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Wk 8: TATA Idea Idol Grand Finale

E-mail sent by a GroupSpaces user, Monday, 5th March 2012 @ 12:42am

Dear Members,

Tata Idea Idol Grand Finale 2012 is finally here! 

Come cheer on the finalists and vote for the People's Choice Winner at this year's Tata Idea Idol 2012 on Wednesday. The six finalists will pitch their ideas in front of a live audience and a panel of expert and celebrity judges, including Gary Frank (CEO of The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys); Leo Johnson (Co-Founder of Sustainable Finance Ltd); Will Chadwick (Vice President of Tata Interactive Systems); and Melody Hossaini (star from The Apprentice). The end of the evening will see the winner of Tata Idea Idol 2012 awarded with £10,000 in cash and prizes. What’s more, for the audience, we will be holding a draw to give away 2 Kindles and a place to the VIP dinner! Register
now!

Wk 7: Jamie Murray Wells, Gordon Sanghera, Tata Idea Idol 2012 and more!

E-mail sent by a GroupSpaces user, Sunday, 26th February 2012 @ 6:09pm

Dear OE Members,

We're now less than two weeks away from the Tata Idea Idol 2012 finale - We can't wait! Congratulations to those of you who made it this far and good luck to the 6 finalists!
Register now to see the 6 finalists go head to head in front of a star-studded panel of judges - including Gary Frank (CEO of The Fabulous Bakin' Boys); Leo Johnson (Co-Founder of Sustainable Finance Ltd); Will Chadwick (Vice President of Tata Interactive Systems); and Melody Hossaini (star from The Apprentice) for their chance to win up to £10k in cash and prizes.  

We're continuing this week with two extraordinary speakers. Don't miss 
Jamie Murray Wells (founder and Executive Chairman of Glasses Direct) tomorrow 7pm at the SBS and Gordon Sanghera (CEO of Oxford Nanopore) on Wednesday 5.30pm at the SBS. 

See below for more exciting opportunities this week from Bertelsmann, PwC and Rocket-Internet. This week's chosen company for OE Startup Spotlight is also last year's Tata Idea Idol winner - Flexibity!

Wk 6: Dr Naderi, OE Buzz, Jamie Wells, Gordon Sanghera & Tata Idea Idol 2012!

E-mail sent by a GroupSpaces user, Monday, 20th February 2012 @ 1:40am

Dear OE Members,

OE's kicking off the week with Dr. Naderi - Director of NASA's Solar System Exploration. Click
here to register to see Dr Naderi tonight at 8pm. Next Monday, we're delighted to be joined by Jamie Murray Wells (founder and Executive Chairman of Glasses Direct) followed by Gordon Sanghera (CEO of Oxford Nanopore) on Wednesday.

Also, be sure to 
register early for OE's most popular event of the year: Tata Idea Idol 2012. On March 7th, 6.30pm at the Said Business School's Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, our 6 finalists will go head to head in front of a star-studded panel of judges - including Gary Frank (CEO of The Fabulous Bakin' Boys); Leo Johnson (Co-Founder of Sustainable Finance Ltd); Will Chadwick (Vice President of Tata Interactive Systems); and Melody Hossaini (star from The Apprentice) for their chance to win up to £10k in cash and prizes

The deadline for the Tata Idea Idol 2012 Start-up Exhibition is next Friday! If you want the opportunity to showcase your start-up at the most exciting Ideas Competition in Oxford and get media and investment exposure, email 
christopher@oxfordentrepreneurs.co.uk to register.  

As always, this newsletter provides the low-down on upcoming events from around Oxford and the greater entrepreneurial community. 

Wk 5: Hamid Biglari, Firouz Naderi, Tata Idea Idol Grand Finale and more!

E-mail sent by a GroupSpaces user, Sunday, 12th February 2012 @ 5:57pm

Dear OE Members,

What an exciting week it's been for Oxford Entrepreneurs! We would like to thank Bertelsmann for all their help in making 
Wednesday's case study workshop a great success. We would also like to thank the Startup Weekend team, as well as all the mentors and everyone else who attended and contributed to the second Ideas2Market Bootcamp, which assembled 75 entrepreneurs together to learn how to build a business in a single day. 

Congratulations to the 40 Tata Idea Idol semi-finalists who attended the first phase of training yesterday. Six finalists will go head to head in front of a star-studded panel of judges at the Grand Finale on the 7th of March 2012 (6.30pm-8.30pm). Reserve a seat for the Grand Finale now to avoid disappointment. Furthermore, you can showcase your startup at the Grand Finale in the SBS reception for free, please email christopher@oxfordentrepreneurs.co.uk if you’re interested in gaining exposure to hundreds of individuals.  

This week, we're delighted to continue our Changemaker Speaker Series with Hamid Biglari (Head of Emerging Markets at Citibank) on Wednesday, 15th February. See below for details on how to register and the other exciting opportunities this week!

Wk 4: Tata Idea Idol DEADLINE, Bertelsmann Workshop, OE Buzz, Startup Weekend and more!

E-mail sent by a GroupSpaces user, Sunday, 5th February 2012 @ 4:07pm

Dear OE Members, 

Another sensational week for OE! Over 200 people came to see Mr Yakunin (President of Russian Railways) speak as part of the Emerging Markets Series. If you missed out, make sure you and your friends
register to see the next speaker scheduled for this term - Hamid Biglari (Head of Emerging Markets at Citibank). Click here to download the OE Hilary 2012 Brochure and Termcard with all of the exciting events and programmes still to come this term, and be sure to check out the event details on our GroupSpaces calendar and register! 

It is now time to turn our attention to the exciting events happening this week. If you are starting or want to start your own venture, 
register for the Ideas2Market Startup Weekend workshop and learn how to start a venture from one of the leading catalysts for startup creation and entrepreneur education in the world.  Also, on February 8th, we're giving you an opportunity to create & innovate with Bertelsmann - the most international media corporation in the world.  

Finally, if you haven't done so already, this is your very last chance to submit your idea for Tata Idea Idol 2012 to be in with a chance of winning up to £10,000 in cash and prizes! Just click 
here to go to the online entry form. The deadline for entries is midnight tonight, February 5th

Don't forget to seize the other great opportunities presented in this newsletter, including the SBS Venture Fund  and opportunities from OBR, LSE and MIT!

Wk 3: President of Russian Railways, Bertelsmann Case Study, Startup Weekend, Tata Idea Idol and more!

E-mail sent by a GroupSpaces user, Sunday, 29th January 2012 @ 11:33pm

Dear OE Members,

This week we're continuing our Emerging Markets Series with Mr Yakunin (President of Russian Railways) on Thursday, February 2nd. Register now to hear from one of Russia’s true insiders. We're also pleased to bring you an exciting case study opportunity with one of our sponsors Bertelsmann. On February 8th, we're giving you an opportunity to create & innovate with Bertelsmann - the most international media corporation in the world. And on February 11th, we're offering enthusiastic entrepreneurs the opportunity to join the Ideas2Market Startup Weekend workshop and learn how to start a venture from one of the leading catalysts for startup creation and entrepreneur education in the world. 

Also, if you haven't done so already, be sure to submit your idea for Tata Idea Idol 2012 to be in with a chance of winning up to £10,000 in cash and prizes! Just click here to go to the online entry form. The deadline for entries is February 5th

This newsletter is jam-packed with some remarkable upcoming events and opportunities brought to you by OE, Said Business School, Oxford Women in Business and other OE partners and sponsors.

Wk 2: Tata Idea Idol, Vladimir Yakunin, OE Buzz, The Emerge Venture Lab, McKinsey Innovate, HMRC and more!

E-mail sent by a GroupSpaces user, Sunday, 22nd January 2012 @ 11:53pm

Dear OE Members,

The deadline for entering Tata Idea Idol is fast approaching. Submit your entries now to be in with a chance of winning up to £10,000 in cash and prizes for your idea! 

We are excited to continue our Emerging Markets Series with Vladimir Yakunin (President of Russian Railways). Registration for the event is now
openAlso, don't forget to join us for OE Buzz at 8pm this Thursday at G&D's.

As usual, we've loaded this newsletter with wonderful opportunities from our sponsors and partners! See below for opportunities from The Emerge Venture Lab, McKinsey Innovate, HMRC and many more!

TATA Idea Idol 2012 Grand Finale & Start-Up Exhibition

  • Wednesday, 7th March 2012 at 6:30pm - 9pm
    Location: Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP, UK

OE - Create & Innovate with Bertelsmann!

  • Wednesday, 8th February 2012 at 12:45pm - 5pm
    Location: Roy Griffiths Room, Keble College, Parks Rd, Oxford, OX1, UK

    Bertelsmann is an international media company whose core divisions…

OE Mentor Matchup with Startup Weekend!

  • Saturday, 11th February 2012 at 4pm - 6pm
    Location: Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP, UK

    OE Mentor Matchup is a professional mentoring programme for entrepreneurial students provided…

Gordon Sanghera - CEO of Oxford Nanopore

  • Wednesday, 29th February 2012 at 5:30pm - 8pm
    Location: Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP, UK


    Confessions of a Bio-entrepreneur, the Nanopore Story with Gordon…

HT Wk 1: Welcome back! Tata Idea Idol, Zoe McDougall, SGEC, Vladimir Yakunin and more!

E-mail sent by a GroupSpaces user, Monday, 16th January 2012 @ 3:32am

Welcome Back! With a new term upon us, OE is back with the high quality opportunities that you have come to expect. 

This term we will bring you
Tata Idea Idol 2012, Startup Weekend, and five speakers including: Vladimir Yakunin (President of Russian Railways); Jamie Murray Wells (founder and Executive Chairman of Glasses Direct); and Hamid Biglari (Head of Emerging Markets at Citibank). Click here for the OE Hilary 2012 Term Card with all of the exciting events coming up this term. Be sure to check out the event details on our GroupSpaces calendar and register!

Tata Idea Idol 2012 IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!!! - submit your idea now for the chance to win up to £10,000 in cash and prizes! Just click here to go to the online entry form. The deadline for entries is February 5th. Visit our website for more information.

On February 11th, come along to the Ideas2Market Startup Weekend workshop and learn everything you need to start your venture from one of the leading catalysts for startup creation and entrepreneur education in the world. 
Click here to register. 

We start the term with our first speaker event this Wednesday (January 18th) where we'll hear from
Zoe McDougall (Director of Communications at Oxford Nanopore Technologies) on pacing and integrating communications to manage reputation from start-up to commercialization. 

Finally, today is the launch of the Said Global Entrepreneurship Challenge. With an eye toward creating employment and growing businesses, Oxford’s Saïd Business School has two associated business plan competitions that make mentors/advisors 
available and up to $400,000 in investment. The one-page online application will open on January 15, 2012 and the deadline for entries is January 30, 2012. See below for more details on how to apply. 

As always, if you have any enterprise related items you would like to add to the newsletter please send them to president@oxfordentrepreneurs.co.uk 

Have a great Term! 

Jamie Murray Wells (founder and Executive Chairman of Glasses Direct)

  • Monday, 27th February 2012 at 7pm - 8pm
    Location: Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP, UK

    Jamie Murray Wells is the founder and Executive Chairman of Glasses Direct, which he started at…

Ideas2Market - Startup Weekend Comes to Oxford!

  • Saturday, 11th February 2012 at 11am - 6pm
    Location: Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP, UK

    Ideas2Market is pleased to introduce Startup Weekend - an intensive one-day workshop that will…

OE Buzz

  • Thursday, 26th January 2012 at 8pm - 10pm, Thursday, 9th February 2012 at 8pm - 10pm, Thursday, 23rd February 2012 at 8pm - 10pm
    Location: 94 Saint Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BT

    OE Buzz is an informal gathering for student entrepreneurs to meet each other and share ideas.…

OE Pitch

  • Thursday, 19th January 2012 at 4pm - 6pm, Thursday, 9th February 2012 at 4pm - 6pm, Thursday, 1st March 2012 at 4pm - 6pm
    Location: Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP, UK

    OE Pitch is a “Dragons‘ Den” style meeting between angel investors and entrepreneurs seeking…

Zoe McDougall - Director of Communications at Oxford Nanopore Technologies

  • Wednesday, 18th January 2012 at 5:30pm - 8pm
    Location: Main Seminar Room, Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, OX1 3QU Oxford, United Kingdom

    Integrity, not fireworks. Pacing and integrating communications to manage reputation from…

OE Changemaker and OUSAS - Dr. Firouz Naderi - Director of NASA's Solar System Exploration, Head of NASA's Mars Exploration program

  • Monday, 20th February 2012 at 8pm - 9pm
    Location: Denys Wilkinson Building - Keble Road - Oxford - OX1 3RH

    Dr. Naderi is the director for the Solar System Exploration at NASA's Jet…

OE Changemaker and OIFS: Hamid Biglari - Head of Emerging Markets at Citibank

  • Wednesday, 15th February 2012 at 7pm - 8:30pm
    Location: University of Oxford, Merton College, TS Eliot Theatre

    Changemaker Speaker Series
    Hamid Biglari,…

Emerging Markets Series - Vladimir Yakunin – President of Russian Railways (in association with CapitOx)

  • Thursday, 2nd February 2012 at 2pm - 3pm
    Location: Said Business School, Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre


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