It is with great honour and fond memories that I finish my tenure as president of Oxford Entrepreneurs. It has been a fantastic year for the organisation and we have developed tremendously in the quantity and quality of the opportunities we have been able to offer. I encourage you to read the review of the year linked below in the next section.
I would like to take this opportunity to now introduce the incoming president of Oxford Entreprenurs: Alex Davies. Alex has been involved with OE this year as the Head of Marketing and has helped make this year the success that it was. He is extremely competent and has great plans for the society over the coming year. I now happily hand over the reigns to his capable hands.
I hope you have enjoyed the year, and I look forward to seeing OE continue to grow.
James D May
This weeks top entrepreneurial opportunities below.
Here are this weeks top opportunities.
Check out this weeks top opps below:
Two teams from the University of Oxford have succeeded in getting into the renowned Founder.org program, who we have partnered with this year. They'll be receiving funding and mentorship over the coming year.
Biocarbon Engineering: Industrial scale reforestation
GiveVision: Smart Glasses for the visually impaired
To find out more about founder.org then head to their website.
If you have any specific questions about how we can help then email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out this weeks opportunities below:
We have now started our crowdfunding program and have some OE teams developing new products ready to be supported and funded through our platform of choice Indiegogo. Stay tuned for updates so you can be the first to hear when the campaigns are released.
We are thankfully supported in this project locally by both The Oxford Trust: An independent charity aiming to encourage the pursuit of science and enterprise across Oxford.
And also Venturefest Oxford: A gateway to connect people who want to do business in Oxfordshire.
Check out the opportunities below.
Check out the top opportunities this week below.
This week we have opportunities abounding, so check them out below.
OE Silicon Valley Trip Success
Just a few weeks ago we had OE's first ever society trip to Silicon Valley. From over 80 applications 20 of the best entrepreneurially minded individuals were chosen and attended the 10 day adventure.
We met and toured large companies like Google, Facebook, Dropbox etc; we met venture capital and accelerators such as Y Combinator, the Thiel Foundation, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers etc; and connected with Oxford alumni in the Bay Area like Kevin Hartz the founder of Eventbrite, the founders of Zesty and much much more.
A big shout out to our two Trip Directors Niloy and Akeel who were instrumental in the trips organisation. We plan on continuing the trip next year and making it bigger and better. If you're interested in being a part by supporting/sponsoring the trip then don't hesitate to get in contact.
May - June
Want to create a harware product and fund it successfully through crowdfunding?
We're running a new program this year which takes enthusiastic individuals and forms them into teams. These teams then come up with crazy new hardware ideas and are coached and mentored to get it succesfully funded through crowdfunding over 8 weeks.
We provide the mentors, the coaches, the funds, the materials, the prototyping space and more. All you need to bring is a good work mentality and an open mind.
If you're interested in participating in the program then register an application NOW!
Deadline: April 30th
Are you a current University of Oxford student/academic or have you graduated in the last 12 months?
Have you got a business idea?
If you answered yes to both those questions you can apply for the amazing opportunity to receive $100,000 in grant funding (no equity taken), from Founder.org.
Founder.org is a nonprofit foundation in San Francisco, California, USA that invests in student entrepreneurs internationally. The organisation features a company building program for student entrepreneurs at major research institutes and universities. Operated by a group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, Founder.org currently supports teams across various industries including sensors, sanitation, influencer marketing, biotechnology, health and transportation.
We've been working together with founder.org this year to get the University of Oxford accredited as a partner school, so YOU could get get access to this amazing opportunity.
Find our more about Applying
Find out more about Founder.org
Feel free to email us if you have any questions:
Our flagship conference Oxford Inspires was a HUGE success over the weekend.
We had over 340 people at the conference throughout the weekend.
We had some of the most successful entrepreneurs join us and share their lessons.
We had 50 people get a chance for a 1 on 1 mentoring session.
We had linkedIn headshots.
We had a fantastic debate on Sunday evening.
And so much MORE!!
The conference photos are now progressively being uploaded online to the OE facebook page. So head there, like the page, and check out the photos.
THIS WEEKEND - March 7-8th
Said Business School, Oxford
Only 50 tickets are left for our flagship conference this coming weekend.
- Hear 26 of the best founders, CEOs and VCs from the entrepreneurial space.
- Sign up for 1 on 1 mentoring with experts in various fields.
- Enjoy free lunch and tea and coffee throughtout the weekend.
- Meet and network with 300 like minded individuals.
- Come to a debate at the Union on the Sunday evening titled: "This house wouldn't start their first company while still at university".
If you haven't got your ticket then get it NOW before we sell out.
We've also released a select few single day tickets, so if you can only come for one day on the weekend then snap one of those up.
See Speakers and Get Tickets Here
7th-8th of March
Said Business School, Oxford
www . oxfordinspires . com
Tickets are selling fast!!
Oxford Inspires is our flagship conference around entrepreneurship. Come for two full days of incredible speakers, workshops, free lunch/refreshments, networking, one-on-one mentoring, LinkedIn headshots, and so much more. Some of our confirmed speakers:
Lord Bilimoria: Co-Founder and Chairman, Cobra Beer
Nick Wheeler: Founder and Chairman, Charles Tyrwhitt
Torsten Reil: Founder and CEO, Natural Motion
John Treharne: Founder and CEO, The Gym Group
Buy Tickets Here
So many great opportunities this week. Make sure to check them all out.
This week we have some amazing opportunities, lots of great events/programs and some news about up coming applications for the president position of OE for 2015-2016.
Check them out below.
Thursday 19th Feb - 6-8pm
Nelson Mandela Theatre, Said Business School
The final of the 4i business idea competition is upon us!
Come and watch the top 6 business ideas from Oxford and their teams present to a panel of judges for the opportunity to win £5,000.
Over 200 teams applied and have been progressively whittled down to the best of the best. If you're interested in hearing some awesome ideas, finding out what seasoned investors and entrepreneurs have to say about pitches, fancy some networking with like minded individuals over wine and nibbles, or are an investor yourself then make sure to get a ticket.
We held the Executive Summary Workshop for our flagship business idea competition this week. There are some really exciting businesses coming through, so make sure you note the evening of Thursday the 19th of Feb in the diary to come and see the finalists present to a panel of judges.
Anyway check out the top opportunities below.
For the first time ever, OE is organising a trip to Silicon Valley this Easter vacation. The trip will be from the 30th of March to the 6th of April.
We have secured sessions with Y Combinator in their head office, meetings with the founder of Eventbrite, visits to new disruptive startups such as Wickr, and we are in the processing of arranging visits to the headquarters of Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and many more. For any members interested in entrepreneurship or technology, this is not to be missed.
All OE members from all backgrounds can attend the trip. Only a limited number of places are available, and plane tickets will be booked very soon. Please register interest below. Further details to come very soon! Email any questions to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Register interest here: http://goo.gl/forms/MbJ2mhZvUn