Student Entrepreneurs’ Programme (StEP)
The StEP scheme is a student entrepreneur program which will engage groups of students to create new spinouts.
The Foundry, Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI) and Oxford University Innovation (OUI) will run a four week programme, commencing 1 July 2019, for budding entrepreneurs who want to develop their skills with real technologies and IP, benefiting from support from professionals in the innovation sector. Only current Oxford University student members (fully matriculated students) are eligible to join the program.
OUI will make University IP available to student groups for the purpose of putting together investable business cases. The groups will receive: a stipend (£1,500 for applicants who can commit to the full-time programme), a place to work, mentoring from OUI staff and free access to an intensive training programme.
The StEP scheme will be based at The Foundry, where all groups will have the chance to pitch for £25,000. This will enable the successful teams to put more time into their business idea, bring in additional expertise and work with OSI to put a more substantial first round investment together to start their new spinout.
The Entrepreneurship Centre is looking for a small group of up to 4 MBA students to act as Entrepreneurs in Residence for the duration of the StEP scheme.
Entrepreneurs in Residence will support teams on the programme by sharing business acumen and providing insight into the business world through their professional experiences. For MBA students this provides a great opportunity to work and network with a broad range of individuals across the wider University who share an interest in entrepreneurship and innovation. Entrepreneurs in Residence will receive a stipend of £1500 and will be expected to be available most afternoons.
Applications close Sunday 16 June, 2019.