Entrepreneurial network events and competitions

The Entrepreneurship Centre* is proud to be part of a diverse network of organisations encompassing student societies, incubation centres, science parks and entrepreneurial clubs in the Cambridge ecosystem and beyond which are involved in and support entrepreneurship and innovation. We encourage our students and delegates to take advantage of opportunities to develop their skills, networks and ventures by attending events and entering competitions. This page includes a listing of selected events and competitions offered by our entrepreneurial community and network.

* Please note CJBS is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Development i-Teams

Have you ever wondered how new ideas can help people in the developing world and contribute to sustainable development? Are you interested in gaining hands-on skills and experience? Then our Development i-Teams programme is for you! This term’s projects will investigate the market needs for a proven methodology for promoting social cohesion, a self-contained system for sterilising medical equipment, and a charity aiming to mitigate the global risks of volcanic eruptions. The i-Teams course includes hands-on teamwork investigating the real-world potential of an innovative university technology, supported by a series of weekly lectures. No previous commercial or scientific background needed, just an interest in using technology to make the world a better place. 

Dates: Development i-Teams sessions will take place on Tuesday evenings from 7 May to 11 June 2024

Location: Institue of Manufacturing, Alan Reece Building, 17 Charles Babbage Rd, Cambridge, CB3 0FS 

Visit i-Team’s website to learn more and apply 

Deadline for applications

30 April 2024

Apply now

Development i-Teams sessions

7 May – 11 June 2024

Barclays Eagle Labs: From concept to conversation – Attracting and engaging your first customers

A live online presentation by Babita Devi, Accelerate Cambridge and Barclays Eagle Labs mentor, followed by a Q&A. In this session, Babita equips early-stage ventures with the tools and strategies needed to turn a great idea into a thriving customer base. She focuses on how to build successful, customer-centric businesses from the outset to help you convert followers into paying customers. Learn how to refine your target audience and craft a compelling value proposition. You’ll also discover how to demonstrate the power of your product or service to convert interest into action. If you can’t attend the live session, we’ll be sending a link to all registered attendees after the event, so you can watch it whenever you like. 

Visit the Barclays Eagle Labs website to learn more and register


15 May 2024


13:00 BST




Geovation Awards 2024

The Geovation Geospatial Innovation Awards celebrate groundbreaking solutions that harness the power of geospatial data to empower people, shape landscapes, and safeguard our planet.  

This prestigious award recognises visionaries who are revolutionising the world through geospatial innovation across five categories: 

  1. Cities of the future 
  2. Nature and environment 
  3. Protection of life 
  4. Contribution to diversity 
  5. Scottish geospatial technology, sponsored by Geovation Scotland (a collaboration between Registers of Scotland and Ordnance Survey) 

Who is it for? Individuals, startups, students, researchers as well as companies, working on solutions and projects in the geospatial industry are encouraged to apply. Whether you’re a seasoned innovator or a fresh trailblazer, the awards welcomes applicants from around the world at any stage. 

What is the reward? The awards offer global recognition and a chance to take centre stage alongside fellow game-changers in the geospatial industry. Selected winners receive well-deserved acclaim and visibility within the Geospatial industry. Entries and attendance are free! 

Visit the Geospacial Innovation Awards page to learn more and submit your entry 

Deadline for applications

15 May 2024

Apply now

Business Weekly Awards

The annual Business Weekly Awards are open for nominations and entries until 30 June 2024.

We are delighted to be sponsoring the Cambridge Judge Graduate Business of the Year

The awards are an excellent opportunity to raise your profile or that of your business, highlight achievements and benefit from the associated publicity. Many of the companies that have won awards have gone on to receive further investment and honours. 

For a Cambridge-based company that has shown outstanding commercial potential or success over the last 12 months, either founded by a University of Cambridge alumnus or which has significantly contributed to the employment and retention locally of Cambridge graduate talent. 

Visit the Business Weekly website to learn more about the Awards 

Deadline for entries

30 June 2024

Presentation banquet

11 September 2024

Enter award

About previous Business Weekly Awards

Business Weekly Awards 2019

Congratulations to Business Weekly Awards 2019 winners. We are delighted to have sponsored two awards: Cambridge Judge Business School Woman Entrepreneur of the Year awarded to Poppy Gustafsson, Co-CEO of Darktrace and Graduate Business of the Year awarded to Arm.

Business Weekly Awards 2018

Congratulations to all the winners of the Business Weekly Awards 2018. Amongst the list Heather Richards, CEO of Transversal, awarded Cambridge Judge Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Frontier Developments awarded Graduate Business of the Year Award.

Business Weekly Awards 2017

Dr Su Metcalfe, founder and Chief Scientific Officer of LifNano Therapeutics was named winner of the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.