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Business Weekly: Horace Darwin the first Cambridge tech entrepreneur


We know about Charles Darwin and his contribution to our understanding of evolution. A less well known contribution is that of his youngest surviving son – Horace Darwin. I suggest he is probably the first technology entrepreneur of Cambridge because he started a business in 1881 with his friend (and business angel) Albert George Dew-Smith. This business was Cambridge Scientific Instruments.

Dr Shai Vyakarnam, Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL) at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes about one of the first members of the University to grasp the notion of commercialising research.

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