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Cambridge News: How funding boost will help autistic employees at chocolate company

Social venture Harry Specters chocolatiers to benefit from £80,000 financial boost from Government fund. The company is based in Ely and employs young adults with autism. Founder Mona Shah said the money will “play an important role in scaling the…

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Cambridge News: Could startup help unlock the potential of Africa’s farms?

Cambridge based AGRIinsight has secured contracts in Tanzania and Ethiopia to deploy its online mapping tool to support agribusiness growth in in the region. AGRIinsight is developing innovative technologies to be used by everyone involved in sub-Saharan African agribusiness including…

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Inside Time: Get your voice heard

A start-up helping prisoners to communicate with their families is featured in the national newspaper for prisons. Prison Voicemail provides an easy to use and affordable voicemail service that is now installed in the majority of prisons in England and…

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Venturing forth: Building a starch business from scratch

From gas to tapioca: venture founded by former commodities traders helps farmers in Gambia. At first glance, there might seem to be little in common between the humble cassava plant and the high-stakes world of commodities trading, but the founders…

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Cassava (Tapioca) field

Legal cheek: LawBot 2.0: crime-identifying ‘robot’ can now help with divorces

LawBot, a start-up supported by the Cambridge Social Ventures programme at the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge, offers help by “translating” legal terms into plain English so victims can talk about their situation and get advice. Four…

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The Times: A computer that offers counsel and compassion

Four students from the University of Cambridge have designed a chatbot that “translates” legal terms into plain English so that victims can talk about their situation and get advice. LawBot was launched in November 2016 and can comment on 26…

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Cambridge Independent: Goshawk Communications

Goshawk Communications, a start-up supported by the Cambridge Social Ventures programme at Cambridge Judge Business School, aims to help people with hearing problems by offering an integrated software service within the phone that enhances the audio signal. (print only)  

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Venturing forth: Goshawk Communications

Anyone who has tried to hold a mobile phone conversation on a noisy train knows how frustrating it can be when the other person's voice fades in and out, or there is static, or words seem mumbled due to poor…

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Anyone who has tried to hold a mobile phone conversation on a noisy train knows how frustrating it can be when the other person's voice fades in and out, or there is static, or words seem mumbled due to poor reception in and around tunnels.

Cambridge News: Using tech to fight property fraudsters

A startup accepted to the Cambridge Social Ventures programme, part of Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, aims to fight property fraud in emerging markets by using technology. Benben puts property records into blockchain, the secure database behind bitcoin. Benben is…

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Healthcare startups honoured

Two ventures associated with Cambridge Judge win prizes in MassChallenge UK competition. Two healthcare-related ventures associated with Cambridge Judge Business School won cash prizes at the MassChallenge UK awards event in London on 18 January. Ideabatic, whose founder Kitty Liao…

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