Find out more about the people who develop and deliver the EnterpriseTECH programme:
Dr Rebecca Myers ARCS
Head of Entrepreneurial Learning Programmes and Engagement, Head of Education, Programme Director for EnterpriseTECH, EnterpriseTECH STAR and EnterpriseWOMEN
Dr. Rebecca Myers, an accomplished organic chemist, joined the Entrepreneurship Centre in 2018 with a mission to build cutting-edge educational programmes on entrepreneurship for the research community. Under her leadership, the Centre launched the groundbreaking EnterpriseTECH program in 2018, which has since kickstarted the entrepreneurial journey of over 750 students. In 2019, she introduced EnterpriseTECH STAR to guide researchers on the path towards forming their own innovative ventures. Furthermore, Rebecca played a vital role in the conception of EnterpriseWOMEN in 2019, which is currently being revamped for an even more impactful offering in 2023-24.
For nearly two decades, Rebecca’s academic home was the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, where she earned her PhD under the guidance of Professor Chris Abell FRS. As an organic chemist, Rebecca honed her expertise working alongside Professor Steven Ley CBE FRS, also in the Department of Chemistry. In addition, she served as the Associate Director of the Cambridge-CRUK PhD Training Programme in Medicinal Chemistry, led by Professor Sir Shankar Balasubramanian FRS, for ten years. Her research and publications encompass diverse areas of medicinal chemistry, with a particular focus on cancer research.
Throughout her career, Rebecca has been a steadfast proponent of collaborative efforts. She is deeply committed to fostering meaningful research impact and creating opportunities for researchers to excel beyond the boundaries of academia. As a champion for entrepreneurial learning, Rebecca has seamlessly blended her scientific acumen with her passion for cultivating the next generation of innovative minds.
Programme Administrator and Coordinator, EnterpriseTECH, EnterpriseTECH STAR and EnterpriseWOMEN
Olivia Cutmore is a skilled Programme Administrator, playing an instrumental role in the seamless operation of EnterpriseTECH, EnterpriseTECH STAR and EnterpriseWOMEN at Cambridge Judge Business School’s Entrepreneurship Centre. Since joining the Education Team in January 2020 she has contributed significantly to the success of these innovative educational programmes.
Beginning her administrative career in 2014 as a hotel receptionist, Olivia honed her exceptional organisational and interpersonal skills. Following a two-year adventure in Australia, she returned to her hometown of Cambridge and gained valuable experience in office-based roles within the construction industry.
In her current position, Olivia leverages her technical expertise and efficient management skills to ensure a high-quality learning experience for participants of our programmes within the Education team. She is committed to streamlining procedures, collaborating closely with diverse student communities, and engaging empathetically with stakeholders.
Olivia actively participates in Elevate, a pioneering mentoring programme designed to inspire, inform, and empower individuals within the event industry. Her passion for personal and professional growth has made a significant impact on connecting individuals, sharing insights, and providing necessary tools and support for career development for all of our participants.
Outside her professional pursuits, Olivia has expanded her skillset by completing an Executive Personal Assistant online course.
Dr Ghina M Halabi
Programme Leader, EnterpriseTECH, EnterpriseTECH STAR, and EnterpriseWOMEN
Dr Ghina M Halabi is an inspiring astrophysicist and social entrepreneur. With a relentless passion for unraveling the mysteries of the cosmos, her research delved into the structure and evolution of stars, probing their life cycles and the physics that governs their behaviour to provide insights about the universe and our place in it. Demonstrating her adaptability and keen insight, Ghina transitioned from the enigmatic world of astrophysics to the equally dynamic and disruptive realm of entrepreneurship.
At the intersection of science, entrepreneurship, and education, Ghina joined the Education Team at the Entrepreneurship Centre, where she has played a crucial role in the creation and management of transformative programmes that empower academics to commercialise their research and flourish beyond the confines of the laboratory. As an advocate for female empowerment, she designed and leads EnterpriseTECH and EnterpriseWOMEN, an innovative entrepreneurship development programme specifically tailored for early-stage women entrepreneurs, founders and CEOs.
In a remarkable achievement, Ghina became the first individual to earn a PhD in astrophysics from a Lebanese university. Driven by a deep-seated commitment to promoting STEM and advocating for women in science, she founded She Speaks Science, a multi-lingual social enterprise dedicated to fostering a positive STEM identity among young people and amplifying the voices of women scientists through the art of storytelling. She Speaks Science has garnered funding and support from prestigious organisations such as the International Astronomical Union and the University of Cambridge.
Prior to her current endeavours, Ghina held positions as a postdoctoral research associate at the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge, a fellow at the Wolfson College, and a lecturer at the American University of Beirut. Throughout her multifaceted career, Ghina has emerged as a force of nature, seamlessly bridging the gap between scientific discovery and social impact.
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