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Venturing forth: Outfield Technologies

Outfield Technologies, mentored at the Accelerate Cambridge programme at the Entrepreneurship Centre of Cambridge Judge Business School, uses drone technology to better predict the yields of apple producers. Oli Hilbourne & Jim McDougall Of all fruits, the apple has wormed…

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How I used the Cambridge MBA to launch a blockchain startup

Blockchain startup, Bond180, was founded by a team of three entrepreneurs who met while on their Cambridge MBA year. Life often throws up serendipitous friendships. For Parth Shukla, that meant meeting his cofounders Phil Holbrook and Conor Diviney during his…

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Former MBA students networking at an event.

Business Because: MBA startups to look out for in 2020

Business Because talks to entrepreneurs to find out how business education helped them develop their ventures. Cambridge Judge alumnus Tadashi Kubo (MBA 2018) co-founded the AC Biode startup that is developing the world’s first standalone AC (alternating current) battery, eliminating…

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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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Business Weekly: Cambridge startup hopes to raise £7.5m diabetes cash

An interview with Dr Arjun Jain, founder and CEO of the ET-traps startup that focuses on diabetes. “Currently available therapies are mainly limited to glucose control medications and medications to treat the disease complications, so they do not prevent progression…

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Venturing forth: Legal Sphere

A startup currently on the Accelerate Cambridge programme aims to help small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) get legal support in an easier and cost-efficient manner for issues such as taxation or intellectual property. If someone's bathroom tap is broken, they…

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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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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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Cambridge Independent: Startup’s 1p sanitary towel wins at Houses of Parliament

Jennifer Jia, a PhD Student from the University of Cambridge, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, has been awarded £2,000 from the SJL Foundation. Jennifer aims to mass-produce a 1p sanitary towel to reach all 43 million women in India who can’t…

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Cambridge Independent: Supporting the next generation of medtech innovators

A feature about the Entrepreneurship Centre and its sponsorship of the Medtech Company of the Year at the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards 2019. Executive Director Bruno Cotta said it’s been a busy year for the Centre in supporting…

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