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
Hermann Hauser, Co-founder, Amadeus Capital Partners
Hermann co-founded Amadeus Capital Partners in 1997 with Anne Glover and Peter Wynn. In his long and successful history as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Hermann has founded or co-founded companies in a wide range of technology sectors. These include Acorn Computers (where he helped spin out ARM), Active Book Company, Virata, Net Products, NetChannel and Cambridge Network Limited. He was a founder director of IQ (Bio), IXI Limited, Vocalis, SynGenix, Advanced Displays Limited (acquired by Cambridge Display Technology), Electronic Share Information Limited, E*Trade UK and has supported many other start-ups.
Hermann’s successes at Amadeus include: CSR plc (LON: CSR); Entropic Research Laboratory (acquired by Microsoft in 1999); Solexa (acquired by Illumina in 2007); and Icera (acquired by Nvidia in 2011). He is currently a non-executive director of XMOS, a company that is revolutionising re-configurable silicon chips; Tobii, the world leader in eye tracking and gaze detection; Plastic Logic, the first company to commercialize flexible plastic transistors (currently used in computer displays); and Cambridge Broadband Networks, a leader in point-to-multipoint wireless backhaul products.
Hermann holds an MA in Physics from Vienna University and a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and an Honorary Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge. Hermann holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of Bath, Loughborough and from Anglia Ruskin University and was awarded an Honorary CBE for ‘innovative service to the UK enterprise sector’ in 2001. In 2004, he was made a member of the Government’s Council for Science & Technology. In 2012 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of his contribution to the translation of science into business, and in 2013 a Distinguished Fellow of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.
Christoph Loch, Director of Cambridge Judge Business School
Professor Christoph H. Loch is the Director (Dean) of the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, UK. His research revolves around the management innovation processes in organizations, including strategy cascading, project selection, concurrent engineering, project management under high uncertainty, collaborative problem solving, and performance measurement. He also examines the emotional aspects of motivation and performance for professional personnel (such as R&D organizations).
Director of the INSEAD Israel Research Center (2008-2011) and Dean of the PhD Programme (Sep 2006-Aug 2009), INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. Associate (client consulting team member), McKinsey & Company, San Francisco, USA, and Munich, Germany (Oct 1991-Dec 1993). Strategic Analyst (competitor and industry analyses), Siemens AG, Munich, Germany (Summers 1986-1989). Lecturer (evening MBA course on Management Science and undergraduate course in Operations Management), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA (Jan-Jul 1987). Non-executive Director of educational software start-up company Prendo (2000-present).
Professor Loch has been the Chairman of the Behavioral Operations Management section of INFORMS (2008-2010), Department Editor for both Management Science (R&D and Innovation department) (2004-2009) and Production and Operations Management (2003-2007, and the special issue on behavioural operations management in 2011), and Associate Editor of Management Science, (2000-2004, 2009-2011), Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (M&SOM) (2003-2011) and Operations Research (1998-2004).
Sam Loose, CEO Knowledge Transmission Ltd.
Time: 6.30pm-9.30pm (registration begins at 6.00pm)
Date: 12th February, 2015
Venue: Department of Engineering, LT0
18:30-18:40 Introduction of CUE and the Business Creation Competition
18:40-19:20 Keynote Speakers Presentation & Award Technology Stream
19:20-20:00 Keynote Speakers Presentation & Award Software Stream
20:00-20:40 Keynote Speakers Presentation & Award Social Enterprise Stream
20:40-21:30 Networking with Food & Wine
If you did not submit a 1K entry or have not thought much about entrepreneurship before, this event promises an exciting and potentially inspirational evening! The opportunity to hear from and network with outstanding entrepreneurs may provide the motivation you need to embark on your own entrepreneurial journey. If you submitted an entry, this event is not to be missed! You will find out if you are one of the 10 best entrepreneur teams, you will have the chance to pitch in front of the audience and you will be able to network with mentors for the final stage of the competition.
For business professionals and those further along in their entrepreneurial journeys, join us to learn about the most promising new ideas coming out of the University of Cambridge this year. The competition participants will get the chance to tell you more about their ideas during the elevator pitch segment. There will be free food, drinks and the chance to network with the senior executives and representatives from Horizon Discovery, ARM, Red Gate, Cambridge Angels, Cambridge Enterprise, venture capitalists and CUE mentors.
This event is free and open to all, so please sign up now to avoid disappointment as we do expect a large crowd!
CUE Committee 2014-2015
This event is free and open to all, so please sign up now to avoid disappointment as we do expect a large crowd.
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Cambridge University Entrepreneurs