Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

From Cambridge to Chiswick: My experience interning in a London start-up

From Cambridge to Chiswick: My experience interning in a London start-up

If I had to sum up my startup experience in three words: freedom, frustration and fun. In a team of just three people, your input is not just accepted but desired; something needs to be changed, it is up to you to change it, and you can see your decisions bring direct results – forRead more

My VCW – one would-be entrepreneur takes on a Venture Creation Weekend

My VCW – one would-be entrepreneur takes on a Venture Creation Weekend

What am I doing here? That was my first thought as I looked round a lecture theatre packed with incredibly smart science and business brains. But I had an idea, I wanted to test it and the entry fee was just £60, so here I was on my first Venture Creation Weekend without a clueRead 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

Jukedeck: Building a Creative AI business

Jukedeck: Building a Creative AI business

I never thought I’d start a business. From the age of seven, my passion and focus was music: first as a chorister in King’s College Choir; through classical piano, jazz flute, a cappella groups and songwriting; returning to King’s to study Music as an undergrad, where I had my first choral compositions published. But, onRead 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

Delivering growth starts with your strategy

Delivering growth starts with your strategy

Managing Directors and CEOs of small to medium sized companies, when asked about their key challenge, tend to describe one of the following three issues in no specified order: lack of sufficient funding, inability to deliver their product or service in larger quantities through their current operations; and limited access to capable people that canRead 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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