Building a Business, Session 5: Scaling for Success

Join us for the final session of the Building a Business series and hear from the ‘Scaling For Success’ panel which includes Oxford alumni, Lily ElsnerHenry Majed and Sushma Shankar. They will be discussing the challenges and hurdles you might face when scaling your own venture and how to navigate this journey.

This session is facilitated by Maria Zubeldia, Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre.

Programme Overview:

Building a Business is a programme run by the Entrepreneurship Centre at Saïd Business School, in partnership with EnSpire Oxford. The programme is 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.

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?

Students and staff of the University can book a place through 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


Other audience members not from the university can book a place by filling out the form here.


Date 20th November 2023  
Time 17:30 - 19:00  

Event type

Lecture Series

Location Nelson Mandela Theatre, Saïd Business School  


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