The Oxford Entrepreneurs Network (OxEN) launched in 2018 to take global the very successful Oxford Entrepreneurs of the Bay (OE of the Bay) alumni group, which started in the San Francisco Bay Area. The OxEN now comprises more than 3000 members around the globe and is growing rapidly.
In 2019 the University of Oxford recognized the Oxford Entrepreneurs Network (OxEN) as an accredited alumni organization. The OxEN was founded to foster community and offer networking opportunities to Oxonians interested in the startup world.
The OxEN is formed of regional chapters, including the original OE of the Bay, and now chapters in New England, DC, NY, LA and London. These regions represent 70% of US venture capital activity and the center of UK venture capital activity. Each OxEN chapter has its own local members and meeting format, sharing content with the global OxEN network. Monthly OxEN meetings usually have a speaker (such as a VC, industry expert or successful founder) and two entrepreneurs, who present their pitches to seek funding and assistance. Oxonians from around the world stop by to join meetings and offer their expertise and connections.
To keep up-to-date on chapter meetings around the globe please join the OxEN LinkedIn group and also subscribe for email updates.
We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting.
“Oxonians supporting Oxonians”
Our mission is to unite Oxford alumni into an entrepreneurial ecosystem
Oxford alumni from many intellectual disciplines and business backgrounds established the Oxford Entrepreneurs Network, to provide entrepreneurs with opportunities to present early-stage business plans for review and development, and help in securing funding and mentoring, as well as gain network access – all for and by Oxonians.
- Build a global community of innovative Oxonians
- Advance the profile of Oxford in the entrepreneurial universe
- Leverage our collective experience as a highly supportive and active network for entrepreneurs in return for the opportunities we have enjoyed, thanks to our Oxford years