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Venture Creation

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What the Venture Creation programme offers you

Do you have an idea for a new venture? Or want to bring your skills and passion for innovation to a founding team?

Would you like to create an early-stage new venture:

  • oriented towards transforming the future for the better?
  • with demonstrable potential when applying to larger accelerator programmes?
  • with the capacity to directly explore opportunities for going to market and attracting investment?

Would you like to participate in creating a founding team built on common values and culture?

Would you value having access to a robust and supportive network in the entrepreneurial ecosystem including a peer cohort of dedicated founders?

Whatever your goals, the Venture Creation programme is all about building the people who build businesses, matching great ideas with exciting talent, and providing a springboard for you and your team to work towards a high impact and scalable new venture. It will also give you access to a community of like-minded individuals offering their support and shared experiences.

Whether you attend a Venture Creation event as a founder or team member, participating in the programme will develop your capacity for future innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset that will support you throughout your career choices.

Bring your ideas, passion and skills to Venture Creation and watch the possibilities emerge!

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There are currently no Venture Creation events scheduled.

Reasons to join a Venture Creation event

Develop your personal development plan

The Venture Creation programme is about learning through the act of creating. Apply your creativity and problem-solving skills in your chosen area of expertise/interests and identify and explore the opportunities for innovation. You can then develop your own personal development programme with the support of the programme. This may include;

  • new venture creation
  • understanding the possibilities in your studies and research
  • identifying new research projects
  • applying the learning to your organisation or your career search and choices.

Build your network and even find a co-founder

By joining a Venture Creation cohort you will build long-lasting relationships based on common values and interests. This can lead to you being part of a founding team or on your way to finding your founders and even a potential investor.

Another possibility is that you may walk away with a job offer or consider taking up a position in a sector that you had not considered working in before.

Actually launch a business

The programme has been designed to offer the type of support required by new ventures in their early stages and to provide a supportive space in which to validate an idea and build and unite a team behind it.

Gain valuable insights

Being part of the Venture Creation programme gives you access to insights from industry experts, coaches, successful entrepreneurs and your peers to help you maximise the potential in your idea and your team.

The Envision project

Last month the Entrepreneurship Centre ran an Envision workshop in conjunction with the Cambridge Femtech society exploring the future of women’s health. Over 35 plus delegates worked to develop a number of plausible future scenarios before using these to create a number of smaller ecosystems populated by future customers and stakeholders looking for new innovations. At the end of the day our fantastic teams identified a number of disruptive ideas that could be taken forward in the present day , all with the potential to create not just a plausible future for women’s health but a preferred one.

Thank you to Dr Mark Bloomfield of Turbulence for his great contribution to the day.

More workshops are scheduled over the next few months and if you would like to receive details or to find out more about the Envision project, please email [email protected].

Further information


The fee for the programme is £48 per delegate.

This fee includes the orientation weekend and access to the monthly Venture Labs.


The Cambridge Judge Business School, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AG.

Please note parking is not available on site. Car parks in central Cambridge are often very busy on weekends.

Cambridge Judge Business School is a short walk from Cambridge central bus station and a 20-minute walk from Cambridge rail station. Regular buses stop along Trumpington Road with good connections to Cambridge Park & Ride services.

Non-disclosure agreement

All participants, including contributors and staff, will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) prior to commencement of the event.


Tea, coffee, water and light meals/refreshments will be provided. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know on your registration form.

Travel & accommodation

Those travelling from outside Cambridge will need to arrange their own travel and accommodation where necessary.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions apply. The terms and conditions are available on the Venture Creation event registration form. Please email [email protected] for more information.

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