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7
Feb

Enterprise Tuesday – Scanning horizons: A futurist mindset for innovative action

18:15 - 21:00

Futurists are experts at systematically exploring predictions and possibilities about the future and how they can emerge from the present. You don’t have to be a visionary like Leonardo da Vinci to embrace these practical concepts when building your business.

Where will the new business opportunities come from? Our keynote speakers will share their insights on the transformational forces that could shape the future. How do they cultivate a mindset for scanning the horizon and developing a roadmap for action? How do they identify and work with early adopters who see the value in their ideas? (more…)



14
Feb

Enterprise Tuesday – On transformation: Disruptive and innovative business models

18:15 - 21:00

As companies of all sizes set targets for growth, their business model becomes a crucial part of the story of how to achieve it. Companies that adopt disruptive business models have a competitive advantage, as they focus on refining or re-engineering their products or services. But how difficult is this?

The digital transformation continues to disrupt and accelerate, driven in part by the challenges of adapting to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. In addition, advances in fields such as molecular assembly, cell biology, energy, and materials science are set to revolutionise the intersections of industry sectors in unprecedented ways. All of this is happening within the context of the growing climate crisis. (more…)



18
Feb

MBA open day – Cambridge, UK

10:30 - 14:00

The Cambridge MBA is a unique and transformative experience, delivering world-class business education in a setting of renowned academic excellence, with a focus on practical learning in a diverse and collaborative community.

This Open Day event is a valuable opportunity to visit the Business School, hear our strengths, and discuss your MBA future directly with staff, alumni, and current students. (more…)



21
Feb

Enterprise Tuesday – Maximising your startup’s potential: Choosing the right funding path

18:15 - 21:00

As an entrepreneur or CEO, securing investment can be a challenging and time-consuming process, even in the best global business conditions. Early-stage ventures often need funding for a variety of purposes, such as product development, market research, hiring team members, market strategy, software, and office/lab space.

Crowdfunding, seed grants, and equity financing are some of the options available to businesses looking for funding. But how do you choose the right one for your business? Are there other sources of funding that you should consider? What do investors look for in a potential investment? How can you make your business stand out from the competition? (more…)



27
Feb

Seminar – Disrupting a regulated market: Fintech ventures’ trade-offs in resource management and consequences for firm growth

12:30 - 14:00

Pinar Ozcan, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Effective resource management is a crucial strategic issue for new ventures, not least because they start with few resources. Yet, although prior literature has pointed to the diversity of resource types and resource configurations open to new ventures, few studies have examined how entrepreneurs prioritise between different resources when they structure an initial resource portfolio. Based on a multiple-case, longitudinal, qualitative study of ten new ventures (ie fintechs) in the banking sector, we show the trade-off choices implicated in resource management strategies and the impacts of these choices on venture growth over time. Our findings advance theory on the resource-based view in strategic management by introducing the importance of sequencing in resource accumulation for new ventures, highlighting the trade-off decisions facing new ventures, the consequences of interdependence between different types of resources for venture growth and more broadly, advancing our understanding of entrepreneurship in regulated markets.

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28
Feb

Enterprise Tuesday – Defying the dragons: Techniques for delivering a winning pitch

18:15 - 21:00

Join us for an exciting pitching event where early-stage entrepreneurs will present their ideas to a panel of experienced investors. This simulation of the hit TV show “Dragon’s Den” will give you an inside look at the nerve-wracking process of pitching to investors and what it takes to persuade them to believe in your venture.

As an aspiring entrepreneur, this is your chance to pitch your own business idea to our panel of investors and receive valuable feedback and advice on how to improve your pitch. You will also have the opportunity to watch other entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and see first-hand what investors look for in a successful pitch. If you would like to take part, please contact us. (more…)



2
Mar

MSt in Entrepreneurship – meet the Deputy Director, Online/Cambridge, UK

18:00 - 20:00

Join us for this hybrid event which will take place both online and in-person at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Pivoting is a critical skill for entrepreneurs, which allows them to take advantage of business opportunities when they arise. The entrepreneurial journey typically offers many opportunities, but only entrepreneurs able to recognise and respond appropriately will be able to take advantage of the moment. Develop your entrepreneurial skills to grow your venture or the company you work for. (more…)



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