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Oxford Entrepreneurship: Venture Creation Programme

University of Oxford

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Whether it’s a startup with potential to scale up, a niche business venture, or an initiative within a large corporation, launching a new enterprise can be full of uncertainty. Yet, with the right skills and insights, businesses have a better chance of succeeding.

The Oxford Entrepreneurship: Venture Creation Programme is designed to support you at various stages of the entrepreneurial process. It offers you practical guidance in your entrepreneurial journey, from identifying a market opportunity, to developing a business model, to learning how to launch and pitch your venture. You’ll examine the critical customer-facing and operational aspects of laying out a business model, as well as the activities related to launching a venture and achieving product-market fit. The programme offers insight into how to best contribute your unique talents and skills, and engage with the nuances of putting together a founding team.

Is this programme for you?

Aimed at those planning, or currently involved in, the early stages of a new business venture, this programme offers comprehensive guidance throughout the entrepreneurial journey. Aspiring or first-time entrepreneurs seeking to develop their business idea will benefit from the support and feedback of like-minded professionals and leading faculty. Participants will gain essential skills for how to effectively present and prepare their venture as they take the next steps in their business. Intrapreneurs within an organisation will learn to exploit new opportunities for value creation to create competitive advantage through new products and services.

This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 95 hours of learning.

Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points

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