Entrepreneurial opportunities in Cambridge and beyond-with Andy Phillipps

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Entrepreneurial opportunities in Cambridge and beyond - for new students, alumni and existing students considering entrepreneurship

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Zoom link here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82159188048

**** 21st October update ****

with 180 tickets already gone, the housekeeping rules, and time keeping will be even more strictly enforced than usual. CAMentrepreneurs events are known for very short talks and pitches, leaving plenty of time for participant interaction and networking.

**** 15th October update ****

This event was originally scheduled with David Cleevely one of Cambridge's highest profile entrepreneurs but he had to reschedule. We are very lucky to have Andy Phillipps step in at short notice. Andy is an entrepreneur and early stage investor in European start-ups. He co-founded Active Hotels which become the largest online hotel booking company in Europe. and was sold to Priceline.com which became Booking.com. Also invested in Toptable.com which became Opentable. He lectures at LBS and INSEAD, is a fellow at the Judge, on the investment committee for iQ Capital and the board of Trainline.com. He also works with Beam (crowd funding of training for homeless people), is a trustee for the New Entrepreneurs foundation and is an Ashoka Support Network member. Andy will talk about "The pluses and minuses of an entrepreneurial Life", take questions and give feedback on pitches.

We will also have mini pitches, networking and "Open Coffee" style introductions .

 We will send out a Zoom link on the morning of the event with the relevant password. 

Housekeeping - 1. microphones off and cameras on 2. Change your screen name to reflect your location and status, 3, prepare a detailed introduction to post in the Zoom chat channel and the live document (unless you don't want to share your details). Examples of such documents here and a live document here . They greatly add to the usefulnness of online events;.

Target audiences

  • New and existing students, MBAs  who are interested in entrepreneurship, finding investors, co-founders, jobs, internships, freelancing opportunities,
  • Alumni who are in business, want to invest in/start companies, make new connections, find clients, co-founders, team members.

Agenda/programme:   Below are UK times.

17:50 digital doors open

18:00 Richard Lucas soft start, informal networking breakout rooms

18:10 Richard Lucas Welcome, Introduction to CAMentrepreneurs, Housekeeping Rules.

18:15 Andy Phillipps "The pluses and minuses of an entrepreneurial Life", Q&A

18:30 Cambridge Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Snapshot

An opportunity to hear in high speed (2 mins max) format what leading parts of the Cambridge eco system do and how to engage.

David Shang Linkedin Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE)    

Edward Elson Kosasih Linkedin President of CUTEC

Francisco Gomez Linkedin Cambridge University Engineers' Association CUEA

James Thomas - Linkedin Senior Investment Associate at Cambridge Enterprise

Stewart McTavish Linkedin Chairman, University Enterprise Network

CAMentrepreneurs  Richard Lucas Founder Linkedin Peter Cowley Chair www.petercowley.org Paweł Burszynski Cambridge lead

Breakout Rooms

18:45 Entrepreneur showcase

Invited and self nominated entrepreneurs will have short( 1-2 minute elevator pitches) to present their projects, with feedback from experts.

Aliaksei Kulbei - Linkedin Co- founder Probe.io Automated SaaS analytics for investors, management and staff.

Bogdan Spiridon Linkedin Founder Camgile

Daniel Rowles Linkedin Founder Target Internet, The Internet Marketing Podcast, Imperial College Business School.

Josefin Rosman Linkedin CEO & Founder Conclo

Michal Wlodarski, Linkedin PhD Solvemed Group

Stefanie Rich Linkedin Head of Platform Bread and Butter Ventures

Prof Mel Rosenberg Wikipedia Founder Ourboox

Up to 10 participants will get 1-2 minutes to present:

1  Who they are    2 What they do    3. What they are looking for  4 How they can contribute.

19:20 Open Mic, breakout rooms, discussion. Online networking

19:50 Closing Remarks/Summary/Calls to Action

Breakout Rooms

20: 00 Afterparty - we can't supply drinks as usual, but we suggest you bring wine, beer or whatever you want to drink for this part of the gathering. Teetotallers equally welcome.

About CAMentrepreneurs

The purpose of  CAMentrepreneurs is to support business and social entrepreneurship among Cambridge University alumni, current students and others. CAMentrepreneurs is global since its launch in 2016 we have had meetups in Dubai, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London New York, Sydney and Warsaw. The group is officially recognised by Cambridge University Alumni Association as per here.Our webpage is here - we also have a Facebook Group a Facebook Page and a Linkedin Group.We aim to bring together positive minded alumni and others who want to work together on a voluntary basis to support enterprise, whether as entrepreneurs, investors, students or service providers. Non-Cambridge students and graduates are welcome as guests of those who are. If you think you should be at the meeting and don't know anyone please indicate this in the registration form. If you want to help with CAMentrepreneurs  events in Cambridge or elsewhere, please fill in this form I information about our goals and values, and starting a new branch are here .

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