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Innovators: Adapting to become virtual

Mirthy, a startup that connects inspiring speakers with community via online platform, is featured in an article looking on how ventures have adapted to lockdown. The startup is currently on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme. Co-founder and CEO of Mirthy…

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Startups Magazine: Mirthy wins runner up in £1m Tech to Connect Challenge

Mirthy, an online platform for that provides talks by professional public speakers, has been named Runner Up at The Tech to Connect Challenge. The startup, that is currently on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme, received £75,000 cash prize. Co-founder and…

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Cambridge Independent: Olympians and Paralympians line-up in a virtual boat race to fundraise for Power2Inspire

The virtual boat race is taking place on Saturday 13 June and is staged by Power2Inspire, that was previously on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme. The crews will race on rowing machines, with each crew rowing a collective distance of…

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Middle East Eye: Teaching Arabic to kids: How families are putting the fun back into reading

Kalamna startup that was previously on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme is featured in the article. Founder Saussan Khalil tells how the idea for Kalamna, that provides Arabic language classes to children and adults in Cambridge, came up: “You don't…

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Supporting social enterprise leaders to respond to the pandemic

Announcing the social entrepreneurs shortlisted for the 2020 Cambridge Social Innovation Prize, awarded by Trinity Hall and the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge. From fighting loneliness on your morning jog, to rethinking land ownership, to…

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Research repurposed

Experts at Cambridge Judge apply their research to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The coronavirus pandemic is being analysed by Cambridge Judge Business School faculty and other experts from various angles, and their thoughts have been published in different publications including the…

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Cambridge Social Ventures and COVID-19

Social ventures adapting to issues posed by the coronavirus pandemic. The goal of the Cambridge Social Ventures programme, part of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, is to support a range of businesses that have positive social and environmental impacts.…

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Retail Times: Prescription delivery app aims to help NHS frontline pharmacists under Covid-19 pressure

In a response to COVID-19 Healthera has launched a prescription delivery app where people can order medication and skip unnecessary trips to pharmacies and GPs. Healthera, a digital healthcare company, was previously on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme run by…

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BBC: Dragon’s Den

Cambridge Judge Business School alumnus Joe Metcalfe (MST 2009) appeared in BBC’s Dragon den to pitch his business idea. Joe is a founder of Thrift venture that takes the hassle out of donating unwanted apparel while rewarding donors with online…

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Five tips for sealing the deal

Mark Goodson, Business Advisor at Cambridge Social Ventures, part of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, believes that many entrepreneurs – social enterprises included – lack a basic strategy for sealing the deal. Prior to working in the social innovation…

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Mark Goodson, Business Advisor at Cambridge Social Ventures, part of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, believes that many entrepreneurs – social enterprises included – lack a basic strategy for sealing the deal.

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