Please click on Fiona Reid for a copy of her excellent presentation at our Tri-Innovate: How to Pitch Your Idea workshop on Monday, 22nd February 2016.
Following on from the Tri-Innovate IP Ownership Workshop at Hertford College on 17th November 2015, please find below the presentation material used at the workshop. Please click on the speakers for their presentations.
Oxford University Innovation
Buxton Court, 3 West Way, Botley,
Oxford OX2 0JB
T: 01865 614424 F: 01865 280831
There are many resources available in (and outside) Oxford for innovators and entrepreneurs, whether for first-timers or those with experience. Here are a few:
Supporting Entrepreneurial Connectivity
Europe's largest student Entrepreneurship Society.
"Our mission is that you pick up the mantle, start something amazing, and change both your own lives and others"
Oxford Entrepreneurs has three teams working to help you:
Inspiration: Outreach to the University and local community, proselytizing entrepreneurship and showing people what’s possible. We host events with incredible speakers, including some of our alumni. Our social events spread the buzz around campus. Practical Events like our Hackathon give you a taste of that startup feeling.
Education: Regular series on general and specific aspects of entrepreneurship, in the forms of workshops, masterminds, and lecture series. Free to attend, and taught by very qualified speakers in a personal environment at the Saïd Business School.
Support: Direct mentoring of student founders by experienced entrepreneurs. A social group specifically for active entrepreneurs, whom you can befriend and ask for advice if you need it.
Onestart - The world’s largest biotech accelerator - http://www.onestart.co
Graduate Entrepreneur Visa
Feel free to reach out to Chelsea (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions. Her working days are generally Wednesdays to Fridays.
The Sirius Programme
The Sirius Programme is one of the most comprehensive start-up support packages offered globally, and the best in Europe with no equity taken. Sirius brings together a vibrant mix of creative and innovative start-ups and multi-nationals working together across the UK, including country wide hubs and hotspots of creativity and innovation. It is designed to create the next generation of successful entrepreneurs and tomorrow's global businesses.
The Shed Program
The Shed Program was established by the University Career Service to foster entrepreneurship and enterprise. It runs weekly innovation workshops on various entrepreneurship topics, and offers business mentoring designed to support Oxford students through the process of developing a complete business plan.
The Shed also offers business mentoring. You can participate in the mentor program as part of the Business Plan Challenge or just to explore ideas, brainstorm, or flesh out particular aspects of a business plan. You can meet up regularly with a mentor and at the end of the process (on average a term and a half) you will have the opportunity to pitch your plan to a panel of enterprise experts for supportive feedback. It’s a great opportunity to launch your own business or boost your employability. You may join the Business Plan Challenge at any point in the term. Get more information by following this link or emailing: and via GEV advert . docx
For more information on Founder Centric and a taste of life as an entrepreneur, see:
The Oxford Social Innovation Programme provides funding, mentoring and support for students, staff or recent graduates with a mission to start a social enterprise. The programme is delivered by Oxford Hub in partnership with The Careers Service and UnLtd HEFCE.
The Oxford Launchpad
The Oxford Launchpad is a new space for entrepreneurial activity in Oxford. It is a space where members – students, faculty, and the wider Oxford entrepreneurial community – can meet to collaborate, create and strengthen ventures, as well as to share knowledge, practice and connections.