Educating entrepreneurs


We create innovative education programmes that enable ambitious entrepreneurs to scale their businesses to the next level.

Accelerating business growth for entrepreneurs

Globally, small businesses account for 90% of all firms and are responsible for 50% of employment. Our mission is to ensure entrepreneurs with growth aspirations can access and benefit from our world-class business education.

Preparing the next generation of business leaders

There is no leadership role that demands more continuous reinvention than that of the founder of a growth business. Whether you have identified a gap in the market or believe you can make the world a better place, you face the same challenges of raising money, personal resilience, and building a strong team.  

We offer the support structures and learning needed to realise your dreams and ambitions, one step at a time.  

Our approach is to create the space for entrepreneurs to learn alongside like-minded peers. Their business expertise, combined with the diverse set of disciplines embedded within the University of Oxford, develop you into the best problem solvers and leaders, able to adapt to an ever-changing world.  

We are uniquely positioned to assemble prominent business leaders, policymakers, investors and researchers to create learning experiences that are thought-provoking, interactive and highly targeted to the entrepreneur and business growth.

Faculty, experts and contributors

We enlist multi-disciplinary expertise from across the School and the wider University of Oxford to ensure the multi-faceted challenges tackled on our programme are underpinned by research.

Our mission

Every entrepreneur deserves to benefit from world-class teaching that helps them to grow effectively. They are the entrepreneurial heartland of the business community all over the world.

Soumitra Dutta

Dean of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Partnerships - creating programmes

We deliver programmes through partnerships with big business, government bodies and funders who are committed to accelerating the economic force of small businesses worldwide.  

Our partners are looking to deliver education that is accessible, scalable and that has a transformational impact on economic growth and job creation. We mobilise a global network of entrepreneurs and changemakers to: 

  • Build businesses fit for the future
  • Embrace the challenges of growth
  • Step up to the demands of leadership
  • Secure funding for fast growth
  • Innovate new strategies and business models 

We welcome partnership opportunities with large, international organisations that enable us to co-create new ways to better serve the small business community. 

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK Programme

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme was launched in 2010 to address the support gap for growth-orientated small businesses, helping them to unlock their economic and job creation potential. They believe that small businesses are the engine of the UK economy and at the heart of local communities.

The programme is open to high-growth businesses across the UK, from all sectors and is fully funded for participants by the Goldman Sachs Foundation. It's specifically aimed at the owner or senior decision-maker of an established small business. After completion, you enter into a global alumni community, where you can receive ongoing support through specialist workshops, national alumni events and peer-to-peer mentoring.


Contact us

If you would like to explore how we could work with your organisation, government or enterprise to educate the small business community, please contact:

Lydia Lamdin 

(+44) 7540 671 404