At Grassroots, we are committed to helping you write your success story
Support for science and technology innovators
Our business 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. From welcoming your guests, to keeping you topped up with coffee and connecting you with your neighbours, we ensure that you can work to your full potential.
The power of community
At Grassroots, we believe in the power of community. We bring together like-minded individuals within our community of science and technology specialists because we know that collective action creates lasting change. And we also know that lasting change starts with strong relationships. That’s why we offer plenty of opportunities to connect and grow your network. Whether it’s through a workshop or networking over pizza and a beer, we provide the space for you to build the contacts that will help you achieve your goals. Plus, we give you access to a range of external experts and resources who are dedicated to helping you succeed.
Oxford Science Enterprises
Our inspiring workspace is based within the Oxford Science Enterprises head office, which means that businesses who choose to make Grassroots their home can benefit from our partnership with one of Oxford’s leading scientific voices.
Oxford Science Enterprises 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-stage businesses – just like yours.
Ask the experts
Our support for pre-start, early-stage and established businesses includes:
Meet our Innovation Director, Wendy Tindsley
Here at Grassroots, we like to ensure that your business is getting all the support it needs to thrive, especially in times of uncertainty, so we have our Innovation Director, Wendy and our team of experts on hand to help.
Wendy Tindsley has experience in helping growing companies to raise funding. Wendy has raised over £10 million in funding for companies and assisted in the scale-up of companies, taking one from £250,000 to £4 million turnover. Working with a team of experts to provide entrepreneurs with business development ideas, Wendy has had plenty of experience and insight into supporting growing businesses and continues to help our community thrive.
Oxford Innovation Space
Grassroots is managed by Oxford Innovation Space: The UK’s largest innovation centre operator. With over 30 years’ experience, Oxford Innovation has a network of 30+ centres across the UK, housing and nurturing over 1,000 early stage and start-up businesses. This impressive community of innovators is filled with ideas and experts, giving you access to an extensive network of science and technology experts – specialising in everything from rockets to robotics.
Access to tools
Oxford Innovation has developed GROWTHmapper™ to help high growth businesses achieve their ambitions. This digital diagnostic tool consolidates over 20 years’ experience of nurturing successful high growth businesses and is used to model your business across multiple areas for future strategic growth.
Beauhurst is a searchable database of the UK’s fastest-growing businesses, along with the funds and accelerators that back them.
Oxford Innovation Space has a subscription to the Beauhurst platform, which allows us to track 32,000+ companies across the country, from early-stage start-ups to established scaleups.
Using Beauhurst we can find comprehensive information on sources of funding and grants.
Leading Edge Only
Oxford Innovation Space has an exciting partnership with Leading Edge Only (LEO), the world’s largest Global Innovation Platform. Operating in over 120 countries, LEO connects innovative fast-growth start-ups & scale-ups to corporations seeking the latest innovative technologies, products, services or expertise – corporates such as IBM, Fujitsu & Walgreens Boots Alliance.
This is a free service for those customers who are seeking to get their solutions and expertise in-front of major corporations.
Oxford Innovation is one of 160 official Amazon Web Service Partners worldwide, which means that you may be able to benefit from free support packages. This can include up to $25,000 of credits.