

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

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.

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, ...

Startup Bootcamp: Fintech London

Startup Bootcamp: Fintech London

A leading program supporting innovative companies in the financial services industry.

Women Startup Competition

Women Startup Competition

Supporting female entrepreneurs in the critical early years.

Oxford University Innovation (OUI)

Oxford University Innovation (OUI)

A wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Oxford, it manages the University's technology transfer and consulting activities.

OUI Angels

OUI Angels

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

Climate KIC Greenhouse

Climate KIC Greenhouse

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

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.

Oxford Entrepreneur’s Network

Oxford Entrepreneur’s Network

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

TechNation: Upscale

TechNation: Upscale

Helping the UK’s most promising tech companies to accelerate their growth and unlock the key to scaling successfully.

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.

Priya Oberoi, Founder of Oberoi Capital Partners Ltd

Priya Oberoi, Founder of Oberoi Capital Partners Ltd

Priya Oberoi is the founder and Managing Partner of Oberoi Capital Partners Limited, a boutique firm providing third-party fundraising and positioning expertise in the Middle East.

Oxford Technology

Oxford Technology

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

Oxford Seed Fund

Oxford Seed Fund

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

OxReach: rewards-based crowdfunding platform

OxReach: rewards-based crowdfunding platform

OxReach: rewards-based crowdfunding platform.

Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum

Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum

Saïd Business School's flagship entrepreneurial event.

Developing your Creative Practice

Developing your Creative Practice

A development fund designed to support independent creative practitioners.

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, ...

Keep the Cash Flow Flowing

Keep the Cash Flow Flowing

Some advice about how to keep your cash flowing.

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.

OUI – Engaging with Humanities

OUI – Engaging with Humanities

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

Rhetorical marketing: ancient persuasion for modern businesses

Rhetorical marketing: ancient persuasion for modern businesses

Discovering the art of rhetoric.

Cromwell Business Centre

Cromwell Business Centre

Prime located business suites in a courtyard environment

Harwell Campus

Harwell Campus

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

Startup Meetups

Startup Meetups

Meet with other local startups!

Oxford Case Studies: Rhodes Incubator

Oxford Case Studies: Rhodes Incubator

Social impact and entrepreneurship can go together.

Hexagon Business Centres

Hexagon Business Centres

A unique business hub in central Witney providing serviced offices, meeting rooms, virtual office services and business support to businesses of all sizes.

Social Enterprise UK

Social Enterprise UK

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

Improving UX for happier customers

Improving UX for happier customers

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

Witney Business and Innovation Centre

Witney Business and Innovation Centre

If you’re looking to accelerate your business growth, Witney Business & Innovation Centre provides the ideal environment to do just that.

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.

Translational funding

Translational funding

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

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”.

Founders Factory

Founders Factory

Come and build your startup with Founders Factory.

UX Oxford

UX Oxford

Monthly talks on User Experience in Oxford.

Entrepreneurship.org

Entrepreneurship.org

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

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

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

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

TechNation: FinTech

TechNation: FinTech

Helping UK fintech companies scale, at home and abroad.

Finding Funding: An Overview

Finding Funding: An Overview

Have a look at some funding options.

Oxford Innovation Society

Oxford Innovation Society

A forum for open innovation, bringing together researchers, inventors, and investors.

Common Ground Workspace & Cafe

Common Ground Workspace & Cafe

Common Ground is a vibrant social enterprise café & workspace/social space, that also supports student mental health

Turn Your Startup Into a Scale Up

Turn Your Startup Into a Scale Up

So how do you move from start up to scale up?

Generation Medics wins big at Oxfordshire Business Success Awards

Generation Medics wins big at Oxfordshire Business Success Awards

Generation Medics named the ‘Most Socially Minded Business’ at Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) Business Success Awards.

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