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Diana Torgersen is a Venture Investor at Novo Holdings, a world-leading life science investor with a focus on creating long-term value
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.
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.
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
Natalia Efremova is co-founder of Deep Planet, a company which applies machine learning and satellite imagery for precision agriculture
Laura Johnson Blair is chief strategy officer of Farmforce, enabling transparent sourcing from smallholder and medium-scale farmers in developing markets.
Kate Thiers is co-founder of I-Drop Water Holdings, an innovative social impact company in the African retail drinking water market
Hema Vallabh is the CEO of WomEng and WomHub, assisting women in engineering and across STEM fields in order to combat gender discrimination.
Ishveen Anand is the founder and CEO of OpenSponsorship, the largest two-sided marketplace for sports sponsorship which helps connect brands to athletes.
Natalya Vilyavina is the UK Chapter Lead and Executive Board member at the Oxford Entrepreneurs Network
Anna Cleland is the founder of Work-Happy, a platform which equips individuals to take control of their happiness at work
Dr Katerina Spranger is an Oxford alumnus who is now CEO and Founder of Oxford Heartbeat, making cardiovascular surgeries safer and more accurate.
Avery Bang is Founder of Bridges to Prosperity, providing infrastructure to connect over 1.2 million rural people with education, healthcare and job opportunities.
Vimbai Chagonda is Cofounder of Betvel limited operating as Belle Vita Fashions, a fashion boutique in Zimbabwe.
Placi Espejo is the Head of Business Development at Oxford Technology Park, one of the newest Science and Technology hubs in the county
Napala Pratini is co-founder of Habitual, a behavioural change technology company
Maneesha Wijesinghe, Founder of Kola Project, aiming to modernise consumer retail to be waste-free and customer-centric
Fiona Story is the University Relationship Manager for Oxford University Innovation, spreading the word about the work OUI does within the University
Justine Shaw is the co-founder of Literati & Light, creators of eco-friendly home fragrances inspired by great works of literature.
María Zubeldía leads the Entrepreneurship Centre at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Robyn Fukumoto is Strategic Design Lead at BCG Digital Ventures and Co-founder of Lani & Kai, a sustainable sunscreen.
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.
Jennifer Manson is Chief Operating Officer of Podium, a community-moderated social network solving the problems of abuse, misinformation and toxicity online.
Olivia Durand and Paula Larsson are co-founders of Uncomfortable Oxford, a social enterprise that runs 'uncomfortable' history tours, workshops and events.
Sharmita Stokes is Founder of MumsCorp, an online platform which helps busy mums find professional services from a network of qualified local mums.
Ani Haykuni is Founder of VANN, a digital health platform providing cancer patients with the tools to self-monitor vital information and mental health states.
Bronwyn Dugtig is the Programme Manager for Developing Talent at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Said Business School.
Nicola Nice is Founder of Pomp & Whimsy, a classically distilled gin updated for a contemporary palate that is inspired by women, for women.
Adjoa Adjei-Twum is the Founder of EBII group, offering education and expert consulting services, supporting diversification and growth in emerging markets.
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.
Halimah Omogiafo is the Founder of Koody, an online marketplace for financial advice making it cheaper and more accessible.
Louise Webster is Founder of The Curious Bear Club, a fun and interactive virtual coffee club bringing people together to learn about, discuss, and drink fantastic coffee.
Tejal Lodhia is the founder and director of Senzill Travels Ltd which provides unbiased and value for money travel options.
Noël Duan is founder of Argos & Artemis, the first global community and lifestyle platform designed to inform and inspire dog parents.
Ebun is the Founder of Oxfurnished, a platform to revolutionise and provide environmentally-friendly furniture options for short-term use.
Nathania Aritao is Founder of TAYO International, providing financial education and management tools made for migrant workers.
Tami Majeed is the CEO of Nigelle de Crѐte, a new luxury skincare start up taking consumers back to nature.
Nessa Carey is a Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at Oxford University who facilitates the route to impact through scientific research.
Joy Foster is Founder of TechPixies, upskilling women with tech for returning to the world of work, changing careers, or starting a business.
Jessica Bruce is Founder of Run3D, who has developed a powerful and scientifically accurate way to analyse and prevent running injuries.
Ruthe Farmer built and scaled up NCWIT Aspirations in Computing, a multifaceted programme for women and girls in computer science.
Rosie Jacobs and Anna Munday set Independent Oxford up in 2015 and showcase the best indie businesses in Oxford.
Paula Skokowski is currently Chief Marketing Officer at Incognia, and a co-founder and investment manager of the Oxford Angel Fund.
Bhavini is CEO of BeamData, a civic tech venture that improves the data capacity of social enterprises and local governments.
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.
Elizabeth Filippouli is CEO of Global Thinkers Forum, facilitating accountable leadership, women’s empowerment and youth development.
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.
Julie Macken is ‘Deputy Queen Bee’ at Neve’s Bees, a 100% natural skincare brand made from their bees’ beeswax.
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
Alice Curry is founder and CEO of Lantana Publishing, a company promoting diversity and inclusion in children’s literature.
Ros Deegan is the CEO of OMass Therapeutics, using biophysical technology to push drug discovery for genetic diseases and immunology
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
Marja is co-founder of Jump, an online platform and marketplace helping jobseekers find the right employment, and businesses find the ...
Ludmila Milla is the founder of UJJI, a platform supporting its users in actively but securely working towards their goals
Leah Spasova is the Founder of LIFESEXPERTS, specialising in sex and relationships education for adults.
Emily Kwong is a biomedical engineer and a co-founder of InVent, a solution for weaning hospital patients off mechanical ventilation.
Liv is an award-winning entrepreneur, founder of a food-tech startup, GrubClub.
Maggie is a serial entrepreneur and a full-time Oxford student.
Lilia Stoyanov is Chief Executive Officer and Angel Investor at Transformify.
Trang is currently working as the interim COO at Archangel Imaging.
Bethan is a tea expert, and the Founder of HotTea Mama.
Bunmi Ayeh is a University of Oxford alumna, and fashion entrepreneur.
Danae is a medical doctor and Co-founder of Pod Health.
Swati is co-founder of WALLAROO, a food company dedicated to challenging our idea of clean snacking.
Nix is the Founder of Nixercise, a refreshingly realistic approach to health, fitness and nutrition.
Elspeth Briscoe is the CEO and Founder of Learning with Experts.
Kate is currently working on her start-up, BackApper, a social media app designed to help solo-travellers meet others when abroad.
Ilana Wisby is the CEO of Oxford Quantum Circuits, an early stage Oxford University spin-out company founded by Dr Peter Leek.
Dr Zsuzsa Mayer, is the Co-founder of EcoSync, a company which is revolutionising energy saving for large organisations.
Prabh Simran Badal is the Founder of Chirrup Foods, an insect flour based cookie company.
Renee is the Founder and Head of Explosions at The Curiosity Box, the UK's first STEM subscription box.
Mariana is Founder and Director of Fruto, a digital experience design studio.
Helen Wright is the Founder of 9-2-3, specialising in placing high quality professional candidates into jobs with flexible hours.
Macarena Hernandez and Ana Maria Ñungo are the founders of Language Amigo, connecting language ’Learners’ with native speaking ‘Amigos’.
Grace Gibbons is the founder/creative director of Bounce Video, a film and marketing company based in Oxford.
Revolutionising baby products by using space technologies.
A company studying proteins in their native folded states.
Chau-Jean Lin is the Co-founder and Director of Marulin, a London-based company that sources tea from Taiwan.
Georgina Atwell is the Founder Toppsta, a children’s books website.
Lily and Violet Adams are twin sisters and Co-founders of Nerd Pirates, a creative agency.
Kieran Clarke is Professor of Physiological Biochemistry and runs T∆S®, a spinout company.
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.
Rowan Gardner is the CEO of Ozo Innovations Ltd (OZO), a company which develops oxidative solutions.
Jessica White is the VP of Meet'n'Learn, a platform for online & offline tutoring.
Ekaterina (Katia) is the CEO and co-founder of Prolific, a crowdsourcing platform for paid participant recruitment.
Dominique is the Co-founder and Creative Director of UPROSA, a brand that aims to bring real science into the consumer market.
Riham is the Co-founder and CEO of MeVitae, a cognitive recruiting system that makes intelligent and personalised hiring decisions.
Susan is the founder of Classlist, a vertical social network and platform for school parents.
Charlotte is a freelance film-maker, journalist and media trainer based in Oxford.
Dr Samantha Decombel is the Co-Founder and CSO of FitnessGenes Limited.