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Many of the events and activities we run are produced in collaboration with our departments, with student-led groups such as Innovation Forum and Science Innovation Union, and colleagues in the Oxford Foundry and the Careers Service.

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Enterprising Oxford

You can browse our current Enterprise training opportunities here

Our Enterprising Oxford portal is a University of Oxford initiative to help encourage and promote entrepreneurship across Oxfordshire. This fantastic resource an easily accessible way to find out about and to take advantage of any local entrepreneurship events and training, and to encourage more multi-disciplinary entrepreneurial collaboration.

The Entrepreneurship 101 section is for anyone who wants to see what entrepreneurship is about  -  and no, it’s not all Dragon’s Den! There are more hands-on activities and articles for those who have already started to Explore and Build their ideas, and plenty of Support and Opportunities for those who are already enterprising and want to go further. 

Check it out and make sure you sign up for the newsletter, which will keep you informed about upcoming entrepreneurship events and new resources. 

Online resources

A brief selection of on-line talks and courses relevant to enterprise and entrepreneurship

UNIVERSITY ON-LINE COURSES (VIA WEBLEARN):

Entrepreneurship 1 - Are You an Entrepreneur? 

Entrepreneurship 2: Opportunity Recognition, Creation & Evaluation

Entrepreneurship 3: Resources (People, Teams, Finance)

OTHER ONLINE LEARNING SITES FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Enterprising Oxford 

LinkedIn Learning courses 

Design Thinking: UX Foundation

Design Thinking: Prototyping

Learning Design Thinking: lead change in your organisation 

European Patent Office e-learning centre: lots of courses that are free and self-study introductions to Patents including Think patents: the value of patent documentation for innovation and research

Ted Talks

Dame Stephanie Shirley: Why do ambitious women have flat heads?

Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree

Cameron Herold: Let's raise kids to be entrepreneurs

Elon Musk:The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity ...

Navi Radjou: Creative problem-solving in the face of extreme limits

Joi Ito: Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist"

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

Seth Godin: How to get your ideas to spread

RSA talks

Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us