Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards: Call for student/alumni teams
An annual business pitching competition aimed at giving a financial boost to student and graduate business ventures in their early stages. More info and eligibility:https://www.eship.ox.ac.uk/santander-universities-entrepreneurship-awards-2018. Deadline: 31 March 2018.
University’s annual OxTALENT competition is open for submissions
OxTALENT celebrates and rewards the innovative use of digital technologies to enhance teaching, learning, research, and outreach. The competition is open to all students and staff, and awards can be given either to individuals or to groups. More info: https://www.digitaleducation.ox.ac.uk/oxtalent. Closing date: 27 April 2018.
Campus Capital Oxford is a new Oxford student-only venture capital group. If you're a startup looking for funding, we'd love to hear from you.
We’re also looking to get in touch with people with an interest in or experience in entrepreneurship and have technical skills.
Our website is http://ccoxford.webflow.io, where you can apply for investment.
The Oxford Foundry
Oxford Foundry start-up accelerator call LAUNCHES
What is OXFO LEV8?
OXFO LEV8 at the Oxford Foundry is the University of Oxford’s newest accelerator, designed to support and nurture early-stage start-up teams affiliated to the University by helping to develop them into strong, scalable businesses.
WHO CAN APPLY?
OXFO LEV8 welcomes applications from any start-up team that includes at least one Oxford University student, member of staff, or alumnus/alumna within 10 years of graduation.
OXFO LEV8 welcomes ventures from all sectors. We believe that innovation thrives in a diverse community.
Our programme is led and influenced by entrepreneurs – we practice what we preach!
We offer a bespoke programme, tailored to the needs and interests of our venture teams.
Our programme focuses on bringing relevant industry experts to all of our ventures.
We are global: we will be bringing international angels, investors and thought leaders to our doorstep – physically and via video links and webinars.
We offer access to excellence in entrepreneurial learning, through the University of Oxford, and through access to world leading intellectual capital.
Our programme will focus on personal growth, and developing an entrepreneurial mind set while you shape and scale your start-up.
Applications are now open – apply by midnight on 20th February!
Full information at www.oxfordfoundry.ox.ac.uk/about-oxfo-lev8
The Oxford Foundry (OxFo) provides an entrepreneurial hub in the centre of the city for students (and staff) to interact, develop ideas and attend events.
The IT Innovation Challenges provide funding for small-scale digital projects that will bring a benefit to the University; for example, by creating an app or website, or using an existing technology in a novel way. The 2017 challenge is now open. Check out the IT Innovation Challenges website (http://www.it.ox.ac.uk/innovation-challenges).
The Skoll Centre Venture Awards
The Skoll Centre Venture Awards are investments of in early-stage social ventures founded by Oxford students and alumni. Founded in the autumn of 2012, the Skoll Centre made its first Venture Awards in the summer of 2013. Take a look at the investment portfolio to get an idea of what is funded.
Accelerating drug discovery at Oxford to benefit patients, healthcare and society, the new Lab282 partnership between Oxford University, Oxford University Innovation, Oxford Sciences Innovation and Evotec is a source of funding for ideas in biomedicine.
For advice on developing an idea and putting it into action, check out Oxford University Innovations' Incubator services.
Here's a breathtaking insider view of early venture funding in Silicon Valley.