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Informed by the Past, Designed for the Future – How EnterpriseWOMEN can help her business thrive

Informed by the Past, Designed for the Future – How EnterpriseWOMEN can help her business thrive

It is my conviction that the challenges women face in entrepreneurship are not crippling difficulties but chances for untapped potential. This why when Dr Rebecca Myers, Head of Education at the Cambridge Judge Business School’s Entrepreneurship Centre, invited me to research the needs of early-stage women entrepreneurs and design a programme to address those needs,Read 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

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

Does it have to be meaningful?

The purpose of the Accelerate Cambridge – Enabling meaningful venture creation – is written on a poster in the coaching room. Hanadi insists on the word meaningful. Last Friday, it was time for each of us to explain the purpose of our own ventures – in one simple sentence. Surely, that’s easy? When you startRead more

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