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