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The Hayman Column

Michael Hayman

Welcome to our new column written by guest contributor Michael Hayman MBE. Michael, co-founder of communications consultancy Seven Hills, is one of Cambridge Judge Business School's Entrepreneurship Fellows. He is an experienced entrepreneur who also co-founded Startup Britain and has co-authored a book, Mission: How the Best in Business Break Through, published by Penguin. Find out more about Michael.

The dream

“Too busy dreaming.” Damning praise often used in school reports up and down the country. The inference being that some children’s heads …

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Vanguard or avant-garde

In his regular column for the Entrepreneurship Centre, Michael Hayman MBE talks about how entrepreneurs push boundaries and challenge existing norms as …

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Climbing the commercial mountain

In his third column for the Entrepreneurship Centre, Michael Hayman MBE describes the journey he has been on as he celebrates seven …

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Charting a new course in Brexit Britain

In his second column for the Entrepreneurship Centre, Michael Hayman MBE asks what business makes of Brexit. What does business make of …

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Can Britain build a scale-up nation?

In his first column for the Entrepreneurship Centre, Michael Hayman MBE explores the opportunities for creating a scale-up culture in the UK. …

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In the media

Business Weekly: Eagle and Microsoft explore new frontier for genomics discovery

Eagle Genomics, a consultancy co-founded by Cambridge MBA alumnus Abel Ureta-Vidal (MBA 2008), has “become the first partner for Microsoft in groundbreaking …

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Business Weekly: KisanHub sows seeds of Disruptive Technology success

KisanHub, a startup that is developing a crop intelligence platform to help improve supply chains globally, has entered the annual Business Weekly …

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Cambridge Independent: Pitch perfect for The Duke of York at Cambridge Judge

A technology-focused Boot Camp for Pitch@Palace 10.0, the event for entrepreneurs founded by His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG, was …

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Cambridge Network: Cambridge entrepreneur is one of Nesta’s 2018 ‘New Radicals’

Andrea Cockerton, co-founder of House of Cambridge, has been named among 50 ‘New Radicals 2018’ by Nesta and the Observer. Andrea is …

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Cambridge Independent: Finalists in the Cambridge Independent annual awards revealed

Finalists for this year’s Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Award are revealed in 12 different categories, and include startups associated with Cambridge …

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TechCrunch: UK’s Perlego providing digital subscription for textbooks raises $4.8 million

Perlego – billed as the ‘Spotify for textbooks’ – has closed a $4.8 million (£3.7 million) venture round. Leading the round is …

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Business Weekly: Cambridgeshire companies in Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100

Arcus Global, which develops software to help local authorities digitise and integrate their operation has been listed amongst the Sunday Times 100 …

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Financial Times: Novo Nordisk buys UK university biotech spin-out Ziylo

Ziylo’s biotech platform for treating diabetes was acquired for $800 million by Novo Nordisk. Dr Andy Chapman, Chief Scientific Officer of Ziylo, …

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Business Weekly: From maggots to meals

The Entomics Biosystems startup aims to reduce food waste by converting it into energy or food for fish and animals. The team …

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Forbes: Healx raises $10m in funding to find medicines for rare diseases

Healx, a Cambridge-based company that seeks breakthroughs for rare diseases through artificial intelligence, announced a $10 million Series A funding round. Healx …

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Business Weekly: Cambridge entrepreneur named president of European angel club

The chairman of Cambridge Angels has been named as new president of the European Business Angel Network. Peter Cowley, a Fellow in …

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Forbes: Five startups that prove tech can solve the world’s biggest problems

Simprints is among five startups helping to solve the biggest issues globally, according to Forbes. Simprints has developed a biometric fingerprint scanner …

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Business Weekly: Cambridge life science evangelist Darrin Disley wins OBE

Dr Darrin Disley, Fellow in Entrepreneurship at Cambridge Judge Business School, has been awarded the OBE for “achievement most recently as CEO …

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Cambridge Magazine: Flower power

Lewis Beresford and Chris Barton, co-founders of Flower Street Labs, want to encourage people to eat more plants. The startup aims to …

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Digital Journal: Five emerging insurtechs to take notice of

The insurance industry is looking at new alternative ideas of providing their services. The article features five insuretech startups, including Cytora, that …

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Business Insider: Meet the 35 most exciting young entrepreneurs, engineers, and advisors in UK fintech

Matthew Ford, founder of finance management app Pariti, has been named one of the “most exciting young entrepreneurs” in the fintech sector, …

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Cambridge News: These nine leading Cambridge businessmen are here to help you

The article profiled nine professionals from various sectors such as academia, law and accountancy who are leaders of the business community in …

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Cambridge News: ‘Netflix for textbooks’ saving students cash

Gauthier van Malderen has launched a startup that aims to help students save money on textbooks. The Perlego venture now has around …

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