Programmes & Events

Course?  Conference?  Networking?  Pitch competition?  Whatever type of programme or event you are looking for, you are sure to find something relevant to your idea or business.

 

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Startup programmes: incubate or accelerate?

Startup programs vary, but here’s some information on how to determine the best place to start your business.

RisingWISE: An Oxbridge Women's Initiative

Sonia Muliyil is a Post-Doctoral research fellow in Matthew Freeman’s lab at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Community Programmes and Events

A list of upcoming programmes and events from across Oxfordshire to help you find the people and resources you need.

Startup Tips: Why start at University?

Looking for inspiration? Find startup tips and much more from students and recent graduates to help you find your path.

Oxford Foundry Student Programmes

Are you a student at Oxford?  Here are the programmes and events offered for you from the Oxford Foundry.

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Entrepreneurship @ Oxford

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

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Enterprising Women programme

Enterprising Women programme

Encouraging, inspiring and supporting the participation of female STEM researchers in innovation and entrepreneurship.

SAID Business School – The Entrepreneurship Centre Newsletter

SAID Business School – The Entrepreneurship Centre Newsletter

Find out all the events and news from the Entrepreneurship Centre at SBS.

Aspect launch new Accelerator!

Aspect launch new Accelerator!

Aspect’s new flagship four-month social sciences student and alumni accelerator hosted by LSE to support and scale socially-responsible student and alumni ventures is now open for applications.

RisingWISE: promoting entrepreneurial spirit amongst women

RisingWISE: promoting entrepreneurial spirit amongst women

A new Oxbridge network fostering long-term relationships between enterprising early-career researchers and women working in industry.

Innovation Forum Oxford

Innovation Forum Oxford

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

Women Startup Competition

Women Startup Competition

Supporting female entrepreneurs in the critical early years.

Social Entrepreneurship Online Course

Social Entrepreneurship Online Course

The course is designed for who wants to gain valuable tools to make an impact on the lives of others.

OSEP Newsletter

OSEP Newsletter

If you'd like to know more about Oxfordshire Social Enterprise Partnership, and receive details of our awards and events, signup!

Making decisions

Making decisions

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

Code Academy: Online Coding Courses (MOOC)

Code Academy: Online Coding Courses (MOOC)

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

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.

Get Your Startup Started

Get Your Startup Started

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

Insight into Business

Insight into Business

The Insight Into Business programme will effectively prepare you to demonstrate ‘commercial awareness’.

Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards

Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards

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

Managing Innovative Technology

Managing Innovative Technology

Learn how organisations most effectively find, evaluate and process innovative technologies to realise their commercial value.

OxLEP: Grow a Business

OxLEP: Grow a Business

For start-up entrepreneurs and micro businesses in Oxfordshire, focusing on the critical components needed to run a successful business.

#StartedinOxford Demo Night – November 2018

#StartedinOxford Demo Night – November 2018

Read our blog post from Megan Morys-Carter and see some photos from the night!

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

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

Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries

Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries

Exploring the relationship between entrepreneurship and creativity.

The Researcher Strategy Consultancy

The Researcher Strategy Consultancy

Giving researchers a chance to develop skills for a transition to analytical, business or policy roles in the public and private sector.

Social Enterprise Awards

Social Enterprise Awards

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

Oxford Fintech Programme

Oxford Fintech Programme

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

CreativeLive video classes

CreativeLive video classes

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

Skoll World Forum

Skoll World Forum

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

Enterprising Oxford Newsletter

Enterprising Oxford Newsletter

A weekly digest of upcoming entrepreneurship events in Oxfordshire, via Enterprising Oxford.

Oxford Case Studies: Rhodes Incubator

Oxford Case Studies: Rhodes Incubator

Social impact and entrepreneurship can go together.

TechNation: Upscale

TechNation: Upscale

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

All-Innovate Idea Competition

All-Innovate Idea Competition

Encouraging all students at Oxford to develop an entrepreneurial skill-set.

Conted: The Management and Business Skills Programme

Conted: The Management and Business Skills Programme

Intensive, one-day courses in a variety of subjects.

Student Entrepreneur Programme (StEP)

Student Entrepreneur Programme (StEP)

Your chance to explore what it takes to be an entrepreneur, if you're a student.

How to Finance and Grow Your Startup – Without VC

How to Finance and Grow Your Startup – Without VC

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

OUI Startup Incubator

OUI Startup Incubator

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

Panacea Stars

Panacea Stars

Panacea Stars collaborate with the most exciting sci-entrepreneurs to help transform bold visions into thriving companies.

Oxford Entrepreneurs

Oxford Entrepreneurs

The largest student society promoting entrepreneurship in the world.

Creative Industries Federation

Creative Industries Federation

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

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!

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.

Medical Sciences Training

Medical Sciences Training

Opportunities to further professional development, training and skills.

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’.

Leading for Impact

Leading for Impact

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

FutureLearn: Online business courses (MOOC)

FutureLearn: Online business courses (MOOC)

Offering a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world.

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.

Startup Visa Endorsement (was GEV)

Startup Visa Endorsement (was GEV)

A UK endorsement scheme for those wish to stay in the UK to develop their business ideas.

Venturefest Oxford Newsletter

Venturefest Oxford Newsletter

Sign up to the Venturefest Oxford newsletter and be the first to hear about new and updates.

IDEA Bespoke Project: SeedWISE Enterprise Programme

IDEA Bespoke Project: SeedWISE Enterprise Programme

As part of IDEA’s first round of bespoke projects, the programme has provided HEIF funding to MPLS Enterprise  to support a pilot programme for DPhil researchers in STEM subjects called SeedWISE.

Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum

Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum

Saïd Business School's flagship entrepreneurial event.

#StartedinOxford Demo Day

#StartedinOxford Demo Day

Enterprising Oxford brings you the latest #StartedInOxford Demo Day!

Skillshare: Online Courses (MOOC)

Skillshare: Online Courses (MOOC)

Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more.

Coursera:  Entrepreneurship Online Courses (MOOC)

Coursera: Entrepreneurship Online Courses (MOOC)

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

Creating Business Start-Ups The Kawasaki Way

Creating Business Start-Ups The Kawasaki Way

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

How to Start a Startup

How to Start a Startup

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

Startup Programs: Should I Incubate or Accelerate?

Startup Programs: Should I Incubate or Accelerate?

What does it mean and how does it work?

Bethnal Green Ventures

Bethnal Green Ventures

Invests in new ideas to fix social and environmental problems through an intensive three-month programme.

Skoll Scholarship

Skoll Scholarship

A competitive scholarship for incoming MBA students who pursue entrepreneurial solutions for urgent social and environmental challenges.

F6S Competitions List

F6S Competitions List

F6S delivers millions of dollars in government grants and R&D tax relief to tech startups and SMEs.

Climate Change: Financial Risks and Opportunities

Climate Change: Financial Risks and Opportunities

This course provides a solid introduction to the financial risks and opportunities arising from man-made climate change.

Global Opportunities and Threats Oxford

Global Opportunities and Threats Oxford

An action-oriented problem-solving community geared towards addressing some of the most complex issues that face the world today.

eScalate Social Enterprise Support

eScalate Social Enterprise Support

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

OxLEP

OxLEP

OxLEP: Driving economic growth

Oxford Innovation Society

Oxford Innovation Society

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

Pitchfest

Pitchfest

Pitchfest is a free, one-day event, where high-tech entrepreneurs pitch to a renowned group of investors.

Innovation for Entrepreneurs: From Idea to Marketplace

Innovation for Entrepreneurs: From Idea to Marketplace

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

Unleash Your Potential: Innovation and Enterprise

Unleash Your Potential: Innovation and Enterprise

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

Creative Thinking: Techniques and Tools for Success

Creative Thinking: Techniques and Tools for Success

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

The Careers Service Internship Programme

The Careers Service Internship Programme

The University of Oxford Internship Programme provides access to hundreds of summer internships opportunities for students.

OXFO L.E.V8 Women

OXFO L.E.V8 Women

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

The Careers Service Micro-Internship Programme

The Careers Service Micro-Internship Programme

The micro-internship programme offers short-term work placements with organisations based in Oxfordshire and Greater London.

IDEA Programmes & Courses

IDEA Programmes & Courses

As part of the IDEA programme, we will be running a number of pilot programmes to help increase diversity in enterprising activities - ...

Social Enterprise UK

Social Enterprise UK

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

OUI – Engaging with Humanities

OUI – Engaging with Humanities

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

Map the System Global Challenge

Map the System Global Challenge

Social change is complicated. Mapping is a way of understanding its complexities.

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.

ImagineIF Accelerator

ImagineIF Accelerator

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

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.

OXFO L.E.V8

OXFO L.E.V8

A University of Oxford acclerator designed to support and nurture early-stage start-up teams affiliated to the University.

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.

Creative Destruction Lab

Creative Destruction Lab

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

Oxford Hub Impact Labs

Oxford Hub Impact Labs

Learn about impact measurement, and apply your skills to the benefit of local charities.

Oxford Inspires

Oxford Inspires

An intimate gathering of 500 of the world's most disruptive entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors.

Social Impact Education

Social Impact Education

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

Tech Workshops

Tech Workshops

An opportunity to learn the basics of Python over 2 weekends.

RisingWISE: empowering enterprising women

RisingWISE: empowering enterprising women

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

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.

Founders Factory

Founders Factory

Come and build your startup with Founders Factory.

Marmalade

Marmalade

An inclusive platform for social change.

Creativity workshop series: Design Thinking

Creativity workshop series: Design Thinking

Through interactive group sessions, you will learn how to use Design Thinking to enhance your skills in creativity.

Business Fundamentals: Customer Engagement

Business Fundamentals: Customer Engagement

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

Get Interactive: Practical Teaching with Technology

Get Interactive: Practical Teaching with Technology

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

WE ACE

WE ACE

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

JLAB

JLAB

John Lewis & Partners experiential accelerator.

EIT Innovation

EIT Innovation

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

Developing your Creative Practice

Developing your Creative Practice

A development fund designed to support independent creative practitioners.

Oxford Innovation Forum

Oxford Innovation Forum

Innovation Forum is a global network of forward-thinking scientists, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs and investors with 15 branches spread across 3 continents.

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

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

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

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.

Oxford Startups

Oxford Startups

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

edX: Online Business Courses (MOOC)

edX: Online Business Courses (MOOC)

Best Courses. Top Institutions. Learn anytime, anywhere.

OXFO Booster Grants

OXFO Booster Grants

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

Step Forward

Step Forward

One day personal development workshops for women, organised by the Careers Service

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 which Supports Oxford Saïd students and alumni along their entrepreneurial journeys.

Oxford Biodesign

Oxford Biodesign

The Oxford Biodesign short programme aims to provide a short introduction to the Biodesign Process.

MPLS Enterprise Programme

MPLS Enterprise Programme

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

Idea Exploration workshops

Idea Exploration workshops

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

The Careers Service Student Consultancy

The Careers Service Student Consultancy

The programmes equips University of Oxford students with consulting skills to help local businesses, charities and community organisations.

Business in Oxford

Business in Oxford

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

Digital Skills: Digital Marketing

Digital Skills: Digital Marketing

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

Online Entrepreneurship Courses (MOOC)

Online Entrepreneurship Courses (MOOC)

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

Improving Service User Experience in Health and Social Care

Improving Service User Experience in Health and Social Care

This course is ideal if you are working in a customer-facing role in the health and social care sector.

Zoology meets the Saïd Business School: insights from the Ideas to Impact programme

Zoology meets the Saïd Business School: insights from the Ideas to Impact programme

Zoology meets business in Oxford.

Tech City Digital Business Academy

Tech City Digital Business Academy

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

Online FinTech Courses

Online FinTech Courses

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

TechNation: Future Fifty

TechNation: Future Fifty

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

Institute of Directors (IoD)

Institute of Directors (IoD)

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

TechTonic

TechTonic

A diverse Oxford network for aspirational women who deliver

Connect TVT

Connect TVT

Connect TVT strives to bring the Oxfordshire’s tech communities closer together in a more personal and meaningful way.

Young Trustees

Young Trustees

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

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.

Social Shifters: Find your social or environmental passion and take action

Social Shifters: Find your social or environmental passion and take action

Find your social or environmental passion - and take action

Venturefest Oxford

Venturefest Oxford

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

Fireside Chat: Making Responsible Technology the New Normal

Fireside Chat: Making Responsible Technology the New Normal

Alex Koelbl was in the audience when Yossi Vardi sat down with Martha Lane Fox to discuss her journey as an early tech innovator.

TechNation: FinTech

TechNation: FinTech

Helping UK fintech companies scale, at home and abroad.

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.

OUI Social Enterprise Support

OUI Social Enterprise Support

Through social enterprise, OUI now offers a business model that is adaptable, dynamic and supports all University Divisions equally.

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