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We couldn't do what we do without the generous support of our community. Whether that be through mentorship, programme funding, advice or connections. 

Our Foundry family is a truly global network of 3000 students, alumni, staff, entrepreneurs, leaders and experts. The Foundry is a centre for entrepreneurs, led by entrepreneurs. 

If you're interested in supporting the Foundry in any way, please email info@oxfordfoundry.ox.ac.uk we'd love to hear from you. 

Oxford Foundry Advisory Board.

Foundry Advisory Board members are also our founding donors. We are actively seeking new Board members that represent the diversity of our community. 

  • Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Managing Partner, Backstage Capital, Honorary Advisor to the Oxford Foundry 
  • Reid Hoffman, CBE, Co-founder, LinkedIn
  • Mohamed Amersi, Chairman, The Amersi Foundation
  • Brent Hoberman, CBE, Executive Chairman, Founders Factory, Co-founder, First Minute Capital
  • Biz Stone, Co-Founder, Twitter, Medium, Jelly
  • Jeff Wong, Global Chief Innovation Officer, EY
  • Alexsis de Raadt St James, Managing Partner, Merian Ventures
  • Phil Libin, Co-founder, Evernote,  CEO, All Turtles
  • Toby Coppel, Co-founder and Partner, Mosaic Ventures
  • Pete Flint, Founder, Trulia, Managing Partner, NFX
  • Jorn Lyseggen, Founder and CEO, Meltwater

The Foundry has an Academic Advisory Committee of Divisional-appointed representatives. 

Read about our brilliant L.E.V8 Women ambassadors 

Thank you to all our supporters.

“Government, business and civil society all have roles to play in building a safer, more inclusive and prosperous world. But universities have an equally important role, in connecting
and empowering their talented students and academics to approach challenges with an entrepreneurial mindset, to build viable commercial ventures, and positively shape our societies. The Oxford
Foundry’s impact is global, and we are so proud to support it!”

Mohamed Amersi, The Amersi Foundation

“The Foundry is actively demonstrating the positive impact that can be achieved when universities take a central role in nurturing ventures outside of research. By connecting
Oxford’s budding innovators to impressive entrepreneurial networks and resources, the Foundry is opening up many more pathways and possibilities."

Patrick Pichette, Chairman, Oxford Sciences Innovation

“Being an entrepreneur means being able to think differently, act boldly and develop new ideas into successful businesses. By encouraging University of Oxford students to develop a creative mindset, and giving them the space and resources to explore their entrepreneurial ideas, the Foundry is empowering the leaders of tomorrow.”

Alexsis de Raadt St James, Managing Partner, Merian Ventures

“Equipping young people with an understanding of new technologies such as AI and machine learning, and ensuring that they understand the ethical, social and economic implications of these, is incredibly important. The Foundry provides practical support to Oxford students through its programmes, ensuring that they have the skills and the ability to effect strong social impact as they develop into global leaders in their field.”

Jørn Lyseggen, Founder and CEO, Meltwater

“The Oxford Foundry is a powerful catalyst: it is uniquely placed to draw in the inherent curiosity and talent of Oxford’s students and academics, and to combine this with its strong networks, resources and opportunities to translate it into real, commercial and societal value.“

Toby Coppel, Co-founder, Mosaic Ventures

“Entrepreneurs often find themselves charting new territories, and that can be both terrifying and lonely. But a facility like the Foundry, that brings diverse people together, offers practical support
and encourages fearlessness, it’s a tremendous gift that will yield greater outcomes for everyone.”

Pete Flint, Co-founder, Trulia and Managing Partner, NFX

“Effective entrepreneurship is a fundamentally multidisciplinary endeavor, and nobody does this better than the Oxford Foundry. The environment is perfect for bringing together people with farranging backgrounds, disciplines, and approaches, and focusing them on solving real-world problems. I’ve been inspired by every visit to the Foundry and am thrilled to be part of its evolving story.”

Phil Libin, Co-founder, Evernote and All Turtles