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University of Oxford support

Looking for e’ship support at the University of Oxford? Here’s the shortlist.

Enterprising Women

Opportunities for enterprising women, from working with industry, starting a startup or being an intraprenurial.

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Startup Tips Videos

Lessons from our students about their entrepreneurial journeys.

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The "secret" network that transformed my startup

Former TV producer Grace Gibbons, explains how The Big Gig network helped launch her business.

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Oxford Case Studies: Sociability

SociAbility is an app that could make disabled people’s lives infinitely more social – and not just in Oxford.

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Entrepreneurship @ Oxford

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Katerina Spranger, CEO and Founder of Oxford Heartbeat

Katerina Spranger, CEO and Founder of Oxford Heartbeat

Dr Katerina Spranger is an Oxford alumnus who is now CEO and Founder of Oxford Heartbeat, making cardiovascular surgeries safer and more accurate.

OxLEP

OxLEP

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

Wenmiao Yu, Co-Founder of Quantum Dice Ltd

Wenmiao Yu, Co-Founder of Quantum Dice Ltd

Wenmiao Yu, co-founder of Quantum Dice, a pioneering high-speed and secure Quantum Random Number Generation (QRNG).

ROBIN

ROBIN

A network of like-minded people from businesses and public sector bodies in Oxfordshire.

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.

Toby Staveley, Co-founder of Edplus

Toby Staveley, Co-founder of Edplus

Toby Staveley is the Founder of Yellow Submarine and Edplus.

Susan Burton, Founder of Classlist

Susan Burton, Founder of Classlist

Susan is the founder of Classlist, a vertical social network and platform for school parents.

Ali Cigari, Co-founder and lead engineer at Wattson Blue

Ali Cigari, Co-founder and lead engineer at Wattson Blue

Ali is the Co-founder and Lead Engineer at Wattson Blue.

Barbara Hammond, CEO of the Low Carbon Hub

Barbara Hammond, CEO of the Low Carbon Hub

Barbara Hammond is the CEO of the Low Carbon Hub, a group of social enterprises that all work together in Oxfordshire

Innovation Forum Oxford

Innovation Forum Oxford

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

Cristina de Sus, Founder of Miss Frida

Cristina de Sus, Founder of Miss Frida

Cristina de Sus is the Founder of Miss Frida, a social startup.

Lily Elsner, Head of Strategy, Arctoris

Lily Elsner, Head of Strategy, Arctoris

Lily is the Head of Strategy at Arctoris, the world’s first fully automated drug discovery platform.

Dong Xie, Founder of CodeRobin Ltd

Dong Xie, Founder of CodeRobin Ltd

Dong Xie is the Founder of CodeRobin Ltd., a small software company based in Oxford.

Institute of Directors (IoD)

Institute of Directors (IoD)

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

Sarah Jordan, Co-founder of Y.O.U. Underwear

Sarah Jordan, Co-founder of Y.O.U. Underwear

Sarah Jordan is the Co-founder of Y.O.U Underwear, 100% organic cotton underwear where every purchase gives underwear to people in need.

Tom Shopland, Co-founder of Trail Unknown

Tom Shopland, Co-founder of Trail Unknown

Tom is a co-founder of Trail Unknown, providing adventure tours for mountain bikers.

Dr Samantha Decombel, CSO and Co-founder of FitnessGenes

Dr Samantha Decombel, CSO and Co-founder of FitnessGenes

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

Marthe Naudts, CEO & Founder of Oxford Business Review

Marthe Naudts, CEO & Founder of Oxford Business Review

Marthe Naudts is the CEO and Founder of the Oxford Business Review, aiming to provide all students with the insights, skills and community needed to thrive in the world of business

Dr Shisong Jiang, CTO of Oxford Vacmedix

Dr Shisong Jiang, CTO of Oxford Vacmedix

Shisong Jiang is the CTO of Oxford Vacmedix, which has developed a technique to grow overlapping peptides in bacteria, for vaccines.

Elspeth Briscoe, CEO Founder Learning with Experts

Elspeth Briscoe, CEO Founder Learning with Experts

Elspeth Briscoe is the CEO and Founder of Learning with Experts.

Liz Eden, Co-founder of OpenBenches.org

Liz Eden, Co-founder of OpenBenches.org

Liz Eden is the Co-founder of OpenBenches.org, a way to record and celebrate the existence of memorial benches across the world.

Elizabeth Filippouli, CEO of Global Thinkers Forum

Elizabeth Filippouli, CEO of Global Thinkers Forum

Elizabeth Filippouli is CEO of Global Thinkers Forum, facilitating accountable leadership, women’s empowerment and youth development.

Hanna Armitage, founder of Winterbrook Garden Nurseries

Hanna Armitage, founder of Winterbrook Garden Nurseries

Hanna Armitage founder of Winterbrook Garden Nurseries and Hanna Armitage Designs.

Enactus Oxford

Enactus Oxford

An international non-profit organisation that brings together student, academic and business leaders.

Zeenith Ebrahim, Founder of Jamiilife

Zeenith Ebrahim, Founder of Jamiilife

Zeenith Ebrahim is the founder of Jamii Life, a technology platform that connects health workers with people that can’t care for themselves in low-income South African and African communities

María Zubeldía, Head of the Entrepreneurship Centre, Said Business School

María Zubeldía, Head of the Entrepreneurship Centre, Said Business School

María Zubeldía leads the Entrepreneurship Centre at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

An Accidental Entrepreneur

An Accidental Entrepreneur

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

Charlotte Stacey, Film Maker & Video Journalist

Charlotte Stacey, Film Maker & Video Journalist

Charlotte is a freelance film-maker, journalist and media trainer based in Oxford.

Beth Plant, Co-founder of SafeBangle Ltd.

Beth Plant, Co-founder of SafeBangle Ltd.

Beth Plant is the co-founder SafeBangle Ltd which makes and sells protection alarms in the form of a bracelet, with in-built GPS and SMS functions.

Female Entrepreneur Resources

Female Entrepreneur Resources

A list of support groups and resources for female entrepreneurs in the UK, compiled by Startups.co.uk 

Tiancun Xiao, Co-founder of Oxford Sustainable Fuels

Tiancun Xiao, Co-founder of Oxford Sustainable Fuels

Tiancn co-founded Oxford Sustainable Fuels with Prof. Peter Edwards, based on their research in chemical recycling of waste plastics.

Anna Cleland, Founder of Work-Happy

Anna Cleland, Founder of Work-Happy

Anna Cleland is the founder of Work-Happy, a platform which equips individuals to take control of their happiness at work

Shawn McQueen-Ruggeiro, Co-Founder of CareerPoint

Shawn McQueen-Ruggeiro, Co-Founder of CareerPoint

Shawn McQueen-Ruggeiro is the founder of CareerPoint; the very first online career advancement platform aimed at young professionals 5-10 years after graduating university.

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.

Oxford Case Studies: Boresha Technologies

Oxford Case Studies: Boresha Technologies

Providing reliable and low-cost sources of working capital for small farmers.

Social Enterprise Mentorship

Social Enterprise Mentorship

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

Placi Espejo, Head of Business Development at Oxford Technology Park

Placi Espejo, Head of Business Development at Oxford Technology Park

Placi Espejo is the Head of Business Development at Oxford Technology Park, one of the newest Science and Technology hubs in the county

Working Flexibly: Ask Me Anything with Sarah Haywood

Working Flexibly: Ask Me Anything with Sarah Haywood

Flexible working, and steering away from the traditional 9-5 structure, has a central role to play in increasing productivity and enhancing workplace equality. COVID-19 has posed intense challenges for the UK’s working parents and carers and, according to a recent Working Families survey, an ‘overwhelming majority’ of care givers ‘do not want their employer to revert to business as usual after lockdown is lifted’.

Shelley Meagher, Founder of Magdalen Means Business

Shelley Meagher, Founder of Magdalen Means Business

Shelley Meagher is the Founder of Magdalen Means Business Enterprise and Innovation Network, supporting entrepreneurship and leading initiatives in entrepreneurship.

Humanities Business Engagement and Partnerships

Humanities Business Engagement and Partnerships

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

Ben Davison, Founder of Salient

Ben Davison, Founder of Salient

Ben Davison is the Founder of Salient, a startup developing professional post workout clothing.

Noam Angrist, Founder of Young 1ove

Noam Angrist, Founder of Young 1ove

Noam Angrist is the Founder of Young 1ove, a Botswana based not-for-profit organisation, providing evidence-based sex education.

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".

Aneeta Madhavan, Co-founder of Talking Cranes

Aneeta Madhavan, Co-founder of Talking Cranes

Aneeta Madhavan is the co-founder of Talking Cranes, a Diversity & Inclusion start up working with companies to develop, advance and retain talent from diverse backgrounds and experiences,

Marja Verbon, cofounder of Jump

Marja Verbon, cofounder of Jump

Marja is co-founder of Jump, an online platform and marketplace helping jobseekers find the right employment, and businesses find the ...

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.

Natalia Efremova, Co-founder of Deep Planet

Natalia Efremova, Co-founder of Deep Planet

Natalia Efremova is co-founder of Deep Planet, a company which applies machine learning and satellite imagery for precision agriculture

Oxford Case Studies: Project SOUP

Oxford Case Studies: Project SOUP

Enjoying a simple bowl of soup for an evening can be the first step to making a number of positive changes in your community.

Tata Varsity Pitch Competition

Tata Varsity Pitch Competition

A national early stage business pitching competition for businesses coming out of colleges and universities.

Montana Butsch, Founder of Spotivity

Montana Butsch, Founder of Spotivity

Montana Butsch is Founder of spotivity, a marketplace that supports after school programs to increase enrolment and participation rates

Panacea Innovation

Panacea Innovation

A biotech communication platform aiming at bridging the gap between industry, academia and government.

Julie Macken, Founder of Neve’s Bees

Julie Macken, Founder of Neve’s Bees

Julie Macken is ‘Deputy Queen Bee’ at Neve’s Bees, a 100% natural skincare brand made from their bees’ beeswax.

IET Present Around the World

IET Present Around the World

An opportunity for Young Professionals to win cash prizes, develop their skills and network with peers.

Nicholas Russell, Entrepreneur-in-Residence on the Conception X programme.

Nicholas Russell, Entrepreneur-in-Residence on the Conception X programme.

Nicholas Russell is Entrepreneur-in-Residence on the Conception X programme. Conception X creates deep tech startups from PhD research.

Daisy Allington, co-founder of Cognitant

Daisy Allington, co-founder of Cognitant

Daisy Allington is the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Cognitant – a health-technology start-up that aims to improve patient education.

Kyle C Grant, Founder of OXWASH

Kyle C Grant, Founder of OXWASH

Kyle C Grant, a Synthetic Biology student, founded OXWASH in 2017.

Sheen Gurrib, Co-founder of ReShape Co

Sheen Gurrib, Co-founder of ReShape Co

Sheen Gurrib is the Co-founder of ReShape Co, one of the world’s largest non-profit consulting groups catering to SMEs.

Asha Bayliss, Founder of Oxonia Solutions

Asha Bayliss, Founder of Oxonia Solutions

Asha Bayliss is the founder of Oxonia Solutions, a virtual assistant services business.

Sarah Haywood, Managing Director for Advanced Oxford

Sarah Haywood, Managing Director for Advanced Oxford

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.

Brookes Entrepreneurs

Brookes Entrepreneurs

Brookes Entrepreneurs cultivates and encourages an enterprising community for Oxford Brookes University students.

Social Enterprise UK

Social Enterprise UK

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

Jose Miguel Alfaro Gomez, Founder of s.e.e.d

Jose Miguel Alfaro Gomez, Founder of s.e.e.d

José Miguel Alfaro Gómez is an Attorney at Law in Costa Rica and Founder of s.e.e.d, a boutique law firm targeted to social impact ventures.

Vitor Kneipp, Founder of Banco Maré

Vitor Kneipp, Founder of Banco Maré

Vitor is a social entrepreneur, Co-founder of Banco Maré.

Oxford Science Enterprises

Oxford Science Enterprises

A preferred partner of the University of Oxford to provide capital to, and develop science spin-out companies.

Matt Pierri, CEO and Co-founder of SociAbility

Matt Pierri, CEO and Co-founder of SociAbility

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

Renee Watson, Founder of The Curiosity Box

Renee Watson, Founder of The Curiosity Box

Renee is the Founder and Head of Explosions at The Curiosity Box, the UK's first STEM subscription box.

Selma Studer, Founder of GONG

Selma Studer, Founder of GONG

Selma Studer is the founder of GONG, a wellness venture aimed at helping people to relax and find a sense of calm through gong baths.

Head-to-head with Low Carbon Hub

Head-to-head with Low Carbon Hub

The Oxford Trust went head-to-head with Barbara Hammond, CEO of The Low Carbon Hub – a small social enterprise with big aims, now based at WCFI in Headington. They are working on the ground-breaking Project LEO, an ambitious and innovative smart grid trial.

Oxford Gateway to Europe

Oxford Gateway to Europe

This Gateway gives guidance on European funding-related activities and support at Oxford.

Laura Johnson Blair, Chief Strategy Officer of Farmforce

Laura Johnson Blair, Chief Strategy Officer of Farmforce

Laura Johnson Blair is chief strategy officer of Farmforce, enabling transparent sourcing from smallholder and medium-scale farmers in developing markets.

Ronit Kanwar, CEO and Co-founder of Empower Energy

Ronit Kanwar, CEO and Co-founder of Empower Energy

Ronit Kanwar is the CEO and Co-founder of Empower Energy, a social enterprise start-up which provides electricity in India.

Maneesha Wijesinghe, Founder of Kola Project

Maneesha Wijesinghe, Founder of Kola Project

Maneesha Wijesinghe, Founder of Kola Project, aiming to modernise consumer retail to be waste-free and customer-centric

Martine I. Abboud, Founder of Creo Incubator

Martine I. Abboud, Founder of Creo Incubator

Martine is the founder of Creo Incubator; a start-up that provides gamified and interactive entrepreneurial and business know-how education.

Female Founders Fund

Female Founders Fund

The leading source of institutional capital for female founders raising seed capital with over $3B in enterprise value.

Leslie Kenny, Founder & CEO, Oxford Healthspan

Leslie Kenny, Founder & CEO, Oxford Healthspan

Leslie is the Founder and CEO of Oxford Healthspan, a nutraceutical company based on Oxford research into healthy aging compounds.

Julia de Boinville, co-founder, The Anti-Slavery Collective

Julia de Boinville, co-founder, The Anti-Slavery Collective

Julia de Boinville is the co-founder of The Anti-Slavery Collective, raising awareness of human trafficking

Kabir Bali, Co-founder of Jumpstart

Kabir Bali, Co-founder of Jumpstart

Kabir Bali is Founder of Jumpstart, a graduate scheme for top Russell group students, providing graduates with an alternative to the traditional graduate programmes.

OBN

OBN

OBN is the Membership organisation supporting and bringing together the UK’s emerging life sciences companies, corporate partners and investors.

Dr Alexander Reip, CEO of Oxford nanoSystems (OnS)

Dr Alexander Reip, CEO of Oxford nanoSystems (OnS)

An innovative nanotech biz developing coatings to improve heat transfer in two phase systems.

Jessica Bruce, Founder of Run3D

Jessica Bruce, Founder of Run3D

Jessica Bruce is Founder of Run3D, who has developed a powerful and scientifically accurate way to analyse and prevent running injuries.

Sylvester Lewis, Co-founder and CEO of Suppa

Sylvester Lewis, Co-founder and CEO of Suppa

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.

Dr Andy Woods, CTO of Flying Fish Research

Dr Andy Woods, CTO of Flying Fish Research

Dr Andy Woods is CTO of Flying Fish Research, which helps companies + startups use the crowd to make smart decisions.

Martina Hadrovic Sinthalapadi, Programme Lead, Panacea Stars

Martina Hadrovic Sinthalapadi, Programme Lead, Panacea Stars

Panacea Stars is an innovative translation platform that helps sci-entreprenuers to transform their research findings into thriving companies

Oxford Garage

Oxford Garage

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.

Mark S Thompson, Founder of OxVent

Mark S Thompson, Founder of OxVent

Mark Thompson is Founder of OxVent, a social venture with the object of making low cost ventilator technology available in low middle income countries.

Irina Fedorenko, Co-founder of the Kindness Collective

Irina Fedorenko, Co-founder of the Kindness Collective

Irina is a Weidenfeld Hoffman Trust scholar, and Co-founder of a social enterprise named Kindness Collective.

Justine Shaw, Co-founder of Literati & Light

Justine Shaw, Co-founder of Literati & Light

Justine Shaw is the co-founder of Literati & Light, creators of eco-friendly home fragrances inspired by great works of literature.

Dr Cathy Hua Ye, co-founder of Ivy Farm Technologies

Dr Cathy Hua Ye, co-founder of Ivy Farm Technologies

Dr Cathy Ye, an Oxford alumna (DPhil, 2005), is an Associate Professor in Engineering Science as well as the co-founder of Ivy Farm Technologies.

Maria Gureeva, Founder of Earth of Maria

Maria Gureeva, Founder of Earth of Maria

Maria Gureeva is the founder of Earth of Maria, a recipe website with a focus on flavourful vegan comfort food for busy people.

Oxford Case Studies: Pick Me Up Parcels

Oxford Case Studies: Pick Me Up Parcels

Emily Tench bagged a social enterprise award for Pick-Me-Up Parcels, a venture that does what it says on the parcel.

Andrea Stykkert, EO at NABIO, co-founder of Vitagum

Andrea Stykkert, EO at NABIO, co-founder of Vitagum

Andrea is the executive director at NABIO, a non-profit working to support women groups into commercial agriculture.

Startup Tips: Why is Oxford a good place?

Startup Tips: Why is Oxford a good place?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Chau-Jean Lin, Co-founder of Marulin

Chau-Jean Lin, Co-founder of Marulin

Chau-Jean Lin is the Co-founder and Director of Marulin, a London-based company that sources tea from Taiwan.

Maria Rotilu, MD of the Oxford Seed Fund

Maria Rotilu, MD of the Oxford Seed Fund

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.

Alastair Sussock, Co-Founder of SafeBoda

Alastair Sussock, Co-Founder of SafeBoda

Alastair Sussock is the Co-Founder of SafeBoda, an innovative solution to motorcycle taxi transportation in Africa.

Simon Breese, Founder of Ground Data

Simon Breese, Founder of Ground Data

Simon Breese founded Ground Data in 2017 to produce remote autonomous sensors for agricultural and other uses.

Jennings Business Mentors

Jennings Business Mentors

A free mentorship service for business owners to business owners.

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.

Oxford Foundry COVID-19 Action Plan

Oxford Foundry COVID-19 Action Plan

The Oxford Foundry has launched an OXFO COVID-19 Action Plan to rapidly scale ventures who are fighting COVID-19, and build and implement entrepreneurial solutions to future challenges.

Oxford Innovation Society

Oxford Innovation Society

A forum for open innovation, bringing together researchers, inventors, and investors.

Aunnie Patton Power , Angel Investor and author

Aunnie Patton Power , Angel Investor and author

Aunnie Patton Power is an academic, advisor, and angel investor.

Anna Richards, Founder of Maymessy

Anna Richards, Founder of Maymessy

Anna Richards is the founder and Director of Maymessy, a social enterprise which supports young people in need through bespoke cookery classes and wellness activities

Karl Loo, Co-Founder and CEO of ServisHero

Karl Loo, Co-Founder and CEO of ServisHero

Karl Loo is the Co-founder and CEO of ServisHero, a mobile application that links consumers with local service providers.

Professor Tom Brown, Co-founder of Oswel, ATDBio and PrimerDesign

Professor Tom Brown, Co-founder of Oswel, ATDBio and PrimerDesign

Tom Brown is Professor of Nucleic Acid Chemistry at the University of Oxford, and Co-founder of several biotech companies.

The Oxfordshire Project

The Oxfordshire Project

Helping local businesses to support each other, by providing them with knowledge and opportunity.

Julia Mallaby, Co-Founder & CEO of Bimble

Julia Mallaby, Co-Founder & CEO of Bimble

Julia Mallaby is the co-founder & CEO of Bimble, a digital platform for listing the places you love.

David Jackson, Founder and CEO of Oxtex

David Jackson, Founder and CEO of Oxtex

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.

Natalya Vilyavina, UK Chapter Lead at the Oxford Entrepreneurs Network

Natalya Vilyavina, UK Chapter Lead at the Oxford Entrepreneurs Network

Natalya Vilyavina is the UK Chapter Lead and Executive Board member at the Oxford Entrepreneurs Network

Harriet Lester, founder of VitaGUM

Harriet Lester, founder of VitaGUM

Harriet Lester is the founder of VitaGUM, a vitamin infused chewing gum that provides essential nutrition and improves oral healthcare in refugee populations

Peter Dobson, Founder of Oxonica, Oxford Biosensors, and Oxford NanoSystems

Peter Dobson, Founder of Oxonica, Oxford Biosensors, and Oxford NanoSystems

Peter Dobson is the Co- founder of Oxonica, Oxford Biosensors, and Oxford NanoSystems.

Professor Kylie Vincent, NED of HydRegen

Professor Kylie Vincent, NED of HydRegen

Kylie Vincent is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Oxford and a cofounder and Non-Executive Director of the University of Oxford spinout company HydRegen

Mariana Morris, Founder of Fruto

Mariana Morris, Founder of Fruto

Mariana is Founder and Director of Fruto, a digital experience design studio.

Dr Mark Larkin – Founder and CEO of Vitaccess

Dr Mark Larkin – Founder and CEO of Vitaccess

Dr Mark Larkin is the Founder and CEO of Vitaccess, a digital health and strategic consultancy start-up based in Oxford.

Kate Thiers, Co-founder of I-Drop Water Holdings

Kate Thiers, Co-founder of I-Drop Water Holdings

Kate Thiers is co-founder of I-Drop Water Holdings, an innovative social impact company in the African retail drinking water market

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.

EIT Innovation

EIT Innovation

EIT is an independent EU body striving to nurture entrepreneurial talent and supporting new ideas.

Professor Simonetta Manfredi, Associate Dean for Research & Knowledge Exchange, Oxford Brookes University

Professor Simonetta Manfredi, Associate Dean for Research & Knowledge Exchange, Oxford Brookes University

Simonetta Manfreddi is the Associate Dean for Research & Knowledge Exchange at Oxford Brookes University and project lead focusing on the underrepresentation of women scientists in spin-outs

Dr Michalis Papadakis, CEO and Co-founder of Brainomix

Dr Michalis Papadakis, CEO and Co-founder of Brainomix

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

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.

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

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

Robyn Fukumoto, Strategic Design Lead at BCG Digital Ventures

Robyn Fukumoto, Strategic Design Lead at BCG Digital Ventures

Robyn Fukumoto is Strategic Design Lead at BCG Digital Ventures and Co-founder of Lani & Kai, a sustainable sunscreen.

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

Grace Gibbons, Founder of Bounce Video

Grace Gibbons, Founder of Bounce Video

Grace Gibbons is the founder/creative director of Bounce Video, a film and marketing company based in Oxford.

Emerge Conference

Emerge Conference

Bringing together a community of those who are driving social change, and those who want to get involved.

Blue Ventures

Blue Ventures

An award winning marine conservation charity and social enterprise.

OUI – Engaging with Humanities

OUI – Engaging with Humanities

Supporting the Humanities Division research, through enterprise, entrepreneurship and consultancy.

Rachel Hammond, Founder of eEdge

Rachel Hammond, Founder of eEdge

Rachel Hammond is the founder and Director of eEdge, who run training courses and offer professional urban design consultancy.

Changemakers

Changemakers

A global network of social entrepreneurs, business leaders, and policy makers.

Innovation Support for Business (ISfB)

Innovation Support for Business (ISfB)

A new three-year £5.2m programme to support innovative Oxfordshire entrepreneurs and businesses.

#StartedinOxford Demo Day

#StartedinOxford Demo Day

Enterprising Oxford brings you the latest #StartedInOxford Demo Day!

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'.

Becky Fishman, Communications Consultant

Becky Fishman, Communications Consultant

Becky Fishman is an independent communications consultant, specialising in ventures and SMEs

Harry Hall, Founder of UniCups

Harry Hall, Founder of UniCups

Harry Hall is the Founder of UniCups, a startup aiming to eliminate single-use coffee cups and food containers on university campuses.

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.

Sian Gaskell, Managing Director of CubanEight

Sian Gaskell, Managing Director of CubanEight

Sian Gaskell is the Managing Director of award-winning & fast-growing PR agency CubanEight.

Stephanie Gnissios, cofounder of Climate Risk Services

Stephanie Gnissios, cofounder of Climate Risk Services

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

Agne Milukaite – Founder of Cycle.land

Agne Milukaite – Founder of Cycle.land

Agne Milukaite, is the Founder of cycle.land, a peer-to-peer bike sharing social marketplace.

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.

Iva Fattorini, founder of Artocene

Iva Fattorini, founder of Artocene

Iva Fattorini is the founder of Artocene, a company that integrates the healing power of the arts with medicine.

Interview with Professor Linda Scott

Interview with Professor Linda Scott

Professor Linda Scott is interviewed on topics including women's empowerment, gender disparities in academia and women-led entrepreneurship after COVID-19.

So you think you want to be a director of a company…

So you think you want to be a director of a company…

Top questions you need to know the answers to before you become a company director. Whether you have never been a director before, or not there are some questions you should ask about yourself before you take on the responsibility

Alex Caccia – CEO of Animal Dynamics

Alex Caccia – CEO of Animal Dynamics

Alex Caccia is a serial entrepreneur, with start-ups in hardware and software, as well as sports equipment.

Lily and Violet Adams, Co-founders of Nerd Pirates

Lily and Violet Adams, Co-founders of Nerd Pirates

Lily and Violet Adams are twin sisters and Co-founders of Nerd Pirates, a creative agency.

Ashley Cavers, Founder of The Wonky Food Co

Ashley Cavers, Founder of The Wonky Food Co

Ashley is a co-founder of The Wonky Food Company, which makes products from imperfect and surplus fruit and veg.

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.

Rhetorical marketing: ancient persuasion for modern businesses

Rhetorical marketing: ancient persuasion for modern businesses

Discovering the art of rhetoric.

Oxford Entrepreneurs

Oxford Entrepreneurs

The largest student society promoting entrepreneurship in the world.

Matt Thomason, founder of The Witney SEO Guy

Matt Thomason, founder of The Witney SEO Guy

Matt Thomason is the founder of Witney SEO Guy, a Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Pay-Per-Click (PPC) and Conversion Rate Optimisation (CRO) consultancy.

Nicholas Shekerdemian, Co-founder of Headstart App

Nicholas Shekerdemian, Co-founder of Headstart App

Nicholas Shekerdemian is the Co-founder of HeadStart App, a revolutionary graduate recruitment platform.

James Nettleton, Founder of the Central Research Laboratory

James Nettleton, Founder of the Central Research Laboratory

James Nettleton is the Founder of the Central Research Laboratory (CRL) Programme.

Samuel Conway, CEO of Zegami Limited

Samuel Conway, CEO of Zegami Limited

Samuel Conway is the Co-founder and CEO of Zegami Limited, an intuitive data discovery image technology platform.

Nikita Patel, Co-Founder & CEO of Fortify Health

Nikita Patel, Co-Founder & CEO of Fortify Health

Nikita Patel is the co-founder and CEO of Fortify Health, an evidence-driven nutrition organisation working in India aiming to address the issue of micronutrient deficiencies.

Oxford Case Studies: Language Amigo

Oxford Case Studies: Language Amigo

Language Amigo is a new way for students to improve their spoken Spanish by providing an income to LATAM youngsters, too.

Lucy Gadkari – CEO of MooDoo

Lucy Gadkari – CEO of MooDoo

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.

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.

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

Steven Zimmer, CEO of MitoDys Therapeutics

Steven Zimmer, CEO of MitoDys Therapeutics

Steven Zimmer is the CEO of MitoDys Therapeutics, a drug discovery company.

Dr Martin-Immanuel Bittner, CEO of Arctoris

Dr Martin-Immanuel Bittner, CEO of Arctoris

Martin-Immanuel Bittner is the CEO of Arctoris, the world's first fully automated drug discovery platform, that he cofounded in Oxford.

Nara Orban, Chief Operating Officer of Phaim Pharma Ltd.

Nara Orban, Chief Operating Officer of Phaim Pharma Ltd.

Dr Nara Orban is the Chief Operating Officer of the Phaim Pharma Ltd and is responsible for the regulatory, tax, compliance, communication and accounting aspects of Phaim Pharma Ltd.

Alex Froom, Co-founder of Zipabout

Alex Froom, Co-founder of Zipabout

Alex Froom is the Co-founder of Zipabout, an Intelligent Mobility project.

Ruthe Farmer, Co-Founder of Last Mile Education Fund

Ruthe Farmer, Co-Founder of Last Mile Education Fund

Ruthe Farmer built and scaled up NCWIT Aspirations in Computing, a multifaceted programme for women and girls in computer science.

OUI Angels

OUI Angels

A business angels network for investors and private companies interested in investing in spinout companies from the University of Oxford.

Dr Zsuzsa Mayer, Co-founder of EcoSync

Dr Zsuzsa Mayer, Co-founder of EcoSync

Dr Zsuzsa Mayer, is the Co-founder of EcoSync, a company which is revolutionising energy saving for large organisations.

Science Innovation Union

Science Innovation Union

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

Chibugo (Chi) Okafor, Founder and CEO of Kendake Honey

Chibugo (Chi) Okafor, Founder and CEO of Kendake Honey

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

Nix Ticehurst, Founder of Nixercise – a breath of fresh air

Nix Ticehurst, Founder of Nixercise – a breath of fresh air

Nix is the Founder of Nixercise, a refreshingly realistic approach to health, fitness and nutrition.

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.

Oxford Startups

Oxford Startups

Oxford Startups is a meetup for startups and people interested in the startup scene in Oxford.

Patrick Beattie, Founder of Redbird Health Tech

Patrick Beattie, Founder of Redbird Health Tech

Patrick is currently developing Redbird Health Tech, a medical diagnostics distributor expanding access to health care in Ghana.

Head-to-head with Rupert Wilkinson at Oxford Product Design

Head-to-head with Rupert Wilkinson at Oxford Product Design

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”.

Tobias Halloran, Co-founder of Pidge

Tobias Halloran, Co-founder of Pidge

Toby is the co-founder of Pidge, a software platform for the sports, fitness and wellbeing ecosystem.

Aarti Jagannath, Founder of Circadian Therapeutics

Aarti Jagannath, Founder of Circadian Therapeutics

Aarti is the founder of Circadian Therapeutics where she coordinates preclinical work and strategizes the next steps forward along the development pipeline

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.

Dr Les Russell, CEO of OrganOx

Dr Les Russell, CEO of OrganOx

Les has been the CEO of OrganOx, a University of Oxford spinout company, since its formation in 2008.

Susan Burton, CEO of Classlist

Susan Burton, CEO of Classlist

Susan Burton is the CEO and founder of Classlist, a rapidly expanding community app for school parents

Max Inglis, Co-founder of Tekcapital

Max Inglis, Co-founder of Tekcapital

Max Inglis is an experienced entrepreneur and Co-founder of Tekcapital.

Wadham Entrepreneurs

Wadham Entrepreneurs

Wadham entrepreneurs discuss the challenges and opportunities, sharing their experience and advice.

Professor Hagan Bayley, Founder of Oxford Nanopore and OxSyBio

Professor Hagan Bayley, Founder of Oxford Nanopore and OxSyBio

Hagan Bayley is the Founder of Oxford Nanopore and OxSyBio.

Zhanet Zaharieva, co-founder of Quantum Dice Ltd

Zhanet Zaharieva, co-founder of Quantum Dice Ltd

Dr Zhanet Zaharieva, a St Cross College, Oxford alumna (DPhil, 2018), is the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Quantum Dice Ltd. Founded in 2019

University of Oxford Innovation Fund

University of Oxford Innovation Fund

Investing across all areas of technology and intellectual property from Oxford including new Oxford-based software companies.

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.

TechTonic

TechTonic

A diverse Oxford network for aspirational women who deliver

Paula Skokowski, CMO at Incognia and Co-Founder of Oxford Angel Fund

Paula Skokowski, CMO at Incognia and Co-Founder of Oxford Angel Fund

Paula Skokowski is currently Chief Marketing Officer at Incognia, and a co-founder and investment manager of the Oxford Angel Fund.

Tom Fryer, Founder of Write on Point

Tom Fryer, Founder of Write on Point

Tom Fryer is the Founder of Write on Point, a social enterprise that’s working to increase access to university.

Fiona Reid, Founder of Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Fiona Reid, Founder of Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Fiona Reid is the founder and former Executive Director of the Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Saïd Business School.

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

Ed Rosser, Founder of NX Magazine

Ed Rosser, Founder of NX Magazine

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.

Sarah Barratt Ball, Director of Oxford’s Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)

Sarah Barratt Ball, Director of Oxford’s Creative Destruction Lab (CDL)

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.

Candice Hampson, CEO  Co-Founder of Liminal Health

Candice Hampson, CEO Co-Founder of Liminal Health

Candice Hampson is the CEO and Co-Founder of Liminal Health which connects people affected by chronic conditions to remote health coaches and personalised content, providing them with the support needed for better outcomes.

John Miles, Founder of InkPath

John Miles, Founder of InkPath

Dr John Miles is the Founder of Inkpath, a skills tracking and career planning app.

Mike Piddock – Founder of Glisser

Mike Piddock – Founder of Glisser

Mike Piddock is the Founder of Glisser, a presentation software business designed to engage audiences and gather data at live events.

Bronwyn Dugtig, Programme Manager at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

Bronwyn Dugtig, Programme Manager at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

Bronwyn Dugtig is the Programme Manager for Developing Talent at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Said Business School.

Carolyn Hicks, CFO of Brill Power

Carolyn Hicks, CFO of Brill Power

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.

Oxford Business Networks

Oxford Business Networks

OBNs alliances and groups exist to promote the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

Oxford Case Studies – OxyClot

Oxford Case Studies – OxyClot

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

Naveen Sharma, CEO of Connido

Naveen Sharma, CEO of Connido

Naveen is the CEO of Connido, a UK-based start-up which develops products to help parenting and baby monitoring experience.

Matthew de la Hey, Co-founder and CEO of inploi

Matthew de la Hey, Co-founder and CEO of inploi

Matthew is Co-founder & CEO of inploi, a London-based employment marketplace for the service economy.

Bhavini Patel, CEO and Co-founder of BeamData

Bhavini Patel, CEO and Co-founder of BeamData

Bhavini is CEO of BeamData, a civic tech venture that improves the data capacity of social enterprises and local governments.

Lauren Xie, Co-Founder of Lively Worlds

Lauren Xie, Co-Founder of Lively Worlds

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.

Trang Tran, COO of Archangel Imaging

Trang Tran, COO of Archangel Imaging

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

Generation Medics wins big at Oxfordshire Business Success Awards

Generation Medics wins big at Oxfordshire Business Success Awards

Generation Medics named the ‘Most Socially Minded Business’ at Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) Business Success Awards.

Dan Holloway, Founder of Mycelium

Dan Holloway, Founder of Mycelium

Dan is the Founder of Mycelium, a creative thinking training tool and game.

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.

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. 

Rosie Jacobs and Anna Munday, Founders of Independent Oxford

Rosie Jacobs and Anna Munday, Founders of Independent Oxford

Rosie Jacobs and Anna Munday set Independent Oxford up in 2015 and showcase the best indie businesses in Oxford.

Ella Barrington, Founder of Corse Concierge

Ella Barrington, Founder of Corse Concierge

Ella Barrington is Founder of Corse Concierge, a project management and business support consultancy based in Greatworth, North Oxfordshire.

Andrew Beale, Co-founder of Finden

Andrew Beale, Co-founder of Finden

Prof. Andrew Beale is the Co-founder of Finden, a scientific consultancy company.

Oxford Case Studies: Mycelium

Oxford Case Studies: Mycelium

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

Aspect

Aspect

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

Professor Kieran Clarke, Founder of T∆S®

Professor Kieran Clarke, Founder of T∆S®

Kieran Clarke is Professor of Physiological Biochemistry and runs T∆S®, a spinout company.

Shrochis Karki, Founder of Samaanta Foundation

Shrochis Karki, Founder of Samaanta Foundation

Shrochis is the Founder of Samaanta Foundation, an initiative that promotes equality and empowerment to poor students in Nepal.

The Oxford Foundry

The Oxford Foundry

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

Lucinda Scharff, Clinical Specialist at Google

Lucinda Scharff, Clinical Specialist at Google

Lucinda Scharff is a Clinical Specialist at Google, working in the health product area. Her role is to work alongside product and engineering teams to build safe, first-class medical products,

Richard Benjamin Allen, executive director of PalaeoPi Ltd.

Richard Benjamin Allen, executive director of PalaeoPi Ltd.

Richard is Executive Director of PalaeoPi Ltd, a small lean spin out company originating in the School of Archaeology, Oxford.

The Hill

The Hill

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

Ros Deegan, CEO of OMass Therapeutics

Ros Deegan, CEO of OMass Therapeutics

Ros Deegan is the CEO of OMass Therapeutics, using biophysical technology to push drug discovery for genetic diseases and immunology

Stephen Barnett, Founder and CEO of Util

Stephen Barnett, Founder and CEO of Util

Stephen Barnett is the founder and CEO of Util, a company which seeks to lead the next generation of company assessment and valuation.

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.

WeAreTheCity

WeAreTheCity

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.

Helen Wright, Founder and director of 9-2-3

Helen Wright, Founder and director of 9-2-3

Helen Wright is the Founder of 9-2-3, specialising in placing high quality professional candidates into jobs with flexible hours.

Oxford Venture Capital Network – Student Society

Oxford Venture Capital Network – Student Society

A network to help both Oxford students and startups grow.

Jane Jasmine Saword and Tanya Nyadzayo, Co-founders of Her Packages

Jane Jasmine Saword and Tanya Nyadzayo, Co-founders of Her Packages

Jane Jasmine Saword and Tanya Nyadzayo are Co-founders of Her packages providing women in sub-Saharan Africa and migrant women in Europe with sanitary products and hygiene equipment.

R. A. Williams, Founder of RWilliamsCoaching

R. A. Williams, Founder of RWilliamsCoaching

R. A. Williams is the founder of a Business Coaching practice, RWilliamsCoaching.

Maggie Chen, Co-founder of Girls in Charge Initiative

Maggie Chen, Co-founder of Girls in Charge Initiative

Maggie is a serial entrepreneur and a full-time Oxford student.

Abhinav Jain – CEO of PowerMarket

Abhinav Jain – CEO of PowerMarket

Abhinav Jain is the CEO of PowerMarket, an online renewable energy assessment and marketplace.

The Oxford Seed Fund

The Oxford Seed Fund

A University fund run out of the Entrepreneurship Centre with up to £50k to allocate to Oxford based start-ups annually.

Sofiia Verkhoturova, founder of Unbox

Sofiia Verkhoturova, founder of Unbox

Sofiia Verkhorturova is the founder of Unbox, a platform that offers students a unified career discovery experience from the day they step onto university campus to the day they graduate.

Enterprising Oxford’s Inaugural Pitch @ the Pub

Enterprising Oxford’s Inaugural Pitch @ the Pub

Changing the world, one pair of pants and a radiator at a time.

Erik Abrahamsson, Founder and CEO of Digital Fineprint

Erik Abrahamsson, Founder and CEO of Digital Fineprint

Erik is the Founder and CEO of Digital Fineprint, a fintech startup that is turning social data into insurance data.

Jemma Phibbs and James Lloyd – Co-Directors of School Space

Jemma Phibbs and James Lloyd – Co-Directors of School Space

Jemma and James started School Space while running events in high school.

Salma Khattab, Founder of Let’s Play Coworking

Salma Khattab, Founder of Let’s Play Coworking

Providing tech enabled child-friendly work solutions.

UX Oxford

UX Oxford

Monthly talks on User Experience in Oxford.

Nicki Campling, Ecosystem Manager of Barclays Eagle Labs

Nicki Campling, Ecosystem Manager of Barclays Eagle Labs

Nicki Campling is the ecosystem manager at Barclays Eagle Labs which helps to support start-ups to innovate and grow.

Arts at the Old Fire Station

Arts at the Old Fire Station

Openness, inclusion, looking forward and different thinking. The Old Fire Station acts as a bridge between sectors, organisations and people.

Dominique Piche, Co-Founder of UPROSA

Dominique Piche, Co-Founder of UPROSA

Dominique is the Co-founder and Creative Director of UPROSA, a brand that aims to bring real science into the consumer market.

Creative Destruction Lab

Creative Destruction Lab

Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a seed-stage programme for massively scalable, science-based companies.

Oxford Case Studies – Albus Health

Oxford Case Studies – Albus Health

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

Hema Vallabh, Co-Founder and CEO of WomEng

Hema Vallabh, Co-Founder and CEO of WomEng

Hema Vallabh is the CEO of WomEng and WomHub, assisting women in engineering and across STEM fields in order to combat gender discrimination.

Prof. David Edwards, Founder of Oxford Enhanced Medical

Prof. David Edwards, Founder of Oxford Enhanced Medical

Prof. David Edwards currently serves as Founder Director and Chief Technology Officer for Oxford Enhanced Medical Limited.

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.

Brookes Enterprise

Brookes Enterprise

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

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.

Oxford Case Studies – Marulin

Oxford Case Studies – Marulin

Read how an Oxford alumna went from science to tea business.

Oxford Angels Network

Oxford Angels Network

A business angels network for investors and private companies interested in investing in spin-out companies from the University of Oxford.

Knowledge Exchange & Impact Team (KEIT)

Knowledge Exchange & Impact Team (KEIT)

KEIT supports, promotes and coordinates knowledge exchange and impact activities across the University of Oxford.

Charlotte Hochman, Empowerment and innovation expert

Charlotte Hochman, Empowerment and innovation expert

Charlotte Hochman is an empowerment and innovation expert working through entrepreneurship on the question of agency

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

Cedric Maforimbo, Founder of Weed2Pesticide

Cedric Maforimbo, Founder of Weed2Pesticide

Cedric is the Founder of Weed2Pesticide, a social enterprise building a rural community-driven supply industry for pesticides.

Diversity VC

Diversity VC

A non-profit partnership promoting diversity in Venture Capital.

Oxford Internet Professionals

Oxford Internet Professionals

This is a great opportunity to meet other locals who earn their living from the Internet.

Jamie Dundas, CEO of The Refinery London

Jamie Dundas, CEO of The Refinery London

Jamie is the CEO of The Refinery London, a collection of workspaces across London.

Simon Hombersley, CEO of Oxford Flow

Simon Hombersley, CEO of Oxford Flow

Simon Hombersley is the CEO of Oxford Flow, an engineering innovation business developing industrial technologies.

Ben Thompson, Founder of Thompson & Terry Recruitment

Ben Thompson, Founder of Thompson & Terry Recruitment

Ben founded Thompson & Terry Recruitment in 2014 with a innovative, refreshing outlook on the recruitment industry.

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.

Jennifer Wanyi Jia, Founder of Emporsand

Jennifer Wanyi Jia, Founder of Emporsand

Jennifer Wanyi Jia is the founder of Emporsand, a social venture started in 2019 with the aim of empowering women through the provision of sustainable and affordable menstrual products.

Angie Lang, founder of Swirlit

Angie Lang, founder of Swirlit

Angie Lang is the founder of beverage company Swirlit, with the aim to provide alternatives to sugary and acidic drinks with a focus on oral health.

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.

Young Trustees

Young Trustees

Gain skills and experience by joining the trustee board of a local charity.

Lilia Stoyanov, CEO of Transformify

Lilia Stoyanov, CEO of Transformify

Lilia Stoyanov is Chief Executive Officer and Angel Investor at Transformify.

Saïd Business School

Saïd Business School

The Business School of Oxford University, established in 1996. It's named after its chief benefactor, Wafic Saïd.

Nicolai Thomson, Founder of Tosca Money

Nicolai Thomson, Founder of Tosca Money

Nicolai Thomson is the Founder of Tosca Money, an app which allows you to grow your savings faster by sharing your goals with friends.

Skoll World Forum

Skoll World Forum

A three day event gathering 1000 delegates from the social, finance, private and public sectors, in Oxford.

Ludmila Milla, founder of UJJI

Ludmila Milla, founder of UJJI

Ludmila Milla is the founder of UJJI, a platform supporting its users in actively but securely working towards their goals

CodeSoc

CodeSoc

Oxford University coding society.

The Oxford Character Project

The Oxford Character Project

A new generation of wise thinkers and good leaders

Diana Torgersen, Venture Investor at Novo Holdings

Diana Torgersen, Venture Investor at Novo Holdings

Diana Torgersen is a Venture Investor at Novo Holdings, a world-leading life science investor with a focus on creating long-term value

ImagineIF Accelerator

ImagineIF Accelerator

A programme of innovators across our branches worldwide, tailored mentoring and access to the Innovation Forum professional network.

Don’t Want to Be All By Yourself? Find a cofounder

Don’t Want to Be All By Yourself? Find a cofounder

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 ...

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.

Fiona Story, University Relationship Manager for Oxford University Innovation

Fiona Story, University Relationship Manager for Oxford University Innovation

Fiona Story is the University Relationship Manager for Oxford University Innovation, spreading the word about the work OUI does within the University

Sara Fernandez, CEO of Oxford Hub

Sara Fernandez, CEO of Oxford Hub

Sara Fernandez is CEO of Oxford Hub, a local charity that brings people and organisations together to make Oxford a better place.

Richard Snow, Co-founder and CEO of Oxford Wood Recycling

Richard Snow, Co-founder and CEO of Oxford Wood Recycling

Richard is the CEO of Oxford Wood Recycling Ltd, a social enterprise recycling wood waste.

Oxfordshire space industry wins at Oxford Trust 2019 awards

Oxfordshire space industry wins at Oxford Trust 2019 awards

This year’s winner is Opsydia, a spin-out from Oxford University. They create practically invisible structures inside transparent materials.

Aron Gelbard, CEO of Bloom & Wild

Aron Gelbard, CEO of Bloom & Wild

Aron Gelbard is the Co-founder and CEO of an online flower delivery company, Bloom & Wild.

Laure Sylvie Loutala M’polo, founder & CEO, Lady Boss Events

Laure Sylvie Loutala M’polo, founder & CEO, Lady Boss Events

Laure Sylvie Loutala M’polo is the founder and CEO of Lady Boss Events.

Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, founder of LitHits

Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, founder of LitHits

Kirsten is founder of LitHits, a digital reading venture that aims to break down barriers to reading

Alexander Wankel, founder of Rooted Quinoa MilQ

Alexander Wankel, founder of Rooted Quinoa MilQ

Alexander Wankel is the Founder of Rooted Quinoa MilQ that creates milk-free "MilQ" made with peruvian quinoa.

Stephen Patrick, CEO of Wireless Excellence

Stephen Patrick, CEO of Wireless Excellence

Stephen Patrick is the Founder and CEO of CableFree: Wireless Excellence, a leading Oxford based wireless telecommunications company.

Christopher Kong, co-founder of Better Nature

Christopher Kong, co-founder of Better Nature

Christopher Kong is the co-founder of Better Nature, a leading tempeh brand.

Melinda Kenneway, Founder & CEO of Kudos

Melinda Kenneway, Founder & CEO of Kudos

Melinda Kenneway is the founder & CEO of Kudos, a platform which enables researchers to share their research outside of the academic sphere.

Fujia Chen, Co-founder of Oxford Space Structures

Fujia Chen, Co-founder of Oxford Space Structures

Revolutionising baby products by using space technologies.

Hugh Christensen, founder of BMLL Technologies

Hugh Christensen, founder of BMLL Technologies

Dr Hugh Christensen is the founder of financial technology company BMLL Technologies.

Libby Wood, Associate Director for Programmes, Entrepreneurship Centre, Saïd Business School

Libby Wood, Associate Director for Programmes, Entrepreneurship Centre, Saïd Business School

Libby Wood is the Associate Director for Programmes, Entrepreneurship Centre, Saïd Business School

Katy Brown, Co-founder and MD, Skylark Works

Katy Brown, Co-founder and MD, Skylark Works

Katy Brown is the co-founder and Managing Director of Skylark Works, helping businesses do good and charities do business

Creative Industries Federation

Creative Industries Federation

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

Leah Spasova, Founder and CEO of LIFESEXPERTS

Leah Spasova, Founder and CEO of LIFESEXPERTS

Leah Spasova is the Founder of LIFESEXPERTS, specialising in sex and relationships education for adults.

Academic Champion for Women in Entrepreneurship 

Academic Champion for Women in Entrepreneurship 

I am delighted to announce that Professor Kylie Vincent from the Department of Chemistry has been appointed as the first Academic ...

Maria Pousa, Partner, Aletta Angels

Maria Pousa, Partner, Aletta Angels

Maria Pousa is a partner in Aletta Angels, an angel investment collective investing in early stage start-ups that empower women.

Deqian Jia, Co-founder of Schema

Deqian Jia, Co-founder of Schema

Deqian Jia is the Co-founder of Schema, a web-based note taking application.

Mehak Mumtaz, Co-founder and COO of Intelligent Lab on Fiber (iLoF)

Mehak Mumtaz, Co-founder and COO of Intelligent Lab on Fiber (iLoF)

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

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.

Rebecca Gingell, Finance and Operations Director of Meshworks

Rebecca Gingell, Finance and Operations Director of Meshworks

Rebecca Gingell is the Finance and Operations Director of Meshworks, a subsidiary of an advanced materials and 3D-printing company

Jasmine Richards, founder of StoryMix

Jasmine Richards, founder of StoryMix

Jasmine Richards is the founder of StoryMix a children's book incubator with a social purpose that creates stories with inclusive casts of characters.

Mofe Binitie, Co-Founder of The Oxford Green Partnership Ltd

Mofe Binitie, Co-Founder of The Oxford Green Partnership Ltd

Mofe Binitie is Co-founder of the Oxford Green Partnership ("OGP"), leveraging data and design to develop fintech products focused on the green economy. 

Angela Hobbs, CEO of Wilkinson Hall

Angela Hobbs, CEO of Wilkinson Hall

Angela Hobbs is the CEO of Wilkinson Hall, a consultancy business based in Oxford

Alice Curry, founder of Lantana Publishing

Alice Curry, founder of Lantana Publishing

Alice Curry is founder and CEO of Lantana Publishing, a company promoting diversity and inclusion in children’s literature.

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!

Rowan Gardner, CEO of Ozo Innovations Ltd

Rowan Gardner, CEO of Ozo Innovations Ltd

Rowan Gardner is the CEO of Ozo Innovations Ltd (OZO), a company which develops oxidative solutions.

RisingWISE: ‘My career has taken exciting turns since the programme’

RisingWISE: ‘My career has taken exciting turns since the programme’

The RisingWISE programme helps women researchers thrive, as its alumnae have experienced firsthand.

Lampson Leung, inventor and founder of Clipmatic

Lampson Leung, inventor and founder of Clipmatic

Lampson Leung is the Founder of Clipmatic, a company that specialises in spiral notebook accessories.

Independent Oxford

Independent Oxford

One-stop guide to Oxford's independent businesses.

Bethan Thomas, founder of HotTea Mama

Bethan Thomas, founder of HotTea Mama

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

Startup Tips: Lessons from our students

Startup Tips: Lessons from our students

Oxford student and alumni entrepreneurs give insightful advice about their startups

William Cotton, Founder and Managing Director of TrustonTap Ltd

William Cotton, Founder and Managing Director of TrustonTap Ltd

William Cotton, is the Founder and Managing Director of TrustonTap Ltd.

Nick Pinks, CEO of Covatic

Nick Pinks, CEO of Covatic

Nick is the Founder of Covatic, a company that helps broadcasters and publishers deliver the content their viewers want, when they want it.

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.

Victoria Close, Co-founder of Oxford Code Lab

Victoria Close, Co-founder of Oxford Code Lab

Victoria is the Co-founder of Oxford Code Lab,, developing a product for charities to help manage their work more efficiently

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.

IDEA Corporate Membership with Women on Boards

IDEA Corporate Membership with Women on Boards

If you're a University of Oxford member, you can sign-up for free access to Women on Boards NexGen Membership. Register using your ...

Jake Backus, Co-founder of Common Ground Cafe and Study Space

Jake Backus, Co-founder of Common Ground Cafe and Study Space

Jake Backus is a Visiting Senior Member of Linacre College, Managing Director of Empathy Sustainability, and co-founder of Common Ground.

Julian Cottee, cofounder of OxGrow, Cultivate and Good Food Oxford

Julian Cottee, cofounder of OxGrow, Cultivate and Good Food Oxford

Julian Cottee is the cofounder of OxGrow, Cultivate and Good Food Oxford

Sergiu Matei, Co-founder and CEO of TRAVOD

Sergiu Matei, Co-founder and CEO of TRAVOD

Sergiu is the Co-founder of Travod, a leading on-demand translation service platform.

Mira Kassouf, co-founder of Innovation Forum, Oxford

Mira Kassouf, co-founder of Innovation Forum, Oxford

Mira Kassouf co-founded the Innovation Forum Oxford, a platform that offers inspiration, education and support for entrepreneurially-minded/curious scientists

Nicola McConville, Partner at Taylor Vinters

Nicola McConville, Partner at Taylor Vinters

Nicola is a Partner at Taylor Vinters, an international law firm focusing on innovation and disruption with offices in Oxford, London, Cambridge and Singapore.

Avery Bang, President and CEO of Bridges to Prosperity

Avery Bang, President and CEO of Bridges to Prosperity

Avery Bang is Founder of Bridges to Prosperity, providing infrastructure to connect over 1.2 million rural people with education, healthcare and job opportunities.

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 Entrepreneurs Student Society

Oxford Entrepreneurs Student Society

Oxford Entrepreneurs is the largest student society promoting entrepreneurship in the world.

OUI Consultancy Services

OUI Consultancy Services

Consulting activity is one of the most important ways that academic staff can make their expertise available to external organisations. .

Riham Satti, CEO and Co-founder of MeVitae

Riham Satti, CEO and Co-founder of MeVitae

Riham is the Co-founder and CEO of MeVitae, a cognitive recruiting system that makes intelligent and personalised hiring decisions.

Nessa Carey, Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at University of Oxford

Nessa Carey, Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at University of Oxford

Nessa Carey is a Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at Oxford University who facilitates the route to impact through scientific research.

Zinc

Zinc

Zinc brings together the brightest minds to build and scale a brand new way to solve the most important societal problems faced by the developed world.

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: VeriVin

Oxford Case Studies: VeriVin

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

Joy Foster, Founder of TechPixies

Joy Foster, Founder of TechPixies

Joy Foster is Founder of TechPixies, upskilling women with tech for returning to the world of work, changing careers, or starting a business.

Jessica White, VP of Meet’n’Learn

Jessica White, VP of Meet’n’Learn

Jessica White is the VP of Meet'n'Learn, a platform for online & offline tutoring.

Michelle Miles, Founder of Sustainable Wedding Alliance

Michelle Miles, Founder of Sustainable Wedding Alliance

Michelle Miles is the founder of Sustainable Wedding Alliance: a purpose driven organisation driving sustainable change in the wedding industry.

Gabriella Hakim, CEO and co-founder of VacTrack

Gabriella Hakim, CEO and co-founder of VacTrack

Gabriella is the CEO and co-founder of VacTrack; a digital patient-centric platform that provides seamless vaccine tracking and guidance.

Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards 2019

Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards 2019

Presented every year to Oxford University students who show exceptional achievement and commitment to positive social change.

Wendy Stone, CEO of Global Academy Jobs

Wendy Stone, CEO of Global Academy Jobs

Wendy is the CEO of Global Academy Jobs, advertising university jobs to recruit from the global talent pool

Macarena Hernandez and Ana Maria Ñungo, Co-founders of Language Amigo

Macarena Hernandez and Ana Maria Ñungo, Co-founders of Language Amigo

Macarena Hernandez and Ana Maria Ñungo are the founders of Language Amigo, connecting language ’Learners’ with native speaking ‘Amigos’.

Entrepreneurship Centre

Entrepreneurship Centre

Bringing together thought leaders from academia, industry and government.

Social Impact Oxford Business Network

Social Impact Oxford Business Network

Using business to create social impact, in Oxford.

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.

Jake Schofield – CEO and Co-Founder of Labstep

Jake Schofield – CEO and Co-Founder of Labstep

Jake Schofield is the CEO and Co-Founder of Labstep, a platform to help scientists capture and record their research experiment steps.

Alan Roth, Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence, University of Oxford

Alan Roth, Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence, University of Oxford

Alan Roth is the Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Oxford

Oxford Case Studies: Rhodes Incubator

Oxford Case Studies: Rhodes Incubator

Social impact and entrepreneurship can go together.

Andrew Rimmer, CEO of Opsydia

Andrew Rimmer, CEO of Opsydia

Andrew Rimmer is the CEO of Opsydia, set to bring significant security advances to the diamond gemstone market.

OUI Startup Incubator

OUI Startup Incubator

The Startup Incubator helps entrepreneur-driven ventures that are not University spinouts.

Digital Oxford

Digital Oxford

Independent organisation that sets out to make Oxford and Oxfordshire a global destination for digital business.

Ishveen Jolly, Founder of OpenSponsorship

Ishveen Jolly, Founder of OpenSponsorship

Ishveen Jolly is the founder and CEO of OpenSponsorship, the largest two-sided marketplace for sports sponsorship which helps connect brands to athletes.

Georgina Atwell, Founder of Toppsta

Georgina Atwell, Founder of Toppsta

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

Julian Jost, CEO of Spacebase

Julian Jost, CEO of Spacebase

Julian Jost is the CEO of Spacebase, an online booking-platform for workshop spaces and meeting rooms.

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.

Oxfordshire Business First

Oxfordshire Business First

A not-for-profit organisation set up to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in Oxfordshire.

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.

Danae Maragouthakis, Founder and CEO of Yoxly

Danae Maragouthakis, Founder and CEO of Yoxly

Danae is the CEO of Yoxly, a venture that provides a range of remote sexual health services through an ecosystem designed to give users more convenience, privacy, accessibility, and control.

Venturefest Oxford

Venturefest Oxford

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

Ekaterina Damer, CEO of Prolific Academic

Ekaterina Damer, CEO of Prolific Academic

Ekaterina (Katia) is the CEO and co-founder of Prolific, a crowdsourcing platform for paid participant recruitment.

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.

Marmalade

Marmalade

An inclusive platform for social change.

Carrie Lomas, CEO of EYFSHome and Brand Conscience

Carrie Lomas, CEO of EYFSHome and Brand Conscience

Carrie Lomas runs two ‘purpose with profit’ companies, one in EdTech (educational technology) and the other in sustainability for retail, which connects consumers to their buying choices.

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.

Oxford Town Chambers Network

Oxford Town Chambers Network

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.

Louis Wright, Founder of OxBikes

Louis Wright, Founder of OxBikes

Louis Wright is the co-founder of OxBikes creating a circular economy, reducing waste and making bicycles more affordable in Oxford

Prabh Simran Badal, Founder of Chirrup Foods

Prabh Simran Badal, Founder of Chirrup Foods

Prabh Simran Badal is the Founder of Chirrup Foods, an insect flour based cookie company.

Zinc VC

Zinc VC

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

Napala Pratini, Co-founder of Habitual

Napala Pratini, Co-founder of Habitual

Napala Pratini is co-founder of Habitual, a behavioural change technology company

Puja Balachander & Katherine Tredinnick, Co-founders of Devie

Puja Balachander & Katherine Tredinnick, Co-founders of Devie

Puja Balachander and Katherine Tredinnick launched Devie in March 2020, a social enterprise with a mission to close the school readiness gap that starts in the early years.

Simi Lindgren, Founder and CEO of YUTYBAZAR

Simi Lindgren, Founder and CEO of YUTYBAZAR

Simi Lindgren is the Founder and CEO of the YUTYBAZAR, an AI-driven beauty marketplace helping conscious beauty shoppers find the right products

Priya Oberoi, Founder of Oberoi Capital Partners Ltd

Priya Oberoi, Founder of Oberoi Capital Partners Ltd

Priya Oberoi is the founder and Managing Partner of Oberoi Capital Partners Limited, a boutique firm providing third-party fundraising and positioning expertise in the Middle East.

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