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:
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
- 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.
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