Peter Hiscocks

Fellow (Management Practice)

MBA (Imperial College London), DIC

I have spent a number of years in the private sector working in product development in large companies before starting my own businesses. Of the 8 new ventures I founded, 3 have been sold, one has closed and I am Chairman or Director of the others.

I have advised several European governments and chaired European Commission committees on matters of innovation strategy; commercialising university intellectual property; and improving the effective transfer of research programmes into commercial innovations.

Peter Hiscocks.

My details

Professional experience

Peter’s businesses include:

  • Integral Inc, a $50 million consulting company
  • Ecurie25, a supercar club
  • Pod Point, an EV recharging business.

Peter is the Chairman of a £20 million seed-fund that helps fund new business startups and is on the advisory board of a large venture capital company. He is also an active business angel.

Previous appointments

Peter has taught innovation management at Cambridge Judge Business School since 1993 and was the first Director of the Cambridge Entrepreneurship Centre which was established within the Business School in 2000. In 2003 he founded Cambridge Enterprise, the commercialisation arm of the University, and then in 2010 returned to the Business School to teach Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management on the MBA and EMBA programmes. In 2013 he took over responsibility for running Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education and was CEO there for 4 years. Peter retired from the University in 2017 but still provides adjunct teaching for Cambridge Judge and other departments within the University. He was Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Auckland from 2001 to 2006 and was Visiting Lecturer at IST Lisbon from 2004 to 2001 and at Technical University of Delft from 2006 to 2010.

News and insights

MBA entrepreneurs.

Can I start a new business during my MBA year? Can I still run my business and study for an MBA alongside? How do I develop my ideas before taking the leap? What resources are available to budding entrepreneurs in Cambridge itself?

An electric car being charged on a parking lot with a charging station in the city.

Electric vehicle recharging firm Pod Point Ltd., founded by Ignite alumnus at Cambridge Judge Erik Fairbairn and faculty member Peter Hiscocks, floats on the London Stock Exchange with a valuation of around £350 million.

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Pod Point

Electric-car charging firm with Cambridge Judge connections is named one of the UK's fastest-growing private tech companies.

Media coverage

Financial Times | 25 April 2016

Start-ups struggle to nurture rapid growth, report warns

Entrepreneurs in Britain need to develop effective management systems, establish partnerships and leverage their competitive strengths in order to scale up effectively, according to a report from Cambridge Judge Business School.