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Experts discuss how startup ventures can avoid fundraising pitfalls at Enterprise Tuesday event at Cambridge Judge Business School. Entrepreneurship has always been about trial and error, so learning from mistakes is a key part of the journey – and raising…

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Venturing forth: Syrona Women

Two Cambridge entrepreneurs - Anya Roy and Chantelle Bell - co-founded a startup aiming to help women to detect early signs of cervical cancer and other gynaecological diseases. We talked to Anya to find out more. The idea for the…

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Venturing forth: Crayfish

Cambridge MBA alumna founded an online platform that connects qualified bilingual talent to companies aiming to do business with China. Ting Zhang, CEO and founder of Crayfish has more than 20 years' experience in facilitating investment and trade between the…

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Healthcare digital disruption

Corporations should team up with more flexible startups to drive digital transformation of healthcare, says new paper stemming from collaboration between Cambridge Judge Business School, University Witten/Herdecke and Bayer AG in Germany. Corporations should seek collaborations with nimble startups to…

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Fish out of water

New study co-authored by Professor Paul Tracey of Cambridge Judge Business School says new ventures obtain 'legitimacy' not through one-off activity but through a gradated process in which acceptance ebbs and flows along with shifting expectations. What makes a new…

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Venturing forth: BeeBee Wraps

Replacing plastic, one wrap at a time. Speaking with a friend, Kath Austin heard how people in pre-plastic days used cotton coated with beeswax to preserve food – and she wondered whether this ancient technology could help with a very…

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Venturing forth: The Hearts Milk Bank

The UK breast milk bank seeks to speed up the process of donating milk, while carrying out vital research into its life-saving properties. Many hospitals across the UK are struggling with a "postcode lottery" when it comes to accessing donor…

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FT Adviser: Boost for alternative lending market

A recent report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance is featured in the article. The report found that “business funding transacted for startups and small and medium-sized firms in 2016 grew by 50 per cent to £3.3 billion, from…

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Money Week: A helping hand for small businesses

SMEs in the UK are struggling to secure funding in order to grow, says the government’s Industrial Strategy report. Alternative finance could be one of the solutions. According to a report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge…

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From consumer products to car sharing

Andrew Yi Tan followed a conventional corporate career for two decades, but changed course following his Executive MBA at Cambridge Judge to head up fast-growing car-sharing startup Gofun, which now has 16,000 cars in 21 cities. After starting his career…

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