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Invested Investor: Take a pass on plastic

Kath Austin, founder of the BeeBee Wraps social venture, talks about the main challenges for her business and how support from the Cambridge Social Ventures programme helped her to move forward. She said mentorship on the programme “really helped me…

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Cambridge Independent: Postdoc business plan finalists are versed in success

The winners of the Postdoc Business Plan Competition 2019 have been announced at an event at Downing College. The Univursa startup, which creates analytic tools to detect disease, won second place and received £10,000 funding. Univursa is currently on the…

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Movers and shakers

Five women associated with Cambridge Judge Business School are named in BioBeat report on 50 top women leaders and innovators in biotech. Five women associated with Cambridge Judge Business School are included in the sixth annual 50 Movers and Shakers…

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Movers and shakers, female scientists using a centrifuge.

Award-winning ventures

Several companies associated with Cambridge Judge Business School are honoured at the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards. Several companies associated with Cambridge Judge Business School were honoured at the 2019 Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards announced on 30…

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Cambridge Independent: Winners of the annual awards revealed

The winners of the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards 2019 were revealed on 30 October at The Bradfield Centre on Cambridge Science Park. Several startups with Cambridge Judge Business School connections scooped prizes, including: Healx - AI Company of…

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Edie: Farfetch launches ‘on-demand’ donation service in circular fashion drive

Digital fashion platform Farfetch has partnered with Thrift startup to launch a new service where customers can donate unwanted clothes and accessories. Thrift, launched by Cambridge Judge alumnus Joe Metcalfe (MST 2009), was previously on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme…

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The Times: Green alert on boiling the kettle for formula milk

Natalie Shenker, co-founder of Hearts Milk Bank social venture, says formula milk is damaging the environment while switching to breastfeeding would benefit the planet as it uses “few resources and produces little waste”. Hearts Milk Bank venture provides surplus milk…

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Cambridge Independent: Sook’s first regular customer is organic fare supplier unpckd

A startup that offers package-free household products to consumers is a first pop-up retail customer at Sook’s retail site in Norfolk Street, Cambridge. Tracey Banks, founder of unpackd, says people can pop in on Fridays to browse the stock; additionally…

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The Varsity: Is Churchill Gowns a breakthrough in sustainable gowning?

An interview with Oliver Adkins, Cambridge Judge alumnus (PGDE 2014) and co-founder of the Churchill Gowns venture. Churchill Gowns offers affordable graduation gowns made from recycled materials and was previously on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme. “Our gowns are manufactured…

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Cambridge Independent: Annual Science and Technology Awards 2019

Finalists for this year’s Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Award are revealed in 15 different categories, and include startups associated with Cambridge Judge Business School. Healx, Satavia, Spark, Smartbell, PockiT Diagnostics and ET-traps are supported by the Accelerate Cambridge programme.…

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