Grand Finale of The 2022 Chris Abell Postdoc Business Plan Competition

Grand Finale of The 2022 Chris Abell Postdoc Business Plan Competition

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The Grace Howard Room & Howard Theatre, Downing College

Regent Street



United Kingdom

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Watch six postdoc finalists pitch to a panel of expert judges for a chance to win up to £20,000 investment in their business idea

About this event

*Partnered by the Entrepreneurial Postdocs of Cambridge (EPoC)

The format to the Grand Finale of The Chris Abell Postdoc Business Plan Competition is similar to that observed on The Dragon’s Den; attendees will see six finalists pitching their business ideas to a panel of expert judges.

The audience will comprise academics, researchers, postgraduate students, University staff, business experts/mentors, the Cambridge Enterprise Investment Committee, members of the Cambridge Enterprise Venture Partner network and others closely aligned to the entrepreneurial ecosystem within Cambridge. Winners will be announced, and prizes awarded on stage.

Order of evening:

  • 18:00 to 18.30 - Drinks Reception
  • 18:30 to 20:00 - Grand Finale Pitches
  • 20:00 onward - Networking & Canapes

Guest speakers include:

Host speakers (and competition judges) include:

  • Dr Anne Dobree, Head of Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds
  • Maximilian Ge, President of The Entrepreneurial Postdocs of Cambridge
  • A member of Cambridge Innovation Capital
  • A member of the Cambridge Enterprise Investment Committee

*PLEASE NOTE: in the event of any unforeseen circumstances relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, this session will default back to an online webinar via Microsoft Teams.

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