Building a new generation of ventures and leaders


Oxford Foundry and FMDQ Global Partnership

The Oxford Foundry and FMDQ Private Markets Limited, Africa’s first vertically integrated financial market infrastructure group, have launched a global partnership to accelerate the growth of Nigeria’s start-up ecosystem and nurture a future generation of young Nigerian leaders in entrepreneurship, through knowledge exchange and collaboration.

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Oxford Foundry's First Cohort of Entrepreneurial Fellows Announced

29 University of Oxford students from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds have been awarded a Fellowship from our OXFO Entrepreneurial Fellowship Initiative, the first of its kind for the University of Oxford, which was announced in The Times in April.

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All Blacks Rugby Legend Dan Carter New Leader in Practice for Oxford Foundry

We’re delighted to announce that Dan Carter, New Zealand All Blacks rugby legend has been appointed as Oxford Foundry Leader in Practice.

In this new role, the first since his retirement, Dan will be providing strategic counsel to OXFO leadership curriculums, launching a flagship new ‘In Conversation series’ with global leaders from different sectors and providing mentorship, skills and training for students, alumni and wider audiences on leading under pressure, developing a growth mindset and building strong, compassionate, resilient teams.


Launch of OXFO Entrepreneurial Fellowship Initiative

The Oxford Foundry has launched an Entrepreneurial Fellowship Initiative to proactively ensure that we see more people from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds in senior leadership positions within business, start-ups, and venture capital.

World-leading entrepreneurs and business leaders have been brought together across geographical boundaries, disciplines, and sectors to provide active support as Ambassadors to the Fellows. They, along with a Mentor Network of more than 50 exceptional people at different stages in their careers, including Oxford University alumni, will support the Fellows with their key learning and career objectives and provide a lifelong community.

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OXFO Announce Elevate Accelerator Cohort 4 Ventures

The Oxford Foundry is excited to announce the ten high-potential, high-impact ventures joining Cohort 4 of the OXFO Elevate accelerator. The pre-Seed and Seed stage Oxford University-affiliated ventures were selected from hundreds who applied following a five-stage selection process that included judging from leading experts in entrepreneurship and venture capital. The cohort is truly international with entrepreneurs currently working from countries including the UK, France, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Chile, and Canada. The ventures receive a bespoke six-month programme from April – October 2021, with support to leverage the Oxford Foundry and Oxford University’s powerful networks, partnerships, and talent.