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.
Our handy map shows you how to navigate the Oxford entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Turn Your Startup into a Scale Up
Once you’re on your feet, make sure you keep going – here’s a few tips.
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.
Meet other entrepreneurs and companies linked to Oxford.
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It’s one thing to start a business and another to scale it.
Flexible office space in East Oxford.
Abhinav Jain is the CEO of PowerMarket, an online renewable energy assessment and marketplace.
Alessandra Sollberger is the Founder & CEO of Evermore Health, revolutionising the functional nutrition space with iconic products.
Alex is the co-founder of Lanterne, an online platform showing the safest routes in conflict zones.
Alex Caccia is a serial entrepreneur, with start-ups in hardware and software, as well as sports equipment.
Alex Froom is the Co-founder of Zipabout, an Intelligent Mobility project.
Alex is the Founder of HEADING ON, described like a "Fitbit® for your car".
Prof. Andrew Beale is the Co-founder of Finden, a scientific consultancy company.
Andrew Rimmer is the CEO of Opsydia, set to bring significant security advances to the diamond gemstone market.
Aron Gelbard is the Co-founder and CEO of an online flower delivery company, Bloom & Wild.
Begbroke Science Park is unique - the only science park in Oxfordshire wholly owned and managed by Oxford University.
Ben Davison is the Founder of Salient, a startup developing professional post workout clothing.
Ben Wilkins is the Co-founder of Fluid Motion, a water-based rehabilitation programme designed to be fun and beneficial.
The Big Prize for Small Companies with Global Ambitions in Engineering Biology.
Hub for new and developing life science innovations.
Brookes Entrepreneurs cultivates and encourages an enterprising community for Oxford Brookes University students.
Providing basic business skills to those who would like to develop/enhance their skills.
Business in Oxford has been designed to provide a detailed programme of informative presentations combined with networking opportunities.
BIO 2018: The biggest business-networking and showcase event in Oxfordshire was held on 23 May 2018.
Charlotte is a freelance film-maker, journalist and media trainer based in Oxford.
Chau-Jean Lin is the Co-founder and Director of Marulin, a London-based company that sources tea from Taiwan.
Christer Holloman is the CEO and Co-founder of Divido, a startup that lets consumers spread the cost of any purchase over a period.
Christoph is Co-founder and CEO of Brill Power, developing game-changing battery control technology.
Short term flexible leases in fully serviced modern offices.
Pre-incubator for students, with funding up to €5000.
Brings the Oxfordshire's tech communities closer together in a more personal and meaningful way.
Intensive, one-day courses in a variety of subjects.
Membership body that represents, champions and supports the UK’s creative industries.
Prime located business suites in a courtyard environment
Dan is the Founder of Mycelium, a creative thinking training tool and game.
Danae is a medical doctor and Co-founder of Pod Health.
A platform where students and alumni can share their skills online and on campus, one-to-one.
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 is the Co-founder of Schema, a web-based note taking application.
A development fund designed to support independent creative practitioners.
Dominique is the Co-founder and Creative Director of UPROSA, a brand that aims to bring real science into the consumer market.
Dong Xie is the Founder of CodeRobin Ltd., a small software company based in Oxford.
An innovative nanotech biz developing coatings to improve heat transfer in two phase systems.
Dr Andy Woods is CTO of Flying Fish Research, which helps companies + startups use the crowd to make smart decisions.
Dr Colin Story is the Co-founder and CEO of OxSonics, an Oxford University spinout company developing a new generation of ultrasound devices.
Les has been the CEO of OrganOx, a University of Oxford spinout company, since its formation in 2008.
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 is the Founder and CEO of Vitaccess, a digital health and strategic consultancy start-up based in Oxford.
Shisong Jiang is the CTO of Oxford Vacmedix, which has developed a technique to grow overlapping peptides in bacteria, for vaccines.
Dr Zsuzsa Mayer, is the Co-founder of EcoSync, a company which is revolutionising energy saving for large organisations.
A flagship for early stage science and technology companies aimed at supporting spinout scientists, university graduates and entrepreneurs.
Short term flexible leases in modern offices with parking.
The EIT Health Summer Schools support innovation by empowering the healthcare leaders and innovators of tomorrow.
Ekaterina (Katia) is the CEO and co-founder of Prolific, a crowdsourcing platform for paid participant recruitment.
Elspeth Briscoe is the CEO and Founder of Learning with Experts.
We invest in pre-seed and seed rounds in European and North American companies focused on education.
Emily Kwong is a biomedical engineer and a co-founder of InVent, a solution for weaning hospital patients off mechanical ventilation.
Understanding IP Whether you’re an undergraduate, masters or DPhil student, or Staff at the University of Oxford, it is important
Some help to decode the entrepreneurial world of Oxford.
Erik is the Founder and CEO of Digital Fineprint, a fintech startup that is turning social data into insurance data.
Cash incentive, access to facilities, and business development for space entrepreneurs.
Have a look at some funding options.
Consulting firm that works around the world to help ambitious organisations achieve positive social change.
Come and build your startup with Founders Factory.
Revolutionising baby products by using space technologies.
An investment to help entrepreneurs create opportunities for education, capital and business support services.
Grace Gibbons is the founder/creative director of Bounce Video, a film and marketing company based in Oxford.
An overview (including signposts) to startup funding in the UK.
Business hub in South Oxfordshire.
A science, innovation, technology and business campus, located just south of Oxford.
Helen Wright is the Founder of 9-2-3, specialising in placing high quality professional candidates into jobs with flexible hours.
A unique business hub in central Witney providing serviced offices, meeting rooms, virtual office services and business support to ...
How to build realistic expectations.
A Guide to Expanding Retail Operations Profitably by Shopify.co.uk
Supporting the breadth of academic research interests in the Social Science and Humanities Divisions.
A programme of innovators across our branches worldwide, tailored mentoring and access to the Innovation Forum professional network.
Advice from the Founder of Fruto, an UX design studio.
A new three-year £5.2m programme to support innovative Oxfordshire entrepreneurs and businesses.
Jake Schofield is the CEO and Co-Founder of Labstep, a platform to help scientists capture and record their research experiment steps.
Jamie is the CEO of The Refinery London, a collection of workspaces across London.
Work spaces plus support and advice by an expert & friendly team.
A free mentorship service for business owners to business owners.
Jessica White is the VP of Meet'n'Learn, a platform for online & offline tutoring.
John Lewis & Partners experiential accelerator.
Dr John Miles is the Founder of Inkpath, a skills tracking and career planning app.
Julian Jost is the CEO of Spacebase, an online booking-platform for workshop spaces and meeting rooms.
Karl Loo is the Co-founder and CEO of ServisHero, a mobile application that links consumers with local service providers.
Kate is currently working on her start-up, BackApper, a social media app designed to help solo-travellers meet others when abroad.
Some advice about how to keep your cash flowing.
Kirsty is the CEO for Latent Logic - using state-of-the-art machine learning to develop VR test environments for autonomous cars.
Lampson Leung is the Founder of Clipmatic, a company that specialises in spiral notebook accessories.
Lilia Stoyanov is Chief Executive Officer and Angel Investor at Transformify.
Lucy is the Co-founder of moodoo, an app that lets you know which friends are nearby and what they’re in they're in the mood to do.
Macarena Hernandez and Ana Maria Ñungo are the founders of Language Amigo, connecting language ’Learners’ with native speaking ‘Amigos’.
A creative workspace with prototyping and making facilities.
Learn how organisations most effectively find, evaluate and process innovative technologies to realise their commercial value.
Mariana is Founder and Director of Fruto, a digital experience design studio.
Matthew is Co-founder & CEO of inploi, a London-based employment marketplace for the service economy.
Max Inglis is an experienced entrepreneur and Co-founder of Tekcapital.
Challenging participants to develop a full business plan and present it to a panel of invited investors and other practitioners.
Mike Piddock is the Founder of Glisser, a presentation software business designed to engage audiences and gather data at live events.
Office space and community for growing companies.
Naveen is the CEO of Connido, a UK-based start-up which develops products to help parenting and baby monitoring experience.
Nicholas Shekerdemian is the Co-founder of HeadStart App, a revolutionary graduate recruitment platform.
Nick L. Theodorou is an experienced technology entrepreneur and physicist.
Nick is the Founder of Covatic, a company that helps broadcasters and publishers deliver the content their viewers want, when they want it.
Nix is the Founder of Nixercise, a refreshingly realistic approach to health, fitness and nutrition.
We offer start-up and grow-on companies in the science and technology sector flexible and affordable office and co-working space, ...
A way of linking entrepreneurial ideas in the heritage sector with researchers.
Liv is an award-winning entrepreneur, founder of a food-tech startup, GrubClub.
Work, create and innovate in the heart of Oxford’s world-famous city centre.
Helping staff and students in the University of Oxford who want to protect and commercialise the results of their research.
Supporting the Humanities Division research, through enterprise, entrepreneurship and consultancy.
A business angels network for investors and private companies interested in investing in spinout companies from the University of Oxford.
An University spinout determined to combat this with a radical approach to asthma care.
Smart technology for identification and classification of complex liquids in sealed containers.
Leave your spare room behind and join us in our thriving co-working space for entrepreneurs, startups and freelancers.
A forum for open innovation, bringing together researchers, inventors, and investors.
One of the UK’s first business angel networks.
Saïd Business School's flagship entrepreneurial event.
Offices, lab space, virtual offices and meeting space to start-up and growing companies.
Oxford Startups is a meetup for startups and people interested in the startup scene in Oxford.
For more than 30 years, Oxford Technology has specialised in investing in start-up and early stage technology companies based near Oxford.
For non-profit organisation providing free and impartial advice on a wide range of business issues from self-employment to forming a ...
A practical guide to supporting Oxfordshire businesses at all stages, by people with honest first-hand experience.
Championing Oxfordshire’s economic potential, acting as a catalyst and convener to drive a dynamic, sustainable and growing economy.
OxReach: rewards-based crowdfunding platform.
A mixture of offices and coworking space. The perfect place for people who live and work sustainably
Peter Dobson is the Co- founder of Oxonica, Oxford Biosensors, and Oxford NanoSystems.
Looking for funding? Here’s a selection…check out OBS for even more options. Now get on and write your proposal!
Prof. David Edwards currently serves as Founder Director and Chief Technology Officer for Oxford Enhanced Medical Limited.
A company studying proteins in their native folded states.
Kieran Clarke is Professor of Physiological Biochemistry and runs T∆S®, a spinout company.
Tom Brown is Professor of Nucleic Acid Chemistry at the University of Oxford, and Co-founder of several biotech companies.
Work spaces located within the Oxford Business Park, Oxford’s premier business location.
Vibrant co-working space in a convenient location in Oxford.
Rajarshi is the CEO of Perspectum Diagnostics, detecting and quantitatively measuring of liver, gallbladder and pancreatic disease.
Short term flexible leases in fully serviced modern offices.
Discovering the art of rhetoric.
Richard is Executive Director of PalaeoPi Ltd, a small lean spin out company originating in the School of Archaeology, Oxford.
Riham is the Co-founder and CEO of MeVitae, a cognitive recruiting system that makes intelligent and personalised hiring decisions.
Rowan Gardner is the CEO of Ozo Innovations Ltd (OZO), a company which develops oxidative solutions.
Samuel Conway is the Co-founder and CEO of Zegami Limited, an intuitive data discovery image technology platform.
The Satellite Applications Catapult’s Spin-Up Factory is the only accelerator programme dedicated to achieving growth, at lower risk, ...
Sergiu is the Co-founder of Travod, a leading on-demand translation service platform.
Simon Breese founded Ground Data in 2017 to produce remote autonomous sensors for agricultural and other uses.
Simon Hombersley is the CEO of Oxford Flow, an engineering innovation business developing industrial technologies.
Spyridon Pavlos is the Co-founder of IRmage, an affordable remote sensing vision system.
A leading program supporting innovative companies in the financial services industry.
UK’s leading independent, online resource for anyone starting and growing a business, established in 2000.
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 is the Founder and CEO of CableFree: Wireless Excellence, a leading Oxford based wireless telecommunications company.
Steven Zimmer is the CEO of MitoDys Therapeutics, a drug discovery company.
Susan is the founder of Classlist, a vertical social network and platform for school parents.
Swati is co-founder of WALLAROO, a food company dedicated to challenging our idea of clean snacking.
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.
Free online courses to help you start, grow or join a digital business.
Workspace is about more than a desk: it’s about access to the right equipment, services, and facilities.
Empowering ambitious tech entrepreneurs to grow faster through knowledge and connections; to build a UK economy fit for the next generation.
Helping UK fintech companies scale, at home and abroad.
A powerful network of the UK’s leading late-stage tech companies
Helping the UK’s most promising tech companies to accelerate their growth and unlock the key to scaling successfully.
The Pod at OCFI offers flexible drop-in and co-working space right in the heart of Oxford.
Offering flexible room to grow through a variety of managed office services and business centres located in 6 prime locations, in Abingdon.
Tiancn co-founded Oxford Sustainable Fuels with Prof. Peter Edwards, based on their research in chemical recycling of waste plastics.
Toby is the co-founder of Pidge, a software platform for the sports, fitness and wellbeing ecosystem.
Toby Staveley is the Founder of Yellow Submarine and Edplus.
Tom is a co-founder of Trail Unknown, providing adventure tours for mountain bikers.
Trang is currently working as the interim COO at Archangel Imaging.
Translational funding is used to bridge a ‘gap’ in development between early stage university research and its commercialisation.
Europe’s only retail and consumer sector specialist, that operates across the entire investment vertical.
So how do you move from start up to scale up?
Providing high quality serviced office working space for small businesses and organisations.
Monthly talks on User Experience in Oxford.
An annual event that brings together innovators, investors and entrepreneurs within the high-tech sector.
A low-cost alternative to renting an office, our co-working charges are straightforward with one monthly invoice.
"Set in 15 acres of beautiful woodland, our state-of-the-art office, meeting and conference facilities create an inspiring business ...
Preventing failures, as much as you can.
William Cotton, is the Founder and Managing Director of TrustonTap Ltd.
If you’re looking to accelerate your business growth, Witney Business & Innovation Centre provides the ideal environment to do just that.
Xan is the Founder of SportSide, the first global local sports club, enabling players to ‘meet their match’.
Europe's leading business accelerator for edtech startups creating transformative learning solutions with pedagogical impact.