NETWORK | FUNDING | TALENT | MENTORSHIP | KNOWLEDGE
Tackle pressing global challenges
THROUGH SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
OSE is a high-intensity, milestone driven programme built to recruit, equip, and leverage Oxford-based social startups created to tackle pressing global challenges.
Ultimately, it is up to your team to build the startup. The programme is here to help structure your process, teach you key skills, connect you with other students and advisors, provide mentorship, and to inform you about relevant funding opportunities and competitions. The programme begins in November 2020 and lasts for the full academic year. The start is more intensive as we take the teams through an 8-session programme, one session every two weeks.
You will need to have at least one student or alumni from Oxford in your team to join, but we welcome and encourage diverse teams with members outside Oxford and the UK. Covid means everything happens online anyway, so it is easy to join us from abroad. The programme is fairly intense if you enter as a one-man-band (although we won’t stop you), but we can help you recruit a team for your idea.
The accepted teams are also matched with a 1-on-1 advisor
A multivitamin-infused gum to combat malnutrition in refugee populations
Winner of Graduate All-Innovate Competition, Oxford Hub Social Enterprise Awards & DTC Impact Award for Enterprise and Innovation
Open-source 3D-printable products
Taking requests from healthcare workers for 3D printed materials during the Covid pandemic.
A greenhouse creating employment for women in Kenya
Selected Balliol MCR Charity 2019/20, employment of 20 women since December 2019.
Bringing trust into support of homeless
Translating digital cash donations from local residents to donations in-kind claimed by homeless persons when shopping at a local business. Pilot currently running in Oxford.
The people of OSE
President and Chair
DPhil in in Chemistry and Molecular Oncology at Oxford University
Sandeep is a final year DPhil student in Molecular Oncology from Kellogg College, Oxford. His interest in Social Entrepreneurship developed from his employment with Big Issue Invest, where he worked as Investment Analyst for the Social Enterprise Investment Fund. Prior to this, Sandeep served as the Finance Business Partner for the Convenience Business unit of The KraftHeinz Company. Sandeep, has an interest in user generated social innovation, equality, and poverty eradication. Outside of OSE, he is actively involved in his college, as President of Kellogg College, MCR.
Fund and Sponsorship Lead
MSc Student, Software Engineering, University of Oxford
Emmanouil is a financial technology SME and has been active in the fintech space in London and Luxembourg. He has been working with financial institutions, from microfinance to tier-1 banks, in Europe, Middle East and Africa, aiming to overhaul their technological landscape and operating model in order to drive innovation for the benefit of their end customers. His interest in social entrepreneurship revolves around creating funding opportunities for social enterprises and promoting technology driven innovation in this space. He is currently studying for an MSc in Software Engineering at the University of Oxford, and is also involved in his college as the Strategy and Development Officer of the Kellogg College MCR.
Marketing and recruitment
MPhil in Development Studies at the University of Oxford
Marketing graduate with an interest in market-based routes to social and economic development. I am especially interested in startups, technology diffusion and extra-regional trade linkages – with a focus on their impact on capabilities and welfare. Varied experience with small-scale social entrepreneurship and nonprofits, and a marketing BA focused on social marketing from Newcastle University. Currently studying for an MPhil at the Oxford Department of International Development.