We support creative and entrepreneurial engineers who have
an exceptional innovation that they plan to commercialise. To do so, we will equip you with
the confidence, skills, experience and networks you need to bring your engineering product to market. What we offer works - we ranked 3rd in the UK's top ten most active accelerators by Sifted.
You will become an Enterprise Fellow for 12 months and receive our package of bespoke support which includes:
We kick off with a welcome day where you will meet your peers, the Hub team and some of our key partners. Throughout the programme, there are plenty of opportunities to participate in events with our alumni and community o supporters.
We will connect you with a mentor from the Academy's Fellowship, which is made up of some of the most successful engineers in the UK. Your mentor will be available throughout the 12 months to assist you as you work through your product/market fit, customer validation and business model. We'll also connect you with the Hub's partners and wider network, which includes investors, government agencies and corporate partners.
Through your training and mentoring, you will develop new ideas about how to shape your business strategy for the highest chance of success. Our package of support will help you implement new ideas, validate your assumptions and hit your milestones, be it trialling a prototype, speaking to your first customers, or working out your route to market.
We'll teach you how to prepare for meetings with investors, partners and customers, and how to communicate your vision through the perfect pitch. We'll promote your business and help you get exposure in the media. We'll introduce you to the right people who can help you grow.
At the end of your Fellowship year, you will have the chance to show how far you've come when you present at our annual Showcase. You'll pitch to our investment community and industry partners for funding, introductions to key contacts, or whatever support you are looking for at this stage to take your business to the next level.
If you successfully complete the Enterprise Fellowship programme, you will be invited to become a Hub member. You'll join our alumni community of Hub Members, and continue to have access to networking events and relevant opportunities. You can also continue to use the Taylor Centre facilities free of charge to host your own events or meetings.
To join the Fellowship programme, you must be able to work on your business idea full-time. As a charity, we don't take any equity, but we're still committed to seeing you succeed. We expect you to be just as committed to make the most of what the programme offers. Remember - the more you put in, the more you get out!
The Enterprise Fellowships Programme is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors:
I have a soft spot and only praise for the Enterprise Hub. Without its backing and the access it has offered to inspiring events and people, Oxford Heartbeat might not be what it is today. The courses, practical advice, mentorship and peer-to-peer learning offered as part of the Enterprise Fellowships Programme were all hugely beneficial to us.