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EnterpriseTECH Inventor Diaries: Dr David Hampton

EnterpriseTECH Inventor Diaries: Dr David Hampton

I recently participated as a co-inventor on EnterpriseTECH. The student team who worked on our project helped us develop a market, business, and investment case for our innovative ‘Smart Cerebral Shunt’, a novel medical device to improve care for patients with abnormal build-up of fluid in the brain’s cavities. Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), an abnormal build-up… Read more

EnterpriseTECH Student Diaries: Emily Clements

EnterpriseTECH Student Diaries: Emily Clements

As a PhD student in Neuroimaging, my work focuses on the Neuroscience of Entrepreneurship. Debate still exists over whether entrepreneurs are born or made, so my research aims to uncover if there is something different in the brains of those who think entrepreneurially. This research is a collaboration between the Entrepreneurship Institute and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology… Read more

Venture Voices: Lamina POP

Venture Voices: Lamina POP

I’m Sebastian Swezey, the CEO and founder of Lamina POP. Growing up in Guatemala, I became aware of the extensive grasp that poverty held over much of society. Despite being born into a relatively well-off family, the contrast between my lifestyle and those of many of my peers was impossible to ignore. I felt a… Read more

CAMentrepreneurs – connecting entrepreneurial alumni across the world

CAMentrepreneurs – connecting entrepreneurial alumni across the world

CAMentrepreneurs supports business and social entrepreneurship among alumni, current students and others, not just in Cambridge but around the world. My post covers the “Why?”  “What” and “How?” of CAMentrepreneurs, the value it brings, and how to get involved.    Why? While the alumni of Cambridge are a tremendous resource, many are not aware of the buzzing pro-enterprise ecosystem in Cambridge.… Read more

“Your valuation seems a little aggressive…”

“Your valuation seems a little aggressive…”

Valuing a business is not a simple science, but it is as necessary as it is frustrating for entrepreneurs as they develop their businesses and especially important when they are looking for investment. For new ventures which are pre-revenue or just in their early stages, the process of assigning a valuation can be exceptionally tricky.… Read more

Impact and engagement at Cambridge Judge Entrepreneurship Centre

Impact and engagement at Cambridge Judge Entrepreneurship Centre

Each of our research centres has unique ways to engage with non-academic organisations and, through that, to generate real world impact. This month we decided to share with you the work of the Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School. The Entrepreneurship Centre (EC) has been leveraging research insights and collaborations to help new start-ups… Read more

Coaching as a leadership strategy

Coaching as a leadership strategy

The first time I got in contact with coaching was more than 20 years ago. At the time, I worked for an international company, which wanted to grow its European business. We engaged a Coaching team to develop our culture and specifically the culture of the European leadership team. In the end, we have cascaded… Read more

Venture Voices: Myriam Ouberai, Founder of Spirea

Venture Voices: Myriam Ouberai, Founder of Spirea

I am Myriam Ouberai, CEO and Founder of Spirea. Our venture has developed an exciting and flexible new approach to building antibody drug conjugate (ADC) cancer therapeutics that allows more drug payload to be specifically directed to tumour cells. This results in an increase in the therapeutic window and improved efficacy. By delivering the right… Read more

Ignite Innovators: Joseph McElmeel, Founder of TeamCreator

Ignite Innovators: Joseph McElmeel, Founder of TeamCreator

After exiting my first start-up six years ago, I achieved an MBA at the University of Edinburgh (2014-2015). During my time in Edinburgh, I shared the idea of SymbaSync and was introduced to my technical Co-founder by the University’s commercialization team. We aimed to build an innovative recruitment software platform that provided instant connectivity without… Read more