#StartedinOxford Demo Day

Applications are open for the #StartedinOxford Demo Day – deadline is 23 October 5pm.  Apply now

The #StartedinOxford Demo Day is a celebration and showcase of the Oxford-linked entrepreneurship community, and will be held online on Wednesday 18 November 2020.  This event will bring together exciting companies and ventures linked to the University of Oxford or Oxford Brookes University (students, staff or alumni) from across the globe, as well as those from across Oxfordshire.

In previous years, we have come together in Oxford, with 20-30 startups and over 300 registered attendees mingling and chatting over the course of an evening.  This year we will be virtual – there will be even more hand-picked companies to meet and engage with in a fresher’s fair style virtual setup.  The event will be open for almost 24 hours, with sector-specific sessions, panel discussions, and opportunities to hear selected companies pitch live throughout the UK work day.  Attendees can find out more about each company, request more information, chat with the company representatives, and vote for their favourites to win prizes, including cash, introductions to networks and VIP’s, and connections to the wider Oxford-linked ecosystem.

The Demo Day has multiple purposes: 

·         increasing awareness of Oxford-linked companies and ventures (in this case, from across the globe),

·         facilitating connections (ie water cooler discussions) between people and organisations in the ecosystem, and

·         supporting companies to finding the resources they need now (including cofounders or employees, workspace, advisors or mentors, access to networks or experts, or investment)

As a company you will get:

  1. The opportunity to showcase your company to a large worldwide audience, across the Enterprising Oxford platform and via its connected networks and partners
  2. A chance to win prizes, including cash, access to networks, experts, mentors and collaborators, and support packages
  3. To meet other companies exhibiting, from a range of sectors and stages
  4. Exclusive access to VIP guests, including senior executives, investors, and key connectors in the Oxford-linked entrepreneurship ecosystem

Apply now

Talk: A Dark Abyss or the Sunlit Uplands of New Opportunity? 8 Sep 2020

Join us for a talk by Jonathan Black – Director, Careers Service & Internship Office, University of Oxford on September 8th 2020 at 6pm.

What does the future hold for new and recent graduates? Are all the old career plans unusable or can everyone carry on with minor adjustments? Where to place the bets for future success and how to prepare for the new world?

In this talk, Jonathan Black, Director of the University Careers Service and author of the regular Dear Jonathan column in the Financial Times, will consider the landscape before us, place some bets on the future, reveal how employers assess candidates, and suggest ways that recent graduates and benefit from the pandemic-driven upheaval. There’ll be ample chance for questions.

About the Speaker:

Jonathan Black has been Director of the Careers Service at Oxford University since 2008 after a broad career including in blue-chip management consultancy, international academic publishing, and co-founding a successful medical publishing start-up. 

In his current role at the Careers Service, Jonathan coaches students one-to-one with careers advice, runs workshops and seminars for groups of undergraduates and postgraduates, trains colleagues, and devises new and innovative programmes that provide hands-on experiences for students. He works with senior academics to explore how the Careers Service can support academic work, presents at seminars and conferences in the UK, Europe, Australia, South Africa, and the USA, and runs research programmes on what is required in order to secure a graduate-level job.

Jonathan writes the fortnightly, ‘Dear Jonathan’ column[1] for readers’ careers questions in the Financial Times, and produced three short careers videos for the FT in July 2018 and anchored six 10-minute FT/YouTube careers videos[2] launched in April 2019. His recent book, ‘How to find the Career you’ve always wanted’[3] was described by Baroness Gillian Shephard as, ‘One of the most practical and comprehensible career guides ever produced.’

Outside the Careers Service, Jonathan is Chair of the Oxford Hub charity promoting social enterprise and volunteering for students across Oxfordshire, is a Governor of Queen Anne’s School, Caversham, and member of the Oxford Alumni Society Board.

References:

[1] https://www.ft.com/jonathan-black

[2] FT Career Starters (part of FT Schools) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjdvCHWVtE4&list=PLqIpf04KBv61XrP8rtadMl5YpVxZt7Wkc 

[3] Little, Brown 978-1-4721-4369-3

Talk: Exponential Technologies and Values – A Tale of Chickens and Eggs – 14 Jul 2020

A talk by Dr. Lennart Brand on Exponential Technologies and Values – A Tale of Chickens and Eggs. Tue, 14 Jul 2020, 18:00 BST

Brief
Are the premises from which we approach the subject of exponential technological development still appropriate, or are we moving into a completely new dimension that also requires new moral concepts? The Liberal Arts are a useful means of doing this – provided that they discuss values not as a starting point but as a possible outcome of the debate. In other words, provided that they facilitate academic debate in an objective and open manner.

About the author
Lennart is Managing Director of the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin. The Institute – which is affiliated with Zeppelin University, a private German university near Lake Constance – is one of Germany’s foremost leadership-research institutions, collaborating with major players in business, politics, and civil society. Before his current position, Lennart held a variety of managerial responsibilities in academia, focusing on technology transfer, entrepreneurship, development, and international strategy. Lennart started his career in the industry before taking up his D.Phil. in Modern Languages at Oxford (St. John’s) in 2004. A few years ago he initiated the OUS Lake Constance chapter which covers a large area across Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
Linkedin: https://de.linkedin.com/in/lennart-brand-b77b5581

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Exponential Technologies and Values – A Tale of Chickens and Eggs – Talk by Dr. Lennart Brand

On Tuesday 14th July, Oxford10 was joined by Dr. Lennart Brand (D.Phil., St. John’s College, 2004), Managing Director of the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin, for a live virtual talk on the subject of “Exponential Technologies and Values – A Tale of Chickens and Eggs”. Dr. Brand’s talk pivoted upon the notion that as we move into an era of exponential technological development, including the continued progression of AI, ethical standards that were once considered inviolable may no longer be fit for purpose. By maintaining an openness to and awareness of a newly emerging ethical paradigm, we may be in a better position to respond to the certain influx of changes ahead. In just 30 minutes Dr. Brand’s discussion touched on subjects ranging from self-driving cars to eugenics, and on writers as diverse as 18th century historian Oswald Spengler and the contemporary science fiction author Leif Randt.

Dr. Brand’s talk was followed by a stimulating Q&A session in which members explored further ways the discussion impinged on ethical issues in society. We’d like to thank Dr. Brand for sharing his valuable time with us, and for providing all of us with a thought-provoking thesis, inspiring many more questions for consideration.

Linkedin: https://de.linkedin.com/in/lennart-brand-b77b5581