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Entrepreneurship Centre

Open and extracurricular programmes

Extracurricular programmes for Oxford University students and staff

The Centre offers members of Oxford University a broad range of extracurricular entrepreneurship programmes. The programmes give participants the insight and knowledge to deal with the realities of venture creation. Activities include:

  • Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum (OSEF): the School's flagship entrepreneurial event, designed to be an intensive and immersive experience for students interested in all things entrepreneurial – from pursuing startup ideas to taking a transformational approach to building their future careers. Past keynote speakers have included Biz Stone, Co-Founder of Twitter, and Phil Libin, Co-Founder of Evernote. Whether you’re interested in starting and scaling a business, developing your skill-set to stand out from the crowd or simply understanding the opportunities that can come your way when you think entrepreneurially, OSEF can provide a hugely inspirational, stimulating and unmissable day.

Open programmes for the public

Several courses and events are open to the public. Some are free and some fee-bearing. These are:

  • Building a Business: a lecture course of basic business skills. it covers good business practice with a focus on science and technology entrepreneurship.

  • Oxford at Saïd Oxford: these seminars help to broaden participants' understanding of some of the key developments and ideas affecting markets, politics and society.

  • Oxford Inspires: This entrepreneurship focused conference is hosted by by Oxford Entrepreneurs. Launched in 2012, speakers included Simon Woodroffe, Yo! Company; Nick D'Aloisio, founder of Summly (and a Forbes '30 under 30') and Julie Meyer MBE, CEO of Ariadne Capital.

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