The main topic on the economic agenda these days is ‘growth’ or how to attain growth’. Growth is held as the measure of success for both enterprise and the nation as a whole. However, there is much less talk of the impact and implications of a growth agenda. Dr Shima Barakat discusses how the drive for enterprise growth is impacting the sustainability agenda.
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Marcus Holmes, a current student of the MBA programme at Curtin University in Western Australia, talks about his experience of the entrepreneurship course ‘Ignition’ run there recently. Ignition, launched this year, is based on the successful Ignite programme managed by the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning in Cambridge.
Dr Shai Vykarnam talks about the current crisis in the EU and why there’s a need for fewer rules that restrain entrepreneurs and more rules to restrain the elite.
Passion, purpose and persistence seem to be the themes of the day at TEdXOxbridge on 4th June 2011. Dr Shima Barakat comments on her experience of the event – a day of stimulation and reflection on how to create a better future with entrepreneurs as the catalysts for change.
7th April 2011 By: Orsolya Ihasz Empowering people in the MENA region through Enterprisers It’s all over the news these days. Something new, something big, is happening in the Middle East. The winds of change are blowing. A generation of young, energetic people are starting to set the agenda. These people have ideas. Some have [...]
Friday 25th February 2011 By Dr Shai Vyakarnam We recently had Mark Gerard of Jagex on Enterprise Tuesday. You may ask who? Jagex is one of the fastest growing companies in the Cambridge area – having started around 10 years ago. It was the brainchild of two brothers (Andrew and Paul Glover) who are passionate [...]
18th February 2011 By Dr Shai Vyakarnam In this teaser blog the intention is to show case a few areas of research in Cambridge that can lead to opportunities for new ventures. There are many more such areas and future blogs will bring them out bit by bit! Successful entrepreneurship relies on many factors coming [...]
‘Every conversation is an opportunity to picth your business’ is the mantra of Warren Bennett, the entrepreneur behind online tailor ASuitThatFits.com, and this week’s speaker at Enterprise Tuesday (23rd Nov). The focus of the evening was learning to pitch your idea, and although often that means to investors, Warren stresses that for his business the key [...]
Two school friends, a gap year, two degrees in engineering and the net result is a rapidly growing business, making and selling really smart suits! Warren Bennett and David Hathiramani were at the Perse School in Cambridge. One then went to Imperial and the other to Cambridge. They remained connected because their families are in [...]