Enterprising Oxford

Welcome to Enterprising Oxford. Congratulations to you, you’ve made it to Oxford after surviving lockdown and the summer exam challenges.  Although Freshers’ is a little different this year, we are still here and available for you.  Our friendly team are available to chat and answer all your questions. 😊

Who are we?

Enterprising Oxford is an initiative by the University of Oxford to encourage, support and promote entrepreneurship to our students, staff and alumni by communicating, collaborating, and connecting with start-ups and entrepreneurs with links to Oxford and Oxfordshire. We help everyone!

What do we do?

We have an amazing website which contains loads of useful information signposting you to resources, people and programmes available to you in the Oxfordshire entrepreneurial ecosystem, we produce a weekly newsletter which highlights the best events and opportunities delivered straight to your inbox on a Monday and of course we have an events calendar.

We work with entrepreneurship supporters, such as the Foundry, the Careers Service, and student societies to share information and resources, promote events and training, and to tell the real life stories of startups and ventures linked to Oxford.

We run our own events; the awesome  #StartedinOxford Demo Day and a regular Intellectual Property workshop.

How can we help you?

We help students find the entrepreneurship resources they need to increase their employability, explore and develop an idea, or grow a company. We can support you on your entrepreneurial journey.  If you are just curious about finding out more and getting started, or have an idea for a business or are have your own start up.

No matter what you need we can signpost you to the most appropriate place/programme or funder.

Check out our useful handy map to find discover more. It may look complicated but it can help guide you through the wealth of support available to you in Oxford.

Top 5 things to do

We know you’re busy so here are the best things to do right now:

  1. Sign up to our newsletter, everyone who subscribes is sent a voucher code for a hot drink of your choice at Common Ground
  2. Check out our events calendar and term card
  3. Enter our scavenger hunt to win a funky Enterprising Oxford hoodie
  4. Chose your own adventure and see where it takes you
  5. Follow us on social media so you don’t miss a thing


Read our top 3 articles on entrepreneurship: What does it mean to be entrepreneurial? Why students need to learn entrepreneurial skills? and just what is the Business Model Canvas?

Read those? Now try these…

Discover our page dedicated to Student Entrepreneurship  Find out more about Social Enterprise, read case studies, profiles and find out more about the Social Enterprise Awards. Watch our series of Startup Tips videos  and be inspired by our Entrepreneurs Uncovered interviews.



Scavenger Hunt to win a hoodie!
Be inspired – profiles of Oxford Entrepreneurs
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