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ALWAYS BY
your side

We know that kickstarting your business can be tough, so whether you’ve just started out or you are busy creating change, we are here to support you.

Being part of our community is belonging to the Oxford Innovation network, which means we offer you more than just offices and workspace in our Bucks Hubs based in High Wycombe and Aylesbury. We offer you a community of individuals brimming with ideas and the support of our experts.

From questions on the day-to-day running and strategic decision making, through to introductions to potential clients or getting support from experts, our approachable team are always keen to give you a helping hand.

Meet our Entrepreneur in Residence, Jim Gabriel

Here at Bucks Hubs, we like to ensure that your business is getting all the support it needs to thrive, so we have our Entrepreneur in Residence, Jim Gabriel and our team of experts on hand to help. Jim, a successful entrepreneur and salesman, joins Oxford Innovation and Bucks New University from a long run of businesses in the health tech and digital spaces. With coaching and mentoring experience, Jim supports our entrepreneurs and their businesses in the growth and innovation of their ventures, while supporting the broader eco-system of new business engagement at the University.

Discover more about our Entrepreneur in Residence, by reading our head-to-head interview.

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ASK THE EXPERTS

Our support for pre-start, early-stage and established businesses includes:

Strategic business planning

1-2-1 business coaching

Innovation planning

Talent Management

Finding new customers and growing sales

Marketing strategy

Business growth workshops and masterclasses

International trade planning

Financial planning

Leadership and Management

Exit Strategies

TOOLS & CONNECTIONS TO HELP YOU FLOURISH

GROWTHmapper

Oxford Innovation has developed GROWTHmapper™ to help high growth businesses achieve their ambitions. This diagnostic tool consolidates over 20 years' experience of nurturing successful high growth businesses and is used to model your business for future growth.

 

 

Angel networks

We have proven results in raising funding and we even manage our own Angel Networks. We can help you identify the right funding for your business and connect you to finance providers. For over 30 years, we have developed many corporate relationships which could just give you the leg up you need.

Amazon web service partners

Oxford Innovation is one of 160 official Amazon Web Service Partners worldwide, which means that you may be able to benefit from free support packages.

 

Growing your connections

Our Oxford Innovation network strives to be at the forefront of business support and what we can offer our entrepreneurs, so we have a range of tools and insights to provide your business with the support it needs to achieve your goals.

As well as the support of our helpful team, networking events and the business support tools we’ve invested in for our centres, we also offer extended network resources, including financial advice and growth planning.

MEET OUR NETWORK

EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Here at the Bucks Hubs we bring together like-minded innovators within our community. Through a range of networking opportunities across both hubs, we offer you chances to collaborate with other entrepreneurs to push boundaries and create change. We also give you access to a network of external experts and resources. Have a look at our upcoming events to see what networking opportunities and workshops are available.

Being part of our innovation centre means you are part of the Oxford Innovations UK network of over 1,000 businesses.

VIEW OUR EVENTS

Case studies

How our partnerships and connections have helped some of our entrepreneurs at IF grow their businesses.

Head to head with Caroline Downer

Head to head with Caroline Downer – Caroline joins Oxford Innovation having spent the last 12 years working in Business Development, firstly in the Publishing Department at Oxford Brookes University and then at the University of Hertfordshire

Head to head with Valerie Tomlinson

Valerie is a professional with extensive experience across the Higher Education and Hospitality industries.
She joins Oxford Innovation & Bucks Digital Hub bringing a wealth of experience gained from a successful Project Management career primarily supporting Pro Vice Chancellor level projects in the area of Education & Student Experience.

Case studies

How our partnerships and connections have helped some of our entrepreneurs at Mansfield Innovation Centre grow their businesses.

Head to head with Caroline Downer

Head to head with Caroline Downer – Caroline joins Oxford Innovation having spent the last 12 years working in Business Development, firstly in the Publishing Department at Oxford Brookes University and then at the University of Hertfordshire

Head to head with Valerie Tomlinson

Valerie is a professional with extensive experience across the Higher Education and Hospitality industries.
She joins Oxford Innovation & Bucks Digital Hub bringing a wealth of experience gained from a successful Project Management career primarily supporting Pro Vice Chancellor level projects in the area of Education & Student Experience.