Free residential entrepreneur bootcamp for start-ups

OxLEP Business’ Entrepreneur Bootcamp is a two-day residential event designed to give aspiring entrepreneurs the crucial tools, skills and confidence to start-up a business.

Starting on Thursday 27 September between 10:00 – 16:00 at The Hill End Centre in Farmoor, Oxford, the bootcamp will be an immersive experience that focuses on learning by doing. There is an option to stay overnight on site in shared dormitories so you can work later into the Thursday evening. Accommodation, materials, meals and refreshments are all free.


You will learn:

The seven ways to improve – you will learn how to assess the market, to manage demand as it grows, and how to resource your business optimally without over stretching yourself. You’ll also be taken through the business model canvas process which will give you a blue print to work from when moving forward with your start-up idea.

Service design – you will learn how to design products and services with the user in mind, how to genuinely understand the needs of customers, how to embed user feedback into the heartbeat of your business and how to create a customer journey that promotes loyalty to your brand.

Agility – setting-up a business can feel like a daunting task. Where to start, how to prioritise, who does what? You will learn the project management approach that has helped set start-ups like Netflix and Spotify apart from their competitors.

The ‘Lean start-up’ – for your business to succeed you’ll need some grit! You will learn about the mentality required to thrive in small business, how to deal with the complex problems you’ll inevitably face and how to learn and adapt when things don’t quite go to plan.

Please note that terms and conditions apply and OxLEP Business will contact you to discuss the requirements of this residential course before a booking can be confirmed. In order to run this event and provide free business support to SMEs, funding has been secured and as a result of this, OxLEP require the businesses and individuals that we work with to provide certain information. If you have any queries, contact

Book your place here.