The Entrepreneurship Centre at University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School launches a new initiative to champion UK businesses amid these extraordinary times.
The Entrepreneurship Centre has a long-standing tradition of supporting the Oxford entrepreneurial ecosystem through experiential learning, access to global networks, and thought leadership. Building on this expertise, the Centre is launching Liber, a four-month project to address the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 crisis within a cohort of start-ups and SMEs.
The Liber Project will address leadership, operational and partnership needs within the selected businesses. It will leverage the exceptional Oxford talent pool of faculty, senior advisors and alumni. It will create the space for collaboration and convening across sectors as well as between founders, investors and corporates. In parallel, the project will provide professional exposure and generate internship opportunities for the Saïd Business School student community.
History has shown that often the most powerful innovations are born during times of hardship. This will no doubt be one of those times. However, with strength in numbers and drawing on collective knowledge, the Liber Project aims to become a launchpad for UK entrepreneurial success. This is an opportunity not to be missed.
Professor Thomas Hellmann, academic director for the Liber Project, says:
“The Liber Project is a great initiative that brings our entrepreneurial community together to leverage our talent pool at Said Business School to make it available to support start-ups and SMEs and help them to face the current situation. We all come together to pursue a common goal”.
UK start-ups and SMEs are invited to apply from 27 April with applications open for 1 week.