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Cambridge Judge Business School Recognition Awards 2020

The Cambridge Judge Business School Recognition Awards salute The Nature Conservancy, Santander, AstraZeneca, Monish Suri, Fadi Boustany and the Judge Family for engaging with and supporting the School. The second awards, announced today, awarded six organisations and individuals for actively…

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Cambridge Independent: Volunteers make thousands of face shields for NHS staff

Cambridge Judge Business School entrepreneurs are leading volunteer effort ShieldNHS to make thousands of face shields for hospital staff. Lucy Jung, co-founder of a medical device start-up Charco, that is currently on Accelerate Cambridge programme, recently approached US company Delve.…

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Cambridge Independent: VirtualNick can take your lockdown fitness from zero to hero

An app that devises exercise routines for the lockdown era is experiencing a sales boom. VirtualNick was founded in 2017 by personal trainer Nick Apps and is currently on Accelerate Cambridge programme run by the Entrepreneurship Centre. Read the full…

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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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Two female entrepreneurs making Cambridge their new home

As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 and #CambridgeWomenCan we meet two female founders and discover why Cambridge is the right place for their start up journey. Image credit: Mon Breton Thabo Lennieye (MBA 2018) and Atiqah Zaki (MBA 2018)…

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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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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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