Building a Business

Stage: Inspire. For: Students and staff. Term: Michaelmas
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Programme Overview 

Building a Business is a programme open to all current University of Oxford students and staff who are either in the early stages of exploring their own potential ventures or hoping to improve their own businesses. This foundational programme will give you the opportunity to understand and learn more about what it takes to run your own business.

Over the course of five weeks, you will learn the business fundamentals of customer development, how to market your idea and also to demystify financial literacy. This experience is designed to give you the tools and confidence to pursue your own potential ventures. The five sessions available to sign up for are:

  • The Journey from Student to CEO
  • Customer Development Workshop
  • An Introduction to Entrepreneurial Finance for Startups
  • Developing a Successful Brand and Client Loyalty
  • Scaling for Success

Each session can be booked individually. Attendance is not progressive but if you attend the first 3 sessions, you will be in with a chance of winning a ticket to the popular Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum (OSEF) this November.

Who Can Apply? 

Building a Business is open to all students and staff at the University of Oxford and runs in Michaelmas term. Registration can be done via our skills and career development platform, Inkpath, allowing you the opportunity to track your progress throughout the programme and set future goals. More information on Inkpath and how to create an account can be found here. If you have any issues when signing up to Inkpath please do get in touch and we'd be happy to help. Email us at

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More Information 

For more information and details on what each session will involve, please click the link below.

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