Explore: find your impact in 8 weeks

If you have lots of ideas, this programme will help you find the right one. If you want to have more impact, but you’re not sure how, we’ll help you create, select and develop ideas from the ground up. The skills you learn in the process will help you be more effective for life.

If you’re in the early stages of thinking about a career change, you’re in the right place. We will help you explore, develop possibilities, validate ideas and learn the skills you’ll need to make your new venture a success.

OxLaunch Explore Programme

The OxLaunch Explore programme will help you de-risk becoming an entrepreneur. It is an 8-week face-to-face evening course, giving you the opportunity to experience a range of tools and models and road-test your ideas with a carefully selected cohort of 11-15 other potential entrepreneurs.

At the end of the course, you’ll have created, explored and begun to validate one or more of your business or social enterprise ideas, and have a good idea of whether you want to take it forwards.  You’ll also have started to develop the skills you’ll need to make it a success, including convincing others about your idea.

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OxLaunch Ideation Workshop

If you’d like to dip your toe in the water, this 4-hour workshop could be for you.  It covers tools and techniques for identifying your personal goals, creating ideas for new businesses and selecting/ranking those ideas ready to develop them further.   The workshop can be taken as a half-day or two evenings and runs throughout the year on demand.

As the material covered is similar to that in the first two sessions of the OxLaunch Explore programme, there is also an option to continue onto that programme for a reduced fee, with optional attendance at the first two sessions.

Register your interest in a workshop (these are held periodically once enough people have expressed an interest).