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.
Entrepreneurship @ Oxford
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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Karl Loo is the Co-founder and CEO of ServisHero, a mobile application that links consumers with local service providers.
Alex Caccia is a serial entrepreneur, with start-ups in hardware and software, as well as sports equipment.
Nix is the Founder of Nixercise, a refreshingly realistic approach to health, fitness and nutrition.
A company studying proteins in their native folded states.
Alex is the co-founder of Lanterne, an online platform showing the safest routes in conflict zones.
A business angels network for investors and private companies interested in investing in spinout companies from the University of Oxford.
Offering flexible room to grow through a variety of managed office services and business centres located in 6 prime locations, in Abingdon.
Elspeth Briscoe is the CEO and Founder of Learning with Experts.
Aron Gelbard is the Co-founder and CEO of an online flower delivery company, Bloom & Wild.
Christoph is Co-founder and CEO of Brill Power, developing game-changing battery control technology.
Saïd Business School's flagship entrepreneurial event.
Brookes Entrepreneurs cultivates and encourages an enterprising community for Oxford Brookes University students.
IRmage's aim is to create cost-effective, flexible and robust remote sensing products for use within the Building and Construction industry.
Ben Davison is the Founder of Salient, a startup developing professional post workout clothing.
Naveen is the CEO of Connido, a UK-based start-up which develops products to help parenting and baby monitoring experience.
John Lewis & Partners experiential accelerator.
Work spaces located within the Oxford Business Park, Oxford’s premier business location.
Workspace is about more than a desk: it’s about access to the right equipment, services, and facilities.
Oxwash are aiming to be the first truly sustainable and hygienic on-demand laundry company in the world.
Max Inglis is an experienced entrepreneur and Co-founder of Tekcapital.
Tiancn co-founded Oxford Sustainable Fuels with Prof. Peter Edwards, based on their research in chemical recycling of waste plastics.
A programme of innovators across our branches worldwide, tailored mentoring and access to the Innovation Forum professional network.
Charlotte is a freelance film-maker, journalist and media trainer based in Oxford.
Prime located business suites in a courtyard environment
Marja is co-founder of Jump, an online platform and marketplace helping jobseekers find the right employment, and businesses find the ...
Challenging participants to develop a full business plan and present it to a panel of invited investors and other practitioners.
We invest in pre-seed and seed rounds in European and North American companies focused on education.
Simon Hombersley is the CEO of Oxford Flow, an engineering innovation business developing industrial technologies.
Smart technology for identification and classification of complex liquids in sealed containers.
Monthly talks on User Experience in Oxford.
Avery Bang is Founder of Bridges to Prosperity, providing infrastructure to connect over 1.2 million rural people with education, healthcare and job opportunities.
Abhinav Jain is the CEO of PowerMarket, an online renewable energy assessment and marketplace.
A leading program supporting innovative companies in the financial services industry.
Championing Oxfordshire’s economic potential, acting as a catalyst and convener to drive a dynamic, sustainable and growing economy.
An University spinout determined to combat this with a radical approach to asthma care.
Vitaccess is a multi award-winning digital-health and strategy scale-up founded in 2017.
Andrew Rimmer is the CEO of Opsydia, set to bring significant security advances to the diamond gemstone market.
A development fund designed to support independent creative practitioners.
Discovering the art of rhetoric.
Rajarshi is the CEO of Perspectum Diagnostics, detecting and quantitatively measuring of liver, gallbladder and pancreatic disease.
Tom is a co-founder of Trail Unknown, providing adventure tours for mountain bikers.
Sergiu is the Co-founder of Travod, a leading on-demand translation service platform.
So how do you move from start up to scale up?
Ilana Wisby is the CEO of Oxford Quantum Circuits, an early stage Oxford University spin-out company founded by Dr Peter Leek.
Sarah Haywood is the Managing Director for Advanced Oxford, a membership group bringing together Oxfordshire companies, institutions and organisations focused on innovation and knowledge-related business.
Jamie is the CEO of The Refinery London, a collection of workspaces across London.
Empowering ambitious tech entrepreneurs to grow faster through knowledge and connections; to build a UK economy fit for the next generation.
Ros Deegan is the CEO of OMass Therapeutics, using biophysical technology to push drug discovery for genetic diseases and immunology
Dr Mark Larkin is the Founder and CEO of Vitaccess, a digital health and strategic consultancy start-up based in Oxford.
Deqian Jia is the Co-founder of Schema, a web-based note taking application.
Have a look at some funding options.
Simon Breese founded Ground Data in 2017 to produce remote autonomous sensors for agricultural and other uses.
Helping the UK’s most promising tech companies to accelerate their growth and unlock the key to scaling successfully.
Short term flexible leases in fully serviced modern offices.
Europe’s only retail and consumer sector specialist, that operates across the entire investment vertical.
Dan is the Founder of Mycelium, a creative thinking training tool and game.
Learn how organisations most effectively find, evaluate and process innovative technologies to realise their commercial value.
Les has been the CEO of OrganOx, a University of Oxford spinout company, since its formation in 2008.
Swati is co-founder of WALLAROO, a food company dedicated to challenging our idea of clean snacking.
Ed Rosser is the founder and creative director of NX Magazine, which strives to inspire and educate by showcasing and engaging members of the next generation through interviews, articles and features.
A creative workspace with prototyping and making facilities.
Dominique is the Co-founder and Creative Director of UPROSA, a brand that aims to bring real science into the consumer market.
Shisong Jiang is the CTO of Oxford Vacmedix, which has developed a technique to grow overlapping peptides in bacteria, for vaccines.
The Big Prize for Small Companies with Global Ambitions in Engineering Biology.
It’s one thing to start a business and another to scale it.
Paula Skokowski is currently Chief Marketing Officer at Incognia, and a co-founder and investment manager of the Oxford Angel Fund.
A unique business hub in central Witney providing serviced offices, meeting rooms, virtual office services and business support to businesses of all sizes.
Toby Staveley is the Founder of Yellow Submarine and Edplus.
Business in Oxford has been designed to provide a detailed programme of informative presentations combined with networking opportunities.
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.
The Pod at OCFI offers flexible drop-in and co-working space right in the heart of Oxford.
A science, innovation, technology and business campus, located just south of Oxford.
Arctoris is the world's first fully automated drug discovery platform, cofounded in Oxford.
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.
Steven Zimmer is the CEO of MitoDys Therapeutics, a drug discovery company.
A practical guide to supporting Oxfordshire businesses at all stages, by people with honest first-hand experience.
Short term flexible leases in modern offices with parking.
OxReach: rewards-based crowdfunding platform.
One of the UK’s first business angel networks.
Toby is the co-founder of Pidge, a software platform for the sports, fitness and wellbeing ecosystem.
Grace Gibbons is the founder/creative director of Bounce Video, a film and marketing company based in Oxford.
Come and build your startup with Founders Factory.
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.
Jessica White is the VP of Meet'n'Learn, a platform for online & offline tutoring.
UK’s leading independent, online resource for anyone starting and growing a business, established in 2000.
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”.
Mike Karim is CEO of Oxford Endovascular Ltd, a spinout from Oxford University developing a revolutionary medical device to cure brain aneurysms.
Business hub in South Oxfordshire.
Julian Jost is the CEO of Spacebase, an online booking-platform for workshop spaces and meeting rooms.
"Set in 15 acres of beautiful woodland, our state-of-the-art office, meeting and conference facilities create an inspiring business environment."
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.
Pre-incubator for students, with funding up to €5000.
Rowan Gardner is the CEO of Ozo Innovations Ltd (OZO), a company which develops oxidative solutions.
Helping staff and students in the University of Oxford who want to protect and commercialise the results of their research.
Stephen Barnett is the founder and CEO of Util, a company which seeks to lead the next generation of company assessment and valuation.
Work spaces plus support and advice by an expert & friendly team.
Macarena Hernandez and Ana Maria Ñungo are the founders of Language Amigo, connecting language ’Learners’ with native speaking ‘Amigos’.
Mark Thompson is Founder of OxVent, a social venture with the object of making low cost ventilator technology available in low middle income countries.
A flagship for early stage science and technology companies aimed at supporting spinout scientists, university graduates and entrepreneurs.
Short term flexible leases in fully serviced modern offices.
Natalia Efremova is co-founder of Deep Planet, a company which applies machine learning and satellite imagery for precision agriculture
Offices, lab space, virtual offices and meeting space to start-up and growing companies.
Alex Froom is the Co-founder of Zipabout, an Intelligent Mobility project.
Brainomix is a spinout from Oxford University which automates the assessment of stroke damage on CT scans.
A free mentorship service for business owners to business owners.
An annual event that brings together innovators, investors and entrepreneurs within the high-tech sector.
Matthew is Co-founder & CEO of inploi, a London-based employment marketplace for the service economy.
Liv is an award-winning entrepreneur, founder of a food-tech startup, GrubClub.
Flexible office space in East Oxford. You’ll find other like-minded, small businesses here, run by people who appreciate the benefits of working in a friendly, productive office environment.
Alex is the Founder of HEADING ON, described like a "Fitbit® for your car".
Helen Wright is the Founder of 9-2-3, specialising in placing high quality professional candidates into jobs with flexible hours.
A mixture of offices and coworking space. The perfect place for people who live and work sustainably
Supporting the Humanities Division research, through enterprise, entrepreneurship and consultancy.
How to build realistic expectations.
An overview (including signposts) to startup funding in the UK.
Samuel Conway is the Co-founder and CEO of Zegami Limited, an intuitive data discovery image technology platform.
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.
Ella Barrington is Founder of Corse Concierge, a project management and business support consultancy based in Greatworth, North Oxfordshire.
Susan is the founder of Classlist, a vertical social network and platform for school parents.
Dong Xie is the Founder of CodeRobin Ltd., a small software company based in Oxford.
Supporting the breadth of academic research interests in the Social Science and Humanities Divisions.
Richard is Executive Director of PalaeoPi Ltd, a small lean spin out company originating in the School of Archaeology, Oxford.
Tom Brown is Professor of Nucleic Acid Chemistry at the University of Oxford, and Co-founder of several biotech companies.
Riham is the Co-founder and CEO of MeVitae, a cognitive recruiting system that makes intelligent and personalised hiring decisions.
Consulting firm that works around the world to help ambitious organisations achieve positive social change.
Advice from the Founder of Fruto, an UX design studio.
If you’re looking to accelerate your business growth, Witney Business & Innovation Centre provides the ideal environment to do just that.
Chau-Jean Lin is the Co-founder and Director of Marulin, a London-based company that sources tea from Taiwan.
A new three-year £5.2m programme to support innovative Oxfordshire entrepreneurs and businesses.
Kieran Clarke is Professor of Physiological Biochemistry and runs T∆S®, a spinout company.
Providing basic business skills to those who would like to develop/enhance their skills.
A low-cost alternative to renting an office, our co-working charges are straightforward with one monthly invoice.
Some advice about how to keep your cash flowing.
We offer start-up and grow-on companies in the science and technology sector flexible and affordable office and co-working space, meeting rooms and business support right in the heart of Oxford.
Spyridon Pavlos is the Co-founder of IRmage, an affordable remote sensing vision system.
Office space and community for growing companies.
Mariana is Founder and Director of Fruto, a digital experience design studio.
Nick is the Founder of Covatic, a company that helps broadcasters and publishers deliver the content their viewers want, when they want it.
Crossable is an engagement and wellness platform for growing businesses.
Mike Piddock is the Founder of Glisser, a presentation software business designed to engage audiences and gather data at live events.
A Guide to Expanding Retail Operations Profitably by Shopify.co.uk
Dr Andy Woods is CTO of Flying Fish Research, which helps companies + startups use the crowd to make smart decisions.
Dr John Miles is the Founder of Inkpath, a skills tracking and career planning app.
Hub for new and developing life science innovations.
TechTribe Oxford met Guy Gadney CEO of Charisma.ai.
Dr Colin Story is the Co-founder and CEO of OxSonics, an Oxford University spinout company developing a new generation of ultrasound devices.
Martin-Immanuel Bittner is the CEO of Arctoris, the world's first fully automated drug discovery platform, that he cofounded in Oxford.
Vibrant co-working space in a convenient location in Oxford.
Lampson Leung is the Founder of Clipmatic, a company that specialises in spiral notebook accessories.
Providing high quality serviced office working space for small businesses and organisations.
Europe's leading business accelerator for edtech startups creating transformative learning solutions with pedagogical impact.
Revolutionising baby products by using space technologies.
Begbroke Science Park is unique - the only science park in Oxfordshire wholly owned and managed by Oxford University.
Trang is currently working as the interim COO at Archangel Imaging.
An investment to help entrepreneurs create opportunities for education, capital and business support services.
Leave your spare room behind and join us in our thriving co-working space for entrepreneurs, startups and freelancers.
Helping UK fintech companies scale, at home and abroad.
Prof. Andrew Beale is the Co-founder of Finden, a scientific consultancy company.
Preventing failures, as much as you can.
Work, create and innovate in the heart of Oxford’s world-famous city centre.
A powerful network of the UK’s leading late-stage tech companies
Translational funding is used to bridge a ‘gap’ in development between early stage university research and its commercialisation.
Nessa Carey is a Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at Oxford University who facilitates the route to impact through scientific research.
Supporting female entrepreneurs in the critical early years.
Intensive, one-day courses in a variety of subjects.
Dr Katerina Spranger is an Oxford alumnus who is now CEO and Founder of Oxford Heartbeat, making cardiovascular surgeries safer and more accurate.
Prof. David Edwards currently serves as Founder Director and Chief Technology Officer for Oxford Enhanced Medical Limited.
The EIT Health Summer Schools support innovation by empowering the healthcare leaders and innovators of tomorrow.
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.
Peter Dobson is the Co- founder of Oxonica, Oxford Biosensors, and Oxford NanoSystems.
Nicholas Shekerdemian is the Co-founder of HeadStart App, a revolutionary graduate recruitment platform.
Joy Foster is Founder of TechPixies, upskilling women with tech for returning to the world of work, changing careers, or starting a business.
Ekaterina (Katia) is the CEO and co-founder of Prolific, a crowdsourcing platform for paid participant recruitment.
The Curious Bear Club, a fun and interactive virtual coffee club bringing people together to learn about, discuss, and drink fantastic coffee.
Membership body that represents, champions and supports the UK’s creative industries.
Lilia Stoyanov is Chief Executive Officer and Angel Investor at Transformify.
A way of linking entrepreneurial ideas in the heritage sector with researchers.
Stephen Patrick is the Founder and CEO of CableFree: Wireless Excellence, a leading Oxford based wireless telecommunications company.
Cash incentive, access to facilities, and business development for space entrepreneurs.
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!
Kabir Bali is Founder of Jumpstart, a graduate scheme for top Russell group students, providing graduates with an alternative to the traditional graduate programmes.
Erik is the Founder and CEO of Digital Fineprint, a fintech startup that is turning social data into insurance data.
Dr Zsuzsa Mayer, is the Co-founder of EcoSync, a company which is revolutionising energy saving for large organisations.
For more than 30 years, Oxford Technology has specialised in investing in start-up and early stage technology companies based near Oxford.
Jake Schofield is the CEO and Co-Founder of Labstep, a platform to help scientists capture and record their research experiment steps.
A forum for open innovation, bringing together researchers, inventors, and investors.
An innovative nanotech biz developing coatings to improve heat transfer in two phase systems.
William Cotton, is the Founder and Managing Director of TrustonTap Ltd.
Christer Holloman is the CEO and Co-founder of Divido, a startup that lets consumers spread the cost of any purchase over a period.
Free online courses to help you start, grow or join a digital business.