Building a Business, Session 1: The Journey from Student to CEO
Building a Business is open to all students and staff at the University of Oxford and runs in Michaelmas term. Registration can be done via our skills and career development platform, Inkpath, allowing you the opportunity to track your progress throughout the programme and set future goals. More information on Inkpath and how to create an account can be found here:
Building a Business is a programme open to all current University of Oxford students who are either in the early stages of exploring their own potential ventures or hoping to improve their own businesses. This foundational programme will give you the opportunity to understand and learn more about what it takes to run your own business.

Over the course of five weeks, you will learn the business fundamentals of customer development, how to market your idea and also to demystify financial literacy. This experience is designed to give you the tools and confidence to pursue your own potential ventures.

The programme is supported by EnSpire Oxford, a University initiative, and delivered by the Entrepreneurship Centre.

Session 1 Details:
Join us for the ‘The Journey from Student to CEO’ panel and hear from our alumni, Holly Reeve, Mina Bekheet, and Husayn Kassai, who will be discussing their own entrepreneurial journeys and sharing guidance with those who might be thinking of starting their own ventures.

In addition to the panel discussion, the session will introduce the business model canvas framework, and our panellists will be providing an overview of their own business models and how this tool can be used successfully.

This session will be facilitated by Leah Thompson, Head of EnSpire, University of Oxford.
Date: 16 October 2023, 17:30 (Monday, 2nd week, Michaelmas 2023)
Venue: Saïd Business School, Park End Street OX1 1HP
Venue Details: NMLT/Rhodes. Entrance Hall & The Nest
Speakers: Dr Holly Reeve (HydRegen), Mina Bekheet (Cofounder and President, Panacea Innovation), Husayn Kassai (University of Oxford)
Organising department: Saïd Business School
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Part of: Building a Business
Booking required?: Required
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Cost: Free
Audience: Members of the University only
Editors: Victoria Porritt, Laura Nicosia