Monthly Archives: January 2021

Pivots, Partnerships and Innovations

Pivots, Partnerships and Innovations

Owen Thompson, an alumnus of Wolfson College and Xavier Parkhouse-Parker, an alumnus of Homerton College, discuss how they met whilst studying at Cambridge Judge Business School. Now they are working together to grow two exciting ventures. How did you meet and what were you working on at the time? Xavier: We first met during our… Read more

New innovations in food sustainability

New innovations in food sustainability

My name is George, a fourth year PhD student based at the University of Cambridge Crop Science Centre, and the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB). I’m interested in the diversity and abundance of symbiotic microorganisms in agricultural systems, quantified with a mixture of metagenomic and microscopic approaches. I have projects running from the national… Read more

Covid and the Winter of Our Discontent

Covid and the Winter of Our Discontent

By Social Starts Managing Partner Mike Edelhart Now, as Shakespeare said, is the winter of our discontent. Covid keeps on coming, creating a third wave of infections that put the earlier upswells to shame. We are hunkered down, tired out, fed up, and strung out. People fret and businesses suffer. What is an entrepreneur (last… Read more

Venture Voices: Perfexia

Venture Voices: Perfexia

Q: Hello Pratyay, how would you introduce perfexia to someone that has not heard of it before? A: Perfexia is a data-driven and research-intensive HealthTech startup based in Cambridge. Our mission is to make the world a healthier place by encouraging people to take selfies. Our technology turns smartphones into vital signs measurement and monitoring… Read more

Founder Stories: Joe Glover, Founder of the Marketing Meetup

Founder Stories: Joe Glover, Founder of the Marketing Meetup

Some of the things I have learned from incredible marketing minds. I’ll admit it, I’m a thief. A thief of ideas. I take them from wherever I can in the world, process them, and make them my own (while crediting people, of course!). And the best ideas come from the people who inspire me on… Read more

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