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FAQs

Are your events open to people outside the University?

YES! The Entrepreneurship Centre offers courses and events for both Oxford University students and the general public. For example, our lecture series Building a Business is open to anyone interested in starting their own venture. For our open events, please see the School Events page.

What is the Oxford Launchpad?

The Oxford Launchpad is a co-working space shared by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurship Centre. Opened in early 2014, it has rapidly become a 'go-to' place for hundreds of entrepreneurially-minded people within Oxford. Find out more about the Launchpad here, including details of how to become a member.

Can I attend Building a Business?

Building a Business is open to all current University of Oxford members and alumni. However, a proportion of places are reserved for members of the public. Check our website for full information about this year's Building a Business lectures and how to register.

How can I get involved with the Centre?

Talk to us! If you would like to get involved with our activities whether as a sponsor, a Resident Expert, an advisor, or as a speaker at one of our events then we would be very pleased to hear from you. Please email us.

I am an alumnus entrepreneur, how can I connect with you?

We're always delighted to hear from our entrepreneurial alums! Please get in touch with us by email to let us know what's happening with your venture.
 

Do you provide early stage investment?

We run the Oxford Seed Fund as an educational opportunity for students - it invests £15-25K in startups led by Oxford students and alumni. Since it was established in 2012, the Seed Fund's portfolio of companies has grown, and a few notables have gone on to secure significant further investment. Look out for the call for Seed Fund applications, usually in December/January each year.

How does the Centre contribute to the MBA/EMBA curriculum?

The Centre helps to deliver one of the core, integral parts of the Oxford MBA and EMBA programme: the Entrepreneurship Project or EP.  The EP challenges participants to develop a full business plan and present it to a panel of invited investors and other practitioners.

Completed plans must be attractive to the professional investor, and for students already running a business, this is a great chance to develop new products or business models and have them rigorously evaluated.

The Oxford MBA and EMBA give participants the chance to customise their learning experience to meet individual career goals and aspirations.

Electives allow participants to specialise in certain subject areas gaining depth and breadth across the range of management and business disciplines. Recent elective courses with an entrepreneurial element include: raising capital, entrepreneurial finance, technology and innovation strategy, and private equity.

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