Business Basics

The basics of business. . . in this section you’ll find valuable information and links to topics such as intellectual property, business models, legal structures, how to pitch, and where to find funding.  These are the essential resources for building a business.

 

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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.

Understanding Intellectual Property (IP)

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

Startup Tips

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

Enterprising Oxfordshire

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

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“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.

10 Rules for a Great Start Up Idea

10 Rules for a Great Start Up Idea

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

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, ...

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.

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.

Alasdair Harris, Founder of Blue Ventures

Alasdair Harris, Founder of Blue Ventures

Alasdair Harris is the founder of Blue Ventures, an award winning marine conservation charity and social enterprise.

Alex Barnes, Co-founder of Lanterne

Alex Barnes, Co-founder of Lanterne

Alex is the co-founder of Lanterne, an online platform showing the safest routes in conflict zones.

Alex McCallion, co-founder of Greater Change

Alex McCallion, co-founder of Greater Change

Alex McCallion is Co-founder of Greater Change, helping to provide a way of giving to the homeless.

Alexander Koelbl, founder of HEADING ON

Alexander Koelbl, founder of HEADING ON

Alex is the Founder of HEADING ON, described like a "Fitbit® for your car".

Alexandra Littaye, founder of Azure

Alexandra Littaye, founder of Azure

Alexandra Littaye is the Founder of Azure, the first distributor of a Mexican superfood made of blue corn called 'pinole'.

An Accidental Entrepreneur

An Accidental Entrepreneur

Embracing enterprise by chance.

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?

Aspect

Aspect

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

Basics of Pitching

Basics of Pitching

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

Bethan Thomas, founder of HotTea Mama

Bethan Thomas, founder of HotTea Mama

Bethan is a tea expert, and the Founder of HotTea Mama.

Bhavini Patel, co-founder of Beam Data

Bhavini Patel, co-founder of Beam Data

Bhavini Patel is the co-founder of BeamData, a civic tech venture that improves the data capacity of social enterprises and local government.

Bioescalator

Bioescalator

Hub for new and developing life science innovations.

Brookes Enterprise

Brookes Enterprise

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

Building a Business

Building a Business

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

Bunmi Ayeh, co-founder of The Loop

Bunmi Ayeh, co-founder of The Loop

Bunmi Ayeh is a University of Oxford alumna, and fashion entrepreneur.

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.

Business in Oxford

Business in Oxford

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

Business in Oxford Annual Conference 2018

Business in Oxford Annual Conference 2018

BIO 2018: The biggest business-networking and showcase event in Oxfordshire was held on 23 May 2018.

Business Model Canvas Explained

Business Model Canvas Explained

Maria Nikolou sheds light on the case.

Business Plans and Other Important Documents

Business Plans and Other Important Documents

10 sections that could be included in your business plan.

Cedric Maforimbo, Founder of Weed2Pesticide

Cedric Maforimbo, Founder of Weed2Pesticide

Cedric is the Founder and Lead of Weed2Pesticide, a University of Oxford social enterprise working towards building a rural ...

Charley Darbishire – CEO and Founder of Educake

Charley Darbishire – CEO and Founder of Educake

Charley is the Founder and Managing Director of Educake, an online homework and revision application for secondary school science.

Christer Holloman, CEO and co-founder of Divido

Christer Holloman, CEO and co-founder of Divido

Christer Holloman is the CEO and Co-founder of Divido, a startup that lets consumers spread the cost of any purchase over a period.

Christoph Birkl, co-founder and CEO of Brill Power

Christoph Birkl, co-founder and CEO of Brill Power

Christoph is Co-founder and CEO of Brill Power, developing game-changing battery control technology.

Code Academy: Online Coding Courses (MOOC)

Code Academy: Online Coding Courses (MOOC)

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

Coursera:  Online Entrepreneurship Courses (MOOC)

Coursera: Online Entrepreneurship Courses (MOOC)

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

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.

Creating the Perfect Pitch Deck

Creating the Perfect Pitch Deck

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

Creative Industries Federation

Creative Industries Federation

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

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.

Cromwell Business Centre

Cromwell Business Centre

Prime located business suites in a courtyard environment

Culham Science Centre

Culham Science Centre

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

Developing your Creative Practice

Developing your Creative Practice

A development fund designed to support independent creative practitioners.

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.

Dr Colin Story – Co-founder and CEO of OxSonics

Dr Colin Story – Co-founder and CEO of OxSonics

Dr Colin Story is the Co-founder and CEO of OxSonics, an Oxford University spinout company developing a new generation of ultrasound devices.

Dr llana Wisby, CEO of Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC)

Dr llana Wisby, CEO of Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC)

Ilana Wisby is the CEO of Oxford Quantum Circuits, an early stage Oxford University spin-out company founded by Dr Peter Leek.

Dr Michalis Papadakis, CEO and Cofounder of Brainomix

Dr Michalis Papadakis, CEO and Cofounder of Brainomix

Dr Michalis Papadakis is the CEO and Cofounder of Brainomix, which automates the assessment of stroke damage on CT scans.

Dr Samantha Decombel – CSO and Cofounder of FitnessGenes

Dr Samantha Decombel – CSO and Cofounder of FitnessGenes

Dr Samantha Decombel is the Co-Founder and CSO of FitnessGenes Limited.

EIT Health Summer School

EIT Health Summer School

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

Emerge Education

Emerge Education

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

Enterprising Oxfordshire

Enterprising Oxfordshire

Some help to decode the entrepreneurial world of Oxford.

Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries

Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries

Exploring the relationship between entrepreneurship and creativity.

Entrepreneurship.org

Entrepreneurship.org

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

eScalate Social Enterprise Support

eScalate Social Enterprise Support

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

Ethical Property

Ethical Property

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

Exploring the start up scene: The lifecycle of a start-up

Exploring the start up scene: The lifecycle of a start-up

Discussing about startups' life.

Exploring the startup scene: Joining a spinout

Exploring the startup scene: Joining a spinout

Trying to understand spin outs and start ups from inside.

Finding Funding: An Overview

Finding Funding: An Overview

Have a look at some funding options.

Finding Your Route to Market

Finding Your Route to Market

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

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.

Georgina Atwell, Founder of Toppsta

Georgina Atwell, Founder of Toppsta

Georgina Atwell is the Founder Toppsta, a children’s books website.

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.

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.

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.

Hacking is Not Just for Computer Geeks

Hacking is Not Just for Computer Geeks

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

Hannah Pye, Founder of Hello Hann Photography

Hannah Pye, Founder of Hello Hann Photography

Hannah is an Oxford-based freelance photographer & designer with a passion for social enterprise and sustainable business. 

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 ...

Hiring Your First Employee

Hiring Your First Employee

How to build realistic expectations.

How a Degree Can Help You Run Your Startup

How a Degree Can Help You Run Your Startup

Interview to three Oxford alumni, now proud entrepreneurs.

How Entrepreneurs and Academics Are the Same

How Entrepreneurs and Academics Are the Same

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

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.

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

How to Start a Startup

How to Start a Startup

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

Humanities Business Engagement and Partnerships

Humanities Business Engagement and Partnerships

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

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.

Impact Investing: How to Leave a Mark

Impact Investing: How to Leave a Mark

Impact investing is gaining momentum and awareness.

Improving UX for happier customers

Improving UX for happier customers

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

Independent Oxford

Independent Oxford

One-stop guide to Oxford's independent businesses.

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.

Innovation Forum Oxford

Innovation Forum Oxford

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

Institute of Directors (IoD)

Institute of Directors (IoD)

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

Intellectual Property workshop resource list

Intellectual Property workshop resource list

Resources for anyone exploring their rights and responsibilities around intellectual property (IP).

IP Workshop Slides June 2018

IP Workshop Slides June 2018

Here are the slides from the recent Intellectual Property (IP) Rights and Responsibilities Workshop on 20 June.

JLAB

JLAB

John Lewis & Partners experiential accelerator.

Keats, pitching and being enterprising

Keats, pitching and being enterprising

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

Keep the Cash Flow Flowing

Keep the Cash Flow Flowing

Some advice about how to keep your cash flowing.

Keeping your Startup Idea in Good Shape

Keeping your Startup Idea in Good Shape

Some advice from the Founder of ChattyFeet to aspiring entrepreneurs.

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 ...

Kirsty Lloyd-Jukes, CEO of Latent Logic

Kirsty Lloyd-Jukes, CEO of Latent Logic

Kirsty is the CEO for Latent Logic - using state-of-the-art machine learning to develop VR test environments for autonomous cars.

Leading for Impact

Leading for Impact

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

Leah Spasova, Founder and CEO of LIFESEXPERTS

Leah Spasova, Founder and CEO of LIFESEXPERTS

Leah is a social psychologist and educator, specialising in sex and relationships education for adults. She is the Founder and CEO of ...

Making decisions

Making decisions

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

MaRS: Entrepreneurship 101

MaRS: Entrepreneurship 101

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

Medical Sciences Training

Medical Sciences Training

Opportunities to further professional development, training and skills.

MPLS Enterprise Programme

MPLS Enterprise Programme

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

Oliver Cox – Creator of Thames Valley Country House Partnership

Oliver Cox – Creator of Thames Valley Country House Partnership

A way of linking entrepreneurial ideas in the heritage sector with researchers.

Olivia Munk, Founder of Part of the Night

Olivia Munk, Founder of Part of the Night

Olivia is the founder of Part of the Night, a theatre company that supports people who identify as female, trans and non-binary.

Olivia Sibony, Head Of Impact Investment at Seedtribe

Olivia Sibony, Head Of Impact Investment at Seedtribe

Liv is an award-winning entrepreneur, founder of a food-tech startup, GrubClub.

One St Aldates

One St Aldates

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

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.

Online FinTech Courses

Online FinTech Courses

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

Open Learning Online Courses

Open Learning Online Courses

A module to learn and practice the basics of entrepreneurship.

OX1

OX1

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

OxFEST (Oxford Females in Engineering, Science and Technology)

OxFEST (Oxford Females in Engineering, Science and Technology)

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

OXFO Booster Grants

OXFO Booster Grants

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

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.

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.

Oxford Alumni: opportunities in social entrepreneurship

Oxford Alumni: opportunities in social entrepreneurship

Explore how Oxford can help you!

Oxford Case Studies – Albus Health

Oxford Case Studies – Albus Health

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

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.

Oxford Case Studies – OxyClot

Oxford Case Studies – OxyClot

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

Oxford Case Studies: Mycelium

Oxford Case Studies: Mycelium

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

Oxford Case Studies: SociAbility

Oxford Case Studies: SociAbility

Matt Pierri is the CEO and Co-founder of SociAbility.

Oxford Case Studies: VeriVin

Oxford Case Studies: VeriVin

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

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 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.

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.

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.

Oxfordshire Business Support

Oxfordshire Business Support

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

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.

OxLEP

OxLEP

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

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

Professor Dame Carol Robinson, Co-founder of OMass

Professor Dame Carol Robinson, Co-founder of OMass

A company studying proteins in their native folded states.

Rajarshi Banerjee – CEO of Perspectum Diagnostics

Rajarshi Banerjee – CEO of Perspectum Diagnostics

Rajarshi is the CEO of Perspectum Diagnostics, detecting and quantitatively measuring of liver, gallbladder and pancreatic disease.

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.

Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards

Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards

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

Science Innovation Union

Science Innovation Union

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

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.

Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

The centre aims at maximising the impact of social entrepreneurship to transform unjust systems around the world.

So What is Innovation Anyway?

So What is Innovation Anyway?

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

Social Enterprise Mentorship

Social Enterprise Mentorship

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

Social Enterprise UK

Social Enterprise UK

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

Social Entrepreneurship is . . .

Social Entrepreneurship is . . .

Some thoughts about this increasingly more prevalent term.

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.

Social Entrepreneurship? Enterprise? Innovation?

Social Entrepreneurship? Enterprise? Innovation?

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

Spyridon Pavlos, co-founder of IRmage

Spyridon Pavlos, co-founder of IRmage

Spyridon Pavlos is the Co-founder of IRmage, an affordable remote sensing vision system.

SSE Funding List

SSE Funding List

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

Startup Bootcamp: Fintech London

Startup Bootcamp: Fintech London

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

Startup Meetups

Startup Meetups

Meet with other local startups!

Startup Tips for Student Entrepreneurs

Startup Tips for Student Entrepreneurs

A couple of ideas to help you on your way.

Startup Tips: How do you define entrepreneurship?

Startup Tips: How do you define entrepreneurship?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Startup Tips: What to do with your idea

Startup Tips: What to do with your idea

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Startup Tips: What’s your top tips?

Startup Tips: What’s your top tips?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

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

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

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Startup Tips: Why is Oxford a good place?

Startup Tips: Why is Oxford a good place?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Startup Tips: Why is university a good time?

Startup Tips: Why is university a good time?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Startups.co.uk

Startups.co.uk

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

Student Entrepreneur?

Student Entrepreneur?

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

Students: what’s out there

Students: what’s out there

Opportunities for students interested in enterprise in Oxford.

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.

Swati Kanoi, co-founder of Wallaroo

Swati Kanoi, co-founder of Wallaroo

Swati is co-founder of WALLAROO, a food company dedicated to challenging our idea of clean snacking.

Tech City Digital Business Academy

Tech City Digital Business Academy

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

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.

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.

TechNation: FinTech

TechNation: FinTech

Helping UK fintech companies scale, at home and abroad.

TechNation: Future Fifty

TechNation: Future Fifty

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

TechNation: Upscale

TechNation: Upscale

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Hill

The Hill

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

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 Oxford Social Entrepreneur’s Journey

The Oxford Social Entrepreneur’s Journey

Useful information about social entrepreneurship in Oxfordshire.

The Startup Newsletters I Actually (Mostly) Read

The Startup Newsletters I Actually (Mostly) Read

Good reading habits.

There’s No “I” in Startup

There’s No “I” in Startup

People make the difference, all of them.

Toby Staveley, co-founder of Edplus

Toby Staveley, co-founder of Edplus

Toby Staveley is the Founder of Yellow Submarine and Edplus.

Top Tips for Digital Health Startups

Top Tips for Digital Health Startups

Very exciting times for the field of digital health.

Trang Tran, COO of Archangel Imaging

Trang Tran, COO of Archangel Imaging

Trang is currently working as the interim COO at Archangel Imaging.

Translational funding

Translational funding

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

True.

True.

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

Turn Your Start Up Into a Scale Up

Turn Your Start Up Into a Scale Up

So how do you move from start up to scale up?

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.

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.

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

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

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.

Unltd Social Enterprise Learning Area

Unltd Social Enterprise Learning Area

Finding, funding, and supporting social entrepreneurs.

Urbanoid

Urbanoid

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

Useful Lists for Starting Up

Useful Lists for Starting Up

Useful advice from the web.

Venturefest Oxford

Venturefest Oxford

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

WCFI

WCFI

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

What Does it Mean to Be Enterprising?

What Does it Mean to Be Enterprising?

Let's go through some definitions...

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.

What is an Angel Investor?

What is an Angel Investor?

A grasp about the topic.

What is an Entrepreneur?

What is an Entrepreneur?

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

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.

What is Intellectual Property (IP)?

What is Intellectual Property (IP)?

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

What Really Fosters Innovation (Infographic)

What Really Fosters Innovation (Infographic)

The importance of innovation and the conditions that foster it.

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

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?

Why Humanities Graduates Make Great Entrepreneurs

Why Humanities Graduates Make Great Entrepreneurs

Th benefits for business that come from humanities.

Why Startups Fail

Why Startups Fail

Preventing failures, as much as you can.

Why You (As a Student) Need to Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Why You (As a Student) Need to Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Learn the skills that employers are looking for.

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.

xEdu

xEdu

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

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.

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Zinc VC

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

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