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News and Announcements

Wk 2: Reggae Reggae / Start A Company / Join the OE Team!

E-mail sent by Andy Young, Monday, 15th October 2007 @ 5:55am

Dear OE Member,

Great to meet so many of you at our freshers drinks on Wednesday - the bar was buzzing with enthusiasm and enterprise. If you missed out, your next opportunity to get involved is at the launch of Start A Company this Wednesday. It's exciting, fun and creative - so come and see how the scheme works. The deadline for committee positions is close so apply now! Also in this newsletter are several other opportunities to do good and make money.

See you on Wednesday!

Wk 1: Freshers' Special! Free Party / Reggae Reggae / Join the OE Team! / Latest Enternships

E-mail sent by Andy Young, Tuesday, 9th October 2007 @ 2:18pm

Dear OE Member,

Welcome back! This term we have an action packed mixture of events lined up. Get inspired by our top speakers (this term includes Levi Roots and the founder of the Carphone Warehouse) try your hand at starting a company (see below) and meet the most active student entrepreneurs in Oxford, plus much more. Also we have some committee positions available so you can get more involved.

Check out www.oxfordentrepreneurs.co.uk for more details on this terms
activites or come along to our freshers' drinks.

OE President 07/08

"I wish there were something like this when I was studying" - Lord Karan Bilmoria, Cobra Beer Founder

Pre-Michaelmas Term Newsletter

E-mail sent by Andy Young, Friday, 7th September 2007 @ 1:58am

Dear OE Members,

Welcome to the Oxford Entrepreneurs pre-term newsletter. We are currently gearing up for an exciting term and look forward to announcing our packed lineup soon. This term we welcome Alasdair Bell as the new president, the committee would like to thank Rajeeb Dey for all the hard work he has put in as OE's longest serving president!

In the mean time enjoy all the opportunities below, apply to them all and you could win over £200,000 investment and raise several thousand for charity!

End-of-year special: Oxford University 21st Century Challenge / Intern with Peter Jones!

E-mail sent by Andy Young, Tuesday, 24th July 2007 @ 1:49pm

Dear OE Member,

Welcome to our end-of-year special newsletter, with a farewell message from outgoing President - Rajeeb Dey - and some very exciting Enternship opportunities. Keep reading for the chance to work at Peter Jones' (from BBC’s Dragons Den & ITV1 Tycoon) company - PJ Investments Ltd (you better hurry though - the deadline is on Sunday!)

Venturefest this Monday and Tuesday - Meet the OE team! / Latest Enternship

E-mail sent by Andy Young, Saturday, 30th June 2007 @ 11:44pm

Dear OE member,

Oxford Entrepreneurs has a stall at Venturefest ( www.venturefest.com ) this coming Monday and Tuesday, and we'd love to see you all there! Venturefest is a free two-day conference, open to all, celebrating enterprise and innovation and promoting the commercialisation of new technology. Seminars, talks and workshops cover everything from start up advice to tales from those who have gone before.

See below for more details, plus the latest Enternship to come our way:

Wk 10: Exciting Enternships with Brent Hoberman, Yelp! + more / High Flyers' Graduate Recruitment Conference

E-mail sent by Andy Young, Tuesday, 26th June 2007 @ 9:49pm

Dear OE member,

We have a whole list of exciting Enternships™ (entrepreneurial internships) and full-time placements available this week - including placements on Brent Hoberman's new start-up (Co-founder, Lastminute.com) and at Yelp! in San Fransisco with OE founder Bob Goodson.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved with OE this year and attended our events, and we hope that you will continue to do so next year when we have even more planned!

Wk 7: Intern with Innocent Smoothies & Meltwater Ventures (Environmental Incubator)

E-mail sent by Andy Young, Wednesday, 6th June 2007 @ 4:26pm

Dear OE member,

Welcome to the 7th week newsletter! We hope you have enjoyed all the events and presentations that have been going on this term. We were delighted to be able to sponsor the Fortune Forum at the Oxford Union which brought together high profile entrepreneurs such as Stelios, Sir Tom Hunter and the Green & Blacks Founder (Craig Sams) to discuss the role of business intervention in solving poverty.

Please read on to find more opportunities for this week..

Fortune Forum: Drinks with the speakers for 5 OE members!

E-mail sent by Andy Young, Monday, 28th May 2007 @ 6:17pm

Oxford Entrepreneurs is proud to sponsor the Oxford Union’s Fortune Forum, happening tomorrow evening (Tuesday) at 8pm.

"Is business intervention the most effective solution to poverty?"

We have 5 places for the drinks with the speakers after the event to give away to our lucky members!

If you would like to attend the drinks and meet the amazing speakers (see below) please send an email to Rajeeb.dey@jesus.ox.ac.uk by 11am tomorrow (Tuesday). 5 people will be selected at random and will be notified by 12 noon.

It may not be possible to respond to every request so if you do not hear back from us by 12 noon, please assume that we have not been able to allocate you a place at the drinks. Nevertheless we would still encourage you attend the Forum, as it should be a fantastic evening!

Please note that this event is open to non-union members (a £3 entry fee applies if you are not a union member).

More details:

Fortune Forum: Tuesday 29th May, 8pm

Is business intervention the most effective solution to poverty?

The Forum is going to be like a “Question Time” session - chaired by the Treasurer (Smruti Sriram) with questions originating from the audience – students and members of the Oxford Union.


  1. Stelios – Easy Group
  2. Craig Sams – Green and Blacks
  3. Dr R S Ram – Wings of Hope Children’s Charity
  4. Renu Mehta – Fortune Forum
  5. Sir Tom Hunter – West Coast Capital/ Hunter Foundation, and richest man in Scotland
  6. Lord Bell – Chime Plc (helped found Saatchi and Saatchi, and Comic Relief)
  7. Stuart Rose – CEO of Marks and Spencer

The Financial Times will be covering the event. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. Union Members enter free. Non-Union members - £3 entry with ID.

We hope to see you there!

Wk 6: Fortune Forum / 21st Century Challenge / new Enternships™

E-mail sent by Andy Young, Monday, 28th May 2007 @ 10:20am

Dear OE member,

Welcome to the week 6 newsletter. Thanks to all those who came to the Summer BBQ - we were fortunate to have great weather, free food, free drinks and great people. We hope that you enjoyed yourselves!

As always, there are some great opportunities this week, so read on and don’t miss out!

Wk 5: Free BBQ (Tues) / Innocent & Freshminds internships / "In conversation.." presentations

E-mail sent by Andy Young, Sunday, 20th May 2007 @ 12:47am

Dear OE Member,

There’s absolutely loads going on this week, so read on to find out more and don’t forget to come to the free OE BBQ this Tuesday!

OE FREE Summer BBQ with Cobra Beer and Innocent Smoothies

  • Tuesday, 22nd May 2007 at 8pm - 10:30pm
    Location: Said Business School common room and gardens (great location whatever the weather!)

    Oxford Entrepreneurs is delighted to invite you to its biggest event of Trinity Term – the…

FREE Summer BBQ with Cobra Beer & Innocent Smoothies - This Tuesday!

E-mail sent by Andy Young, Friday, 18th May 2007 @ 1:10pm

# OE FREE Summer BBQ with Cobra Beer & Innocent Smoothies

Date: Tuesday 5th Week (22nd May)
Time: 7pm
Location: Said Business School common room and gardens

Oxford Entrepreneurs is delighted to invite you to its biggest event of Trinity Term – the Summer BBQ!

We have teamed up with Innocent Smoothies, Cobra Beer, Red Bull and the Make Your Mark Campaign (in association with MTV & Fopp) to give you the chance to put down your books for one evening and attend the best summer party of the term!

  • Free BBQ
  • Free Cobra Beer
  • Free Innocent Smoothies
  • Free Red Bull
  • Free prizes: t-shirts, pens, Lord Bilimoria’s new book, Sir Richard Branson’s book
  • Chance to win £1000 & even appear on MTV!

Entry will be subject to capacity - book your place now @ www.oxfordentrepreneurs.co.uk!

Tickets for the free BBQ will be available for the first 100 people to arrive on the night - so make sure you get there early for free food!

## Make your Mark - a chance to win £1000!

OE has teamed up with the Make Your Mark campaign to celebrate the launch of a new competition: A Grand Idea to Make Your Mark in association with MTV and Fopp. If you are aged 16-25 years old, you will have the chance to win £1000 by entering a business idea in 100 words. In particular, the judges are looking for something that is original, funny, inspiring or enterprising, but it can be about absolutely anything! For more details please visit: http://www.agrandidea.co.uk/

Best submissions on the day will be awarded prizes which include pens, t-shirts, books from Lord Bilimoria (Cobra Beer) and Sir Richard Branson as well as other goodies! Remember, if your idea is selected as one of 15 overall winners in the “A Grand Idea to Make your Mark” competition you will have the chance to appear on MTV as well as bagging £1000!

## Red Bull helps give your idea wiiings @ the OE BBQ!

People have "Flugelbinders" all the time and just never seem to write them down in time before they loose it. These are ideas that spring to mind in the most random of places or situations and there is no pen handy or no one to tell. The Red Bull Flugelbinder website has been launched to make sure you not only log those ideas on line or via text, but encourages you to build upon them, make sure they don’t die without a good go.

There are hints and tips of how to get in the right frame of mind, things to help stimulate your mind to get in the right 'state' for creative thinking. There is information on patenting and other famous ideas and how they came about, to inspire your thoughts and more! Check it out at www.redbullflugelbinder.com

## Guest Speaker: Brad Rosser, Co-Founder, The Inside Track Group

If this wasn’t enough, we are also delighted to be hosting our guest speaker – Brad Rosser. Brad co-foundered The Inside Track Group in 2003. Today the Group is the UK’s largest residential property investment services company, with profits in excess of £13m (2006) and one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK. The Group provides property investment education, sources residential investment property in the UK and overseas for its clients, and also provides mortgages and insurance. The Group has educated more than 25,000 individuals, and sourced in excess of £2.3 billion of UK and international property for its clients.

Prior to The Inside Track Group, Brad was Group Corporate Development Director for the Virgin Group, directly working alongside Sir Richard Branson. At Virgin, Brad oversaw the development of Virgin Direct, Virgin Active, and Virgin Vie. Before Virgin, Brad worked with McKinsey and Co. in their London office. Come along and hear Brad’s story and his experiences of working as a consultant, then working alongside the formidable Sir Richard Branson and finally his experiences in setting up his own company.

Entry will be subject to capacity - book your place now @ www.oxfordentrepreneurs.co.uk. Don’t delay – book your place today!

See you there!

~ The OE Committee ~

Wk 4: End of term BBQ / Latest Enternships / Starting a Technology Business

E-mail sent by Andy Young, Sunday, 13th May 2007 @ 7:13pm

Dear OE members,

This newsletter is jam-packed with the latest Enternships™ (entrepreneurial internships) and details of a few interesting events to pencil into your diary so keep reading!

Wk 3: Conversations with Investors / Kauffman Fellowship deadline / Fortune Forum

E-mail sent by Andy Young, Monday, 7th May 2007 @ 10:03pm

Dear OE member,

A lot is going on this week so read on and don’t miss out!

Wk 2: Stelios (EasyGroup) / Fortune Forum / Develop your presentation skills

E-mail sent by Andy Young, Tuesday, 1st May 2007 @ 10:46am

Dear OE member,

Thanks to all of you who attending the Alumni event yesterday – it was great to see so many new faces and we hope you found it a useful and enjoyable evening.

It has often been said that university is the place for trying out things that you would probably not consider elsewhere, and this term at Oxford is no exception!

1st Wk: New website / Alumni Event / Invention Intelligence Workshop / Entrepreneurship Fellowship

E-mail sent by Andy Young, Monday, 23rd April 2007 @ 5:14am

Dear OE member,

Welcome to the 1st week newsletter. We hope that you’ve all had a fun and relaxing vacation and are ready for all the exciting events that we have lined up this term. There are many new and prestigious opportunities this week - hope you enjoy them!

Oxford Alumni Entrepreneurs networking event in London - Monday 30th April

E-mail sent by Andy Young, Tuesday, 17th April 2007 @ 7:34pm

Oxford Entrepreneurs is delighted to invite all Alumni of the University to the first ever Oxford Entrepreneurs event for Oxford alumni. The Oxford Alumni Entrepreneurs Networking Evening is held in partnership with the Said Business School, and kindly sponsored by 3i. It will be hosted at the 3i offices in Victoria, London on Monday 30th April.

The event is intended for all former members of Oxford University who are actively involved in entrepreneurship; from investors to business start-ups, and want to champion Oxford as a leading player in the new economy.

The event will be kick started by Baroness Hogg, Chairperson of 3i and recognized as one of the most powerful businesswomen in the UK and alumni from Lady Margaret Hall. The keynote speaker will be Martha Lane Fox, Co-founder of Lastminute.com (Magdalen College). There will be further contributions from Ian Lobley (Senior Partner, 3i) and from Rajeeb Dey, President of Oxford Entrepreneurs.

Spaces are limited, and we regret that it will not be possible to accommodate all those wishing to come. If you would like to register your interest please register using the link below and we will contact you shortly with more information.

Alumni can register for this event at http://oe.wufoo.com/forms/oxford-alumni-entrepreneurs-networking-event/

Further details will become available at http://www.oxfordentrepreneurs.co.uk/alumnievent

This event highlights OE’s ambition to reach out to Oxford alumni and to help them to connect with each other as well as current students. Senior representatives from Oxford Entrepreneurs, the Said Business School and 3i will all be on hand to answer questions on their respective areas.

Wk 10: StartingBloc / Graduate of the Year / CareerShifters.org Enternship / Imperial Entrepreneurs Party

E-mail sent by Andy Young, Monday, 19th March 2007 @ 9:22pm

Dear OE Member,

Welcome to the 10th week newsletter! We have received news of many exciting opportunities this week, so there’s plenty to keep busy with during the vacation!

Wk 9: Entrepreneurship in Retail TONIGHT / Easter Enternship with Careershifters.org

E-mail sent by Andy Young, Tuesday, 13th March 2007 @ 4:48am

Dear OE member,

Welcome to our end of term newsletter. We hope you’ve had a great Hilary term and are enjoying the start of the vacation. For all the Finalists/Prelim students – good luck with the revision!

Over Easter we’ll be working to line up some exciting events for next term so keep an eye out for periodic updates over the next few weeks.

Oxford Entrepreneurs

Networks: Oxford University, NACUE

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