Entrepreneurship | University of Oxford
Entrance to the Oxford Foundry
The Oxford Foundry
Credit: David Fisher

Entrepreneurship

Do you want to build your own future? Develop your own ideas? Set up your own company or social enterprise? Make a difference in the world? If the answer to any of these questions is yes then Oxford can really help get you started.

Oxford Foundry 

The Foundry is a brand new entrepreneurial hub at the heart of the University of Oxford, providing support and information to any Oxford student - no matter what subject you're studying. It aims to enhance employability through entrepreneurship amongst students, as well as create an ecosystem to support the starting and scaling of ventures that will have valuable social impact on our world.

Visit www.oxfordfoundry.ox.ac.uk for more information or watch Apple CEO, Tim Cook, at the launch: [https://youtu.be/43UzfpcqiEU]

The Careers Service

The Oxford University Careers Service can help you, even if you're planning to set up your own business rather than work for somebody else. Alongside all the internships, workshops, skill-building and support that the service offers they also have dedicated resources to help you develop your entrepreneurial side.

Support available includes:

  • Entrepreneurship Portal for the University to gain a comprehensive overview of what’s available here at the University.
  • Oxford Entrepreneurs: a student society with events, networking, competitions, news, pitching, funding and learning opportunities
  • Business Mentoring: free individual business mentoring and 48 hour ‘start up immersion’ events from The Careers Service
  • Social Enterprise Support Programme: grants (£500, £5,000 and sometimes up to £15,000!), mentoring and training from Oxford Hub

www.careers.ox.ac.uk/entrepreneurship-social-enterprise

Get inspired

Start your ideas flowing by checking out these examples of spinouts, charities and products that have already been created here at Oxford:

[Started in Oxford video playlist: https://youtu.be/l6EGEVyoX50]