Category Archives: innovation

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

It might seem a little odd that one of the first things I was asked to do as Futurist-in-Residence at the Entrepreneurship Centre at the Business School was to look backwards. But considering where things have come from can be a useful prelude to prediction. Familiarising oneself with the origin of things, sketching both the… Read more

Venture Voices: Botprobe

Venture Voices: Botprobe

Our world has changed so much since COVID first emerged a year ago, that it’s often difficult to remember life pre-pandemic. This is especially true if you are one of the four million UK knowledge workers who now works from home. Many are convinced that remote working has advantages for both employer and employee alike,… Read more

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 our… Read 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 national… Read 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 (last… Read 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 so… Read 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 adapt… Read 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 recently… Read more

Founder Stories: Matthew Wunderli

Founder Stories: Matthew Wunderli

Media is an ever-changing industry littered with new ideas and dead content. The current coronavirus pandemic sparked concern for the industry’s future, including uncertainty about the production of new content, theatrical releases, and distribution of existing content. For Matt Wunderli, a CJBS Alum and founder of Publisher Arts, an opportunity to improve an archaic industry… Read more