OUI Entrepreneurs Fellowship Webinar Programme

OUI Entrepreneurs Fellowship 2021 – registration now open

Open to Oxford researchers and students who have started working with OUI and those who would find an introduction to starting a company, IP issues, fund raising and product planning useful. Learn from experts and network with other OU innovators and those in the local ecosystem. The programme is also open to Oxford researchers and students (and non-Oxford founders of OUI startups) who have some prior knowledge of innovation and enterprise such as:

Researchers starting an Oxford spinout
Those who have completed the StEP programme
Incubatees in the OUI Incubator
Participants in the Rising WISE programme
Researchers in existing or nascent Oxford spinouts
Oxford Startups (with a direct OU connection)
Those taking part in the Foundry LEV8 programme

 

Live webinar event

September 28, 2021 programme

14 sessions, mostly 1hr long on Tuesday lunchtimes, from 1-2pm.  Please note, there are breaks in the schedule to allow for school holidays.  The session on Nov 16th will be from 3-4pm.  Modules 13 and 14 will be 1.5 hours long as they include our Expert Panel, and networking.

 

Programme:

Module 1
Kick-off meeting, September 28th 2021

  • Welcome and introductions, how OUI can support you, why IP matters and what to do with IP, including licensing (30 mins)

Dr Brendan Ludden, Head of Licensing and Ventures, Physical Sciences team, OUI.

Polly Elvin, Head of Investor Relations & Co-investors, OSI.

Polly joined OSI as Head of Investor relations, Co-investing and Communications in September 2020. She has over fifteen years’ experience in public equity markets, working across research and equity sales roles for a number of investment banks. The majority of her career was spent at UBS, where she joined as a media analyst during the TMT boom and moved on to lead Telecom and Media equity specialist sales. At UBS she built strong relationships with key equity investors and led the sales effort on a number of prominent IPOs. More recently, Polly has worked with public companies to help sharpen their investor messaging and strengthen their shareholder bases. For the past five years, she has led Investor Relations and Corporate PR at FTSE 250 group Electrocomponents, during a period of leadership change and significant transformation for both the equity story and shareholder base.

 

Module 2
October 5th 2021

  • Business Basics

Dr Tristan Collins, CEO, gaitQ Limited

Tristan is CEO of gaitQ, a spin-out formed in 2019 developing a non-invasive medical device for people with Parkinson’s Disease. An engineer by education, Tristan is focussed on commercial growth, technology development, and building value in early-stage businesses. He previously worked as a strategy consultant (PE, health, med-tech, telecoms, etc) and has direct experience of working within high-growth businesses. Prior to gaitQ, Tristan founded Metaboards – another Oxford spin-out in the consumer electronics space.

 

Module 3
October 12th 2021

  • How to speak VC

James Mallinson, Oxford Investment Consultants

James is a partner at Oxford Investment Consultants LLP (OIC), which he joined in January 2018 following a 15-year tenure managing the University of Oxford’s technology spinout portfolio. OIC has a portfolio of 37 hi tech and life science spinout investments, drawn largely from the Oxford ecosystem.

 

Module 4
November 2nd 2021

  • Human Centred Design

Angela Hobbs, Triteq Limited

Angela aligns innovation, with sustainability and the value of design for business, products and services, she brings disruptive thinking and game changing ideas to organisational strategy with operational efficiency. She is a Board Director at OBN, Resident Innovation Coach at Oxford University Innovation, Board Advisor at Chatsworth Schools Group and a member of the Q Community.

 

Module 5
November 9th 2021

  • Understanding cap tables:  Avoiding Red Herrings and Common Pitfalls

Nicola McConville, Taylor Vinters

Nicola is a Partner at Taylor Vinters LLP where she focuses on supporting innovative and disruptive companies with legal and commercial advice at all stages of their journey.

 

Module 6
November 16th 2021 – please note this session will start at 3pm

  • In-depth IP and strategy

Hsu Min Chung, Partner HGF Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys

Hsu Min is a UK and European patent attorney with over 20 years of experience in the IP field. She works for a variety of clients including universities, startups and multi-national corporations. She has a wealth of experience in protecting early-stage technology and helping companies develop IP strategies that align with their commercial aims.

 

Module 7
November 23rd 2021

  • Regulatory Aspects

Dr James Groves, Principal Licensing & Ventures Manager, OUI.

James studied for an MSc and DPhil in Neuroscience at Oxford, before joining Oxford University Innovation 8 years ago. As a Principle Licensing and Ventures Manager in the Digital Health team James supports researchers from across the University to incubate and exploit their ideas through the licensing of intellectual property and setting up new companies. James has licensed medical device technologies which are now used in the NHS and led the spinning out of medical device companies OxfordVR, Ultromics and Caristo Diagnostics, the latter of which he continues to support as a board Observer.  

 

Module 8
November 30th 2021

  • Successful Networking

Cath Spence, Deputy Head of Licensing & Ventures, Physical Sciences

 

Module 9
December 7th 2021

  • CleanTech

Dr Jane Jin, Licensing & Ventures Manager, OUI

Jane graduated from University of Leeds with a First Class Honours MChem degree in Medicinal Chemistry which involved an industrial placement year working for Pfizer as a Drug Discovery Chemistry Trainee. She then completed her PhD with Prof Steve Ley at University of Cambridge, focusing on asymmetric organocatalysis in continuous flow systems. Following her PhD, she worked as a Senior Analyst at Oakland Innovation, a technology consultancy at Cambridge, where she helped global companies identify new technologies and product options as well as analyse market opportunities across a range of industries including food, beverage, personal care, home care, chemical and petrochemical.

 

Module 10
January 11th 2022

  • Building the team.

Speaker TBC

 

Module 11
January 18th 2022

  • Translational Funding

Speaker TBC

 

Module 12
January 25th 2022

  • The Boardroom – how to build and run an effective board

Speaker TBC

This session covers all the basic questions you would want to ask about a board. It covers the role of the CEO, the Chair and what a Chair needs to bring to the company. There is an overview on how to build an effective board and how to run them. There will be time to answer your questions and listen to the war stories on how things can go wrong.

 

Module 13
February 1st 2022 – Please note this will be  a slightly longer session running from 1-2.30pm

  • Planning for Growth & Spinout Story + Expert Panel

Hsu Min Chung, Partner HGF Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys

Hsu Min is a UK and European patent attorney with over 20 years of experience in the IP field. She works for a variety of clients including universities, startups and multi-national corporations. She has a wealth of experience in protecting early-stage technology and helping companies develop IP strategies that align with their commercial aims.

 

Nicola McConville, Taylor Vinters

Nicola is a Partner at Taylor Vinters LLP where she focuses on supporting innovative and disruptive companies with legal and commercial advice at all stages of their journey.

 

Module 14
Final meeting, February 8th 2022 – Please note this will be a slightly longer session running from 1-2.30pm

  • Wrap & Networking

Speaker TBC

 

Certificates will be sent to those who have attended the course if requested.

 

For further information please contact:

Dr Fiona Story
University Relationship Manager, Oxford University Innovation Ltd
The technology transfer company of the University of Oxford
Buxton Court, 3 West Way, Oxford OX2 0SZ
T: 01865 280972

Email: fiona.story@innovation.ox.ac.uk

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