Support:

  1. Science Vale UK Enterprise Zone, one of the most well-regarded science park complexes in the UK
  2. Harwell Oxford – known for its work with the European Space Agency
  3. Culham Science Centre, owned by the UK Atomic Energy Authority, specialises in cutting-edge nuclear fusion research and plays host to a number of commercial technology organisations alongside smaller start-ups hosted in its Innovation Centre
  4. Oxford Science Park the site aims to become a “centre of excellence” for science, technology and business occupiers
  5. Isis Software Incubator, supports nascent ventures in the development of products or services through its facility in Summertown
  6. Oxford Startups – meetup with over 500 Oxford entrepreneurs and people interested in the startup scene in Oxford

 

Funding:

  1. ‘Innovation Support Vouchers’ organised by the Oxfordshire LEP. Allows small and medium-sized enterprises to claim 50% (up to a maximum of £5,000 per voucher) of the cost of business training, mentoring, or access to specialised facilities which will drive the creation of jobs
  2. Fredericks Foundation a charity that offers business advice and loans to startups struggling to raise the finance they need elsewhere
  3. Oxford Early Investments provides backing of between £25,000 and £250,000 to innovative early-stage companies through its network of investors
  4. Isis Angels Network – organisation which backs early stage companies. Eligibility is restricted to startups that have started life as a spin-out from the University of Oxford
  5. Oxford Investment Opportunity Network typically invests larger amounts of between £200,000 and £2m through its network

 

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Ekaterina Damer

Founded 2014

Prolific Academic

There is a growing need to understand how digital tech is impacting our lives. Research on the use and effects of digital media is booming. Our startup allows researchers to draw on a large participant pool instantly and to find the right participants fast, for any type of online research.

Being based in Oxford has been useful in three ways. We’ve benefited from valuable discussions with students and faculty at the the University of Oxford and Oxford Entrepreneurs. Being part of Oxford’s Startup Incubator connected us with potential investors and to trusted law and accounting firms. Finally, working from the Saïd Business School’s Oxford Launchpad has led to very fruitful introductions.

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