The Enterprising Oxford Michaelmas Term Card
Check out our carefully curated hand-picked selection of events just for you! Mark them in your diary and get started on your entrepreneurial journey today.
We run our own fabulous events and also sign post you to our partners programmes and events too.
Check out the Enterprising Oxford calendar for more ideas and don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter so you don’t miss out on a thing! Everyone who signs up to our newsletter will receive a voucher for a free hot drink. We’ve partnered with our friends at Common Ground Café, there are 200 coffees up for grabs, you must be quick to get there before they all go.
Intellectual Property Workshop
This session will help you to understand what IP is, who “owns” it, and what to consider once it is created. Come prepared to ask University experts your IP related questions. Come prepared to ask any IP related questions in the second half of the session, where our expert presenters will give you the official University answers to any of your queries.
Organised by Enterprising Oxford with Oxford University Innovation and Research Services.
5 November 12:30-13:30
#Startedin Oxford Demo Day
The #StartedinOxford Demo Day is a celebration of the Oxford entrepreneurship community and a showcase of some of the starupts and spinouts linked to Oxford. Featuring a cross-section of hand-selected companies, the #StartedinOxford Demo Day is an event you won’t want to miss!
This year we will be virtual – there will be even more hand-picked companies to meet and engage with in a fresher’s fair style virtual setup. The fair will be open for almost 24 hours, with sector-specific sessions, panel discussions, and opportunities to hear the startups pitch live throughout the UK work day. Attendees can find out more about each company, request more information, chat with the company representatives, and vote for their favourites to win prizes, including cash, introductions to networks and VIP’s, and connections to the wider Oxford-link ecosystem across the world.
If you want to get plugged into the startup community linked to Oxford, then the #StartedinOxford Demo Day is the place to be!
Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Events
The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship is dedicated centre for social entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford. Based at Saïd Business School, their goal is to maximise the positive impact of social entrepreneurship across the world.
Impact Lab Open Series: Demystifying Systems Change
13 October, 12:30 – 13:30
The concept of systems change is a fast becoming buzz word. What are organisational conceptions of systems change and what does an understanding of this concept mean for addressing complex challenges.
Impact Lab Open Series: Introduction to Impact Investing for Equality
20 October, 12:30 – 13:30
In striving to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), impact investing has an intrinsic incentive to address reducing inequalities (SDG 10). Yet without an intentional focus on equity and inclusion, impact investing has power to deepen socio-economic disparities. Explore the emerging practices that are improving socio-economic equity and equality through impact investment, with a focus on gender lens investing and racial equity investing.
Impact Lab Open Series: Storytelling for Impact
27 October, 12:30 – 13:30
Storytelling is one of the oldest forms of communication. Telling compelling and motivating stories creates emotional resonance that drives people to take meaningful actions. Learn how to tell impactful stories that can preserve human dignity, encourage empathy, and affect audiences’ attitudes for social change.
MPLS Enterprise Events
MPLS Enterprise offers you ways to develop your enterprise skills by combining a progressive series of half day or 2-4 day workshops with a variety of seminars, networking events and activities supporting you to participate in national and international bootc amps and competitions.
Lunch and Learn: Carolyn Hicks
4 November, 12:30-13:30
Carolyn Hicks is the co-founder of Brill Power, a battery intelligence start-up that uses electronics to improve performance and reduce battery waste.
Lunch and Learn: Nessa Cary
2 December, 12:30013:30
Nessa Carey splits her professional time between providing consultancy services to some of the UK’s leading research institutions, and training people around the world in how to create benefits for society from basic research.
Oxford Foundry Events
The Oxford Foundry was established in 2017 by the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, for the benefit of all students and alumni of the University of Oxford.
Their mission is to build a new generation of ventures that better society, and to nurture more ethical leaders who put people and planet first.
Oxford Foundry Virtual Freshers’ Fair
9 October, 3-6pm
Join the Oxford Foundry virtual Freshers’ Fair to meet new people and explore entrepreneurship at Oxford. The afternoon will be hosted on Zoom by students and members of the OXFO team and is open to new University of Oxford students from any department (both undergraduate and postgraduate).
CreativeLive: On line learning
Anyone with an Oxford Single Sign-on (SSO) can experience handpicked classes covering themes such as creative inspiration, entrepreneurship, communication, creating a standout business, design thinking and emotional intelligence.
Keep checking The Oxford Foundry calendar for more events.
Oxford Hub events
The Oxford Hub bring people and organisations together to make Oxford a better place for everyone. They partner with University of Oxford’s Research Services to offer Oxford University staff and students the Social Enterprise Awards, helping members of the University to test their ideas and start up social impact projects that benefit the Oxford Community
Of course, this is only a small selection of the very many events running in Oxford. Check our calendar for others and let us know if you are running any yourself which you’d like us to feature on our website and social media. Don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter as well and get the best events delivered directly to your inbox.