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.
Michaelmas Term – November 2023
Leading into the Future
To coincide with the Global Entrepreneurship Week’s theme of rebooting our society and economy post Covid, this series of events recognises that we have a unique but narrow window of opportunity to not only reboot but to rethink our world after the pandemic. What do we want our future to look like? How can our entrepreneurs act now to take the lead in creating this new future?
These November events will look at four key industry sectors that present some of our most pressing and complex problems. They will explore how entrepreneurs can identify opportunities to rethink and envision the future, generating and leading on new innovations that can contribute to not just a plausible but a preferred future for these sectors.
Some of the best ideas and conversations are happening at the intersection of industry sectors, and we recommend that you attend the whole series.
- 1 November – Leading the future of Health
- 8 November – Leading the future of Energy
- 15 November – Leading the future of Food
- 22 November – Leading the future of the Built Environment
Lent Term – February 2023
Ignite and Accelerate: Making it Happen!
This term, we will focus on providing practical advice to help you explore and shape a new venture, including how to attract potential investors and rethink existing business models.
Designing a new and innovative product or service is an activity that should be aimed at the future. However, entrepreneurs often fall into the trap of basing their approach on assumptions about how things were done in the past or on current trends.
To truly redesign the future, we need to reimagine what is possible and look for opportunities to generate innovations that have the potential to disrupt and transform tomorrow. Building on the discussions and insights from the previous term’s Leading the Future Series, we will develop an action roadmap to help us achieve our desired future. Our goal is to get there early and stay ahead of the curve.
- 7 February – Scanning horizons: A futurist mindset for innovative action
- 14 February – On transformation: Disruptive and innovative business models
- 21 February – Maximising your startup’s potential: Choosing the right funding path
- 28 February – Defying the dragons: Techniques for delivering a winning pitch
Easter Term – May 2023
Scale and Envision
In this Easter term series, we’ll explore how to align your mission with your growth strategy, measure your impact beyond financial metrics, and balance growth with social and environmental responsibility. We’ll also discuss the benefits of building diverse and inclusive teams, and how to create an environment that fosters those values. Finally, we’ll explore the challenges and opportunities of building and scaling a hybrid team in a remote world, and the tools and strategies that you can use to manage and support a remote team.
- 9 May – Scaling with purpose: Balancing growth with social and environmental responsibility
- 23 May – Scaling with innovative finance
- 30 May – How diversity can boost your early-stage venture growth
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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.
Hosted by the Entrepreneurship Centre (EC).
Cambridge Judge Business School, Trumpington St
If you are travelling from the railway station, there are plenty of taxis outside and taxi drivers are familiar with the location.
Unfortunately there are no parking facilities, though there are some metered spaces outside.
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