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The corporate pivot: radical change in times of crisis

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis underlines need for firms to quickly ‘pivot’, Professor Paul Tracey of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation. Many entrepreneurs need to pivot – make radical changes to their business model – because their initial ideas fail to…

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East Anglian Daily Times: How this app for farmers and growers is streamlining food production

An interview with Giles Barker, cofounder of KisanHub that was previously on the Accelerate Cambridge and Cambridge Social Ventures programmes at Cambridge Judge Business School. KisanHub is a data platform that provides all the operational data farmers need to grow…

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Financial Times: FT 1000: the fourth annual list of Europe’s fastest-growing companies

Speechmatics, a startup that provides cloud-based speech recognition services that convert speech to text, is featured among 1000 fastest growing companies in Europe. The venture is supported by the Accelerate Cambridge programme at the Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business…

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Venturing forth: soundpiece

An entrepreneur, currently studying for the Masters in Entrepreneurship at Cambridge Judge Business School, hopes to inspire people to create beautiful music within a few clicks. Pierre du Toit spent the past decade as an actuary developing artificial intelligence products…

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Pioneers Post: Finalists revealed for NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards 2020

The finalists have been announced for the 100 most impressive social enterprises of the year. Family Psychology Mutual was included in the “Trailblazing newcomers” category of the list. Family Psychology Mutual is a staff-led mutual enterprise that delivers evidence-based interventions…

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Cambridge Independent: Cambridge Spark to open London AI campus and plots US expansion

A startup that was previously on the Accelerate Cambridge programme is set to expand to London with a new office opening in March. Cambridge Spark offers data science and AI education for companies and individuals. “Everything we do is around…

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Business Cloud: AI that won’t let the bed bugs bite

A feature about the Spotta startup, which aims to tackle pest problems in hospitality with a smart pest system called Bed Pot. The company estimates that bed bugs could cost hotels up to £67,200 per year: “As well as litigation,…

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Venturing Forth: Bighous

An entrepreneur on the Master of Studies in Entrepreneurship at Cambridge Judge Business School ‘recycles’ distressed properties and brings them back as housing for society’s most vulnerable people. Paolo Casamassima Investor-turned-entrepreneur Paolo Casamassima believes that property investment can have a…

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Diginomica: Simprints identifies cloud as foundation for biometrics-led healthcare

A feature about Simprints, a venture that was previously on the Accelerate Cambridge programme at the Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School. The startup developed a biometric fingerprint scanner allowing health care workers in developing regions to access patients’…

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BBC News: Keeping rats out of kitchens and bedbugs out of hotels

Spotta, a startup that specialises in smart pest detection, is highlighted in a BBC article about pest control in food manufacturing and the hotel sector. Spotta has designed a Bed Pod which contains “a synthetic pheromone that draws the insects…

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