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University of Oxford support
Looking for e’ship support at the University of Oxford? Here’s the shortlist.
Opportunities for enterprising women, from working with industry, starting a startup or being an intraprenurial.
Startup Tips Videos
Lessons from our students about their entrepreneurial journeys.
The "secret" network that transformed my startup
Former TV producer Grace Gibbons, explains how The Big Gig network helped launch her business.
Oxford Case Studies: Sociability
SociAbility is an app that could make disabled people’s lives infinitely more social – and not just in Oxford.
Entrepreneurship @ Oxford
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Oxford Entrepreneurs is the largest student society promoting entrepreneurship in the world.
The Innovation Forum seeks to promote innovation by building bridges between academia, industry and government.
A free mentorship service for business owners to business owners.
A not-for-profit organisation set up to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in Oxfordshire.
An annual event that brings together innovators, investors and entrepreneurs within the high-tech sector.
Independent organisation that sets out to make Oxford and Oxfordshire a global destination for digital business.
The Oxford AHSN brings together the NHS, universities, business, patients and the public to promote best health for the population and prosperity in Oxfordshire.
A biotech communication platform aiming at bridging the gap between industry, academia and government.
This is a great opportunity to meet other locals who earn their living from the Internet.
OBN is the Membership organisation supporting and bringing together the UK’s emerging life sciences companies, corporate partners and investors.
Founded as a network of Oxfordshire’s chambers of commerce, OTCN (The Oxfordshire Town Chambers Network) now covers town chambers, business parks, shopping centres, business networking events and other membership organisations and business groups across Oxfordshire.
Brookes Entrepreneurs cultivates and encourages an enterprising community for Oxford Brookes University students.
Bringing together thought leaders from academia, industry and government.
An opportunity for Young Professionals to win cash prizes, develop their skills and network with peers.
TORCH provides a range of training and development opportunities for early career researchers in Humanities.
A business angels network for investors and private companies interested in investing in spin-out companies from the University of Oxford.
Helping local businesses to support each other, by providing them with knowledge and opportunity.
Consulting activity is one of the most important ways that academic staff can make their expertise available to external organisations. .
A training platform, bridging the gap between academia, industry, and government.
A healthcare ideas lab, situated at the heart of Oxford’s medical, academic, digital and entrepreneurial communities.
Supporting the Humanities Division research, through enterprise, entrepreneurship and consultancy.
OBNs alliances and groups exist to promote the exchange of ideas and knowledge.
A preferred partner of the University of Oxford to provide capital to, and develop science spin-out companies.
An international non-profit organisation that brings together student, academic and business leaders.
Oxford University coding society.
A new entrepreneurial centre for the University of Oxford, supporting students to become more entrepreneurial people.
KEIT supports, promotes and coordinates knowledge exchange and impact activities across the University of Oxford.
Finding a co-founder can be very tricky. It's often hard enough to find someone who you can work with, let alone finding someone you ...
The Business School of Oxford University, established in 1996. It's named after its chief benefactor, Wafic Saïd.
The largest student society promoting entrepreneurship in the world.
This Gateway gives guidance on European funding-related activities and support at Oxford.
Language Amigo is a new way for students to improve their spoken Spanish by providing an income to LATAM youngsters, too.
Smart technology for identification and classification of complex liquids in sealed containers.
It is better to be extraordinary and fail, then try to be ordinary and succeed.
Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!
Oxford student and alumni entrepreneurs give insightful advice about their startups
Oxford student and alumni entrepreneurs give insightful advice about their startups
Read how an Oxford alumna went from science to tea business.
A start-up developing a diagnostic, tracking and surveillance platform for dangerous infectious diseases in Africa.
An University spinout determined to combat this with a radical approach to asthma care.
Training the next generation of global leaders in digital health innovation.
Holly Reeve's journey from research scientist to startup co-founder
Academia, entrepreneurship and . . . motorcycles? Dr Katie Jennings talks about what she thinks an entrepreneur is.
An unusual type of network where you could build really good business relationships.
A new three-year £5.2m programme to support innovative Oxfordshire entrepreneurs and businesses.
Changing the world, one pair of pants and a radiator at a time.
Dan Holloway, founder of Mycellium, talks about embracing enterprise by chance.
Discovering the art of rhetoric.
Dr Michalis Papadakis is Cofounder of Brainomix, which automates the assessment of stroke damage on CT scans.
Jake Schofield is the CEO and Co-Founder of Labstep, a platform to help scientists capture and record their research experiment steps.
Charley is the Founder and Managing Director of Educake, an online homework and revision application for secondary school science.
Dr Samantha Decombel is the Co-Founder and CSO of FitnessGenes Limited.
Steven Zimmer is the CEO of MitoDys Therapeutics, a drug discovery company.
Charlotte is a freelance film-maker, journalist and media trainer based in Oxford.
Susan is the founder of Classlist, a vertical social network and platform for school parents.
Riham is the Co-founder and CEO of MeVitae, a cognitive recruiting system that makes intelligent and personalised hiring decisions.
Dominique is the Co-founder and Creative Director of UPROSA, a brand that aims to bring real science into the consumer market.
Ekaterina (Katia) is the CEO and co-founder of Prolific, a crowdsourcing platform for paid participant recruitment.
Shisong Jiang is the CTO of Oxford Vacmedix, which has developed a technique to grow overlapping peptides in bacteria, for vaccines.
Jessica White is the VP of Meet'n'Learn, a platform for online & offline tutoring.
Rajarshi is the CEO of Perspectum Diagnostics, detecting and quantitatively measuring of liver, gallbladder and pancreatic disease.
Dr Colin Story is the Co-founder and CEO of OxSonics, an Oxford University spinout company developing a new generation of ultrasound devices.
Hagan Bayley is the Founder of Oxford Nanopore and OxSyBio.
Karl Loo is the Co-founder and CEO of ServisHero, a mobile application that links consumers with local service providers.
A way of linking entrepreneurial ideas in the heritage sector with researchers.
Julian Jost is the CEO of Spacebase, an online booking-platform for workshop spaces and meeting rooms.
Rowan Gardner is the CEO of Ozo Innovations Ltd (OZO), a company which develops oxidative solutions.
Alex Caccia is a serial entrepreneur, with start-ups in hardware and software, as well as sports equipment.
Mike Piddock is the Founder of Glisser, a presentation software business designed to engage audiences and gather data at live events.
Lucy is the Co-founder of moodoo, an app that lets you know which friends are nearby and what they’re in they're in the mood to do.
Kieran Clarke is Professor of Physiological Biochemistry and runs T∆S®, a spinout company.
Abhinav Jain is the CEO of PowerMarket, an online renewable energy assessment and marketplace.
Nicholas Shekerdemian is the Co-founder of HeadStart App, a revolutionary graduate recruitment platform.
Erik is the Founder and CEO of Digital Fineprint, a fintech startup that is turning social data into insurance data.
Alex Froom is the Co-founder of Zipabout, an Intelligent Mobility project.
Peter Dobson is the Co- founder of Oxonica, Oxford Biosensors, and Oxford NanoSystems.
Tom Brown is Professor of Nucleic Acid Chemistry at the University of Oxford, and Co-founder of several biotech companies.
Simon Hombersley is the CEO of Oxford Flow, an engineering innovation business developing industrial technologies.
Stephen Patrick is the Founder and CEO of CableFree: Wireless Excellence, a leading Oxford based wireless telecommunications company.
Aron Gelbard is the Co-founder and CEO of an online flower delivery company, Bloom & Wild.
Matthew is Co-founder & CEO of inploi, a London-based employment marketplace for the service economy.
Samuel Conway is the Co-founder and CEO of Zegami Limited, an intuitive data discovery image technology platform.
Les has been the CEO of OrganOx, a University of Oxford spinout company, since its formation in 2008.
Lily and Violet Adams are twin sisters and Co-founders of Nerd Pirates, a creative agency.
Georgina Atwell is the Founder Toppsta, a children’s books website.
Christer Holloman is the CEO and Co-founder of Divido, a startup that lets consumers spread the cost of any purchase over a period.
Dr John Miles is the Founder of Inkpath, a skills tracking and career planning app.
Chau-Jean Lin is the Co-founder and Director of Marulin, a London-based company that sources tea from Taiwan.
A company studying proteins in their native folded states.
Sergiu is the Co-founder of Travod, a leading on-demand translation service platform.
An innovative nanotech biz developing coatings to improve heat transfer in two phase systems.
Max Inglis is an experienced entrepreneur and Co-founder of Tekcapital.
Revolutionising baby products by using space technologies.
Ben Wilkins is the Co-founder of Fluid Motion, a water-based rehabilitation programme designed to be fun and beneficial.
Sylvester is Co-founder and CEO at Suppa, a social eating app that enables users to network with new people at restaurants, bars and cafes.
Stephen Barnett is the founder and CEO of Util, a company which seeks to lead the next generation of company assessment and valuation.
Grace Gibbons is the founder/creative director of Bounce Video, a film and marketing company based in Oxford.
Macarena Hernandez and Ana Maria Ñungo are the founders of Language Amigo, connecting language ’Learners’ with native speaking ‘Amigos’.
Dan is the Founder of Mycelium, a creative thinking training tool and game.
Helen Wright is the Founder of 9-2-3, specialising in placing high quality professional candidates into jobs with flexible hours.
Andrew Rimmer is the CEO of Opsydia, set to bring significant security advances to the diamond gemstone market.
Deqian Jia is the Co-founder of Schema, a web-based note taking application.
Mariana is Founder and Director of Fruto, a digital experience design studio.
Alex is the Founder of HEADING ON, described like a "Fitbit® for your car".
Emily Kwong is a biomedical engineer and a co-founder of InVent, a solution for weaning hospital patients off mechanical ventilation.
Prof. David Edwards currently serves as Founder Director and Chief Technology Officer for Oxford Enhanced Medical Limited.
Renee is the Founder and Head of Explosions at The Curiosity Box, the UK's first STEM subscription box.
Nick is the Founder of Covatic, a company that helps broadcasters and publishers deliver the content their viewers want, when they want it.
Christoph is Co-founder and CEO of Brill Power, developing game-changing battery control technology.
Naveen is the CEO of Connido, a UK-based start-up which develops products to help parenting and baby monitoring experience.
Prabh Simran Badal is the Founder of Chirrup Foods, an insect flour based cookie company.
Dr Andy Woods is CTO of Flying Fish Research, which helps companies + startups use the crowd to make smart decisions.
Simon Breese founded Ground Data in 2017 to produce remote autonomous sensors for agricultural and other uses.
Dr Zsuzsa Mayer, is the Co-founder of EcoSync, a company which is revolutionising energy saving for large organisations.
Ilana Wisby is the CEO of Oxford Quantum Circuits, an early stage Oxford University spin-out company founded by Dr Peter Leek.
Dr Mark Larkin is the Founder and CEO of Vitaccess, a digital health and strategic consultancy start-up based in Oxford.
Richard is Executive Director of PalaeoPi Ltd, a small lean spin out company originating in the School of Archaeology, Oxford.
William Cotton, is the Founder and Managing Director of TrustonTap Ltd.
Ben Davison is the Founder of Salient, a startup developing professional post workout clothing.
Dong Xie is the Founder of CodeRobin Ltd., a small software company based in Oxford.
Kate is currently working on her start-up, BackApper, a social media app designed to help solo-travellers meet others when abroad.
Lampson Leung is the Founder of Clipmatic, a company that specialises in spiral notebook accessories.
Prof. Andrew Beale is the Co-founder of Finden, a scientific consultancy company.
David is the Founder and CEO of Oxtex Limited, an early stage medical device company that was spun out from the University of Oxford in 2011.
Nicolai Thomson is the Founder of Tosca Money, an app which allows you to grow your savings faster by sharing your goals with friends.
Spyridon Pavlos is the Co-founder of IRmage, an affordable remote sensing vision system.
Elspeth Briscoe is the CEO and Founder of Learning with Experts.
Jamie is the CEO of The Refinery London, a collection of workspaces across London.
Nix is the Founder of Nixercise, a refreshingly realistic approach to health, fitness and nutrition.
Toby is the co-founder of Pidge, a software platform for the sports, fitness and wellbeing ecosystem.
Swati is co-founder of WALLAROO, a food company dedicated to challenging our idea of clean snacking.
Danae is a medical doctor and Co-founder of Pod Health.
Bunmi Ayeh is a University of Oxford alumna, and fashion entrepreneur.
Bethan is a tea expert, and the Founder of HotTea Mama.
Ali is the Co-founder and Lead Engineer at Wattson Blue.
Trang is currently working as the interim COO at Archangel Imaging.
Lilia Stoyanov is Chief Executive Officer and Angel Investor at Transformify.
Tom is a co-founder of Trail Unknown, providing adventure tours for mountain bikers.
Toby Staveley is the Founder of Yellow Submarine and Edplus.
Alex is the co-founder of Lanterne, an online platform showing the safest routes in conflict zones.
Maggie is a serial entrepreneur and a full-time Oxford student.
Tiancn co-founded Oxford Sustainable Fuels with Prof. Peter Edwards, based on their research in chemical recycling of waste plastics.
Liv is an award-winning entrepreneur, founder of a food-tech startup, GrubClub.
Supporting the breadth of academic research interests in the Social Science and Humanities Divisions.
A network to help both Oxford students and startups grow.
A programme of innovators across our branches worldwide, tailored mentoring and access to the Innovation Forum professional network.
A forum for open innovation, bringing together researchers, inventors, and investors.
An investment to help entrepreneurs create opportunities for education, capital and business support services.
A national early stage business pitching competition for businesses coming out of colleges and universities.
Wadham entrepreneurs discuss the challenges and opportunities, sharing their experience and advice.
Championing Oxfordshire’s economic potential, acting as a catalyst and convener to drive a dynamic, sustainable and growing economy.
Enterprise Support offers exceptional opportunities for students, staff and recent graduates.
Investing across all areas of technology and intellectual property from Oxford including new Oxford-based software companies.
A business angels network for investors and private companies interested in investing in spinout companies from the University of Oxford.
Monthly talks on User Experience in Oxford.
Empowering ambitious tech entrepreneurs to grow faster through knowledge and connections; to build a UK economy fit for the next generation.
One-stop guide to Oxford's independent businesses.
Openness, inclusion, looking forward and different thinking. The Old Fire Station acts as a bridge between sectors, organisations and people.
Membership body that represents, champions and supports the UK’s creative industries.
This year’s winner is Opsydia, a spin-out from Oxford University. They create practically invisible structures inside transparent materials.
Leah Spasova is the Founder of LIFESEXPERTS, specialising in sex and relationships education for adults.
Nicholas Russell is Entrepreneur-in-Residence on the Conception X programme. Conception X creates deep tech startups from PhD research.
We promote gender equality in STEM subjects by supporting women studying or working in these fields
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.
The Oxford Trust went head-to-head with Rupert Wilkinson, MD of Oxford Product Design – based at OCFI, they are only product design consultancy working out of central Oxford. Their mantra is “making things better by making better things”.
Kabir Bali is Founder of Jumpstart, a graduate scheme for top Russell group students, providing graduates with an alternative to the traditional graduate programmes.
TechTribe Oxford met Guy Gadney CEO of Charisma.ai.
A community that provides aspiring founders the opportunity to gain access to Oxford Garage’s network of mentors, partners, entrepreneurs, VCs, Oxford faculty, and alumni.
Ella Barrington is Founder of Corse Concierge, a project management and business support consultancy based in Greatworth, North Oxfordshire.
Martin-Immanuel Bittner is the CEO of Arctoris, the world's first fully automated drug discovery platform, that he cofounded in Oxford.
Ben founded Thompson & Terry Recruitment in 2014 with a innovative, refreshing outlook on the recruitment industry.
Three members of Bloom&Wild discuss how their degrees have helped in their entrepreneurial life
Ed Rosser is the founder and creative director of NX Magazine, which strives to inspire and educate by showcasing and engaging members of the next generation through interviews, articles and features.
WeAreTheCity includes gender-related news, a networks directory, calendar of events and conferences, returnships, business schools, inspirational women profiles, HeForShe interviews, giving back and jobs.
A diverse Oxford network for aspirational women who deliver
A non-profit partnership promoting diversity in Venture Capital.
A list of support groups and resources for female entrepreneurs in the UK, compiled by Startups.co.uk
The leading source of institutional capital for female founders raising seed capital with over $3B in enterprise value.
Ludmila Milla is the founder of UJJI, a platform supporting its users in actively but securely working towards their goals
Marja is co-founder of Jump, an online platform and marketplace helping jobseekers find the right employment, and businesses find the ...
Stephanie Gnissios is the cofounder of Climate Risk Services, which supports its clients in responding and adapting to the physical, technological, regulatory, and social impacts of climate change
Ros Deegan is the CEO of OMass Therapeutics, using biophysical technology to push drug discovery for genetic diseases and immunology
Alice Curry is founder and CEO of Lantana Publishing, a company promoting diversity and inclusion in children’s literature.
Bhavini is CEO of BeamData, a civic tech venture that improves the data capacity of social enterprises and local governments.
Carolyn Hicks is the Chief Finance and Operations Officer at Brill Power, a spin-out company from the University of Oxford specialises in limiting battery wastage by extending the life-time of lithium-ion battery packs.
Elizabeth Filippouli is CEO of Global Thinkers Forum, facilitating accountable leadership, women’s empowerment and youth development.
Hema Vallabh is the CEO of WomEng and WomHub, assisting women in engineering and across STEM fields in order to combat gender discrimination.
Jessica Bruce is Founder of Run3D, who has developed a powerful and scientifically accurate way to analyse and prevent running injuries.
Julie Macken is ‘Deputy Queen Bee’ at Neve’s Bees, a 100% natural skincare brand made from their bees’ beeswax.
Dr Katerina Spranger is an Oxford alumnus who is now CEO and Founder of Oxford Heartbeat, making cardiovascular surgeries safer and more accurate.
Lauren Xie is co-founder of Lively Worlds, a think-and-do tank that engages in research, education in order to create a regenerative future.
Dr Mehak Mumtaz is Co-founder and COO of Intelligent Lab on Fiber (iLoF), a platform using artificial intelligence and photonics to build a cloud-based library of diseases biomarkers and biological profiles
Ruthe Farmer built and scaled up NCWIT Aspirations in Computing, a multifaceted programme for women and girls in computer science.
Rosie Jacobs and Anna Munday set Independent Oxford up in 2015 and showcase the best indie businesses in Oxford.
Paula Skokowski is currently Chief Marketing Officer at Incognia, and a co-founder and investment manager of the Oxford Angel Fund.
Avery Bang is Founder of Bridges to Prosperity, providing infrastructure to connect over 1.2 million rural people with education, healthcare and job opportunities.
Joy Foster is Founder of TechPixies, upskilling women with tech for returning to the world of work, changing careers, or starting a business.
Nessa Carey is a Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at Oxford University who facilitates the route to impact through scientific research.
The RisingWISE programme helps women researchers thrive, as its alumnae have experienced firsthand.
Bronwyn Dugtig is the Programme Manager for Developing Talent at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Said Business School.
Sarah Haywood is the Managing Director for Advanced Oxford, a membership group bringing together Oxfordshire companies, institutions and organisations focused on innovation and knowledge-related business.
Robyn Fukumoto is Strategic Design Lead at BCG Digital Ventures and Co-founder of Lani & Kai, a sustainable sunscreen.
Justine Shaw is the co-founder of Literati & Light, creators of eco-friendly home fragrances inspired by great works of literature.
Maneesha Wijesinghe, Founder of Kola Project, aiming to modernise consumer retail to be waste-free and customer-centric
Kate Thiers is co-founder of I-Drop Water Holdings, an innovative social impact company in the African retail drinking water market
Napala Pratini is co-founder of Habitual, a behavioural change technology company
Ishveen Anand is the founder and CEO of OpenSponsorship, the largest two-sided marketplace for sports sponsorship which helps connect brands to athletes.
Fiona Story is the University Relationship Manager for Oxford University Innovation, spreading the word about the work OUI does within the University
Anna Cleland is the founder of Work-Happy, a platform which equips individuals to take control of their happiness at work
María Zubeldía leads the Entrepreneurship Centre at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Placi Espejo is the Head of Business Development at Oxford Technology Park, one of the newest Science and Technology hubs in the county
Natalya Vilyavina is the UK Chapter Lead and Executive Board member at the Oxford Entrepreneurs Network
Laura Johnson Blair is chief strategy officer of Farmforce, enabling transparent sourcing from smallholder and medium-scale farmers in developing markets.
Natalia Efremova is co-founder of Deep Planet, a company which applies machine learning and satellite imagery for precision agriculture
Alan Roth is the Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Oxford
Chibugo Okafor is the founder and CEO of Kendake Honey, a social enterprise focused on utilising the apiculture sector to provide job opportunities for women and youth
Sarah Barratt Ball is the Director of Oxford’s Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), a global programme that mentors massively scalable, seed stage, science and deep-tech ventures.
Maria Rotilu is the current MD of the Oxford Seed Fund, a student-led VC (Venture Capital) body that invests in Oxford-affiliated startups every year.
Diana Torgersen is a Venture Investor at Novo Holdings, a world-leading life science investor with a focus on creating long-term value