Our Alumni

Since The Oxford Trust was founded in 1985, hundreds of innovative people and businesses have kick-started their careers in one of innovation spaces or through our business support and networks.  This community of alumni are now inspiring and influencing a new generation of innovators.

Five minutes with Ross Upton, CEO of Ultromics

October 22, 2020
Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the largest cause of death globally? We spoke to Ross Upton, CEO of...
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Five minutes with Helen Williams at Vitaccess

March 12, 2020
We had five minutes with Helen Williams, Director of Operations, at Vitaccess – a pioneering digital healthcare consultancy. We interviewed Vitacess...
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Five minutes with Jessica Dillon at the Social Tech Trust

March 2, 2020
We had five minutes with Jessica Dillon, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Social Tech Trust, one of our newest...
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Five minutes with Rupert Wilkinson at Oxford Product Design

February 20, 2020
We spent five minutes with Rupert Wilkinson, MD of Oxford Product Design – in fact, the only product design consultancy...
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Five minutes with Carolyn Hicks at Brill Power

February 13, 2020
A recent resident of OCFI, Brill Power is going from strength to strength. We spoke to Head of Finance, Carolyn...
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Five minutes with Angela Hobbs from Triteq

February 13, 2020
This is the first of our blogs on the science and tech businesses that work in the Trust’s OCFI building...
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Five minutes with Hugh Bettesworth at Mirada Medical

February 13, 2020
One of the OCFI’s longer-term residents, Mirada Medical is a global brand in advanced medical imaging software, mainly for cancer...
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Five minutes with Clare Lerway at Consultant Connect

February 13, 2020
Consultant Connect, a second-floor resident of OCFI, has developed a business idea that is dramatically reducing NHS costs. We spoke...
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Five minutes with Zeeshan Akhtar, CEO and founder of Scout Health

February 13, 2020
We spoke to Zeeshan Akhtar, CEO and Founder of Scout Health, a brilliant new app that links you directly with...
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Five minutes with Barbara Hammond at the Low Carbon Hub

February 3, 2020
We spoke to Barbara Hammond, founder and CEO of the Low Carbon Hub – a small social enterprise with big...
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Five minutes with Katie Bedborough at Oxford VR

January 22, 2020
We spent five minutes with Katie Bedborough, COO and CFO of new-kid-on-the-virtual-block, Oxford VR. Started in 2016, Oxford VR is...
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Five minutes with Diego Vargas at Habitar

January 16, 2020
We spent five minutes with Diego Vargas, founder and director of Habitar Architects – a small, Oxford-based architect’s practice that...
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Five minutes with DeepZen

November 4, 2019
We spent five minutes with Kerem Sozugecer (CTO and co-Founder), Omer Gunes (NLP lead) and Spyridoula Papandreou (TTS language engineer)...
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Five minutes with Alexander Varmuza at Sportside

August 9, 2019
Based at the Wood Centre for Innovation (WCFI), Sportside is developing the go-to app and website for sports. We interviewed...
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Five minutes with Mike Betts at Photocrowd

April 9, 2018
Photocrowd, a second-floor resident of OCFI, was started by ex-photographer Mike Betts. We spoke to him about the company and...
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Five minutes with Dr John Boyle, Founder Oxford Computer Consultants

February 2, 2018
John Boyle and his company, Oxford Computer Consultants (OCC), are an Oxford Trust success story! John and Kaz Librowski co-founded...
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Five minutes with Professor Mike Brady, Founder of Mirada Medical

February 2, 2018
Founding director of Mirada Medical, Mike Brady came to Oxford in 1985 to take up the newly-created post of Professor...
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