The Oxford Foundry and Director Ana Bakshi are regularly featured in local, national and international press.
Shiny Shiny, 20 September 2021
Inspiring Fifty UK award – influential women in tech announced. Oxford Foundry Executive Director Ana Bakshi, named as one of the 50 most influential women in tech in the UK.
Sunday Times, 16 August 2021
No need to drop out, uni is just the place to build your start-up
The Times, 2 August 2021
Pressure is not a burden, it’s a privilege
The former All Blacks player Dan Carter on how learning to cope in the tough moments made him a winner.
CNBC Africa, 13 July 2021
Oxford foundry partners with FMDQ to grow Nigerian start-ups
ProShare - Intelligent investing, 13 July 2021
The Oxford Foundry, University of Oxford and FMDQ Group Launch Global Partnership
Business Day Nigeria, 13 July 2021
University of Oxford, FMDQ to accelerate Nigeria’s start-up ecosystem
Business Cloud, 12 July 2021
HealthTech raises £4.6m for painless COVID testing
TechCrunch, 9 July 2021
This startup just created a fast, accurate COVID test that only needs saliva and links to an app.
BBC Radio 4 Today programme, 2 July 2021
Dan Carter announced as Oxford Foundry Leader in Practice.
Business & Innovation Magazine, 29 June 2021
ALL BLACKS RUGBY LEGEND DAN CARTER NEW LEADER IN PRACTICE FOR OXFORD FOUNDRY
NZ Stuff, 29 June 2021
Dan Carter becomes first 'leader in practice' at University of Oxford entrepreneurship centre
Forbes, 23 June 2021
European Universities Are The Newest Deep Tech Hotspots
Daily Mail, 18 May 2021
Business chief's £100,000 boost for Covid memorial: Entrepreneur Mohamed Amersi's family is 'honoured' to back campaign for national monument.
today online, 7 May 2021
Oxford University rejected me. Then I took a gap year, reapplied and got in.
"Oxford is also the ideal place for me to figure out how these interests would play a part in my future career. Apart from clubs and societies, students also have access to the Oxford Foundry, an entrepreneurship centre set up in 2017 by the Saïd Business School and Apple’s Tim Cook. I see the foundry as a great place to connect with people interested in learning about tech, and interested in using multidisciplinary solutions to solve problems in sectors like education.
FT, 26 April 2021
Business School briefing. The Oxford Foundry, the university’s entrepreneurship hub, created with the help of Saïd Business School, is also attempting to foster greater diversity in business education. It is launching an Entrepreneurial Fellowship Initiative to fund eight-week summer internship placements for 20 students from black, Asian, and minority ethnic (Bame) backgrounds with some of the high-growth start-ups based at Foundry.
Cherwell, 22 April 2021
Oxford University launches new education and enterprise initiative for BAME students
The Times, 22 April 2021
Oxford fellowship to promote diversity in business
Mirage News, 31 March 2021
Oxford highlighted as a leading institution in UK Knowledge Exchange Framework
Wimbledon Times, 25 March 2021
Wimbledon-based student aims to combat pollution
nature Index, 16 December 2020
Why universities must seize the chance to help "reset" society, by Mark Dodgson and David Gann.
The Times, 23 November 2020
Oxwash, the ‘Ocado of laundry’, ready to take its chance to clean up
The Hill, Changing America, 22 October 2020
How the COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented innovation
Fast Company, 13 October 2020
The Times, 5 October 2020
Starting a business is easier when you’re among friends
Guardian, 5 September 2020
This isn't an outdated ivory tower': how Oxford university leapfrogged its rivals
The Sunday Times, 16 August 2020
Campus start‑ups cram for recovery
Poets & Quants, 13 August 2020
Good News For Oxford On The Job Front As It Prepares For A Year Unlike Any Other
Fast Company, 29 July 2020
Introducing the 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators
explica, 29 July 2020
These are the most innovative workplaces (and not headed by Google or Amazon).
Oxford Mail, 23 July 2020
Oxford start-up iLoF receives £1m from Microsoft's venture fund.
Forbes, 21 July 2020
Balancing Oxford’s Business School: More Women, More Africans
Sifted, 20 July 2020
Today’s students want to become startup founders.
Business & Innovation magazine, 17 July 2020
OXFORD DEEP TECH COMPANY WINS MICROSOFT’S GLOBAL FEMALE FOUNDERS COMPETITION
Sifted, 14 July 2020
Ana Bakshi, Director, Oxford Foundry, Opinion: Our big university challenge: University startup ecosystems could help speed up our recovery from the pandemic.
Express, 8 July 2020
Novoic seeks a million volunteers to cough up and help curb Covid-19
TechTribe, 6 July 2020
App designed by caregivers combats loneliness in care homes.
Mobile Health news, 2 July 2020
Roundup: Touch free entry range to help NHS return to normal, study on VR training for care workers and more briefs
LSE blog, 26 June 2020
‘Never let a crisis go to waste’: entrepreneurship in the age of coronavirus
The Grocer, 26 June 2020
How to make supermarket shopping feel safer and more normal
The Evolving Enterprise, 17 June 2020
Oxford Foundry selects innovations for COVID-19 recovery
Mobile Marketing Magazine, 15 June 2020
Oxford Foundry grants £120,000 to startups aiding economic recovery
Design Products and Innovation, 10 June 2020
Oxford Foundry launches four new innovations for COVID-19 recovery
OxLEP blog, 4 June 2020
GUEST BLOG: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Oxford Foundry
BBC South TV news, 4 June 2020
The Oxford Foundry and Crowdless app for Covid-19 recovery
CompanynewsHQ, 2 June 2020
Oxford Foundry announces four new innovations for COVID-19 recovery
India Education Diary, 1 June 2020
Oxford Foundry backs four new COVID-19 recovery innovations
TechTribe, 1 June 2020
Oxford eco-laundry service pivots to support health professionals in Covid-19 pandemic.
Electronics Weekly, 29 May 2020
Oxford Foundry announces Coronavirus products
Cherwell, 17 May 2020
Oxford student launches app to help social distancing
OxLEP, 10 May 2020
BLOG: Entrepreneurs stepping forward to tackle COVID-19
Oxford Mail, 1 May 2020
Crowdless app tracks supermarket lockdown queues.
TechTribe, 1 May 2020
Covid-19: Oxford Foundry action plan helps tech ventures fight coronavirus challenges.
Express, 23 April 2020
NYE HEALTH: Free call and video service brings patients and their doctors safely together.
Oxford University Medium, 20 April 2020
COVID-19: Oxford Foundry, an entrepreneurship centre at Oxford, accelerates innovative solutions
Medtech News, 20 April 2020
Oxford Foundry launches two-part plan to accelerate COVID-19 solutions.
BusinessBecause, 16 April 2020
Oxford University launches plan to solve COVID-19 crisis
DigitalHealth, 3 April 2020
New digital service ‘to allow every UK GP surgery to offer remote consults’.
Business & Innovation magazine, 19 Feb 2020
OXFORD UNI STUDENTS WIN PRIZE FOR IDEA TO REDUCE POLLUTION FROM WORLD’S SHIPPING INDUSTRY
SUNDAY TIMES, 9 FEBRUARY 2020
Oxford and Cambridge remain the gold standards for generating ideas
BUSINESS LEADER, 30 JANUARY 2020
IS THE PATHWAY FROM EDUCATION TO BUSINESS WORKING WELL ENOUGH?
How can businesses best integrate college/university leavers and apprentices into their business? Ana Bakshi, Director of Saïd Business School’s Oxford Foundry
Forbes, 17 January 2020
The Company Making Tutors Into Influencers. After closing a $760,000 pre-seed round from Biz Stone and joining University of Oxford’s accelerator Oxford Foundry, Scoodle now boasts 100,000 users.
TechCrunch, 10 January 2020
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone backs tutoring platform Scoodle
Scoodle is also the first ed tech company to join the University of Oxford’s accelerator, Oxford Foundry.
Intelligent Living, 20 December 2019
Entrepreneur Is Funding A New Oxford Scholarship For Black British Students
US entrepreneur, Arlan Hamilton, is funding Oxford’s first scholarship for disadvantaged black British students.
ITV, 5 December 2019
New Oxford University scholarship for Black British students
Guardian, 3 December 2019
US ENTREPRENEUR SETS UP OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP FOR BLACK UK STUDENTS
Arlan Hamilton grant to cover costs for undergraduates from disadvantaged backgrounds.
USA Today, 3 December 2019
BLACK STUDENTS AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY TO GET SCHOLARSHIPS FROM BLACK AMERICAN TECH ENTREPRENEUR
Technology investor and entrepreneur Arlan Hamilton is funding a new scholarship for black undergraduate students at Oxford University, a first for the educational institution.
Medtech news, 28 November 2019
Oxford startup receives €2m through accelerator for Alzheimer's treatment
A ‘startup’ based at the Oxford Foundry, has received €2 million from an EIT Health acceleration programme to combat Alzheimer’s through artificial intelligence and photonics.
Daily Hodl, 20 November 2019
Oxford Joins Ripple’s UBRI As Kyoto University Fires Up XRP Validator
An entrepreneurship center at the University of Oxford says it’s joining Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI).
FT, 19 November 2019
CONNECTIONS COUNT WHEN IT COMES TO START-UPS
Successful university incubators forge links across disciplines.
National Technology News, 18 November 2019
Oxford partners Ripple to solve tech skills gap
The Oxford Foundry has announced plans to tackle the growing technology skills gap in the UK via a partnership with blockchain technology provider Ripple and its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI).
Forbes, 25 October 2019
BRITAIN'S BEST UNIVERSITIES FOR FEMALE FOUNDERS
Oxford is among the top three institutions, identified by Tide, as best for women's entrepreneurship
Fast Company, 17 October 2019
Here are the members of the Fast Company Impact Council
Business Matters, 15 September 2019
Oxford Foundry looks for new donors to help its entrepreneurial start-ups
SUNDAY TIMES, 15 SEPTEMBER 2019
Wanted: donors to leave mark on Oxford Foundry start-ups
THE SUNDAY TIMES, 18 August 2019
THE RISE OF STUDENT ENTREPRENEURS AT BRITISH UNIVERSITIES
The site is now home to Oxford University’s entrepreneurship campus, known as Oxford Foundry.
Forbes - 16 August 2019
INNOVATION PRIMER - HOW OXFORD UNIVERSITY IS PREPARING STUDENTS FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL LIFE
The Foundry aims to support venture creation and growth, but it is not necessarily science and technology research-driven.
CreativeLive blog, May 2019
Oxford Times - 16 August 2018
OXFORD UNIVERSITY SPIN-OUTS ARE ATTRACTING MORE CASH THAN EVER
Since 2011, Oxford companies have raised just short of £1.9bn in external fundraising and £506m of this has been generated over the past 12 months alone.
Business Because - 2 May 2018
OXFORD UNIVERSITY'S NEWEST START-UP ACCELERATOR WELCOMES ITS FIRST COHORT
The Oxford Foundry is showcasing the first cohort of start-up teams to join OXFO L.E.V8, the University of Oxford’s newest start-up accelerator.
FT, 14 June 2018
Millennials are less entrepreneurial and fail more often. But reports suggest a new confidence is emerging at the younger end of the cohort
Oxford Mail - 14 June 2018
PROGRAMME LAUNCHES AT FOUNDRY FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
Start-up centre The Oxford Foundry is launching a programme to nurture women business leaders.
FT, 22 April 2018
Students learn the art of business. Universities are giving young entrepreneurs the courage — and sometimes the financial backing — to start companies
BBC News - 11 October 2017
APPLE BOSS TIM COOK OPENS THE OXFORD FOUNDRY
A new Oxford University facility aimed at developing the entrepreneurial skills of students has been launched by Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Financial Times - 10 October 2017
TIM COOK OF APPLE TO OPEN OXFORD UNIVERSITY START-UP HUB
High-profile backers for The Foundry endorse institution’s entrepreneurial credentials
TechCrunch - 12 October 2017
DON'T TRUST INVESTORS ASKING HOW YOU'LL EXIT TO APPLE, SAYS APPLE CEO
If you’re a budding entrepreneur and the VC you’re pitching switches gears and asks you about your exit strategy that’s your cue to get up and leave, says Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Cook was speaking to an audience of students and would be entrepreneurs at the opening of the Foundry startup hub in Oxford, UK yesterday. During a Q&A session at the end of a hour long conversation an audience member asked Cook how entrepreneurs should handle investors who seem to be trying to steer them towards a quick exit to a tech giant like Apple or Google.
Financial Times - 22 October 2017
OXFORD UNIVERSITY LOOKS TO RAISE ITS GAME WITH START-UP HUB
Push to set up Foundry is recognition that city needs to attract entrepreneurs
Eastern Eye - 21 December 2017
OXFORD FOUNDRY DIRECTOR PLANS TO HELP STUDENT ENTREPRENEURS
The director of a new entrepreneurial space for students at Oxford University said she aims to create a diverse community where people with “different” perceptions can come together.