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.

Alexandra Littaye, Founder of Azure

Alexandra Littaye, Founder of Azure

Alexandra Littaye is the Founder of Azure, the first distributor of a Mexican superfood made of blue corn called 'pinole'.

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.

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.

Brookes Entrepreneurs

Brookes Entrepreneurs

Brookes Entrepreneurs cultivates and encourages an enterprising community for Oxford Brookes University students.

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.

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.

Toby Staveley, Co-founder of Edplus

Toby Staveley, Co-founder of Edplus

Toby Staveley is the Founder of Yellow Submarine and Edplus.

Sarah Haywood, Managing Director for Advanced Oxford

Sarah Haywood, Managing Director for Advanced Oxford

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.

EIT Health Summer School

EIT Health Summer School

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

Jennings Business Mentors

Jennings Business Mentors

A free mentorship service for business owners to business owners.

Alex Froom, Co-founder of Zipabout

Alex Froom, Co-founder of Zipabout

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

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.

Riham Satti, CEO and Co-founder of MeVitae

Riham Satti, CEO and Co-founder of MeVitae

Riham is the Co-founder and CEO of MeVitae, a cognitive recruiting system that makes intelligent and personalised hiring decisions.

Creative Destruction Lab

Creative Destruction Lab

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

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.

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.

Max Inglis, Co-founder of Tekcapital

Max Inglis, Co-founder of Tekcapital

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

Tech City Digital Business Academy

Tech City Digital Business Academy

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

Satellite Applications Catapult’s Spin-Up Factory

Satellite Applications Catapult’s Spin-Up Factory

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.

Lantana Publishing

Lantana Publishing

Lantana Publishing is a company promoting diversity and inclusion in children’s literature.

Urbanoid

Urbanoid

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

Rhetorical marketing: ancient persuasion for modern businesses

Rhetorical marketing: ancient persuasion for modern businesses

Discovering the art of rhetoric.

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.

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.

Paula Skokowski, CMO at Incognia and Co-Founder of Oxford Angel Fund

Paula Skokowski, CMO at Incognia and Co-Founder of Oxford Angel Fund

Paula Skokowski is currently Chief Marketing Officer at Incognia, and a co-founder and investment manager of the Oxford Angel Fund.

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.

OUI – Engaging with Humanities

OUI – Engaging with Humanities

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

Barclays Eagle Lab

Barclays Eagle Lab

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

Salma Khattab, Founder of Let’s Play Coworking

Salma Khattab, Founder of Let’s Play Coworking

Providing tech enabled child-friendly work solutions.

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.

Swati Kanoi, Co-founder of Wallaroo

Swati Kanoi, Co-founder of Wallaroo

Swati is co-founder of WALLAROO, a food company dedicated to challenging our idea of clean snacking.

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.

Why Startups Fail

Why Startups Fail

Preventing failures, as much as you can.

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.

WCFI

WCFI

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

Steven Zimmer, CEO of MitoDys Therapeutics

Steven Zimmer, CEO of MitoDys Therapeutics

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

ImagineIF Accelerator

ImagineIF Accelerator

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

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.

Regus Offices

Regus Offices

Short term flexible leases in fully serviced modern offices.

Tiancun Xiao, Co-founder of Oxford Sustainable Fuels

Tiancun Xiao, Co-founder of Oxford Sustainable Fuels

Tiancn co-founded Oxford Sustainable Fuels with Prof. Peter Edwards, based on their research in chemical recycling of waste plastics.

Ros Deegan, CEO of OMass Therapeutics

Ros Deegan, CEO of OMass Therapeutics

Ros Deegan is the CEO of OMass Therapeutics, using biophysical technology to push drug discovery for genetic diseases and immunology

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.

The Pod

The Pod

The Pod at OCFI offers flexible drop-in and co-working space right in the heart of Oxford.

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.

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.

Translational funding

Translational funding

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

Dan Holloway, Founder of Mycelium

Dan Holloway, Founder of Mycelium

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

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.

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.

Abhinav Jain – CEO of PowerMarket

Abhinav Jain – CEO of PowerMarket

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

Oxford Case Studies: VeriVin

Oxford Case Studies: VeriVin

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

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".

Social Enterprise UK

Social Enterprise UK

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

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.

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.

Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum

Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum

Saïd Business School's flagship entrepreneurial event.

Alex Barnes, Co-founder of Lanterne

Alex Barnes, Co-founder of Lanterne

Alex is the co-founder of Lanterne, an online platform showing the safest routes in conflict zones.

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.

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

Oxford Case Studies: Boresha Technologies

Oxford Case Studies: Boresha Technologies

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

Pure Offices

Pure Offices

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

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.

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.

Lily Elsner, Head of Strategy, Arctoris

Lily Elsner, Head of Strategy, Arctoris

Lily is the Head of Strategy at Arctoris, the world’s first fully automated drug discovery platform.

Finding Funding: An Overview

Finding Funding: An Overview

Have a look at some funding options.

Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards

Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards

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

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

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

Mofe Binitie is Co-founder of the Oxford Green Partnership ("OGP"), leveraging data and design to develop fintech products focused on the green economy. 

Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION)

Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION)

One of the UK’s first business angel networks.

Oliver Cox, Creator of Thames Valley Country House Partnership

Oliver Cox, Creator of Thames Valley Country House Partnership

A way of linking entrepreneurial ideas in the heritage sector with researchers.

SSE Funding List

SSE Funding List

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

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.

Creative Industries Federation

Creative Industries Federation

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

Joy Foster, Founder of TechPixies

Joy Foster, Founder of TechPixies

Joy Foster is Founder of TechPixies, upskilling women with tech for returning to the world of work, changing careers, or starting a business.

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

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

Aspect

Aspect

A network of organisations to support innovation, entrepreneurship and research commercialisation in social sciences.

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.

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.

1a Newtec Place

1a Newtec Place

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.

Managing Innovative Technology

Managing Innovative Technology

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

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.

OxLEP: Grow a Business

OxLEP: Grow a Business

For start-up entrepreneurs and micro businesses in Oxfordshire, focusing on the critical components needed to run a successful business.

Nessa Carey, Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at University of Oxford

Nessa Carey, Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at University of Oxford

Nessa Carey is a Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at Oxford University who facilitates the route to impact through scientific research.

Women Startup Competition

Women Startup Competition

Supporting female entrepreneurs in the critical early years.

Oxford Seed Fund

Oxford Seed Fund

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

xEdu

xEdu

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

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.

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, ...

Vitaccess Limited

Vitaccess Limited

Vitaccess is a multi award-winning digital-health and strategy scale-up founded in 2017.

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.

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.

Y.O.U Underwear

Y.O.U Underwear

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

OxLEP

OxLEP

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

Bioescalator

Bioescalator

Hub for new and developing life science innovations.

Ecogif

Ecogif

Ecogif is a start up building an impact centric online shopping platform giving users the power of impact trading.

Elevate Grants

Elevate Grants

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

OCFI

OCFI

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.

Aron Gelbard, CEO of Bloom & Wild

Aron Gelbard, CEO of Bloom & Wild

Aron Gelbard is the Co-founder and CEO of an online flower delivery company, Bloom & Wild.

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.

Oxford Innovation Society

Oxford Innovation Society

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

Rajarshi Banerjee, CEO of Perspectum Diagnostics

Rajarshi Banerjee, CEO of Perspectum Diagnostics

Rajarshi is the CEO of Perspectum Diagnostics, detecting and quantitatively measuring of liver, gallbladder and pancreatic disease.

Natalia Efremova, Co-founder of Deep Planet

Natalia Efremova, Co-founder of Deep Planet

Natalia Efremova is co-founder of Deep Planet, a company which applies machine learning and satellite imagery for precision agriculture

Easy Offices Oxford

Easy Offices Oxford

Short term flexible leases in modern offices with parking.

Unltd Social Enterprise Learning Area

Unltd Social Enterprise Learning Area

Finding, funding, and supporting social entrepreneurs.

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.

Bio-start

Bio-start

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

Jennings

Jennings

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

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.

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.

Conted: The Management and Business Skills Programme

Conted: The Management and Business Skills Programme

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

Business in Oxford

Business in Oxford

Business in Oxford has been designed to provide a detailed programme of informative presentations combined with networking opportunities.

Bibliu

Bibliu

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

John Miles, Founder of InkPath

John Miles, Founder of InkPath

Dr John Miles is the Founder of Inkpath, a skills tracking and career planning app.

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.

Blue Ventures

Blue Ventures

An award winning marine conservation charity and social enterprise.

Erik Abrahamsson, Founder and CEO of Digital Fineprint

Erik Abrahamsson, Founder and CEO of Digital Fineprint

Erik is the Founder and CEO of Digital Fineprint, a fintech startup that is turning social data into insurance data.

UX Oxford

UX Oxford

Monthly talks on User Experience in Oxford.

Startup Meetups

Startup Meetups

Meet with other local startups!

Oxford Case Studies – Albus Health

Oxford Case Studies – Albus Health

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

Oxford Case Studies: Rhodes Incubator

Oxford Case Studies: Rhodes Incubator

Social impact and entrepreneurship can go together.

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.

Andrew Beale, Co-founder of Finden

Andrew Beale, Co-founder of Finden

Prof. Andrew Beale is the Co-founder of Finden, a scientific consultancy company.

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.

Ella Barrington, Founder of Corse Concierge

Ella Barrington, Founder of Corse Concierge

Ella Barrington is Founder of Corse Concierge, a project management and business support consultancy based in Greatworth, North Oxfordshire.

Christer Holloman, CEO and Co-founder of Divido

Christer Holloman, CEO and Co-founder of Divido

Christer Holloman is the CEO and Co-founder of Divido, a startup that lets consumers spread the cost of any purchase over a period.

ROBIN

ROBIN

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

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.

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.

Grove Business Park

Grove Business Park

Business hub in South Oxfordshire.

Christoph Birkl, Co-founder and CEO of Brill Power

Christoph Birkl, Co-founder and CEO of Brill Power

Christoph is Co-founder and CEO of Brill Power, developing game-changing battery control technology.

TechNation: Future Fifty

TechNation: Future Fifty

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

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.

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.

Oxfordshire Business Support

Oxfordshire Business Support

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

IRmage

IRmage

IRmage's aim is to create cost-effective, flexible and robust remote sensing products for use within the Building and Construction industry.

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.

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.

GrantTree Startup Funding

GrantTree Startup Funding

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

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.

Elspeth Briscoe, CEO Founder Learning with Experts

Elspeth Briscoe, CEO Founder Learning with Experts

Elspeth Briscoe is the CEO and Founder of Learning with Experts.

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.

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.

Hiring Your First Employee

Hiring Your First Employee

How to build realistic expectations.

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.

Oxfordshire Business Enterprises

Oxfordshire Business Enterprises

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

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.

TechNation: Upscale

TechNation: Upscale

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

Perch @ Eco Business Centre

Perch @ Eco Business Centre

A mixture of offices and coworking space. The perfect place for people who live and work sustainably

TechNation: FinTech

TechNation: FinTech

Helping UK fintech companies scale, at home and abroad.

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.

Humanities Business Engagement and Partnerships

Humanities Business Engagement and Partnerships

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

Oxwash

Oxwash

Oxwash are aiming to be the first truly sustainable and hygienic on-demand laundry company in the world.

Lilia Stoyanov, CEO of Transformify

Lilia Stoyanov, CEO of Transformify

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

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.

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.

The Oxford Seed Fund

The Oxford Seed Fund

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

spotivity

spotivity

spotivity is a dynamic marketplace platform and personal utility app., aiming to change the way teens live, work, and play.

Chau-Jean Lin, Co-founder of Marulin

Chau-Jean Lin, Co-founder of Marulin

Chau-Jean Lin is the Co-founder and Director of Marulin, a London-based company that sources tea from Taiwan.

How To Grow Your Business

How To Grow Your Business

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

Venturefest Oxford

Venturefest Oxford

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

Bethnal Green Ventures

Bethnal Green Ventures

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

Make Oxford

Make Oxford

A creative workspace with prototyping and making facilities.

Climate KIC Greenhouse

Climate KIC Greenhouse

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

Mark S Thompson, Founder of OxVent

Mark S Thompson, Founder of OxVent

Mark Thompson is Founder of OxVent, a social venture with the object of making low cost ventilator technology available in low middle income countries.

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.

Oxford Innospace

Oxford Innospace

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

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.

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.

Marja Verbon, cofounder of Jump

Marja Verbon, cofounder of Jump

Marja is co-founder of Jump, an online platform and marketplace helping jobseekers find the right employment, and businesses find the ...

Dr Colin Story, Co-founder and CEO of OxSonics

Dr Colin Story, Co-founder and CEO of OxSonics

Dr Colin Story is the Co-founder and CEO of OxSonics, an Oxford University spinout company developing a new generation of ultrasound devices.

Cromwell Business Centre

Cromwell Business Centre

Prime located business suites in a courtyard environment

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.

Milton Park Business Park

Milton Park Business Park

Office space and community for growing companies.

Oxford Science Park

Oxford Science Park

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

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.

Ed Rosser, Founder of NX Magazine

Ed Rosser, Founder of NX Magazine

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.

OXFO L.E.V8

OXFO L.E.V8

A University of Oxford acclerator designed to support and nurture early-stage start-up teams affiliated to the University.

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.

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.

Ben Davison, Founder of Salient

Ben Davison, Founder of Salient

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

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.

Kyle C Grant, Founder of OXWASH

Kyle C Grant, Founder of OXWASH

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

Begbroke Centre for Innovation

Begbroke Centre for Innovation

Begbroke Science Park is unique - the only science park in Oxfordshire wholly owned and managed by Oxford University.

Firetail

Firetail

Consulting firm that works around the world to help ambitious organisations achieve positive social change.

Avery Bang, President and CEO of Bridges to Prosperity

Avery Bang, President and CEO of Bridges to Prosperity

Avery Bang is Founder of Bridges to Prosperity, providing infrastructure to connect over 1.2 million rural people with education, healthcare and job opportunities.

OxReach: rewards-based crowdfunding platform

OxReach: rewards-based crowdfunding platform

OxReach: rewards-based crowdfunding platform.

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.

Institute of Directors (IoD)

Institute of Directors (IoD)

Organisation supporting, representing and setting standards for business leaders nationwide.

JLAB

JLAB

John Lewis & Partners experiential accelerator.

Oxford Entrepreneur’s Network

Oxford Entrepreneur’s Network

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

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.

Harwell Campus

Harwell Campus

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

#StartedinOxford Demo Day

#StartedinOxford Demo Day

Enterprising Oxford brings you the latest #StartedInOxford Demo Day!

Montana Butsch, Founder of spotivity

Montana Butsch, Founder of spotivity

Montana Butsch is Founder of spotivity, a dynamic marketplace platform and personal utility app., aiming to change the way teens live, work, and play.

Fujia Chen, Co-founder of Oxford Space Structures

Fujia Chen, Co-founder of Oxford Space Structures

Revolutionising baby products by using space technologies.

Mike Karim, CEO and co-founder of Oxford Endovascular Ltd

Mike Karim, CEO and co-founder of Oxford Endovascular Ltd

Mike Karim is CEO of Oxford Endovascular Ltd, a spinout from Oxford University developing a revolutionary medical device to cure brain aneurysms.

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.

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.

Crossable

Crossable

Crossable is an engagement and wellness platform for growing businesses.

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.

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.

Founders Factory

Founders Factory

Come and build your startup with Founders Factory.

Watlington Business Centre

Watlington Business Centre

A low-cost alternative to renting an office, our co-working charges are straightforward with one monthly invoice.

OUI Angels

OUI Angels

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

Makespace Oxford

Makespace Oxford

Makespace Oxford is a new and affordable working and making space for individuals and organisations in North Oxford.

Mariana Morris, Founder of Fruto

Mariana Morris, Founder of Fruto

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

Oxford Case Studies: Common Ground

Oxford Case Studies: Common Ground

A shared workspace and café in Jericho, Oxford.

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.

Professor Dame Carol Robinson, Co-founder of OMass

Professor Dame Carol Robinson, Co-founder of OMass

A company studying proteins in their native folded states.

Alasdair Harris, Founder of Blue Ventures

Alasdair Harris, Founder of Blue Ventures

Alasdair Harris is the founder of Blue Ventures, an award winning marine conservation charity and social enterprise.

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.

Developing your Creative Practice

Developing your Creative Practice

A development fund designed to support independent creative practitioners.

Keep the Cash Flow Flowing

Keep the Cash Flow Flowing

Some advice about how to keep your cash flowing.

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!

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.

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.

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?

Innovation Support for Business (ISfB)

Innovation Support for Business (ISfB)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Clarendon Business Centres

Clarendon Business Centres

Short term flexible leases in fully serviced modern offices.

Startups.co.uk

Startups.co.uk

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

Arctoris

Arctoris

Arctoris is the world's first fully automated drug discovery platform, cofounded in Oxford.

Startup Bootcamp: Fintech London

Startup Bootcamp: Fintech London

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

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.

Macarena Hernandez and Ana Maria Ñungo, Co-founders of Language Amigo

Macarena Hernandez and Ana Maria Ñungo, Co-founders of Language Amigo

Macarena Hernandez and Ana Maria Ñungo are the founders of Language Amigo, connecting language ’Learners’ with native speaking ‘Amigos’.

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.

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 Oxford.

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.

One St Aldates

One St Aldates

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

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.

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.

Katerina Spranger, CEO and Founder of Oxford Heartbeat

Katerina Spranger, CEO and Founder of Oxford Heartbeat

Dr Katerina Spranger is an Oxford alumnus who is now CEO and Founder of Oxford Heartbeat, making cardiovascular surgeries safer and more accurate.

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.

Quarters Collective

Quarters Collective

Vibrant co-working space in a convenient location in Oxford.

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.

eScalate Social Enterprise Support

eScalate Social Enterprise Support

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

Improving UX for happier customers

Improving UX for happier customers

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

Building a Business

Building a Business

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

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.

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.

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.

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”.

Oxford Startups

Oxford Startups

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

Angela Hobbs, CEO of Wilkinson Hall

Angela Hobbs, CEO of Wilkinson Hall

Angela Hobbs is the CEO of Wilkinson Hall, a consultancy business based in Oxford

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.

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.

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.

Kabir Bali, Co-founder of Jumpstart

Kabir Bali, Co-founder of Jumpstart

Kabir Bali is Founder of Jumpstart, a graduate scheme for top Russell group students, providing graduates with an alternative to the traditional graduate programmes.

European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC)

European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC)

Cash incentive, access to facilities, and business development for space entrepreneurs.

Ethical Property

Ethical Property

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

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.

Emerge Education

Emerge Education

We invest in pre-seed and seed rounds in European and North American companies focused on education.

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.

Trang Tran, COO of Archangel Imaging

Trang Tran, COO of Archangel Imaging

Trang is currently working as the interim COO at Archangel Imaging.

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.

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