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DisruptEd – exploring emerging technology for education

DisruptEd – exploring emerging technology for education

By Geoff Stead, Director of Digital & New Products at Cambridge English Language Assessment Education empowers. Education controls. Education opens doors. Education excludes. Education is both the key and the weapon. Disrupt Education. How do you see the use of technology in education? It can be a tool to empower teachers and reach new learners.Read more

Meeting our mentors

Meeting our mentors

Last Thursday at Accelerate Cambridge was our first mentor day, where teams could meet with over 20 different mentors to discuss specific aspects of our ideas and businesses. This is where one the biggest benefits of the Accelerate programme lies, we’re able to get advice from people who have done it all before. So farRead more

A loveable pitch

A loveable pitch

“If you were trying to pick Kaye up in a bar, is that really what you’d say?” Hanadi, Accelerate’s Director, asked one of the Acceleratees in amusement. Kaye, our coach, maintained a regal neutrality. The parallel was entertaining, and also clear. The day’s task of creating & delivering a compelling value proposition shared similarities withRead 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

Cambridge FinTech Startup Weekend aims to ignite the finance industry

Cambridge FinTech Startup Weekend aims to ignite the finance industry

“They all want to eat our lunch” this is the view of Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase, about what the major technology groups are planning to do to the banking sector. Innovation in finance is not limited to the likes of Apple and Google though. In 2013, The Economist declared that “an explosionRead more

This weekend turned me from teacher to start-up

This weekend turned me from teacher to start-up

Ever done a MBA in two days? Thanks to Simon Stockley and Hanadi Jabado that’s what I, and a packed Castle Teaching Rooms, did on Saturday and Sunday. The lecture room included a host of brand new shiny MBA students, a film crew and two gentlemen from the Government. Oh, and a “scruffy” band ofRead more

A mentor’s perspective

A mentor’s perspective

  At Accelerate Cambridge I have the privilege to mentor gifted and extraordinary entrepreneurs. Their talent and energy help them develop new ideas into sustainable businesses and bring a positive change to the economy, communities and the planet. Mentoring is a rewarding experience which allows me to share my knowledge and skills to help individualsRead more

From the vision behind Accelerate Cambridge

From the vision behind Accelerate Cambridge

Words of support, advice, encouragement for entrepreneurs and start-ups everywhere from the Accelerate Cambridge team From the Vision behind Accelerate Cambridge Hanadi Jabado Director of Accelerate Cambridge Hanadi emphasises four golden rules: The team Hanadi believes it is all about execution and not so much about the idea. “Who are you? Do you have the stamina,Read more

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