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Egyptian social enterprise

Egypt's new law restricting non-governmental organisations has created an opportunity for social enterprises to fill the void, says Isabel Brüggemann, PhD candidate at Cambridge Judge Business School. Isabel Brüggemann The historic Karnak Temple in the Egyptian city of Luxor is…

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Karnak Temple.

Re-imagining church buildings

The Diocese of Ely and Cambridge Judge Business School, with the support of Allchurches Trust and Historic England, launch a three-year project to help communities make fuller use of their historic churches. Last week the Diocese of Ely and Cambridge…

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Inside a church.

Cambridge Independent: Celebrating Cambridgeshire’s SMEs

The winners of the SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards, supported by Cambridge Independent, have been announced in Newmarket last week. Kath Austin, founder of BeeBee Wraps, won the Entrepreneur of the Year award. The startup produces eco-friendly washable food wraps that…

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Science Magazine: UK moms are turning parenting into an experiment

Dr Natalie Shenker, co-founder of the Hearts Milk Bank social venture, is featured in the article. Hearts Milk Bank, which aims to speed up the process of donating breast milk, was on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme run by the…

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Cambridge Independent: BeeBee Wraps joins fightback against plastic

Cambridge-based venture BeeBee Wraps is producing biodegradable food wraps as an eco-friendly alternative to plastic. Founder Kath Austin is currently on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme run by the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation. Read the full article []…

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Cambridge Independent: Clean and eco-conscious shopping now at our fingertips

Cambridge-based venture mamoq aims to challenge “fast fashion” and “throwaway consumerism” by creating the ultimate online marketplace for the conscious consumer. Co-founders Madeline Petrow and Lenny Leeman work with 25 “clean and conscious” suppliers who contribute items like shoes, bags…

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BBC: Dormant bank accounts to yield £330 million more for good causes

A further £330 million from dormant bank and building society accounts is to be spent on good causes in the UK. The money will be distributed by the Big Lottery Fund and support charities and businesses including an Ely-based Harry…

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Cambridge Network: Phenomenal local support results in funding for new student enterprise programme

Form the Future, a startup helping young people in Cambridge prepare for future careers in business, has been awarded a £12,000 grant from the NatWest Skills & Opportunities Fund. The money will help develop a new entrepreneurship programme to benefit…

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Ely Standard: Harry Specters named as one of most promising micro-enterprises in the UK

Harry Specters, a social startup that provides work experience and training to autistic people, has been named among 16 “most promising micro-enterprises in the UK”. The Ely-based startup makes deluxe chocolates and now employs four full-time and five part-time employees.…

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The Telegraph: Healthcare technologies in the new digital era

Moving from paper-based systems to digital devices could re-energise healthcare system in the UK. According to Mark Howells, founder of Konnektis startup, mobile devices allows to provide care to patients in their homes and improve the communication between healthcare professionals…

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