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_A NETWORK TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS FLOURISH

At Grassroots our support is far from ordinary. We want to make sure that if you need a helping hand, we have the expert advice and connections to push your business forward.

Our on-site team are here to make sure you have everything you need to create change. Welcoming your guests, keeping you topped up with coffee, connecting you with your neighbours and ensuring everything is working as it should.

_A NETWORK TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS FLOURISH

At Grassroots our support is far from ordinary. We want to make sure that if you need a helping hand, we have the expert advice and connections to push your business forward, even in uncertain times.

Our on-site team are here to make sure you have everything you need to create change. Welcoming your guests, keeping you topped up with coffee, connecting you with your neighbours and ensuring everything is working as it should.

_A NETWORK TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS FLOURISH

At Grassroots our support is far from ordinary. We want to make sure that if you need a helping hand, we have the expert advice and connections to push your business forward.

Our on-site team are here to make sure you have everything you need to create change. Welcoming your guests, keeping you topped up with coffee, connecting you with your neighbours and ensuring everything is working as it should.

_OSI community

Based in OSI’s head office, businesses who choose to make Grassroots their home can benefit from our partnership with one of Oxford’s leading scientific voices.

OSI’s single purpose is to help Oxford’s outstanding scientists build and grow great businesses that can improve the world. By joining the Grassroots community, you will be able to tap into their specialist resources and make valuable connections with innovative early stages businesses just like yours.

_The OI network

Grassroots is managed by Oxford Innovation: The UK’s largest innovation centre operator. With over 30 years’ experience, OI has a network of centres across the UK, housing over 1,000 early stage and start-up businesses. This impressive community of innovators is filled with ideas and experts, giving you access to leading knowledge and support in everything from rockets to robotics.

 

Meet our Innovation Director, David Smith

At Mansfield Innovation Centre, we like to ensure that your business is getting all the support it needs to thrive, so we have our Innovation Director, David and our team of experts on hand to help. With nearly 20 years’ experience in helping small business to start and grow, David has supported many entrepreneurs through a range of government and EU funded projects, as well as having managed a team of advisors delivering business support.
As well as supporting our businesses in our Oxford Innovation network, David manages a local business grant programme and has a wealth of experience in the business funding arena, helping businesses access over £10m over the past 5 years.

_ASK THE EXPERTS

Our support for pre-start, early-stage and established businesses includes:

Strategic business planning

1-2-1 business coaching

Innovation planning

Talent Management

Finding new customers and growing sales

Marketing strategy

Business growth workshops and masterclasses

International trade planning

Financial planning

Leadership and Management

Exit Strategies

_TOOLS AND INSIGHTS TO HELP YOU GROW

 

_Angel network

In addition to OSI, we have proven results in raising funding and we even manage our own Angel Network (OION). We can help you identify the right funding for your business and connect you to finance providers. For over 30 years, we have developed many corporate relationships which could give you the leg up you need.

_Amazon web service partners

We are one of 160 official Amazon Web Service Partners worldwide, which means that you may be able to benefit from free support packages.

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_Growing your connections

Being part of such a wide reaching and specialist community means there is always something innovative and exciting happening. Find out more about what the business and the community are achieving, and how they have benefitted from being based right here.

MEET OUR NETWORK

_A SOCIAL COMMUNITY OF EXPERT CONNECTIONS

Here at Grassroots, we bring together like-minded individuals within our community. Whether it’s through a workshop or social distanced networking over pizza and a beer, there are plenty of opportunities to connect and grow your network. We also give you access to a range of external experts and resources, dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. Have a look at our upcoming events to see what opportunities are available.

VIEW OUR EVENTS

_A SOCIAL COMMUNITY OF EXPERT CONNECTIONS

Here at Grassroots, we bring together like-minded individuals within our community. Whether it’s through a training workshop or socialising over pizza and a beer, there are plenty of opportunities to connect and grow your network. We also give you access to a range of external experts and resources, dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. Have a look at our upcoming networking and social events to see what opportunities and workshops are available.

VIEW OUR EVENTS

Case studies

How our partnerships and connections have helped some of our entrepreneurs at IF grow their businesses.

Case studies

How our partnerships and connections have helped some of our entrepreneurs at Mansfield Innovation Centre grow their businesses.