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Studying at the University of Oxford?

There are a wealth of  resources for students to enhance skills, develop an idea, meet entrepreneurs and gain experience.  The opportunities are only limited by the time you have.

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

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

Graduates need to show prospective employers that they have a rounded skill set.  So what skills are employers looking for?

Startup Tips Videos

Oxford student and alumni entrepreneurs give insightful advice about how they started startups, their journeys, and why being in Oxford has helped.

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How a degree can help you run a startup

Three members of Bloom & Wild discuss how their degrees have helped in their entrepreneurial life.

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

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

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Entrepreneurship @ Oxford

Looking for a way to navigate the Oxford entrepreneurship ecosystem? Our handy map shows you everything at a glance.

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

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The Oxford Character Project

The Oxford Character Project

A new generation of wise thinkers and good leaders

The Oxford Foundry

The Oxford Foundry

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

Oxfurnished

Oxfurnished

Oxfurnished is a platform to revolutionise and provide environmentally-friendly furniture options for short-term use.

Viaduct generation

Viaduct generation

Viaduct Generation is an independent SEO agency, supporting the (online) growth of Black, POC and allied brands.

Matt Woolford, Founder and CEO Trendineer

Matt Woolford, Founder and CEO Trendineer

Matt Woolford is Founder and CEO Trendineer, a new online store that supports all types of businesses and promotes sales.

EIT Health Summer School

EIT Health Summer School

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

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.

Why Students Need to Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Why Students Need to Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Thinking about becoming a student entrepreneur? Or just looking to expand your skill set? Here’s why as a student you need to learn ...

Understanding Intellectual Property (IP)

Understanding Intellectual Property (IP)

As a student, you need to understand what IP is, who owns it, and what can be done with it before proceeding with an idea.

Working in Startups: Understanding the Growth Cycle

Working in Startups: Understanding the Growth Cycle

Growing pains - What are the phases a start-up goes through as it grows?

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.

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.

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.

Oxford Entrepreneurs Student Society

Oxford Entrepreneurs Student Society

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

Oxford Case Studies: Common Ground

Oxford Case Studies: Common Ground

A shared workspace and café in Jericho, Oxford.

OXFO Booster Grants

OXFO Booster Grants

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

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.

MPLS Enterprise Programme

MPLS Enterprise Programme

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

Enterprising Women programme

Enterprising Women programme

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

Scientific Entrepreneurship – MPLS Enterprise

Scientific Entrepreneurship – MPLS Enterprise

Success in a start-up business is significantly enhanced with an understanding of key entrepreneurial characteristics and competencies. This weekly, term-long course provides potential science/engineering entrepreneurs with the knowledge to help succeed in an entrepreneurial opportunity.

Brookes Enterprise Support

Brookes Enterprise Support

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

Oxford Case Studies: SociAbility

Oxford Case Studies: SociAbility

Matt Pierri is the CEO and Co-founder of SociAbility, whose main aim is to map the accessibility of social spaces within Oxford’s 44 colleges and halls, as well as a broad sweep of social venues, including cafes, restaurants and bars in a dedicated app.

The First Questions to Ask Yourself when You have that Big Idea Part 1

The First Questions to Ask Yourself when You have that Big Idea Part 1

Dr Stuart Wilkinson gives advice on business ideas and how to manage them.

Startup Tips: Lessons from our students

Startup Tips: Lessons from our students

Oxford student and alumni entrepreneurs give insightful advice about their startups

Sarah Tress, Founder of Loop Cushion

Sarah Tress, Founder of Loop Cushion

Sarah Tress founded Loop Cushion which is developing low-cost inflatable wheelchair seat cushions from bicycle inner tubes for use in low-resource contexts.

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.

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.

Olivia Durand and Paula Larsson, Co-founders of Uncomfortable Oxford

Olivia Durand and Paula Larsson, Co-founders of Uncomfortable Oxford

Olivia Durand and Paula Larsson are co-founders of Uncomfortable Oxford, a social enterprise that runs 'uncomfortable' history tours, workshops and events.

Oxwash

Oxwash

Oxwash are aiming to be the first truly sustainable and hygienic on-demand laundry company in the world.

Step Forward

Step Forward

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

Grace Baghdadi, Co-Founder of Females for Finance (F^3)

Grace Baghdadi, Co-Founder of Females for Finance (F^3)

Grace Baghdadi, Co-Founder of Females for Finance (F^3), aims to bridge the male-female wealth gap by providing a free online program to high-achieving high school girls.

LoopCushion

LoopCushion

Loop Cushion is developing low-cost inflatable wheelchair seat cushions from bicycle inner tubes for use in low-resource contexts.

Tech Workshops

Tech Workshops

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

Startup Tips: What’s your top tips?

Startup Tips: What’s your top tips?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

Oxford Case Studies: Rhodes Incubator

Oxford Case Studies: Rhodes Incubator

Social impact and entrepreneurship can go together.

Why Students Need to Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Why Students Need to Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Thinking about becoming a student entrepreneur? Or just looking to expand your skill set? Here’s why as a student you need to learn ...

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.

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.

Ebunlomo Azeez, Founder of Oxfurnished

Ebunlomo Azeez, Founder of Oxfurnished

Ebun is the Founder of Oxfurnished, a platform to revolutionise and provide environmentally-friendly furniture options for short-term use.

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.

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.

Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

We are a dedicated centre for social entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford.

Student Entrepreneur Programme (StEP)

Student Entrepreneur Programme (StEP)

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

SmashMedicine

SmashMedicine

SmashMedicine boosts student engagement and outcomes whilst promoting inclusion and social interaction.

Oxford Venture Capital Network – Student Society

Oxford Venture Capital Network – Student Society

A network to help both Oxford students and startups grow.

WE ACE

WE ACE

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

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

Oxford Foundry

Oxford Foundry

Building a new generation of ventures

Rodrigo Montenegro, Co-founder and CEO of Gamma Wave Technologies Ltd

Rodrigo Montenegro, Co-founder and CEO of Gamma Wave Technologies Ltd

Rodrigo Montenegro is the CEO of Gamma Wave Technologies Ltd, a start-up that applies neuroscience insight in the field of sleep.

Samuel A Diaz Pulgar, Co-founder of Nutriendo El Futuro

Samuel A Diaz Pulgar, Co-founder of Nutriendo El Futuro

Samuel Diaz Pulgar is Co-Founder of Nutriendo El Futuro' (NEF), an organization that, for the past two and a half years, has fed and provided education to children in Venezuela.

Marthe Naudts, CEO & Founder, Oxford Business Review

Marthe Naudts, CEO & Founder, Oxford Business Review

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

OX1

OX1

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

Huw Evans, Co-Founder and CEO of nanovert

Huw Evans, Co-Founder and CEO of nanovert

Huw Evans is the CEO of nanovert, a platform boosting the value of business promotions with authentic exposure from local nano-influencers.

What does it mean to be Entrepreneurial?

What does it mean to be Entrepreneurial?

It is not just about starting a business, or spinning out a company from research. It's a mindset, or a way of thinking.

Ecogif

Ecogif

Ecogif is a start up building an impact centric online shopping platform giving users the power of impact trading.

Student Entrepreneur?

Student Entrepreneur?

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

nanovert

nanovert

nanovert is a platform boosting the value of business promotions with authentic exposure from local nano-influencers.

Prerna Wadikar, Founder of Jeeva Global

Prerna Wadikar, Founder of Jeeva Global

Prerna Wadikar is Founder of Jeeva Global, accelerating livelihoods through portable affordable energy using lithium-ion battery technology.

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.

Social Enterprise Awards

Social Enterprise Awards

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

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.

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.

Trendineer

Trendineer

Trendineer is a new, scalable, affordable online marketplace, redefining the way you shop online.

Gamma Wave Technologies Ltd

Gamma Wave Technologies Ltd

Gamma Wave Technologies Ltd is a start-up that applies neuroscience insight in the field of sleep.

Startup Tips: Finding funding

Startup Tips: Finding funding

Oxford student and alumni entrepreneurs give insightful advice about their startups

Females for Finance (F^3)

Females for Finance (F^3)

Females for Finance are looking to increase female representation across executive banking positions through education, mentorship and networking.

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.

Ideas 2 Impact

Ideas 2 Impact

This innovation and enterprise skills initiative is convened at Saïd Business School, in collaboration with the Entrepreneurship Centre and the University of Oxford sciences division.

Oxford Startups

Oxford Startups

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

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.

All-Innovate Idea Competition

All-Innovate Idea Competition

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

Fundder

Fundder

Fundder is a social media platform focused on one thing: getting people hooked on giving.

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

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

Oxford Entrepreneur’s Network

Oxford Entrepreneur’s Network

Oxford educated entrepreneurs, investors and mentors. The Oxford Alumni network for those interested in entrepreneurship.

Koody

Koody

Koody is an online marketplace for financial advice making it cheaper and more accessible, building the future of wealth management.

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.

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.

Jeeva Global

Jeeva Global

Jeeva Global is a social enterprise accelerating livelihoods through portable affordable energy using lithium-ion battery technology.

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.

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.

Beckman

Beckman

Beckman Automobiles is a new electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, bringing sustainability, desirability, and value to the EV market in a way previously unseen.

Free Entrepreneurship Online Courses and Activities

Free Entrepreneurship Online Courses and Activities

Looking for something to do from the comfort of your own home?  Check out these free online entrepreneurship courses, videos and resources!

Meet Prime Advocates: Business for Good

Meet Prime Advocates: Business for Good

Prime Advocates is a London-based not-for-profit corporate law firm and social finance consultancy. Its Social Finance Hot Desk connects pioneering social enterprise initiatives with free specialist legal advice.

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.

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