The OSE Venture Lab is a high-intensity, milestone driven programme built to recruit, equip, and leverage Oxford-based social startups created to tackle pressing global challenges.

Application deadline: 1st November

Ready to change the world?

This programme is designed for students that want to be part of co-founding a real social enterprise making a real impact. The committee, our teams, and our partners have a joint mission to tackle global challenges through social entrepreneurship. We work to deliver funding, knowledge, network, and mentorship. 

You can join with an idea, a pilot, an early-stage startup, or join an existing team. We don’t ask for experience, network, or cash (we can help you with that), only that you have the passion and drive to make a difference.

Phase 1: Discover

Building and recruiting teams with a joint mission to address one of four global challenge areas.

Phase 2: Incubate

Thorough training and mentorship delivered with support from Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.

Phase 3: Accelerate

Incorporate, formalise, and take action. Compete for prizes and pitch to real investors.

Tailored curriculum

Delivered with support from Skoll Centre of Social Entrepreneurship located at Oxford Said Business School. 


Get expert mentorship from EMBAs at Said Business School, industry and technical experts. 


Access competitions for funding and investment. Get supported in the process of preparing your team’s materials and pitch.


We use the OSE network to recruit the talent or manpower you need to help your project succeed. 

Resource database

Access an online members-area with key resources useful to social enterprises: funding pathways, knowledge databases, support institutions, awards, and more. 

The team 

Society Committee

Sandeep Unwith

President and Chair

DPhil in in Chemistry and Molecular Oncology at Oxford University

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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. 

Kyungmi Kim

Vice-President of Projects

MBA in Business Administration at Oxford University

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Her background is in digital marketing and social entrepreneurship. After studying English Language and Literature in college, She worked in media and digital communication industries in Singapore and Malaysia. She advanced her digital marketing career to Ogilvy & Mather and BBDO worldwide in Korea. Eager for social impact, She co-founded ZeroGravity & Co in 2015, an organisation that provides community development through creativity workshops, arts education. As a dance artist, this ‘passion project’ offered art space in Seoul and community regeneration for post-earthquake regeneration in New Zealand, funded by Korean governement. She was 2017 research fellow of Asian Cultural Council in New York City, USA prior to MBA at Oxford Said Business School. Currently she is MBA candidate, Said Scholar and advisor for Oxford Development Consultancy. Her interest is in sustainable development , inclusive economy, intelligent community, AI and emerging technology.

Andrea Stykket

Marketing and recruitment

MPhil in Development Studies at the University of Oxford

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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.

Advisory Board

Peter Drobac

Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

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Fahad Khan

Amazon Wireless Services, Principal Serial Entrepreneur

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Edward Yee

Co-Founder GivFunds Social Ventures Rhodes Scholar

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Chris Blues

Programme Manager, Social Ventures, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

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Callum Usher-Dodd

Enterprise Skills Advisor UWE, Enactus UK Senior Manager

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Bhanu Prasad

Partner, Tata Consulting Services, University of Oxford, MSc Social Policy and Intervention

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Antonio Potenza

Managing Partner and Co-Funder Prodos Impact Capital, Oxford Exec-MBA Alumni

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Ready To Get Started?