The Oxford Foundry (OXFO) is the University of Oxford's Entrepreneurship Centre, pioneered by the Saïd Business School and opened in 2017 by Apple's Tim Cook with the support of leading entrepreneurs including Reid Hoffman CBE (Co-Founder, LinkedIn) and Biz Stone (Co-Founder, Twitter).

Every donation will enable the Foundry to deliver on its mission of enabling and developing a new generation of leaders, delivering tech skills and resources, and building high-impact, scalable ventures which are providing innovative solutions to global challenges.

The Foundry’s work includes:

  • addressing the global technology and skills deficit through practical experiential student workshops led by expert speakers and mentors
  • empowering students to engage in multidisciplinary solution-building to address real-world problems through the All-Innovate idea competition
  • supporting high-potential, high-impact ventures and teams across healthcare, data, environment, culture and multiple other sectors through the OXFO L.E.V8 Accelerator - creating new jobs, increasing the potential of evolving start-ups into scale-ups, and achieving deep and far-reaching inclusive global economic and social impact
  • supporting women entrepreneurs and leaders through women-specific Accelerator initiatives and building and championing diversity and inclusion through the Diversity in Entrepreneurship Initiative
  • creating a multi-disciplinary convening ground for a global network of leading entrepreneurs, investors, student and alumni talent, government leaders and experts to co-create, share knowledge and collaborate

1,314 members | 145 nationalities | 38 colleges | 4 divisions | 32 ventures supported valued at £100m+ | 104 jobs created by ventures | £27 million raised in venture funding to date

Read the White Paper: Universities as drivers of prosperity and economic recovery, written by the Director of the Foundry.

US donors should make their donation on the North American Office website. Please ensure you select ‘Saïd Business School’ via the drop down box and type ‘The Foundry’ in further information. This will ensure you have the correct documentation for tax purposes.