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Entrepreneurial Events

Jan | Feb | Apr

January

Event The Cambridge Coding Academy Workshop
Date Workshop dates in Jan and Feb 2015
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About the event

The Cambridge Coding Academy is a new start-up founded by University of Cambridge computer science PhD students, teaching students and professionals from any discipline how to do some hands-on coding over the course of a one-day workshop. The workshops don't require any prior knowledge it's just a fun and easy way to get started if you've never done it before. By the end of each workshop, coding novices leave equipped with industry relevant skills and having coded tangible digital products such as web applications, games, and interactive data visualisations.

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Workshops overview:

  • Building a Game - Learn Javascript essentials by building flappy bird
    This workshop is for those who are curious about coding or wish to build apps and games, but don't know where to start. After the workshop participants will be equipped with the foundations of programming.
  • Building a Web App - Learning fundamental programming skills to build web applications
    This hands-on workshop will give participants the skills required to create their own interactive web applications from scratch. These will work on multiple devices using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Data Visualisation - Building experience with data collection, infrastructure and visualisation
    This intensive workshop shows participants how to use proven industry-standard web technologies to build their own data-driven applications. After the workshop, they will have the skills necessary for bringing data to life on the web.

Email contact@cambridgecoding.com to find out more »

Event CUE Business Creation Competition - 1500 words for £1K
Deadline Jan 19
About the event

Ever had an idea that you thought could turn into a cool business, but wondered how? Looking at other successful start-ups, have you ever wondered "How do they do it?" The fact is that most successful entrepreneurs have, at some point or other, had a helping hand. With CUE's annual Ideas Take Flight competition, we can help turn your idea into commercial reality. The competition is open to entrants in three areas: Science and Technology, Social Enterprise and Software (view full rules and conditions). Although each area is run in three phases, you can enter any one or more at any stage before the respective closing date.

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"Write a 1500 word executive summary to show your idea has wings"
Write a 1500 word executive summary of your idea for a chance to win one of ten 1k prizes before the final stage of the competition. At this stage the requirements are the same for all areas. If you do not win this or the previous phase, you still can enter the final phase of the competition. Find out more »

Event Catalyst Conference 2015 Social Enterprise Conference by Beyond Profit (Chance to win £500!)
Date Jan 31, 09:30-17:30
Location Cambridge Judge Business School, Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1AG
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About the event

This is a stimulating, daylong event addressing the notion of social enterprise as a solution to both local and global issues. The conference will address a wide range of issues and approaches to social enterprise including panel sessions, discussions with inspirational leaders in the field, and workshops to empower those who seek to build their own successful social enterprise. Our focus is to encourage innovation, ambition and idealism in order to address the social, economic and environmental challenges faced by our generation, and create real change for the better.

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Win £500 at our pitching competition: submit (with a team or alone) a pitch for your own social enterprise - the finalists will be selected to pitch their idea during the pitching competition at the conference. Winners will receive the cash plus three months' hotdesking space at Social Incubator East. Email Danielle Meredith (dfm32@cam.ac.uk) for more information.

Keynote speakers include Liam Black, co-founder of with Jamie Oliver of social enterprise restaurant Fifteen and author of There's No Business like Social Business; Robyn Scott, founder of Mothers for All, which teaches entrepreneurship skills to AIDS orphan caregivers; and Neil Stott, Executive Director at the Centre for Social Innovation at CJBS and Chief Executive of Keystone Development Trust. Find out more »

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Feb

Event GROW: UK agri-tech business plan competition
Date The competition will run from November 2014 to 15 April 2015. Applications MUST be submitted by 1 March 2015
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About the event

GROW is the UK's first Agri-Tech Business Plan Competition, and is aimed at encouraging entrepreneurial thinking into the industry. Entrepreneurs and innovators from across the UK are encouraged to submit a 12-page business plan describing an innovative new technology, product or service that will help improve the efficiency, productivity or sustainability of agriculture and horticulture. The objective of GROW is to encourage innovative, investable commercial concepts that will have the potential to become new businesses. All those that register an expression of interest will benefit from the support of an experienced mentor to help them to develop the business plan. The business plan should identify the market opportunity, the business concept, the management team, their strengths and track record, financial predictions and the funding requirements. With business support, rent-free accommodation and access to expert help to make your plan a commercial reality, the competition is designed to encourage and support the leaders of the agri-tech businesses of the future.

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Applicants must register an expression of interest by 1 March 2015 and will be assigned an expert mentor to talk through the competition and help them develop their idea and the plan. Applicants that have not pre-registered are not eligible to submit a plan to the competition. Once the competition has closed, a panel of experts will shortlist a number of plans to go through the final on 8 June 2015. The final will be held at Throw's Farm, by kind permission of Agrii, and will comprise a 10-minute presentation about each plan, followed by questions from the judging panel. The winners will be announced the same day. Find out more »

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Apr

Event Innovation Forum: Innovation Leaders Conference 2015
Date Apr 16-17
Location University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
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About the event

The Innovation Leaders Conference (ILC) brings together 300 business leaders, disruptive entrepreneurs, policymakers, investors and academics to stimulate communication and catalyse partnering for the next generation of innovative technology. Speakers include Professor Christoph Loch, Director of Cambridge Judge Business School; Dr Darrin Disley, CEO of Horizon Discovery; Dr Hermann Hauser, Co-Founder of Amadeus Capital Partners; Dr Ian Tomlinson, Head of Bio-pharmaceuticals R&D and Worldwide Business Development at GlaxoSmithKline. Find out more »

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