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Strategising around risk for business and economies

MBA students' contributions to the annual Cambridge-McKinsey Risk Prize provide valuable learnings. Cambridge MBA students enthusiastically take part in the annual Cambridge-McKinsey Risk Prize, which they see as a valuable opportunity to zone in on areas of interest and apply…

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‘Scratching the surface’

Meal kit company Gousto, founded by Cambridge Judge Business School alumnus, reaches 'unicorn' $1bn valuation and says the boom in online food will continue after the pandemic. Timo Boldt Founded by Timo Boldt, an alumus of the Executive MBA programme…

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Hot shots from home

The Cambridge entrepreneurs embracing change in a cold COVID-19 climate. It wasn't part of his plan to launch a startup just yet, let alone when everyone was curtailing their discretionary spending in an economy buffeted by turbulent times during a…

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Frugal innovation and COVID-19

Reframing, reprioritising and repurposing has come to the fore during the coronavirus pandemic crisis, say Professor Jaideep Prabhu and Viren Lall. Earlier this year Professor Jaideep Prabhu of Cambridge Judge Business School led a session on "frugal innovation" along with…

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City AM: Gousto becomes latest UK tech ‘unicorn’ after lockdown surge

Gousto, the food company founded by Executive MBA alumnus Timo Boldt ( EMBA 2014), has raised £25m in a new funding round. The new investment means the company is now valued at $1bn and is the UK’s latest tech “unicorn”.…

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Financial Times: Food box provider Gousto set to recruit 1,000 extra staff

Gousto, the food company founded by Executive MBA alumnus Timo Boldt (EMBA 2014), is planning to recruit around 1,000 new employees as demand has grown significantly during the coronavirus pandemic. Timo Boldt said Gousto is “the biggest meal kit provider…

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Alcohol shift

An alumnus of Cambridge Judge Business School, Ashwin Balivada (MBA 2015), is producing free hand sanitiser in Goa, India on production lines normally used to produce Scotch whisky. An alumnus of the MBA programme at Cambridge Judge Business School, Ashwin…

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The corporate pivot: radical change in times of crisis

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis underlines need for firms to quickly ‘pivot’, Professor Paul Tracey of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation. Many entrepreneurs need to pivot – make radical changes to their business model – because their initial ideas fail to…

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Invested Investor: Take a pass on plastic

Kath Austin, founder of the BeeBee Wraps social venture, talks about the main challenges for her business and how support from the Cambridge Social Ventures programme helped her to move forward. She said mentorship on the programme “really helped me…

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BBC News: The hungry 26-year-old who set up a £100m food firm

Timo Boldt, founder of Gousto and an alumnus of the Executive MBA programme (EMBA 2014) at Cambridge Judge Business School, talks about how he set up a food in a box delivery company seven years ago and on the challenges…

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