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Celebrating pioneering social entrepreneurs with £10,000 Cambridge prize

Three social entrepreneurs pioneering new approaches to health, law and community development have been recognised with the 2021 Cambridge Social Innovation Prize, awarded by Trinity Hall and the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge. These £10,000…

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The Guardian: Grasshopper bred in captivity returns to East Anglian marshes

An interview with Lucas Ruzo, founder of Citizen Zoo. The venture aims to promote rewilding and community engagement. A team of volunteers have bred around 1,000 grasshoppers that will be released into countryside this summer. Citizen Zoo was previously on…

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Enlightenment to better butts

Many movements don't become successful businesses, so how did yoga transform from Hindu-inspired anti-materialism to a 'Gospel of Sweat' market worth $80 billion? A study from Cambridge Judge Business School shows the pathway. Professor Shahzad Ansari Not every "movement" successfully…

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Female entrepreneurs

The February series of the Enterprise Tuesday series at Cambridge Judge Business School included a focus on women entrepreneurs. Here are some takeaways from one of the sessions. Women are creative, resilient, skilled entrepreneurs, creating and scaling great businesses with…

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Teaching coding skills

A venture founded by a Cambridge Judge alumnus successfully raises funds to deliver scholarships to students in South Africa. The HyperionDev venture founded by Riaz Moola, an alumnus of the MPhil in Technology Policy programme (2014) at Cambridge Judge Business…

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Financial Times: Waterfront designers rise to the challenge of flood risk

Edward Barsley from The Environmental Design Studio is featured in the FT article about waterproof buildings. “There’s a paucity of exemplar resilient developments, so hopefully we can lift the standards,” he said. “Just because a house is exposed to flooding,…

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Whose authenticity?

Entrepreneurs face tensions in remaining "authentic" but that word is notoriously difficult to define, says Dr Matthew Grimes, Reader in Organisational Theory & Information Systems and Co-Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School. By Matthew Grimes Matthew…

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Cambridge News: Arabic school teaching refugee children their mother tongue through pandemic

Kalamna startup that was previously on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme run by the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation is featured in the article. The venture provides Arabic language classes to children and adults in Cambridge. Founder Saussan Khalil said:…

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Social impact

People and firms affiliated with Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation are honoured by the social enterprise community. Many people and organisations associated with the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation (CCSI) at Cambridge Judge Business School were honoured by the UK…

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The Guardian: Secondhand no longer second-best for UK’s ‘circular economy’ consumers

Thrift+, a social enterprise that was previously on Cambridge Social ventures programme run by Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, is featured in The Guardian article on growing interest in second-hand goods during Covid-19. Founder Joe Metcalfe, alumnus of Cambridge Judge…

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