Funding & Competitions

If you’re looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and sectors.

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

Finding Funding: An Overview

A short list of the different funding options that a startup could choose.

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Creating the Perfect Pitch Deck

Want a pitch that will wow visually? Take a look at what these startups have done.

Startup Tips: Finding funding

Startup tips video from students and recent graduates on how they found funding.

The First Questions to Ask Yourself Part 4

Where do you find the money to get going?  And at what price?

Business competitions and awards in the UK

A list of business competitions and awards open to UK businesses (opens in new window)

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Entrepreneurship @ Oxford

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GrantTree Startup Funding

GrantTree Startup Funding

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Gov.uk Finance and support

Gov.uk Finance and support

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

The John Fell Fund

The John Fell Fund

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

eScalate Social Enterprise Support

eScalate Social Enterprise Support

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

F6S Competitions List

F6S Competitions List

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

MBA Entrepreneurship Project (EP)

MBA Entrepreneurship Project (EP)

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Longwall Venture Partners

Longwall Venture Partners

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

StartedinOxford Demo Night – the results

StartedinOxford Demo Night – the results

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

YouNoodle Competitions

YouNoodle Competitions

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Bethnal Green Ventures

Bethnal Green Ventures

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

ImagineIF Accelerator

ImagineIF Accelerator

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Amazon Small Business Accelerator

Amazon Small Business Accelerator

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Finding Funding: An Overview

Finding Funding: An Overview

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Women Startup Competition

Women Startup Competition

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Nesta

Nesta

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Startup Bootcamp: Fintech London

Startup Bootcamp: Fintech London

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Aspect launch new Accelerator!

Aspect launch new Accelerator!

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Developing your Creative Practice

Developing your Creative Practice

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

How to Finance and Grow Your Startup – Without VC

How to Finance and Grow Your Startup – Without VC

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

University of Oxford Internal Funding

University of Oxford Internal Funding

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

F6S Incubators List

F6S Incubators List

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Diversity VC

Diversity VC

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Support Innovation

Support Innovation

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

EIT Innovation

EIT Innovation

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

DevPost

DevPost

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Skoll Venture Awards

Skoll Venture Awards

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

OxReach: rewards-based crowdfunding platform

OxReach: rewards-based crowdfunding platform

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

First Steps

First Steps

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

SSE Funding List

SSE Funding List

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Panacea Stars

Panacea Stars

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Priya Oberoi, Founder of Oberoi Capital Partners Ltd

Priya Oberoi, Founder of Oberoi Capital Partners Ltd

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards 2019

Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards 2019

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Translational funding

Translational funding

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Oxfordshire County Council Community Group Funding

Oxfordshire County Council Community Group Funding

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Satellite Application Catapult Competitions

Satellite Application Catapult Competitions

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Venture Capital Investment Competition

Venture Capital Investment Competition

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Generation Medics wins big at Oxfordshire Business Success Awards

Generation Medics wins big at Oxfordshire Business Success Awards

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards

Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Community Enterprise Awards

Community Enterprise Awards

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Startup Tips: Finding funding

Startup Tips: Finding funding

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Oxford Entrepreneur’s Network

Oxford Entrepreneur’s Network

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

util

util

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

ActInSpace

ActInSpace

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Bio-start

Bio-start

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

StartedinOxford Demo Night – the results

StartedinOxford Demo Night – the results

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Oxford Technology

Oxford Technology

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

OX1

OX1

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

The University Challenge Seed Fund

The University Challenge Seed Fund

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Emerge Education

Emerge Education

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Hult Prize

Hult Prize

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Global Challenges Research Fund

Global Challenges Research Fund

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Female Founders Fund

Female Founders Fund

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Aunnie Patton Power , Angel Investor and author

Aunnie Patton Power , Angel Investor and author

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Oxford City Council Funding List

Oxford City Council Funding List

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Oxford Seed Fund

Oxford Seed Fund

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Climate KIC

Climate KIC

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

#StartedinOxford Demo Day

#StartedinOxford Demo Day

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Skoll Scholarship

Skoll Scholarship

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Impact Investing: How to Leave a Mark

Impact Investing: How to Leave a Mark

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Tata Varsity Pitch Competition

Tata Varsity Pitch Competition

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Startups.co.uk

Startups.co.uk

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Oxford Innovation Finance

Oxford Innovation Finance

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

xEdu

xEdu

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

YES Young Entrepreneurs Scheme

YES Young Entrepreneurs Scheme

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Oxfordshire Business Support

Oxfordshire Business Support

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

Head-to-head with Jessica Dillon at the Social Tech Trust

Head-to-head with Jessica Dillon at the Social Tech Trust

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

OUI Angels

OUI Angels

If you're looking for funding, to pitch an idea, or want to meet an investor, there are plenty of options for different stages and ...

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