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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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Business Insider: The 100 most influential people shaping British technology in 2019

Timo Boldt, Cambridge Judge alumnus (EMBA 2014) and founder of food delivery company Gousto, is on the list of the 100 most influential people in technology in the UK. Listed in 65th place, Timo started his entrepreneurial journey in 2012…

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Cambridge Independent: Sook’s first regular customer is organic fare supplier unpckd

A startup that offers package-free household products to consumers is a first pop-up retail customer at Sook’s retail site in Norfolk Street, Cambridge. Tracey Banks, founder of unpackd, says people can pop in on Fridays to browse the stock; additionally…

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Food Safety News: Study on food recall response time

Speed is crucial when tainted food products are recalled. A new study co-authored by Dr Benn Lawson, University Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at Cambridge Judge, looks at the effect of geography and industry clusters on the responsiveness of food…

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