The B4 Academy sponsored by Oxford Innovation welcomes applications from local start-ups for complimentary B4 Memberships

B4 Platinum Members, Oxford Innovation, have generously sponsored the new B4 Academy which will give up to ten local start-ups complimentary B4 Membership, worth up to £1,500+VAT, for 12 months.

The ten lucky start-ups, who must have launched their business no earlier than 1st January 2021, will be able to engage with the B4 community at live and virtual events as well as promote their news through the B4 website. With a wide range of experience and expertise in the B4 community and leading local organisations such as Blenheim Palace, Unipart, Oxford Bus Company, Oxfordshire LEP, Owen Mumford and many more, the ten start-ups will be able to benefit from a huge amount of opportunities and experience to give their businesses a much-needed boost as they start out in a very challenging economy.

Oxford Innovation’s Managing Director, Jo Stevens, commented. “We are proud to be sponsoring this initiative to support local start-ups. At Oxford Innovation we pride ourselves on providing the environment and support for new companies to establish themselves and grow… the B4 Academy is a fantastic complement to what we do every day at OI. We can’t wait to see who the start-ups are.”

Any organisation trading with an OX post code and that started in business no earlier than 1st January 2021 is welcome to enter. Please contact B4’s CEO, Richard Rosser at, explaining in no more than 200 words why your organisation would benefit from B4 membership and what you feel you and your organisation can add to the B4 community. You will also be asked to provide proof of start date and trading address.

The first three inaugural B4 Academy members will be invited to B4’s Classic Event on 24th March at Wood Centre for Innovation (one of Oxford Innovation’s superb venues in Headington, Oxford) to be officially welcomed into the B4 community.

B4 is supported by

Beard logoActivate Learning logoOxford Brookes Business School logoOxford Bus Company logochapman robinson and mooreYou HR Consultancy logoExplosive Learning Solutions logoWellers logoOxfordshire LEP logoOwen Mumford logoOxford Innovation logoAston and James Office Supplies logo