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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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Lasting imprint

This is the time to channel our COVID-19 compassion into sustainable solutions, says Dr Matthew Grimes, Reader in Organisational Theory & Information Systems and Co-Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre. Dr Matthew Grimes Like natural disasters and other shocking events, the spread…

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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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Pioneers Post: Finalists revealed for NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards 2020

The finalists have been announced for the 100 most impressive social enterprises of the year. Family Psychology Mutual was included in the “Trailblazing newcomers” category of the list. Family Psychology Mutual is a staff-led mutual enterprise that delivers evidence-based interventions…

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Venturing Forth: Bighous

An entrepreneur on the Master of Studies in Entrepreneurship at Cambridge Judge Business School ‘recycles’ distressed properties and brings them back as housing for society’s most vulnerable people. Paolo Casamassima Investor-turned-entrepreneur Paolo Casamassima believes that property investment can have a…

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Cambridge Independent: First Aid Kit for Feelings helps stay positive in a world in crisis

The Helpful Clinic, a social startup that was previously on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme, recently hosted an event to raise awareness of the importance of talking about feelings. “As we see it at The Helpful Clinic, the situation is…

Read more New report unveils key insights into business models that put people and planet first

A report issued at World Economic Forum in Davos calls for government, business and finance leaders to “foster mission-primacy business models in order to kick-start the new economy.” Authored by Helen Haugh, Senior Lecturer in Community Enterprise at Cambridge Judge,…

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