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 nationalRead 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 (lastRead 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 monitoringRead 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 onRead more

Strategic Business Growth Insights: Entrepreneurship and People Management

Strategic Business Growth Insights: Entrepreneurship and People Management

Philip Stiles, University Senior Lecturer in Corporate Governance at Cambridge Judge, shares insight on entrepreneurship and people management ahead of teaching on the Strategic Business Growth Programme in 2021. Building a new enterprise and scaling it up is a heroic activity. The journey from initial idea, building the business case, gaining funding, marketing the offering,Read more

Business Leader Series: Taylor Rose

Business Leader Series: Taylor Rose

I am a Solicitor and the CEO of Taylor Rose TTKW, a UK based law firm specialising consumer and SME corporate law with a bias towards property. Like most industries, 2020 has been a tough year for law firms as demand for services fluctuates dramatically. A strong start to 2020 gained momentum through until March.Read more

Venture Voices: SkinLync

Venture Voices: SkinLync

Skinlync is a self-management platform bringing together everything users need to conquer their skin condition. Our platform specifically matches user profiles to others with similar conditions and details. It helps users get personal and effective results thanks to the support of leading dermatologists and hundreds of patients across the UK. Skinlync supports users throughout theirRead more

Founder stories: Dr Carina Tyrrell

Founder stories: Dr Carina Tyrrell

What are some of the challenges in healthcare innovation that need to be addressed? The healthcare sector presents a unique set of challenges for innovation. These include a requirement for prolonged validation trials, complex regulation, ethical considerations, and a highly trained workforce to tackle the issues we face. The challenge is in aligning incentives soRead more

Enterprise Tuesday Keynote Insights: Anthony Rose on pivoting and procrastination

Enterprise Tuesday Keynote Insights: Anthony Rose on pivoting and procrastination

  I’m Anthony Rose, Founder and CEO at SeedLegals. In a previous role I led on BBC iPlayer and helped the BBC to transition live TV to on–demand services and change content distribution forever.  At SeedLegals, we help startups with all the legals they need to grow their team, raise investment and take their business to the next level. And, not surprisingly, right now we’re seeing founders trying to adaptRead more

Enterprise Tuesday Keynote Insights: Carolyn Dailey shares insight on creative industries

Enterprise Tuesday Keynote Insights: Carolyn Dailey shares insight on creative industries

The creative industries are a huge deal – and growing. It’s the second biggest contributor to the UK economy after banking, and growing 3 times faster than the economy as a whole. They employ over 2 million people and generate over £100 billion for the UK economy. So, on paper, the future is bright. That’s whyRead more

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