How to write a business plan – Lecture

Tuesday, June 25th 2024

03:07 – 03:07 (GMT)

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He who fails to plan is planning to fail.”

Winston Churchill


Having the idea for a business is the easy part. Turning that idea into a functioning business is what separates the millionaires from people with a great idea. And having a business plan will help you do just that. It requires you to think through all the parts of your business and to plan how everything will work. But what should it contain and where should you start?

Join the Oxford Innovation Forum on the 1st February at 18:00 to hear how to design your business plan from Prof Peter Dobson OBE, who has published over 180 papers and 30 patents. He has founded 3 companies and advised on the formation of 8 more.

After the seminar there will be an opportunity for networking, so whether you have an interest in innovation, possess skills or advice to offer to startups or are an establihed entrepreneur, we look forward to seeing you for what promises to be a fantastic evening.

Note the different venue: please arrive ahead of time to allow for access to the seminar room.

This session is part of a series on entrepreneurship in health and life-sciences organised by Innovation Forum Oxford, in collaboration with the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.

This lecture series is a part of the IMAGINE IF! accelerator programme, designed to inspire and foster grassroots innovation. The business idea competition provides support, mentorship and opportunity to secure $30,000 of non-diluted capital.

Note: If you are already registered for the complete lecture series there is no need to register again for this event. Please send any booking queries to [email protected].









Peter has had a broad career covering a wide range of disciplines from physics and chemistry to materials science and engineering. He has also worked in industry (Philips) as well as academia (Imperial College and Oxford) and was responsible for creating and building The Begbroke Science Park for Oxford University. He has published over 180 papers and 30 patents. He has founded 3 companies and advised on the formation of 8 more. He was (2009-2013) the Strategic Advisor on Nanotechnology to the Research Councils in the UK and sits on several EPSRC panels and committees. Peter sits on the EPSRC Strategic Advisory Board on Quantum Technology. He was awarded the OBE in 2013 in recognition of his contributions to science and engineering. He is currently a Principal Fellow at Warwick Manufacturing Group, Visiting Professor at King’s College London and also has part-time positions at UCL and Bristol University. Peter delivers courses at Graduate level in the areas of biosensors, nanotechnology, innovation, entrepreneurship and related topics and advises on innovation.


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