Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning

Achievements

The Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning was launched at Cambridge Judge Business School on 1 September 2003 with a mission to "spread the spirit of enterprise" by providing educational activities to inspire and build skills in the practise of Entrepreneurship.

CfEL Achievements 2003-2013

  • Our flagship programmes are Enterprise Tuesday, ETECH Projects, Ignite, Enterprisers and the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship
  • More than 16,000 people have participated in CfEL programmes and events since 2003
  • Over 200 programmes and events have been completed
  • 200+ business ventures created by CfEL alumni
  • An established network of 300+ entrepreneurs and practitioners have contributed to CfEL activities
  • 18 business plan competitions have been run in conjunction with the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE)
  • Over 500 videos, video clips and podcasts published since 2008
  • In 2011, introduced the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship leading to a qualification awarded by the University of Cambridge
  • Launched the Cambridge Graduate Business of the Year Award in conjunction with Cambridge Business Weekly in 2011
  • New book published on the lessons learned over the last ten years: 'Unlocking the Enterpriser Inside: The why, what and how'. Co-authored by Dr Shai Vyakarnam, CfEL director, and Neal Hartman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Published by World Scientific Publishing Company in 2011

Back to top

Programmes

Enterprise Tuesday

  • 1700 people registered for the 2010/2011 programme
  • 3% increase in total evening attendance 2010/2011
  • 53% attendance from University of Cambridge (including Cambridge Judge Business School)
  • 33% of attendees from local business community
  • 12% of attendees from other universities
  • 5 discussion groups delivered after lectures by Cambridge Consultants, CUE, CUTEC, Beyond Profit and the CIM
  • 2 extra sessions designed and delivered for the Management of Technology and Innovation (MOTI) students
  • 1 Best Practice workshop delivered jointly with Enterprise Educators UK and ideaSpace

ETECH Projects (formerly Emerging Technologies Entrepreneurship)

  • Over 600 students have benefited from the programme from 2004 to 2011
  • Over 40 inventors have engaged with the programme since 2004
  • More than 50 novel technologies have been assessed since 2004
  • 58 MBAs, 11 EMBAs, 38 PhDs and 3 Post Doctorate Researchers took part in the programme 2010-2011
  • 106 undergraduate students from Materials Science, Chemical Engineering and Physics departments participated in 2 ETECH projects electives run during 2010 and 2011

Enterprisers

  • 26 Enterprisers programmes run from 2002 to 2011
  • 1400+ students inspired by the programme
  • Over 60 entrepreneurial ventures being pursued by Enterprisers alumni
  • Over 200 academic, expert and student facilitators have been involved
  • 50 leading entrepreneurs, Enterprisers alumni and industry experts have contributed to the programme
  • Over 70 academic institutions, 30 sponsors and 40 contributors have supported the growth of the Enterprisers programme

Ignite

  • 13 Ignite programmes delivered to date
  • 530 delegates from 26 countries inspired by the programme
  • 50% of delegates (on average) come from overseas
  • 90+ technology-based business ideas created or made significant progress by Ignite alumni since 1999
  • 140+ entrepreneurs, investors, venture heads and other professionals contributed the programme each year
  • More than 85 million in funding raised by Ignite alumni 1999 to 2009
  • Launched new mentoring scheme in 2011

© Cambridge Judge Business School, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AG, UK
Tel +44 (0)1223 339700