Start your entrepreneurial journey with Enterprise Tuesday
Enterprise Tuesday opens the door for budding entrepreneurs to the world of translating ideas into building new businesses. Our aim is to inspire people into pursuing their own entrepreneurial ambitions and help plug those already underway with their new venture creation into the Cambridge ecosystem.
Enterprise Tuesday is a series of evening talks and panel discussions with tech pioneers, business leaders and experienced entrepreneurs.
Stories (from failures to success and everything in between), experiences and thoughts from a range of speakers to capture the imagination of aspiring entrepreneurs, provide a variety of food for thought, and help broaden and enrich their outlook on what entrepreneurship can achieve.
In November 2021 our events will cover the challenges, pros and cons, and – ultimately – why ‘the entrepreneurial life’ is a journey worth embarking upon.
Our Inspire events will take place on Tuesday 2 November, Tuesday 9 November, Tuesday 16 November and Tuesday 23 November.
Practical advice that you can follow to develop and present your ideas into something commercially viable. This includes how to lay the relevant and necessary foundations such as preparing successful business plans, finding appropriate team members, and applying for funding.
Enterprise Tuesday Create series helps you turn a well-planned concept into a living, breathing reality.
Our Create events will take place on Tuesday 1 February, Tuesday 8 February, Tuesday 15 February and Tuesday 22 February.
Guidance on how to nurture, establish and grow an enterprise, such as finding the right partners, partnerships, and collaborators. Speakers share and discuss stages of growth for their own successful enterprises, and how to prepare and plan for each one.
Our Grow events will take place on Tuesday 3 May, Tuesday 10 May, Tuesday 17 May and Tuesday 23 May.
Each of these three stages are designed so that attendees can leave each session with a clear checklist and ‘takeaway’ of what they can do to set the ball rolling.
Enterprise Tuesday brings together a diverse audience from our student body to the local business ecosystem and beyond.
What these audiences have in common is a fascination with the processes of entrepreneurship. Topics typically cover how to recognise a good business idea, how to build teams, the challenges of raising funding, and stories of successes and failures. These are evenings where experienced entrepreneurs, industry experts and practitioners share real-world insights to help others think about transforming their ideas into something real and of meaningful value.
Who is it for?
These are public talks for University of Cambridge staff and students, members of other universities and the local business community. Learning through the experience of others, this series is for people who want to:
- learn how to transform an idea into enterprise
- find out how to begin developing their own business idea
- build up their business understanding and knowledge
- explore their own entrepreneurial potential
- find out more about business creation competitions and how to apply
- meet like-minded individuals and find new team members
- establish a broad network of experienced entrepreneurs and support professionals.
Talks take place on Tuesday evenings during Michaelmas, Lent and Easter Terms from 18:30-20:00.
Tickets are free.
Online (with prior registration)
Hosted by the Entrepreneurship Centre.