Tag Archives: Accelerate Cambridge

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

Venture Voices: Perfexia

Venture Voices: Perfexia

Q: Hello Pratyay, how would you introduce perfexia to someone that has not heard of it before? A: Perfexia is a data-driven and research-intensive HealthTech startup based in Cambridge. Our mission is to make the world a healthier place by encouraging people to take selfies. Our technology turns smartphones into vital signs measurement and monitoring… Read more

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 far… Read 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 with… Read 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 start… Read 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 explosion… Read 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 of… Read 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 individuals… Read more

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