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Dr Yige Sun, Enterprise and innovation fellow in the MPLS division
Dr Candice Carpenter is Co-Founder of The Boston Congress of Public Health (BCPH)
Charly Cox and Zoe Greenwood are the Co-Founders of Climate Change Coaches
Katherine is Founder and CEO of BLUUMBIO, a company developing new bioremediation technologies.
Veena V, is the founder of Oxford Creators CIC, supporting teens who are at risk of exclusion
Professor Elleke Boehmer is the founder of Writers Make Worlds, an open access educational resource hub for Black and Asian writing in Britain today
Jenni is the Founder of Impakt It which aims to re-imagine the broken market of business transformations and strategy
Julie Macken is Co-founder of Neve's Bees and a Sales and Marketing Specialist
Trudie Lang is Professor of Global Health Research and CEO of The Global Health Research Accelerator
Ducky Zebra, a sustainable, gender neutral children’s fashion brand, for children aged 0-6, set up in 2021.
Dr Alexandra Paddock, Co-Director of LitHits, connecting readers with powerful, enduring, unabridged extracts of literature
Jasmine Schembri and Jo Goodall are the Co-Founders of the Luna App, disrupting the way puberty is taught, talked about and experienced
Lindsey Eynon is the Founder of Start to Thrive, coaching new leaders, senior managers and executives
Donna Ward-Higgs is the founder of DWH Coaching & Consultancy, helping managers and leaders build their coaching capabilities
Liz Moore is the founder of Refills by Beez, offering doorstep deliveries and refills of household cleaning products
Hanna Armitage founder of Winterbrook Garden Nurseries and Hanna Armitage Designs.
Kylie Vincent is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Oxford and a cofounder and Non-Executive Director of spinout company HydRegen
Lucinda Scharff is a Clinical Specialist at Google, working in the health product area to build safe, first-class medical products,
Nicola is a Partner at Taylor Vinters, an international law firm focusing on innovation and disruption with offices in Oxford, London, Cambridge and Singapore.
Danae is the CEO of Yoxly, which provides a range of remote sexual health services designed to give users more convenience, privacy, accessibility, and control.
Carrie Lomas runs two ‘purpose with profit’ companies, one in EdTech and the other in sustainability for retail.
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.
Daisy Allington is the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Cognitant – a health-technology start-up that aims to improve patient education.
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
Rebecca Gingell is the Finance and Operations Director of Meshworks, a subsidiary of an advanced materials and 3D-printing company
Sian Gaskell is the Managing Director of award-winning & fast-growing PR agency CubanEight.
Susan Burton is the CEO and founder of Classlist, a rapidly expanding community app for school parents
Kirsten is founder of LitHits, a digital reading venture that aims to break down barriers to reading
Aarti is the founder of Circadian Therapeutics
Martine is the founder of Creo Incubator; a start-up that provides gamified and interactive entrepreneurial and business know-how education.
R. A. Williams is the founder of a Business Coaching practice, RWilliamsCoaching.
Charlotte Hochman is an empowerment and innovation expert
Andrea is the executive director at NABIO, a non-profit working to support women groups into commercial agriculture.
Panacea Stars is an innovative translation platform that helps sci-entreprenuers to transform their research findings into thriving companies
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 business
Mira Kassouf co-founded the Innovation Forum Oxford, a platform that offers inspiration, education and support for entrepreneurially-minded/curious scientists
Leslie is the Founder and CEO of Oxford Healthspan, a nutraceutical company based on Oxford research into healthy aging compounds.
Jasmine Richards is the founder of StoryMix a children's book incubator with a social purpose that creates stories with inclusive casts of characters.
Julia Mallaby is the co-founder & CEO of Bimble, a digital platform for listing the places you love.
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.
Fiona Reid is the founder and former Executive Director of the Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Saïd Business School.
Iva Fattorini is the founder of Artocene, a company that integrates the healing power of the arts with medicine.
Melinda Kenneway is the founder & CEO of Kudos, a platform which enables researchers to share their research outside of the academic sphere.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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 Jolly is the founder and CEO of OpenSponsorship, the largest two-sided marketplace for sports sponsorship which helps connect brands to athletes.
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.
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
Justine Shaw is the co-founder of Literati & Light, creators of eco-friendly home fragrances inspired by great works of literature.
Robyn Fukumoto is Strategic Design Lead at BCG Digital Ventures and Co-founder of Lani & Kai, a sustainable sunscreen.
Olivia Durand and Paula Larsson are co-founders of Uncomfortable Oxford, a social enterprise that runs 'uncomfortable' history tours, workshops and events.
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.
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.
Halimah Omogiafo is the Founder of Koody, an online marketplace for financial advice making it cheaper and more accessible.
Noël Duan is founder of Argos & Artemis, the first global community and lifestyle platform designed to inform and inspire dog parents.
Tami Majeed is the CEO of Nigelle de Crѐte, a new luxury skincare start up taking consumers back to nature.
Joy Foster is Founder of TechPixies, upskilling women with tech for returning to the world of work, changing careers, or starting a business.
Jessica Leitch 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.
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.
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
Ludmila Milla is the founder of UJJI, a platform supporting its users in actively but securely working towards their goals
Ella Barrington is Founder of Corse Concierge, a project management and business support consultancy based in Greatworth, North Oxfordshire.
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.
Swati is co-founder of WALLAROO, a food company dedicated to challenging our idea of clean snacking.
Elspeth Briscoe is the CEO and Founder of Learning with Experts.
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.
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 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.
Ekaterina (Katia) is the CEO and co-founder of Prolific, a crowdsourcing platform for paid participant recruitment.
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.
Dr Samantha Decombel is the Co-Founder and CSO of FitnessGenes Limited.