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University Affairs: Social entrepreneurship gains ground on Canadian campuses

Canada’s universities are launching new programmes aiming to give students an opportunity to tackle issues of importance to their local communities. “The experiential learning aspect is quite important. Part of that is career exploration: ‘What could this mean for me?’”…

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The Saigon Times: Social innovation lecture tour

The British Council in Vietnam is working in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Training to organise a social innovation lecture tour with Dr Belinda Bell, programme director of the Cambridge Social Ventures, part of the Cambridge Judge Business…

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The Guardian: Prison Voicemail: ‘Prisoners’ families are victims of crime as well’

A feature about Prison Voicemail, a venture helping prisoners communicate with friends and families, that’s been included in Nesta and Observer’s 2018 New Radicals list. Co-founders Alex Redston and Kieran Ball looked at prisoners and the difficulties they face staying…

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Cambridge Independent: Helping entrepreneurs with social ventures

Reporter Mike Scialom joins a panel to discuss how social enterprises can portray their business in the media. The event aims to help startups currently on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme, run by the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, to…

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Responsible Finance: UK-wide winners announced in Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards

Harry Specters, a startup that aims to build confidence in young people with autism by providing employment and free training while enabling them to produce award-winning chocolates, has been named social enterprise of the year in the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards…

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The Huffington Post: Jeans with high waste

Jo Salter, founder of ethical clothing company Where Does It Come From?, writes about denim industry and how consumers’ choices could make companies move to more environmental friendly business models. “I have some serious concerns about the way mainstream retailers…

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Cambridge News: European backing for Cambridge startup

Linguisticator, a startup that introduced online language and memory courses, inspired by medieval memory techniques, has been awarded £30,000 funding by the European Regional Development Fund-supported KEEP+ programme. The startup developed the Macunx virtual reality platform, which enables users to…

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Eastern Daily Press: Prison Voicemail praised by academics for helping strengthen family ties

The work of the Prison Voicemail startup that helps prisoners communicate with their families has been endorsed by academics. Researchers from the University of Lincoln found that “63 per cent of prisoners who responded said it helped them behave better…

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Helping social businesses to grow

Study by University of Cambridge researchers identifies four strategies and two key methods for scaling up social businesses in developing countries in order to meet huge unmet needs of more than four billion people. Social businesses can play an important…

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