Author Archives: Accelerate Cambridge

This weekend turned me from teacher to start-up

This weekend turned me from teacher to start-up

Ever done a MBA in two days? Thanks to Simon Stockley and Hanadi Jabado that’s what I, and a packed Castle Teaching Rooms, did on Saturday and Sunday. The lecture room included a host of brand new shiny MBA students, a film crew and two gentlemen from the Government. Oh, and a “scruffy” band ofRead more

A mentor’s perspective

A mentor’s perspective

  At Accelerate Cambridge I have the privilege to mentor gifted and extraordinary entrepreneurs. Their talent and energy help them develop new ideas into sustainable businesses and bring a positive change to the economy, communities and the planet. Mentoring is a rewarding experience which allows me to share my knowledge and skills to help individualsRead more

giftgaming

giftgaming

If you’ve been following the news recently, you might have seen that my startup, giftgaming, was the overall winner of TechCrunch London Meetup: We also recently featured in Management Today: (For those who don’t know us: giftgaming (www.giftgaming.com) lets brands give gamers virtual gifts containing powerups and discount coupons.) How did this all happen? IRead more

From the vision behind Accelerate Cambridge

From the vision behind Accelerate Cambridge

Words of support, advice, encouragement for entrepreneurs and start-ups everywhere from the Accelerate Cambridge team From the Vision behind Accelerate Cambridge Hanadi Jabado Director of Accelerate Cambridge Hanadi emphasises four golden rules: The team Hanadi believes it is all about execution and not so much about the idea. “Who are you? Do you have the stamina,Read more

e-Luminate Foundation

The e-Luminate Foundation is a social enterprise and we joined Accelerate Cambridge shortly after our incorporation at the end of 2012. Our original idea is to show, through the arts, how innovation is fundamental to improve our energy saving practices. Art has the great advantage of stirring immediate reactions in the audience and creating connectionRead more

Stat.io at Accelerate Cambridge

Stat.io at Accelerate Cambridge

In November 2012, Accelerate Cambridge invited entrepreneurs from all over Cambridge to take part in its first Startup Weekend event, a business competition where participants were asked to present ideas and build a defensible business case in just 54 hours. It was an intense and challenging weekend in more ways than one but, most importantly,Read more

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