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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.

Cohort 4

OXFO Elevate Accelerator All Ventures Portfolio

Following the six month intensive accelerator programme, the 32 startups in cohorts 1-3 have raised £51m+, are valued at over £150m, are operating globally and have created over 210 jobs to help rebuild our economy, with cohort 4 due to complete the programme in early November. Meet these inspirational leaders who are driven by purpose, making the world a better and more inclusive place and using tech for good, preventing societal inequalities from widening and building back better. Explore our venture portfolio to meet the teams, see their traction and what OXFO Elevate has meant to them!

Fellows social

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.

Dan Carter

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.


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