Business Basics

The basics of business. . . valuable information and essential resources for building a business.

Check out our top picks, then use the filters below to further customise your search.

Fundamentals of Starting a UK Business

Government Advice and information for starting a business in the UK.

First Questions to Ask - Part 1

Dr Stuart Wilkinson gives advice on the questions to ask when you have that big idea.

How to Start a Startup

Sam Altman from Y Combinator leads this exciting online class from Stanford.

What is Intellectual Property (IP)?

An Oxford guide to IP and where to find information and support

Startup Tips Videos

Oxford students and alumni talk about their top tips for starting a business

Entrepreneurship @ Oxford

Our handy map shows you how to navigate the Oxford entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Looking for something specific?

Click on the categories below to narrow down your search.

Creating the Perfect Pitch Deck

Creating the Perfect Pitch Deck

Here's a few good tips for creating a fab pitch deck.

SSE Funding List

SSE Funding List

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

EIT Health Summer School

EIT Health Summer School

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

TechNation: Upscale

TechNation: Upscale

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

Udemy: Build. Measure. Learn. Lean Startup

Udemy: Build. Measure. Learn. Lean Startup

Become a Lean Startup Guru. Learn Lean Methodology from Lean experts like Eric Ries, Steve Blank, and more.

What is an Angel Investor?

What is an Angel Investor?

A grasp about the topic.

Emerge Education

Emerge Education

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

Why Humanities Graduates Make Great Entrepreneurs

Why Humanities Graduates Make Great Entrepreneurs

Th benefits for business that come from humanities.

Code Academy: Online Coding Courses (MOOC)

Code Academy: Online Coding Courses (MOOC)

Teaching the world how to code. Learn to code interactively, for free.

Charm Impact

Charm Impact

Charm Impact is an impact investing platform that crowdsources small scale loans for clean energy startups in emerging markets.

Diversity VC

Diversity VC

A non-profit partnership promoting diversity in Venture Capital.

Startup Tips: Why is Oxford a good place?

Startup Tips: Why is Oxford a good place?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

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.

Tech City Digital Business Academy

Tech City Digital Business Academy

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

Oxford Healthtech Labs

Oxford Healthtech Labs

Oxford Healthtech Labs builds on years of experience running needs-driven innovation training programmes at the University of Oxford.

Oxford Case Studies: RisingWISE

Oxford Case Studies: RisingWISE

Anne Miller is joint founder of RisingWISE, an initiative aimed at women in STEM at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge that aims to combat some of the disparities between men and women in achieving leadership roles and pursuing entrepreneurship opportunities in this sector.

The Oxford Academic Health Science Network

The Oxford Academic Health Science Network

The Oxford AHSN brings together the NHS, universities, business, patients and the public to promote best health for the population and prosperity in Oxfordshire.

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.

Unleash Your Potential: Innovation and Enterprise

Unleash Your Potential: Innovation and Enterprise

Get an introduction to innovation and enterprise, and learn to generate and evaluate your own ideas.

Get Your Startup Started

Get Your Startup Started

In this course, you’ll learn how to pitch your business and secure the funding you’ll need to launch your new company.

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

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

Medical Sciences Training

Medical Sciences Training

Opportunities to further professional development, training and skills.

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.

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Think Differently

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Think Differently

How often have you thought to yourself, "I wish I had my own business"?  Many people dream about how good it would be, being their own ...

Fundamentals of Starting a Business in the UK

Fundamentals of Starting a Business in the UK

Six different steps listed to starting a business in the UK.

YES Young Entrepreneurs Scheme

YES Young Entrepreneurs Scheme

A global competition developed to raise awareness of how ideas from science and engineering can be commercialised.

OSEF 2020: An Entrepreneurial Space Odyssey

OSEF 2020: An Entrepreneurial Space Odyssey

Attending OSEF 2020 was a great way for new Enterprising Oxford team member Andrea to learn more about Oxford’s entrepreneurial ...

Support ‘hubs’ will boost Oxfordshire’s growing social enterprise sector

Support ‘hubs’ will boost Oxfordshire’s growing social enterprise sector

eScalate, the newest programme from OxLEP Business, is creating 6 ‘hubs’ to nurture social entrepreneurship across the county.

Ethical Property

Ethical Property

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

OxWEST (Oxford Women in Engineering, Science and Technology)

OxWEST (Oxford Women in Engineering, Science and Technology)

We promote gender equality in STEM subjects by supporting women studying or working in these fields

Creative Thinking: Techniques and Tools for Success

Creative Thinking: Techniques and Tools for Success

Learn how to apply tools to better solve problems, generate ideas, and excel in your chosen career.

Are You Ready to Start a Business?

Are You Ready to Start a Business?

So you've been thinking about starting a venture recently, but how do you know if you actually are ready?

What is an Entrepreneur?

What is an Entrepreneur?

Academia, entrepreneurship and . . . motorcycles? Dr Katie Jennings talks about what she thinks an entrepreneur is.

Oxford Case Studies: Mycelium

Oxford Case Studies: Mycelium

It is better to be extraordinary and fail, then try to be ordinary and succeed.

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.

Startup Tips: How do you define entrepreneurship?

Startup Tips: How do you define entrepreneurship?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Unltd Social Enterprise Learning Area

Unltd Social Enterprise Learning Area

Finding, funding, and supporting social entrepreneurs.

Oxford Case Studies – Uncomfortable Oxford

Oxford Case Studies – Uncomfortable Oxford

Are you sitting comfortably? Then it’s time to get up and take a bumpy walk through Oxford’s past.

MPLS Enterprise Programme

MPLS Enterprise Programme

Opportunities for Oxford University members to get information about Oxford Entrepreneurial ecosystem.

eScalate Social Enterprise Support

eScalate Social Enterprise Support

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

CreativeLive video classes

CreativeLive video classes

Practical sessions about creativity, entrepreneurship, communication, design thinking and emotional intelligence.

Independent Oxford

Independent Oxford

One-stop guide to Oxford's independent businesses.

Startup Bootcamp: Fintech London

Startup Bootcamp: Fintech London

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

OX1

OX1

Oxford's first start-up incubator programme designed by student entrepreneurs, for student entrepreneurs, which does not take equity or IP.

The First questions to ask yourself when you have that big idea Part 3

The First questions to ask yourself when you have that big idea Part 3

Dr Stuart Wilkinson gives advice on business ideas and how to manage them.

Building a Business

Building a Business

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

Agile Lab – Begbroke Science Park

Agile Lab – Begbroke Science Park

A shared workspace comprising an equipped laboratory with bookable bench space and equipment, and adjoining office space.

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

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!

Entrepreneurship.org

Entrepreneurship.org

An online resource from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to help entrepreneurs grow great ideas.

Hiring Your First Employee

Hiring Your First Employee

How to build realistic expectations.

There’s No “I” in Startup

There’s No “I” in Startup

People make the difference, all of them.

Meet Prime Advocates: Business for Good

Meet Prime Advocates: Business for Good

Prime Advocates is a London-based not-for-profit corporate law firm and social finance consultancy. Its Social Finance Hot Desk connects pioneering social enterprise initiatives with free specialist legal advice.

Social Enterprise Mentorship

Social Enterprise Mentorship

Providing direct support to enable social entrepreneurs to reach their goals.

Translational funding

Translational funding

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

Key Characteristics of an Entrepreneur

Key Characteristics of an Entrepreneur

What does it take to become an entrepreneur?  Do you think you could do it?  There are a set of key charcteristics which many ...

nanovert

nanovert

nanovert is a platform boosting the value of business promotions with authentic exposure from local nano-influencers.

Making decisions

Making decisions

This free course will help you understand some of the processes involved in decision making.

Why Startups Fail

Why Startups Fail

Preventing failures, as much as you can.

Nigelle de Crѐte

Nigelle de Crѐte

Nigelle de Crѐte is a new luxury skincare start up taking consumers back to nature.

The ‘secret’ network that transformed my startup

The ‘secret’ network that transformed my startup

An unusual type of network where you could build really good business relationships.

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.

The Curious Bear Club

The Curious Bear Club

The Curious Bear Club, a fun and interactive virtual coffee club bringing people together to learn about, discuss, and drink fantastic coffee.

OXFO L.E.V8 Women

OXFO L.E.V8 Women

Empowering Oxford's current and future female leaders and founders to pursue their entrepreneurial purpose.

MaRS: Entrepreneurship 101

MaRS: Entrepreneurship 101

MaRS’ Entrepreneurship 101 (E101) online course equips you with the skills you need to launch a successful business.

OxLEP

OxLEP

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

Idea Exploration workshops

Idea Exploration workshops

This series will take you through the stages of turning an idea into a potential venture.

The First Questions to Ask Yourself when You have that Big Idea Part 1

The First Questions to Ask Yourself when You have that Big Idea Part 1

Dr Stuart Wilkinson gives advice on business ideas and how to manage them.

Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries

Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries

Exploring the relationship between entrepreneurship and creativity.

TED Talks for Exploring Entrepreneurship

TED Talks for Exploring Entrepreneurship

TED Talks are a great source of information, advice and experience to help you with any idea you have, no matter what stage you are at.

Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards

Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards

One of the UK’s largest student and graduate business pitching competitions.

The Oxford Social Entrepreneur’s Journey

The Oxford Social Entrepreneur’s Journey

Useful information about social entrepreneurship in Oxfordshire.

Bioescalator

Bioescalator

Hub for new and developing life science innovations.

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.

IT Innovation Challenge

IT Innovation Challenge

Supporting small start-up digital projects that will bring a benefit to the University.

Oxford Case Studies – Hutano Diagnostics

Oxford Case Studies – Hutano Diagnostics

A start-up developing a diagnostic, tracking and surveillance platform for dangerous infectious diseases in Africa.

Understanding Intellectual Property (IP)

Understanding Intellectual Property (IP)

As a student, you need to understand what IP is, who owns it, and what can be done with it before proceeding with an idea.

Oxford Case Studies – Albus Health

Oxford Case Studies – Albus Health

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

The Startup Newsletters I Actually (Mostly) Read

The Startup Newsletters I Actually (Mostly) Read

Good reading habits.

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?

When can I call myself a science entrepreneur?

When can I call myself a science entrepreneur?

Holly Reeve's journey from research scientist to startup co-founder

Brainomix

Brainomix

Brainomix is a spinout from Oxford University which automates the assessment of stroke damage on CT scans.

Koody

Koody

Koody is an online marketplace for financial advice making it cheaper and more accessible, building the future of wealth management.

Startup Meetups

Startup Meetups

Meet with other local startups!

Keep the Cash Flow Flowing

Keep the Cash Flow Flowing

Some advice about how to keep your cash flowing.

Argos & Artemis

Argos & Artemis

Argos & Artemis is the first global community and lifestyle platform designed to inform and inspire dog parents.

Oxfordshire Business Support

Oxfordshire Business Support

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

Head-to-head with Helen Williams of Vitaccess

Head-to-head with Helen Williams of Vitaccess

Recently The Oxford Trust went head-to-head with Helen Williams, Director of Operations, at Vitaccess – a pioneering digital healthcare consultancy.

Basics of Pitching

Basics of Pitching

Pitching is an essential part of any entrepreneur's journey!

Why Students Need to Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Why Students Need to Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Thinking about becoming a student entrepreneur? Or just looking to expand your skill set? Here’s why as a student you need to learn ...

Institute of Directors (IoD)

Institute of Directors (IoD)

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

Leading for Impact

Leading for Impact

Leading for Impact helps you solve social and environmental problems in your current or future career.

JLAB

JLAB

John Lewis & Partners experiential accelerator.

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.

Working in Startups: Understanding the Growth Cycle

Working in Startups: Understanding the Growth Cycle

Growing pains - What are the phases a start-up goes through as it grows?

Finding Funding: An Overview

Finding Funding: An Overview

Have a look at some funding options.

How to Start a Startup

How to Start a Startup

Sam Altman from Y Combinator leads this exciting online class from Stanford.

Aspect

Aspect

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

Keats, pitching and being enterprising

Keats, pitching and being enterprising

How negative capabilities can help to identify opportunities for becoming enterprising.

Digital Skills: Digital Marketing

Digital Skills: Digital Marketing

Empowered by Accenture, this course will teach you some of the different digital marketing strategies and techniques.

Business in Oxford

Business in Oxford

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

Startups.co.uk

Startups.co.uk

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

Online FinTech Courses

Online FinTech Courses

Learn and understand fintech with free online classes from top universities and institutions.

Oxford Venture Capital Network – Student Society

Oxford Venture Capital Network – Student Society

A network to help both Oxford students and startups grow.

Social Impact Education

Social Impact Education

A variety of co-curricular courses aimed at providing high potential, socially-minded graduate students across the University of Oxford.

Social Entrepreneurship is . . .

Social Entrepreneurship is . . .

Some thoughts about this increasingly more prevalent term.

True.

True.

Europe’s only retail and consumer sector specialist, that operates across the entire investment vertical.

Social Entrepreneurship: exploring the buzzword

Social Entrepreneurship: exploring the buzzword

Let's explore the buzzword that is increasingly featuring in the business and start-up sector.

DigiVue

DigiVue

DigiVue aims to address attendance and engagement issues in students and make a positive impact.

Priyav Shah, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at CuraCode

Priyav Shah, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at CuraCode

Priyav Shah is a Co-Founder of CuraCode which creates highly secure, low cost authentication labels based on a patented technology discovered at Oxford University.

Innovation for Entrepreneurs: From Idea to Marketplace

Innovation for Entrepreneurs: From Idea to Marketplace

Developing insights on navigating the innovation process from idea generation to commercialisation.

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.

An Accidental Entrepreneur

An Accidental Entrepreneur

Dan Holloway, founder of Mycellium, talks about embracing enterprise by chance.

Oxford Hub

Oxford Hub

A centre for social action that’s open to everyone, and that takes a collaborative approach to solving some of today’s most pressing issues.

Business Model Canvas Explained

Business Model Canvas Explained

The Business Model Canvas is a business tool used to visualise all the building blocks of starting a business

Online Entrepreneurship Courses (MOOC)

Online Entrepreneurship Courses (MOOC)

Free, online entrepreneurship courses from ALISON provide a top-notch online entrepreneurship education to create a startup business.

Business Fundamentals: Customer Engagement

Business Fundamentals: Customer Engagement

Learn how to design business and marketing activities to engage customers through relationships instead of one-off sales.

WCFI

WCFI

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

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.

OXFO Booster Grants

OXFO Booster Grants

Apply for up to £2,000 grant funding for student society initiatives that introduce entrepreneurship in the University.

What is an MVP (hint: it’s not the most valuable player)?

What is an MVP (hint: it’s not the most valuable player)?

The most basic form of your idea that will generate the most interest/validation.

Finding Your Route to Market

Finding Your Route to Market

Different ways to get your product or service to your customers.

#StartedinOxford Demo Day 2020

#StartedinOxford Demo Day 2020

Enterprising Oxford brings you the latest #StartedInOxford Demo Day!

Humanities Business Engagement and Partnerships

Humanities Business Engagement and Partnerships

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

The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

TORCH provides a range of training and development opportunities for early career researchers in Humanities.

The First Questions to ask yourself when you have that big idea Part 4

The First Questions to ask yourself when you have that big idea Part 4

Dr Stuart Wilkinson gives advice on business ideas and how to manage them.

What Does it Mean to Be Enterprising?

What Does it Mean to Be Enterprising?

Let's go through some definitions...

Oxford Case Studies: VeriVin

Oxford Case Studies: VeriVin

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

Startup Tips: Why is university a good time?

Startup Tips: Why is university a good time?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Free Entrepreneurship Online Courses and Activities

Free Entrepreneurship Online Courses and Activities

Looking for something to do from the comfort of your own home?  Check out these free online entrepreneurship courses, videos and resources!

YellowNest

YellowNest

Kannan Ganga is Founder of YellowNest, an early years education business providing affordable high quality education to all in the UK.

Student Entrepreneur?

Student Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurship education is becoming more prominent, with many students seeking to learn more about business.

“We are all going to change the world: it’s just where and how?”

“We are all going to change the world: it’s just where and how?”

Food for thoughts: measuring the impact of our lives.

Urbanoid

Urbanoid

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

Improving UX for happier customers

Improving UX for happier customers

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

So What is Innovation Anyway?

So What is Innovation Anyway?

A definition co-written by Oxford students, the Careers Service and the Humanities Division.

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.

Culham Science Centre

Culham Science Centre

Creating a powerhouse of high technology innovation and enterprise in South Oxfordshire.

How to Finance and Grow Your Startup – Without VC

How to Finance and Grow Your Startup – Without VC

If you’re an entrepreneur at any stage of your journey, and you need money, this course is for you.

How To Grow Your Business

How To Grow Your Business

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

WE ACE

WE ACE

A programme of workshops dedicated to women entrepreneurs in health and life sciences.

xEdu

xEdu

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

Cromwell Business Centre

Cromwell Business Centre

Prime located business suites in a courtyard environment

TechNation: Future Fifty

TechNation: Future Fifty

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

Neve’s Bees

Neve’s Bees

Neve’s Bees is a 100% natural skincare brand made from their bees’ beeswax with recyclable tins and board packaging.

Oxford firm launches AI-powered interactive graphic novel app

Oxford firm launches AI-powered interactive graphic novel app

TechTribe Oxford met Guy Gadney CEO of Charisma.ai.

What does it mean to be Entrepreneurial?

What does it mean to be Entrepreneurial?

It is not just about starting a business, or spinning out a company from research. It's a mindset, or a way of thinking.

Startup Tips: What’s your top tips?

Startup Tips: What’s your top tips?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Oxford Fintech Programme

Oxford Fintech Programme

This programme on financial technology and innovation is designed to offer you the tools to face the future of finance.

Oxford Centre for Teaching and Learning

Oxford Centre for Teaching and Learning

The Centre for Teaching and Learning provides voluntary courses for university and college staff at the University of Oxford.

Venturefest Oxford

Venturefest Oxford

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

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.

Trendineer

Trendineer

Trendineer is a new, scalable, affordable online marketplace, redefining the way you shop online.

Ideas for Your Business Model

Ideas for Your Business Model

Every business needs a business model.  But what exactly is a business model?

Business Plans and Other Important Documents

Business Plans and Other Important Documents

10 sections that could be included in your business plan.

TED Talks for Social Entrepreneurs

TED Talks for Social Entrepreneurs

TED Talks are a great source of information, advice and experience to help you with any idea you have, no matter what stage you are at.

Coursera:  Entrepreneurship Online Courses (MOOC)

Coursera: Entrepreneurship Online Courses (MOOC)

Online, free courses taught by top instructors from world-class universities and companies. So you can learn anywhere, anytime.

Science Innovation Union

Science Innovation Union

A training platform, bridging the gap between academia, industry, and government.

What is Intellectual Property (IP)?

What is Intellectual Property (IP)?

What you need to know about the ownership of your idea.

Social Enterprise Awards

Social Enterprise Awards

Since 2013, over 40 different ventures have been supported, from a community cafe to a soap recycling enterprise.

How a Degree Can Help You Run Your Startup

How a Degree Can Help You Run Your Startup

Three members of Bloom&Wild discuss how their degrees have helped in their entrepreneurial life

Oxford Case Studies – OxyClot

Oxford Case Studies – OxyClot

Training the next generation of global leaders in digital health innovation.

Brookes Enterprise

Brookes Enterprise

Enterprise Support offers exceptional opportunities for students, staff and recent graduates.

TAYO International

TAYO International

TAYO International provides financial education and management tools made for migrant workers.

Creating Business Start-Ups The Kawasaki Way

Creating Business Start-Ups The Kawasaki Way

Learn how to start-up a business with advice from Guy Kawasaki.

Why Students Need to Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Why Students Need to Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Thinking about becoming a student entrepreneur? Or just looking to expand your skill set? Here’s why as a student you need to learn ...

Startup Tips: What to do with your idea

Startup Tips: What to do with your idea

Oxford student and alumni entrepreneurs give insightful advice about their startups

The First Questions to ask yourself when you have that big idea Part 2

The First Questions to ask yourself when you have that big idea Part 2

Dr Stuart Wilkinson gives advice on business ideas and how to manage them.

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.

The Oxford Foundry

The Oxford Foundry

A new entrepreneurial centre for the University of Oxford, supporting students to become more entrepreneurial people.

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Oxford Explore and Build

The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Oxford Explore and Build

A bit more in depth, a bit more work, but the effort will be worth it!

TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

TED Talks are a great source of information, advice and experience to help you with any idea you have, no matter what stage you are at.

One St Aldates

One St Aldates

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

Hacking is Not Just for Computer Geeks

Hacking is Not Just for Computer Geeks

What is a "hackathon"? What is "hacking"?

Social Enterprise UK

Social Enterprise UK

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

Useful Lists for Starting Up

Useful Lists for Starting Up

Useful advice from the web.

Get Interactive: Practical Teaching with Technology

Get Interactive: Practical Teaching with Technology

This is a very practical course that will teach you how to create interactive online courses.

Creative Industries Federation

Creative Industries Federation

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

TechNation: FinTech

TechNation: FinTech

Helping UK fintech companies scale, at home and abroad.

1715 Labs

1715 Labs

1715 Labs is taking the technology behind the citizen science project Zooniverse.org to commercial applications.

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.

What Really Fosters Innovation (Infographic)

What Really Fosters Innovation (Infographic)

The importance of innovation and the conditions that foster it.

Social Enterprise?Entrepreneurship? Innovation?

Social Enterprise?Entrepreneurship? Innovation?

Let's shed some light on the definitions and relations between the three.

Startup Tips: What’s the best thing about it?

Startup Tips: What’s the best thing about it?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Top Tips for Digital Health Startups

Top Tips for Digital Health Startups

Very exciting times for the field of digital health.

Head-to-head with Katie Bedborough of Oxford VR

Head-to-head with Katie Bedborough of Oxford VR

A company to watch, OCFI-based Oxford VR has just raised £10m Series A funding. The Oxford Trust went head-to-head with Katie Bedborough, their COO, to find out more about how their VR technology is being used in mental health treatments.

Zinc VC

Zinc VC

A network of leading experts and insights from social science and venture capital.

Impact Investing: How to Leave a Mark

Impact Investing: How to Leave a Mark

Impact investing is gaining momentum and awareness.

Keeping your Startup Idea in Good Shape

Keeping your Startup Idea in Good Shape

Some advice from the Founder of ChattyFeet to aspiring entrepreneurs.

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.

Scientific Entrepreneurship – MPLS Enterprise

Scientific Entrepreneurship – MPLS Enterprise

Success in a start-up business is significantly enhanced with an understanding of key entrepreneurial characteristics and competencies. This weekly, term-long course provides potential science/engineering entrepreneurs with the knowledge to help succeed in an entrepreneurial opportunity.

Developing your Creative Practice

Developing your Creative Practice

A development fund designed to support independent creative practitioners.

How Entrepreneurs and Academics Are the Same

How Entrepreneurs and Academics Are the Same

What's the difference between an academic and an entrepreneur?

The Hill

The Hill

A healthcare ideas lab, situated at the heart of Oxford’s medical, academic, digital and entrepreneurial communities.

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.

RisingWISE: empowering enterprising women

RisingWISE: empowering enterprising women

Oxbridge network that aims to foster long-term relationships between enterprising early-career researchers and women working in industry.

Why do an entrepreneurship course if you are not interested in entrepreneurship?

Why do an entrepreneurship course if you are not interested in entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurship skills are essential whether you start a business or not. So what skills are these?

I Have an Idea Related to Research… Now What?

I Have an Idea Related to Research… Now What?

As a student or researcher you need to know the rules around IP in the university.

10 Rules for a Great Startup Idea

10 Rules for a Great Startup Idea

If you are looking to start a startup , check out this great infographic from Founder Institute (designed by Andrea Chen).

Innovation Forum Oxford

Innovation Forum Oxford

The Innovation Forum seeks to promote innovation by building bridges between academia, industry and government.

How is Entrepreneurship Relevant to my Research?

How is Entrepreneurship Relevant to my Research?

A brief reflection about how being an entrepreneur fit in with an academic career.

Get in touch

10 + 2 =

Copyright © 2020 Enterprising Oxford | Site by Herd