Posted: 04/09/2017

The first 11 FABicorns have progressed well with three pre-start companies since launching their businesses. Alexa Littaye, the founder of Azure, a distributor of a Mexican superfood made of blue corn, won the Oxford University Idea Idol Competition in February. 

Twelve companies were put through their paces in the second tranche, FAB2, with pitch competition winners the The Dealer App. FAB runs three times a year in September, January and April. Sessions include how to develop a value proposition, building an awesome team and putting a robust financial forecast together. Applications for September are now CLOSED.


Let’s face it, starting a new business is tough; starting a new business without any support is really, really, really tough - we know, we’ve done it!

FAB is Oxford’s first accelerator programme for ambitious entrepreneurs and startups designed by people who’ve been there, done it and bought the t-shirt.

Open to individuals and teams from all backgrounds and sectors, FAB combines weekly evening classes covering key startup business topics, each delivered by expert speakers and special guests, with regular 1-to-1 sessions with expert business mentors.

The programme culminates in a ‘demo day’ and pitching session where all participants get to pitch to a panel of angel investors and assembled audience of business advisors, funding bodies and support organisations.