What we do
The Entrepreneurship Centre supports and enables entrepreneurship across the University.
We are committed to focusing on 3 key areas:
- Thought Leadership - we bring together thought leaders from academia, industry and government to critically discuss current issues in entrepreneurship, as well as to generate new ideas and devise new solutions.
- Experiential Learning - via our programmes such as the VIEW programme of startup workshops, Ideas to Impact (I2I) for DPhil students, and the Oxford Seed Fund
- Networks and Convening - our Building a Business lecture series, and our annual conference, the Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum (OSEF).
How we do it
We offer a variety of programmes for all Oxford University students, alumni and staff, designed with the aim of fostering entrepreneurial learning and connection across the University.
Some of the things we do include:
Drawing together academics and practitioners by building links with entrepreneurs, investors and business experts.
Engaging with the MBA class and other University disciplines to create opportunities for students, staff and guest speakers to network.
Supporting a strong student and alumni network. Our student society, Oxford Entrepreneurs, is the largest entrepreneurship student society globally, with over 10,000 members.
Skills workshops, seminars, networking events and forum convening.
Supporting students and alumni to set up and scale businesses. There are now hundreds of Saïd Business School student and alumni-founded companies.
- Building our research capacity to investigate and understand the drivers behind successful entrepreneurship.
If you would like to get involved with our activities, either as a sponsor, mentor, advisor or as a speaker, we would be very interested to hear from you.