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EnterpriseWISE – a non-STEM perspective

EnterpriseWISE – a non-STEM perspective

By Pippa Heggie, serial career changer and start-up employee So, what was I, a former Emmanuel College Geography student, who’d then majored in Marketing at HEC in France, worked as a PR Consultant before converting to law at BPP Law School, qualified as an Environmental Solicitor and most recently, after a career break to bringRead 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

giftgaming

giftgaming

If you’ve been following the news recently, you might have seen that my startup, giftgaming, was the overall winner of TechCrunch London Meetup: We also recently featured in Management Today: (For those who don’t know us: giftgaming (www.giftgaming.com) lets brands give gamers virtual gifts containing powerups and discount coupons.) How did this all happen? IRead more

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