51 people under age 25 start their first business in the UK every day. That’s one every half hour.1
53% of founders have only a Bachelor’s degree.
83% have nothing beyond a Master’s.2
69% of founders do not study Business, Accounting, Finance or Economics.2
Everybody starts somewhere. We’re looking for people who want the most out of life. People who won’t settle. People who will take their future into their own hands, and gladly shoulder its responsibility.
If you’re drawn to it, you’ll know. It’s the allure of a life lived on your terms, doing what you love, and making a statement to the world that just has huge potential upside.
Oxford Entrepreneurs has three teams working to help you:
In our 13 year history we’ve helped many successful companies get started – and supported an ecosystem of entrepreneurship in Oxford that has created even more.
Our collected success stories are on the Wall of Fame. Could you be next?
TL Biolabs is a genomic testing company founded by an Oxford biochemist. Currently providing genetic testing of farm animals, the company has used its unique and proprietary biochemical innovations to cut the cost of DNA testing by 98%, and plans to move into Cancer Diagnostics next.
With an online interface and fully automated sample testing, TL Biolabs is currently raising its Series A funding round. The DNA testing industry is ripe for disruption and this company is right at the forefront.
Founded by a current Oxford undergraduate, Nearcut has become the industry-leading platform for online bookings and customer acquisition/management - for barbers.
It solves barbers' problems with irregular appointments (tripling their income) and solves customers' problems with waiting in line!
Since its founding in 2014, Nearcut has processed over 25,000 haircuts worth a quarter of a million pounds.
Onfido delivers next-generation identity verification, enabling businesses to verify that their users are who they claim to be, without the need to meet them face-to-face. In addition, Onfido also allows businesses to carry out background searches including Criminal Record, Right to Work and Anti Money Laundering Checks.
The company has grown to a team of 145 across offices in London, Lisbon and San Francisco, and works with over 1,000 businesses globally, including Uber, Deliveroo and BlaBlaCar.
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