Students on this course will gain knowledge about social entrepreneurs and how to develop creative solutions to address social problems utilizing Gandhis model of "be the change you wish to see in the world" to make a difference in the lives of others.
OSEF is Saïd Business School’s flagship entrepreneurial event - it's an intensive and immersive experience for anyone interested in all things entrepreneurial, from pursuing startup ideas to taking a transformational approach to business and career paths.
The Oxford Forum for International Development is the UK's highest profile student-led conference on development issues, bringing hundreds of current students and experts together with global decision makers to re-shape their worlds.
B4 run events throughout the Thames Valley and have done so
for four years. We were asked in 2013 by the Oxford Economic Growth Strategy
Steering Group to recommend ways in which Oxfordshire could raise its profile
as an excellent place for business and at the same time facilitate contact
between Oxfordshire’s leading businesses.
Come and learn from and be inspired by some of the UK’s most prominent figures from business and beyond - a great combination of content comprised of CEO’s, entrepreneurs, innovators, thinkers, artists and sportspeople. In a world of information overkill, Business in Oxford focuses on the issues most pertinent to you and your business, invigorating new thinking and inspiring action.
We aim to promote and deliver an engaging event where the county’s leading businesses can discover, learn, celebrate and shape the future of business in Oxfordshire together.
LAUNCH is an interactive day of networking and sharing of lessons learned from a range of professionals who have chosen different careers paths to social impact. It is an opportunity to explore careers with a positive impact and learn from some recent graduates who can share their career stories as well as some of the top movers and shakers in the sector!
Startup Immersion is a hands-on experience covering the muddy exploration and hard decisions that founders face when getting their ideas off the ground.
It’s going to be a great weekend of building projects, learning from a fantastic set of people, and having a lot of fun! This hack will have a focus on mHealth and global health, and we’ll be setting up a DHOx evening event earlier in the week to help guide and inspire you. Whether you’re a developer, clinician, designer, engineer, entrepreneur, researcher or other, please come along with energy and enthusiasm and have a great time. If you’re in any doubt, just ask people who were at the weekend in July or read a bit about it here.
If you'd like to spend your summer interning with a social impact organisation in the UK then look no further - applications are now open for the Student Hubs Social Impact Internship Scheme. If you want gain valuable skills and experience, meet like-minded people and work on a meaningful project with some the UK’s most exciting, innovative & inspiring social impact organisations this summer, you're looking in the right place.
Always wanted to get involved in volunteering in Oxford? Join The Oxford Hub for Student Volunteering week, held in the third week in February.
The Oxford Impacts series celebrates the range of impacts the University has on the world of policy, health, business and culture. All of this is enabled by the world-leading research of Oxford academics. This set of case studies showcases academic research, across a range of subjects, that has had an impact on the world.
Oxfordshire is an outstanding place to live, work and develop your business, with a convenient location, an ethos of collaboration and innovation, and a drive for growth.
Oxford Hub is transforming students’ involvement with social and environmental challenges in Oxford and around the world.
Our Entrepreneur in Residence will help you explore if you are ready, willing and able to start something new. As well as a review of the skills, knowledge, experience and personal qualities you will need to succeed, we can help you to prepare a business plan that is clear and compelling.
The programme is a great opportunity to develop transferrable skills such as strategic planning and problem solving as well as boost your commercial awareness.
The service is flexible and tailored to suit students and their needs. After mentoring support you will:
A range of events put on by the Oxford Entrepreneurs
This is a meetup for startups and people interested in the startup scene in Oxford. It is particularly intended to help people inside and outside the universities meet up. It is focused on software startups but everyone is welcome.
Founded as a network of Oxfordshire’s chambers of commerce, OTCN now covers town chambers, business parks, shopping centres, business networking events and other membership organisations and business groups across Oxfordshire.
Hello and welcome to MarketingCamp!
Do you feel like you’re out in the marketing wilderness? Do you sit at your desk, full of ideas but no sounding board to bounce them off before taking them to the big cheese? Are you in need of some group marketing therapy to help relight your creative fire?
We feel your pain so we’ve formed the all-new Meetup group, MarketingCamp. There will be an agenda but jargon is not part of it. This is an opportunity for you to come along and chat with your own kind whether you’re new to the marketing world or are a seasoned pro. You can share ideas, gripes, experiences, and hopefully learn something new. We’ll be featuring weird and wonderful speakers each month, and of course, there will be wine.
We look forward to meeting you!
The Innovation Forum is a global grassroots network of over 10,000 innovators that seeks to build bridges between industry, academia and government. We focus on the future and the evolution of today’s technologies, which range from the nascent stage to the cusp of commercial application.
Oxentia is a global technology transfer and innovation management consultancy business. We help technology providers and seekers to source, develop and commercialise innovations.
The independent, countywide, free advice service for people seeking help starting a business or in the early stages of running one, throughout the entire Oxfordshire area.
The scheme aims to assist university researchers successfully transform good research into good business, to bring university research discoveries to a point where their commercial usefulness can be demonstrated and the first steps taken to ensure their utility. The primary focus is the exploitation of science and engineering research outcomes.
Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION) was established in 1994 as one of the UK’s first business angel networks. OION has a particular interest in companies with a strong barrier to entry, often patented; but will consider any company with a strong vision for growth and seeking investment from £200k to ~£2m. We link qualified Investors (High Net Worth, Sophisticated and Institutional) to companies with high growth potential.
Oxford Early Investments (OEI) provides an early opportunity for investors to view high quality, selected proposals that offer high growth potential. The Network has strong links with providers of new deal flow including universities, research institutes, large companies and individual entrepreneurs undertaking development of innovative ideas. Companies are typically seeking investment of £50k to ~£250k.
Seven Spires Investments Ltd. (SSIL) is a private, off-shore investment company. SSIL was established in 2003 and invests around £5 million annually across the existing portfolio and new investments. We are actively seeking new investment opportunities in high-tech companies in the United Kingdom. We look for excellent management, defensible Intellectual Property, a well characterised route to market and global scalability to an expected market capitalisation in excess of $100m.
If you are an entrepreneur looking for your next challenge, or a small high-tech company looking for a technical solution that will help you bring a new product to market; imagine being able to access the IP or tap into the expertise at CERN, home to the Large Hadron Collider, and one of the world’s leading laboratories.
The STFC CERN Business Incubation Centre (BIC) offers funding, business support and technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small high-tech companies seeking to accelerate their innovative business concepts.
BioStars is a life and health sciences comprehensive accelerator programme aimed at enabling the bio-entrepreneurs of tomorrow to turn their scientific ideas into marketable products.
Building the next generation of healthcare projects and businesses. The Hill is Oxford's NEW digital healthcare ideas lab, for: patients, carers, nurses, doctors, healthcare professionals, designers, developers, researchers, business leaders and investors. It's the place to come for support and inspiration to solve the big challenges in healthcare using digital technology.
Do you have an early stage startup?Need some support and advice to take it to the next level?
The L.E.V8 Women pre-accelerator programme aims to inspire and skill up Oxford's future female leaders and founders to stride forward confidently into their professional lives post-University.
We fund, support and connect innovative businesses to accelerate sustainable economic growth.
The Skoll Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for incoming MBA students who pursue entrepreneurial solutions for urgent social and environmental challenges. The Scholarship provides funding and exclusive opportunities to meet with world-renowned entrepreneurs, thought-leaders and investors. Once selected, these students are known as Skoll Skollars.
The Skoll Scholarship provides tuition for entrepreneurs who have set up or have been working in entrepreneurial ventures with a social purpose, and who wish to improve their knowledge of market-oriented practices so they can be more effective in their subsequent social change pursuits.
The Scholarship is given in recognition that the MBA may represent a significant financial burden, particularly for those who have chosen to work in social ventures rather than the commercial or public sectors.
Tech to Unite Us is our new grant programme that supports innovative ventures transform lives with tech.Tech to Unite Us is the inaugural £0.5m grant fund of our Innovate Social Tech programme. It aims to demonstrate how tech can reach its transformative potential when it’s driven by one of the greatest opportunities of our time – equality.
Oxfordshire Social Entrepreneurship Partnership (OSEP) has been set up to help existing and prospective social entrepreneurs plan, develop and grow their businesses. We aim to be the best network of support and funding for social entrepreneurs in the UK.
The Oxford Brookes Social Entrepreneur Awards (OBSEA) are dedicated Brookes' awards exclusively for staff, students and recent graduates from this university. However, there are now also community awards, open to social entrepreneurs based in Oxfordshire, working through the Oxfordshire Social Entrepreneurship Partnership, OSEP. OSEP is a major new umbrella partnership which supports social entrepreneurship locally. This strategic partnership launched in autumn 2014 and is formed by Oxford Brookes University, the University of Oxford and Student Hubs, working in collaboration. A new website for OSEP gives further information on the support and awards available locally to social entrepreneurs.
Idea Idol is Oxford Entrepreneurs’ annual business idea competition. Only the best startup ideas survive… will you win the chance to pitch the judges for £5,000?
The Oxford Seed Fund is a student-run fund that invests £15-25k in early-stage ventures founded by Oxford students and alumni. It provides funding and support to entrepreneurs, and it is part of the Entrepreneurship Centre at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
The Carbon Innovation Programme is an opportunity for staff and students to generate unique ideas for carbon reduction and bid for funding to implement the idea within the University estate. It runs annually, October to April.
Openworks is Oxford's newest co-working office space purpose-built for creative entrepreneurs, social innovators, freelancers and anyone in between. Openworks offers an environment where businesses can thrive: a tailor-made space where innovators and creators work side-by-side. Everyone that becomes a member of Openworks is expected to give something to our community: a useful tip, organising an event or a free consultation. Entrepreneurial ventures work better in collaboration.
Milton Park is home to 7,500 people and 250 organisations. When you decide to join us, you are not just choosing one of the largest business communities in the UK, you are embracing a lifestyle that can truly enhance your work life balance. We work better when we’re happy and we’re happiest when we feel we belong. At Milton Park you are sure to grow, succeed, belong.