Category Archives: Education

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 ourRead 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 nationalRead 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

Five Mental Models To Help Navigate Any Entrepreneurial Journey

Five Mental Models To Help Navigate Any Entrepreneurial Journey

The world is complex and mental models help us simplify information, focus on the most important things and make better decisions. Examples include the Pareto Principle which teaches us that in most situations, 20% of inputs lead to 80% of outcomes, so the goal should always be to find and focus on the 20%. OrRead more

Venture Voices: HappyrHealth

Venture Voices: HappyrHealth

Patients are the better innovators Who would be the best person to tackle the challenges of patients? Exactly, patients themselves. No one knows more about a patient’s problem than those who themselves suffer from the disease and its associated problems in the diagnosis, therapy or prevention. Having understood this ‘advantage’, the European Union has recentlyRead more

Santander SME Internships Programme – a brilliant find!

Santander SME Internships Programme – a brilliant find!

I’m Caroline Pegden, the co-founder of TempaGoGo, a startup aiming at taking the pain away from temporary agency recruitment in the UK. We have been delighted to have Tom Higgins Toon, a Modern Languages graduate from Selwyn College, Cambridge, as our Marketing and Operations Intern over the summer, kindly supported by the Santander SME InternshipsRead more

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