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Looking for events? Here’s a continually updated list of startup, business and entrepreneurship events being held across Oxfordshire.

 

As the advice and situation around COVID-19 develops, please check with event organisers (not Enterprising Oxford) for any specific details for events.  We will update our events calendar with any information as we find or receive it, but we may not always have 100% updated information for any given event.

If you are looking for guidance, please have a look at the official University of Oxford guidance on the Coronavirus (Covid-19): advice and updates page, which is regularly reviewed and updated.

There are also plenty of great online courses and activities we have collated for anyone interested in entrepreneurship.

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August 2021

OxLEP Oxford Women Leaders Peer to Peer Group

11 August @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A unique accelerated learning space that reaches the parts no training course can address. Peer coaching from those who understand where you About this event What can I expect from the peer to peer Group? A unique accelerated learning space that reaches the parts no training course can address. Peer coaching from those who understand where you are coming from. The structure is to enable women leaders to meet with others and share their ideas and challenges. Through participation in…

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Innovate UK and KTN – Women in Innovation Awards 2021/22 Briefing Event

24 August @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Competition: Women in Science PhD Poster Competition

Through the Women in Innovation Awards 2021/22, 20 female entrepreneurs will be awarded with a cash injection of £50K each, as well as a bespoke package of business support, coaching and mentoring.

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YES21 (Young Entrepreneurs Scheme) – Deadline: 25th August 2021

25 August

The Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) is an innovative global competition developed to raise awareness among early career researchers how ideas can be commercialised.

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SeedWISE Enterprise Programme: Open for Registration

31 August

SeedWISE is an enterprise programme born out of the success and demand for our flagship enterprise programme for women postdocs; RisingWISE. Specifically aimed at women DPhil researchers, we have taken the core RisingWISE aims and tailored the course for women at this important stage in their careers.

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September 2021

Barclays Labs: San Francisco

7 September @ 8:00 am - 30 September @ 5:00 pm
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Barclays Labs helps high-growth UK businesses and large corporates access and increase their exposure to international markets.

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OxTechFest – Day 1

7 September @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

OxTechFest is a two-day virtual festival celebrating technology in Oxfordshire, sharing tech in a more accessible way and developing the industry community in the county.

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Coffee with IDEA: Find out more about SeedWISE (for women DPhil researchers in MPLS, University of Oxford)

7 September @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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SeedWISE is an enterprise programme born out of the success and demand for the MPLS flagship enterprise programme for women postdocs; RisingWISE. Specifically aimed at women DPhil researchers, we have taken the core RisingWISE aims and tailored the course for women at this important stage in their careers.

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OxTechFest – Day 2

8 September @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

OxTechFest is a two-day virtual festival celebrating technology in Oxfordshire, sharing tech in a more accessible way and developing the industry community in the county.

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Deadline (13th September 2021): Carter’s Consulting: Women’s Start-up Initiative

13 September
Competition: Women in Science PhD Poster Competition

A world where all women entrepreneurs have the confidence and skills to turn their ideas into great products or services

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Oxford Climate Tech & Sustainability Innovation Challenge 2021

13 September
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The Climate Tech and Sustainability Innovation Challenge is a call for Oxford Researchers to submit ideas based on their research to help meet the challenges faced by the world in this historic climate crisis.

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IDEA Panel: How Talking About Diversity is Making Entrepreneurship More Inclusive (22nd June 2021)

On 22nd June 2021, IDEA hosted a panel dedicated to ‘How Talking About Diversity is Making Entrepreneurship More Inclusive’ with speakers from the Oxfordshire entrepreneurial community: Dr Mira Kassouf, Nathania (Tanya) Aritao, and Nicole Beach. This panel drew upon their own professional experiences to highlight different career paths for women leaders and discuss key principles for thinking about how women entrepreneurs can champion diversity and inclusion while using their talents for successful entrepreneurship. Learn more

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. Learn more

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 ... Learn more

Working Flexibly: Ask Me Anything with Sarah Haywood

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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’. Learn more

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