Category Archives: Education

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

Innovating off the bench

Innovating off the bench

Having studied predominantly pure science modules, EnterpriseTECH came as a refreshing option in my final year. It gave me the opportunity to understand more about how science and business interrelate through hands-on experience, with lectures giving a deeper insight into entrepreneurship in general. The course starts with a presentation evening, where local science start-ups presentRead more

The business case for women in entrepreneurship – how public and private sectors can help

The business case for women in entrepreneurship – how public and private sectors can help

There is huge unrealised economic potential in female entrepreneurship in the UK, but only if we can secure the right conditions for women to start and scale new businesses at the same rate as men. The government-commissioned Alison Rose Review 2019 shows that female entrepreneurship represents a £250 billion opportunity for the UK economy. AccordingRead more

Enabling innovation in cardiac surgery

Enabling innovation in cardiac surgery

At its core, clinical research is about leveraging team work to creatively solve high impact problems. Often clinicians see this as their opportunity to be the ultimate advocate for their patients, rising above the day to day battles of ward care to win the war against a clinical problem. As a medical student in London,Read more

How innovation is driving solutions in food security

How innovation is driving solutions in food security

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, a so-called “to-do list” for people and the planet, presents 17 objectives of which “Zero Hunger” (number 2) is inextricably linked with many others. Without food security we cannot aspire to address climate action, achieve social equality, deliver clean affordable energy, or realise gender equality. Yet it is aRead more

A high-performing team is the key to a successful business

A high-performing team is the key to a successful business

I’ve listened to many outstanding pitches from entrepreneurs over the past few years. With every idea I hear pitched, I’m always encouraged by the enthusiasm, confidence, energy, optimism, and creativity of the entrepreneurs. But I’ve never seen an entrepreneur’s idea evolve from concept to reality without equal contributions from a high-performing team. In fact, I’veRead more

Innovation in food security

Innovation in food security

By Bethan Manley, PhD student at the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge Why food security? In the next 30 years, a rise in global food demand spurred by an increased population and income growth is set to require an increase in food production by at least 60 per cent more than 2006 levels.Read more

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