The University of Cambridge has been a partner of Santander Universities UK for over ten years. This division of Santander works with over 1200 universities across the globe to deliver initiatives which support and encourage education, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Cambridge Judge Business School is collaborating in partnership with Santander Universities UK to deliver key initiatives for the benefit of the student community at the University of Cambridge and the entrepreneurial ecosystem beyond. These initiatives are the:
- Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards
- Santander SME Internships Programme
- Santander Universities Growth Accelerator.
They provide opportunities for student entrepreneurs to raise the profile of ventures, gain high value mentoring through Santander and access to grants. In addition, businesses can access high calibre interns and students benefit from business experience which can aid their future career development.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please view the relevant page for further details and to register or apply.
COVID-19: new funding for entrepreneurs
Santander Universities and Cambridge Judge Entrepreneurship Centre are committed to helping our entrepreneurs through the difficult time caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
These are exceptional times, and we understand some of our ventures are at risk for significant loss of staff, income or closure. This is not a competition – we aim to provide funds to anyone in need. This scheme is open to any venture in the entrepreneurship centre eco-system. This scheme will be open from 1 April 2020.
These funds are redistributed from the Santander Internship fund. Please note, internship funding can still be requested under our Santander Internship fund.
How to apply for support
Anyone who feels they are suffering loss of staff or income; or the venture is at risk, please email [email protected] with the following details:
- Name of venture.
- What your connection is to the Entrepreneurship Centre.
- Demonstrable loss of income, staff or cash flow from the current situation.
- Sum of money required to overcome the COVID-19 repercussions, no more than £2,500.
- What the funds will be used for in detail.
For any questions in determining whether this is applicable to your venture, please contact Shiri Gold, Partnerships Lead, Entrepreneurship Centre via [email protected].