9th August 2016

About Oxford Global Ventures

We provide entrepreneur incubation and acceleration support, allowing you to effectively and efficiently grow your business. Based in Oxford, one of the UK’s premier technology ecosystems, we offer training and business investment to global entrepreneurs looking to market their products or services in the UK and beyond.

Why OGV?

With a range of structured acceleration programmes, we expose entrepreneurs to the UK’s best innovation mentorship, offering guidance in design and funding as well as actionable business advice and technical support. We work alongside you in order to help you attract international venture capital funding. Whatever your short- and long-term goals, Oxford Global Ventures provides you with all the knowledge and skills you need to achieve them.

OGV has partnered with the Center for Advancing Innovation in the US to curate and identify commercially viable intellectual property from research organizations including federal agencies and Universities such as; NASA, MIT, Yale, Stanford and Columbia, with whom CAI has a partnership, for the use of business ideas within OGV’s entrepreneurship school.

Our members take full advantage of a whole host of benefits, including:

  • Market research for the European market
  • Incubator programmes taking ideas from early concepts through to working prototypes
  • Accelerator programmes to scale-up for global growth
  • Exposure and engagement with UK’s innovation cluster
  • Commercialisation viability analysis for European market
  • Business model development
  • Investment plan to attract global funding

Team: Oxford Global Ventures is founded by experienced entrepreneurs and innovators with a track record of setting up, funding, and running new ventures as well as of providing mentorship and training in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. We also have on our panel faculty and industry members from across the UK who can provide bespoke sector specific mentorship for the six key enabling technologies according to the European Commission: Micro and nanoelectronics, nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, advanced materials, photonics, and advanced manufacturing technologies. We also focus on broader areas including digital services, Internet of Technology, and Artificial Intelligence. All OGV international programmes are managed by professionals who understand the peculiar needs of global cultures.

Why Oxford?

Oxfordshire is at the heart of the UK. Drawing on over 1000-year tradition of discovery and invention, modern Oxford leads the way in creating jobs, wealth, skills and innovation for the 21st century. Fast and efficient train and coach services link Oxford with London and the north and south of the country to other innovation clusters.

The Oxfordshire science and business ecosystem draws from several interdisciplinary departments and centres, some of which are brought together by the following focal points: Harwell clusterSatellite Catapult, Oxford Centre for InnovationBegbroke Science ParkOxford University and Oxford Brookes.

According to Oxfordshire Skills Strategy 2020 vision document, Oxfordshire has strengths in a diverse range of business sectors including education, health, creative and media, construction and the science and technology sectors – all of which are forecast to grow as the economy improves. However, Oxfordshire’s innovation led growth vision suggests a greater focus in the future on the following sectors:

  • Life sciences and medical instruments:
  • High performance technologies
  • Satellite and data communication
  • Energy and environmental technologies
  • Digital, publishing and media