Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning

CfEL Community

In addition to our wide network of entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurs in Residence and Visiting Entrepreneurs, the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning is part of The Enterprise Network. This network links enterprise and innovation activities across the University of Cambridge, organises meetings of groups involved in supporting enterprise and innovation, and provides a Google calendar of entrepreneurship events in Cambridge. It includes a number of organisations and activities, as well as the group of departmental Enterprise Champions.

CfEL works very closely with:

Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE)

Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) was founded in 1999. It has evolved to being a key part of the University’s ecosystem for supporting and accelerating entrepreneurship and innovation. CU Entrepreneurs run one of the most successful student-run business creation competitions in the world awarding over £500k in prize money to more than 40 start-ups and have seen many of them develop into successful companies. Collectively, CUE alumni companies have secured over £67 million pounds of investment, producing over 110 full time jobs. Our goal is to promote and nurture entrepreneurship in Cambridge and beyond. However we do this in a unique way. Our business creation competition, along with the training, mentoring and networking events in support of it, take you from idea to business in under a year. For further details, visit www.cue.org.uk or contact info@cue.org.uk.

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Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise Club (CUTEC)

Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise Club (CUTEC) is a team of young professionals expanding the Cambridge enterprise community by connecting technically-gifted and commerce-savvy individuals from all corners of the globe. We host workshops throughout the year to help develop the enterprising mindset and culminate our efforts every June to host the Technology Ventures Conference (TVC) - a conference aimed at energising the start-up and venture capital community. The 2010 TVC brought in a global audience of investors, entrepreneurs, and academics representing 300 attendees, over 100 companies, 17 universities, over 30 showcases including 17 start-ups, nine partnering organisations/companies, Cambridge i-Teams and CUE Business Plan finalists. If you are interested in being part of our team, please contact enquiries@cutec.org.

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Cambridge Enterprise Limited, University of Cambridge

Cambridge Enterprise Limited is responsible for the commercialisation of University of Cambridge intellectual property and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University. Activities include management and licensing of intellectual property and patents, proof of concept funding and support for University staff and research groups wishing to provide expert advice or facilities to public and private sector organisations. Cambridge Enterprise provides access to angel and early stage capital through the Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds and Cambridge Enterprise Venture Partners, and offers business planning, mentoring, specialist surgeries and other related programmes.

The University leads the world in transformative research and Cambridge Enterprise is well placed to support the academics to find the best commercialisation route for their innovations either through licensing or company creation. Income over the past four years exceeded £37 million, of which almost £30 million was distributed to University academics and departments, with the remainder reinvested in patent assets, seed fund pools and support for knowledge and technology transfer services to the University.

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