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L.E.V8 Accelerator 2019-2020 applications are open!

Apply now to get expert business support, mentoring, 6 months office space, access to investors and much much more. Open to all Oxford students, staff and alumni. We welcome ventures from any sector, teams and solo founders. The programme runs from Nov 2019 - May 2020. Applications close on 30 September 2019.

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Get new skills, build a venture, change the world

Who is the Foundry for?

If you are a current student at the University of Oxford - whether you're an undergrad, postgrad, DPhil student or researcher - this space is for you. All you have to do is show up with your Bod card, and register for your free OXFO pass card. Alumni within 10 years of graduating can also use the Foundry up to 10 times per academic year. 

Come in, chill out, connect over coffee, skill up and get inspired. We run our own suite of Foundry workshops and programmes for students, often collaborating with student societies and other University departments. Sign up for our newsletter (see below) or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn to stay updated on what's coming up next at the Foundry.

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Ana Bakshi, Director of the Oxford Foundry
Ana Bakshi
Director of the Oxford Foundry

My message to all students is, be your own superhero. Upskill yourself, be open to learning beyond your niche, and be far more afraid of not trying than failing.


Meet the latest group of diverse and talented Oxford women founders on our pre-accelerator programme! Together they are tackling challenges in areas ranging from gut health, student finance and tech skills for marginalised groups, to diabetes control, biodiversity support for bee and insect pollinators and more. 


“To us, anyone can be an entrepreneur, and what that means is relative"

Our mission is to make the mindset, skills and benefits of entrepreneurship open to all. Take a look a our Annual Review for 2017-18.

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