Building for education

Building for education

By Mark Andrews, Digital Learning Programme Manager, Cambridge Judge Business School As Geoff Stead’s previous post highlighted, the opportunities within EdTech are large. So how are is your idea going to reach them? With only a few days to go before the DisruptEd Venture Creation Weekend I thought I would share with you four thoughtsRead more

DisruptEd – exploring emerging technology for education

DisruptEd – exploring emerging technology for education

By Geoff Stead, Director of Digital & New Products at Cambridge English Language Assessment Education empowers. Education controls. Education opens doors. Education excludes. Education is both the key and the weapon. Disrupt Education. How do you see the use of technology in education? It can be a tool to empower teachers and reach new learners.Read more

Disruption = IoT + Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Disruption = IoT + Artificial Intelligence (AI)

By Ahsan Zaman, Executive Director of WORLD MEDIA ONLINE The Internet of Things (IoT) is a multi-trillion-dollar market opportunity. Cisco predicts it to be worth US$14.4 trillion by 2022, with McKinsey forecast at US$11 trillion by 2025. Goldman Sachs points to Industrial IoT market alone at US$2 trillion by 2020. Smart Homes, Connected Cars andRead more

Understanding your value proposition

If you were to search the meaning of ‘value proposition’ in Google, you would find countless links to sites that give varying definitions of what a ‘value proposition’ is.  To our understanding, in a nutshell, the value proposition of a startup (or any company for that matter) is an explanation of what the company does,Read more

12 novel bio-business ideas created in just 54 hours

12 novel bio-business ideas created in just 54 hours

by Marta Teperek How to create 12 exciting business ideas in just 54 hours? Here is a simple recipe – take: 50 passionate entrepreneurs + 10 expert coaches + an efficient organising team, mix them, and get them to work together. How did it work? Friday evening – hit the ground running On Friday eveningRead more

In search of pitch perfection

You could stage a fabulously dramatic pitch on any one of the Cambridge Judge Business School staircases. You could…. But we didn’t. In a building famous for the architectural bravura of its public spaces, soaring painted ceilings and massive windows, our pitching workshop actually takes place in the Computer Lab: light enough, but tending to airlessRead more

What do our #FantasticAdvisers do in the holidays?

Isn’t it odd how distant December seems once you’re in January? So last year. But it was only last month, and although there was only one formal mentors day, Accelerate Cambridge coaches and mentors continued their support by email, phone and social media, with some added cheer, reflection and of course seasonal socialising thrown in.Read more

Meeting our mentors

Meeting our mentors

Last Thursday at Accelerate Cambridge was our first mentor day, where teams could meet with over 20 different mentors to discuss specific aspects of our ideas and businesses. This is where one the biggest benefits of the Accelerate programme lies, we’re able to get advice from people who have done it all before. So farRead more