Our Flagship EventsOnce a year, every year.

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Oxford InspiresEntrepreneurship Conference of the year.

Oxford Inspires is our biggest inspirational conference of the year.  We bring in dozens of successful and famous Founders, CEOs, VCs and Angels to give you the best weekend you’ll have in Oxford!

Past speakers have included:

  • Nick Wheeler, Founder of Charles Tyrwhitt
  • Lord Karan Bilimoria, Founder of Cobra Beer
  • Simon Woodroffe, Founder of Yo! Sushi
  • Luke Johnson, Chairman of Pizza Express
  • John Bird, Founder of The Big Issue
  • Patrick Head, Founder of Williams F1

See 2017’s website at www.oxfordinspires.com .

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The Idea IdolPitch your startup for a cash prize

Every year we give Oxford startups the opportunity to pitch a real board of Venture Capitalist judges, before making it to the final and pitching a packed-out crowd of students.
One team wins!  And the prize?   £10,000 in cash.
Come join us in the Grand Finals for a unique networking opportunity at:
www.idea-idol.com

OxfordHackWhen we do Hackathons, they go big.

Starting in 2014, we decided to hold the biggest student Hackathon in the UK.  We took over the Saïd Business School for 24 straight hours, and 200 students from across the world formed their teams and created. Last year we hosted 300 student hackers at the Mathematical Institute at Oxford University.
You’ve gotta see it for yourself:
www.oxfordhack.com

Silicon Valley Comes to OxfordThe Valley goes on Tour

This entrepreneurship conference is held by the Saïd Business School, and often assisted by Oxford Entrepreneurs.  Top Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists and Executives from the heart of technology innovation fly out to Oxford each year, to present at the weekend conference SVCO.

Speakers have included:

  • Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote
  • Jaan Tallinn, Founder of Skype
  • Reshma Sohoni, Co-founder of SeedCamp
  • Anne Glover, CEO of Amadeus Capital Partners

And many more!

The Silicon Valley Trip20 Young Entrepreneurs fly to Cali

The Silicon Valley Trip is OE’s annual expedition to the San Francisco Bay Area, where carefully selected students travel in a close-knit group and get to meet with CEOs, mingle with founders, and tour the offices of a variety of companies different in size and start-up stage – Ranging from the biggest names in technology, such as Google and Uber, to emerging start-ups like Stripe, Tilt and Onfido. Additionally, we will also visit the Stanford Business and Design Schools, and attend networking sessions with Angel Investors and Oxford alumni in the Valley!

For anyone with a passion in entrepreneurship and technology, this would be the perfect opportunity to get an insight into the culture in Silicon Valley, make valuable contacts for the future, and have a whole lot of fun and even build life-long friendship with participants sharing similar interests!

This year’s trip dates are 11th – 22nd March 2017 (Saturday W8 to Wednesday W10 HT). To apply, complete this application form before 7th December 2016 (Wednesday Week 9 MT)

The East Asia TripA taste of entrepreneurship in Asia

Oxford Entrepreneurs’ East Asia Trip is an annual journey to the most entrepreneurial and influential places in Eastern Asia. This year, the trip will consist of traveling to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, where selected individuals will get to meet with upcoming startups, CEO’s of major companies, angel investors and venture capitalists.

Participants will get to explore all the major economic hubs, and gain an understanding of the East Asia market and how to get started there.

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