Cambridge University Entrepreneurs is the UK's oldest student entrepreneurship society and is known to organize one of the most successful student-led business planning and creation competition in the World. Since 1999, CUE has had over 450 entries and has awarded over £0.5m in seed funding to more than 40 business ideas. These companies have raised more than £33m further funding and are currently valued at more than £100m. Our competitions help you create global companies.
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Since our launch event, we have received over 300 entries for the first stage of our business creation competition. The Judges have had a tough time picking the winners due to the exceptionally high quality of the entries this year. However, the wait is now over: the Judges have made their choices and will be formally announcing the winners.
Three prominent entrepreneurs will speak and present the awards. Their names and bios are as follows:
Simon Stockley is currently the Senior Teaching Faculty in Entrepreneurship at Judge Business School and the Deputy Director at the Accelerate Cambridge incubator. Simon's major defining purpose is to help people achieve their potential in life. He believes that everyone has entrepreneurial potential but that in most cases this is 'socialised' out of them by their upbringing and 'the system'. His great passion is helping people to rediscover this potential both for their own benefit and that of society as a whole. Simon is highly reputed in the world of entrepreneurship: his entrepreneurship course for the MSc Management programme at Imperial College was ranked 1st in the world by the Financial Times in October 2009, while his MBA entrepreneurship course was ranked 4th in the world by the Financial Times (2011). He was also the 'Most Respected' member of faculty 2010.
A home-grown Cambridge student of seven years, Gonzalo co-founded the online education company Transmission Education (www.transmission-education.com), along with friends Peter McFarlane and Simon Smart. The company provides a solution to the geographical mismatch of supply and demand in the >$100b market of private academic tuition. Transmission Education won CUE's £5k Ideas Take Flight competition last year, and has nearly 700 Cambridge students and alumni registered as potential tutors. Gonzalo describes the CUE competition, together with the subsequent prize trip to Silicon Valley, as one of the most important contributors to the company's development.
Following the awards, we will be hosting a networking event to give you a chance to discuss your idea(s) with other entrepreneurs and perhaps even start building a team. If you did not enter, or missed our Grand Launch event, then this is a chance for you to become involved.
Please arrive promptly as our event will start at 6.30pm sharp (registration begins 6.00pm)
We look forward to seeing you all there!
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