Co-Founder of the Eden Project, Sir Tim Smit, kicks off the new season of Enterprise Tuesday, organised by the Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School.
Upcoming events in this month’s series include sessions on capturing value from something you are passionate about, collaborative business models, and pitching early-stage ventures.
Enterprise Tuesday, managed and delivered by the Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge, is a series of lectures and networking events held on Tuesdays in November and February. Free to attend and open to all, the events have been running for 16 years, and are held at the University’s Department of Engineering, very close to Cambridge Judge.
Sir Tim, who is Executive Vice Chairman and co-founder of the Eden Project, will talk on Tuesday 7 February about “Joining the Dots” – turning a vision into reality by making the necessary connections, getting people on board and instilling a spirit of optimism to people involved in a venture.
The Eden Project is an educational charity that focuses on sustainability and conservation. The initiative began in 1995 from a china clay pit nearing the end of its economic life, and opened doors to visitors in March 2001. Reflecting Sir Tim’s “Joining the Dots” talk this week, the Eden Project’s website timeline is labelled “from pit to paradise”.
On 14 February, Enterprise Tuesday will discuss “Igniting the passion, creating value,” featuring entrepreneurs who developed ventures out of something they are passionate about. Speakers include Sebastian Manhart, Director of Business Development at Simprints, which uses fingerprints to create health records in the developing world; Ann Cotton, Founder and President of girls’ education charity Camfed, Ashley Blackmore, Director of PopUp Business School; and Harriett Kelsall, Founder and Chairman of Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery.