Further Support

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We also offer a range of other background and in depth support for all members and ex members of the University of Oxford who are wanting to start or grow entrepreneur-driven ventures.

Nurturing your idea through our various stages of development, we help build on a minimum viable product, incorporate your company and then support your move away from the incubator. We can help by offering the following:


Company Documentation

Basic initial documentation is made available to incubated ventures (where needed additional 3rd party legal advice is facilitated):

  • Board Minutes
  • Contractor Agreement
  • Internship Template
  • Employment Contract
  • Website Documents
    • Privacy Policy – template document + layman explanation of each clause
    • Website Terms of Use – – template document + layman explanation of each clause
  • CDA (Confidential Disclosure Agreement, sometimes also referred to as NDA)
  • Shareholders Agreement and Articles of Association


Third Party Providers

We facilitate legal, financial, IT and general business support from a large number of service providers with whom we have a long working history, to all of our incubated ventures.


Pre-Incorporated Trading

In order to allow incubator ventures to focus on building a minimum viable product and achieve initial commercial traction, rather than focusing on the overheads associated with incorporating and running a limited company, the Startup Incubator can allow ventures to operate in a ‘pre-incorporated’ mode for a period of up to 8 months.

This provides an incubated venture the ability to start trading instantly using the business processes available through Oxford University Innovation.


Brand & Marketing

  • Support from the Oxford University Innovation marketing team, in particular around strategy and execution of publishing an effective press release
  • Introduction to sector-specific journalists and coverage in articles featuring the Startup Incubator
  • Ventures are featured on the Startup Incubator website, and can embed it’s logo into their own website and marketing material and refer to themselves as a Startup Incubator startup \ Oxford University startup
  • Facilitation of a (free) licence from Oxford University Press if the venture wishes to use the word ‘Oxford’ in its name
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