StEP 2024

Discover What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur

StEP Ignite is a student entrepreneurship programme that brings teams of entrepreneurial students together to develop innovative business ideas. At the end of the programme, all teams will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges who will select a winner.

After an intense four week sprint, the selected finalist teams will be invite to pitch to Oxford Investor Community.  The winning team will receive a cash prize to spend on taking the first steps in setting up the business they pitched. In addition you’ll receive a package of support from OUI and will be partnered with business & technology mentors to help make the dream a reality. We’ll help you get investor ready and support your bids to raise funds through our extensive network of investors who already invest millions into the ideas which come from Oxford; we’ve got a panel of investors ready and waiting to meet you!

All the teams who complete the programme will have the opportunity to continue with their business idea through the OUI incubator comprehensive programme, which runs twice a year. Next programme October 2024!

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