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Chris Coleridge

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Chris Coleridge

Senior Faculty in Management Practice

MBA (London Business School), MSc, PhD (London School of Economics)

Research interests

Collaborative innovation; top management teams in ventures; networks and innovation ecosystems.

Subject group: Strategy & International Business

Professional experience

Chris was an entrepreneur as a young man in the 1990s, and, after exiting his business, pursued an MBA, the experience of which inspired him to join academia; he has been teaching entrepreneurship and strategy subjects since 2006. 

There are two streams to his professional work:  entrepreneurship teaching and advisory work and strategy/innovation management teaching and consulting.

Entrepreneurship teaching and advisory

Chris has taught entrepreneurship inside academia (CJBS, UCL, ESCP Europe, London Business School) and outside it (Goldman Sachs 10ksb, London Stock Exchange ELITE in London, Milan and Beirut, New Entrepreneurs Foundation, European Institute of Innovation and Technology, UK Business Growth Builder, ConceptionX, UK-Lebanon Tech Hub). He was formerly programme director of the MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship at UCL, and founded the Cambridge Judge Launchpad (Masters and Diploma in Entrepreneurship). He is a board advisor to several startups in the fintech, construction, healthcare and digital sectors. In May 2019 he cofounded climateseeds, a Cambridge-based talent-first accelerator focused on fostering startups to attack carbon emissions.

Strategy/Innovation Management teaching and consulting

Chris has taught strategy, strategic management and innovation management inside academia (CJBS, UCL, Imperial College, London Business School in London and Dubai, LSE) and for many organisations outside it (Omnicom, FPE Capital, JLL, Sberbank, Lloyds Banking Group, Santander, Porsche, the UK Ministry of Defence, BAE Systems, IBM, the UAE Prime Minister’s Office, AstraZeneca, the Sanger Institute.) He has also supported open executive programmes at London Business School, including Executing Strategy for Results, Making Innovation Happen and Exploiting Digital Disruption. He has a particular specialism in strategy in ecosystems (eg, technology partnering strategy), as well as a love of teaching pricing strategy and strategy execution.

In 2018/19 he taught the following courses for the University of Cambridge:

  • Ecosystem Entrepreneurship (elective, Executive MBA)
  • Entrepreneurship Education (elective, Masters and Diploma in Entrepreneurship)
  • Opportunities, Business Models & Entrepreneurial Strategy (core module, Masters and Diploma in Entrepreneurship)
  • Pitching and Raising Finance (elective, Masters and Diploma in Entrepreneurship)

In 2019/20 he will be teaching the following courses for the University of Cambridge:

  • Entrepreneurship (core module, MBA)
  • Medical Technology Innovation & Commercialisation (core module, Masters in Healthcare Data: Informatics, Innovation and Commercialisation)
  • Entrepreneurship in Practice (elective, MBA)
  • Strategy in Ecosystems (elective, Executive MBA)

Previous appointments

Prior to coming to Cambridge, Dr Coleridge was a Senior Teaching Fellow and Senior Research Associate at University College London. He was also Director of the MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship.

Awards & honours

  • Best Lecturer, UCL School of Management, 2015
  • Best Lecturer on the MSc Technology Entrepreneurship, UCL School of Management, 2013 and 2014

Contact details

Chris Coleridge
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

Tel: +44 (0)1223 330825
Mobile: +44 (0)7910 659856

c.coleridge@jbs.cam.ac.uk