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Expanding entrepreneurial skills through £1.5m gift


Donation from David Sainsbury and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation expands King’s Entrepreneurship Lab co-directed by Kamiar Mohaddes and Thomas Roulet of Cambridge Judge. 

King's College, Cambridge.
Kamiar Mohaddes.
Dr Kamiar Mohaddes

A £1.5 million donation from David Sainsbury and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation will help expand the activities of the King’s Entrepreneurship Lab at King’s College, University of Cambridge. The E-Lab is co-directed by Cambridge Judge Business School faculty members Kamiar Mohaddes, Associate Professor in Economics & Policy, and Thomas Roulet, Associate Professor in Organisation Theory. 

The donation spread over 10 annual instalments will enable the E-Lab to build on its efforts to provide students with entrepreneurial and career skills with a view to making positive social change and improving employability.  

Established in 2021, the E-Lab will create a Research Fellowship exploring the sociological, psychological and economic dimensions of entrepreneurship, and enhance its Entrepreneur-in-Residence scheme. 

“This transformative gift from the Gatsby Foundation will greatly enhance our capacity to develop our students’ entrepreneurial skills and empower them to help build a better world,” Kamiar said. 

The Gatsby Charitable Foundation was set up in 1967 by King’s alumnus David Sainsbury, the Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, to further his charitable objectives including the strengthening of science and engineering skills in the UK.