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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 and PockiT Diagnostics are supported by the Accelerate Cambridge programme. BIOS…

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BBC Two: Dragon’s Den

Kath Austin, founder of BeeBee Wraps social venture, was recently on the BBC Two’s Dragon’s Den programme pitching to investors. Kath was pitching her business to get investment that would help her business scale up. BeeBee Wraps produces eco-friendly washable…

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New York Times: Speaking in mother tongue

The Kalamna Arabic startup is featured in the article. The startup provides Arabic language classes to children and adults in Cambridge in a fun and stimulating environment focusing on everyday spoken language. Kalamna Arabic was previously on the Cambridge Social…

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Churchill Gowns pitch successfully to Dragons’ Den

A startup supported by Cambridge Social Ventures secured a £60k investment after pitching to BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den. Photo ©Fay Summerfield: Churchill Gown's co-founders with BBC's Dragons' Den investor, Deborah Meaden. Churchill Gowns, a startup that offers affordable graduation gowns…

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Business Weekly: Dragons ‘slayed’ by Cambridge’s CleanTech gown gurus

Churchill Gowns, a startup that offers affordable graduation gowns made from recycled materials, has secured a £60k investment after pitching to BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den programme on Sunday 18 August. The co-founders, Oliver Adkins and Ruth Nicholls, accepted Deborah Meaden’s…

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BBC: The One Show

Oliver Adkins, Cambridge Judge alumnus (PGDE 2014) and co-founder of Churchill Gowns, recently appeared on BBC’s The One Show to talk about the cost of graduation and affordable gowns. Churchill Gowns startup was previously on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme…

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Cambridge News: An award-winning chocolate shop is launching in Cambridge

Harry Specters chocolatiers will be opening a shop in the Grafton Centre this autumn. The startup, previously on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme, aims to build confidence in young people with autism by providing employment and free training while enabling…

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Investment to digitise agricultural supply chain

KisanHub, which was supported by the Accelerate Cambridge programme and by the Cambridge Social Ventures programme at Cambridge Judge Business School, raises £3.4 million. The investment will help to digitise agricultural supply chain for the world's largest food and beverage…

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Investment to digitise agricultural supply chain

Business Weekly: £3.4m funding for KisanHub

KisanHub, which was supported by the Accelerate Cambridge programme and by the Cambridge Social Ventures programme at Cambridge Judge Business School, raises £3.4 million. The investment will help digitise the agricultural supply chain for the world’s largest food and beverage…

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