Entrepreneurship In Emerging Markets

Tonye Cole, named amongst the top 100 most influential Africans alive by magazine New African, is the co-founder of Sahara Group, a leading international energy and infrastructure conglomerate. He also has founded and works closely with a number of foundations and non-profits in Nigeria, such as the Down Syndrome Foundation, Slum-2-School Foundation, The Compassionate CenterContinue reading “Entrepreneurship In Emerging Markets”

Social Impact Workshop

The best way to solve the world’s most pressing problems is via innovation and entrepreneurship. Venture capital therefore plays a crucial role in delivering social impact and progress.‍Logan Sullivan is, among many other things, the co-founder of Counterfactual Ventures, an impact venture studio focused on filling gaps in the alternative proteins industry to accelerate aContinue reading “Social Impact Workshop”

Contact To Contract Workshop

Denise Xifara, Co-Founder of GMG Ventures, an independent media-tech VC fund, gave an interactive workshop on the process from meeting a startup to giving them their investment contract. She has worked in academia at Oxford and won awards from the American Society of Human Genetics and the Leventis Foundation, after completing a PhD in Statistical Genetics andContinue reading “Contact To Contract Workshop”

Day In The Life Of A VC Workshop

Damien Lane, a partner at Episode 1, an early stage venture capital firm based in London, came to Oxford sharing he skills he needs for a typical day as a VC.‍Episode 1 has backed successful companies like Carwow, Triptease & AimBrain, and their past investments include the likes of Zoopla, Shazam, Betfair, and Lovefilm. TheyContinue reading “Day In The Life Of A VC Workshop”

Journey To VC Panel Discussion And Networking

We had a fantastic panel discussion with over 50 attendees. Investors and startups talked about what it takes to get VC funding, or get into VC yourself, followed by drinks and networking. Panellists: Richard Muirhead: an Australian-British technologist, investor and bitcoin pioneer. He is the Founding Managing Partner of Fabric Ventures, and co-founder and chairman of Firestartr.Continue reading “Journey To VC Panel Discussion And Networking”

Entrepreneurial Finance Workshop

We had Said Business School Professor Thomas Hellmann tell us how entrepreneurial finance really works. We had over 40 students attend this event at the Oxford Foundry. Dr. Thomas Hellmann is the DP World Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Saïd Business School. His research focuses on entrepreneurial finance, entrepreneurship, innovation, and public policy and hisContinue reading “Entrepreneurial Finance Workshop”