13th June 2017 12:00

Open to All DPhil students and All Research Staff of: Medical Sciences Division; Social Sciences Division; MPLS Division; Humanities Division

Building on our Hilary Term talk by an established and highly successful academic (Professor Dame Carol Robinson), this time we are offering inspiration from one of our outstanding post-docs: Dr Denise Xifara, co-founder of Nupinion, a startup dedicated to improving how people engage with news.

Denise is passionate about combining machine learning and big data to gain insight from global news content.

In this talk she will narrate her journey from her DPhil in statistical genetics at Oxford to entrepreneurship in a radically different field, covering the challenges involved, common pitfalls as well as opportunities. Borrowing from her own experiences and from well established methods for innovation, the talk promises to offer practical advice on how anyone regardless of background can start building their own business.

We will also have people from Oxford University Innovation, Enterprising Oxford, Student Hubs, TechTonic and Innovation Forum among others ready to tell you about what they offer and how they can support you in developing your ideas and skills as a budding entrepreneur, so come along and join us. Over lunch you will be able to arrange short 1 to 1 meetings with these supporters.

We will also be sharing some preliminary outputs and ideas from the report to which many of your contributed through participating in our Hilary term workshop. Just to remind you, we are working to build an enterprising ecosystem of support for women entrepreneurs as a joint programme being run by MPLS Women's Network and MPLS Enterprise.

Book here: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/course-signup/rest/course/4D004D101198 

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