An official opening for Cambridge entrepreneurs


18-03-2001

The University of Cambridge will be celebrating the official opening of the Cambridge Entrepreneurship Centre this Friday (23rd March) at 6pm.

The venture capitalist and one of Cambridge Network's founders, Dr Hermann Hauser of Amadeus Capital Partners, will be unveiling the plaque to commemorate the opening in a private ceremony at the centre.



In attendance will be the Vice Chancellor, Sir Alec Broers, Professor Sandra Dawson, Director of the Judge Institute and local entrepreneurs.



This will be followed by a gala reception in the spectacular surroundings of the Judge Institute of Management.



Two hundred guests, including CEOs from major corporations and the local hi-tech community, will attend the reception to hear speeches and discuss the future of entrepreneurship in the area.



The CEC was established just over a year ago with seed funding from the government. It has become an integral part of the entrepreneurship community in Cambridge and the East of England.



The Centre has developed a wide range of educational programmes for the academic and business community including Summer schools for entrepreneurs, online programmes and specialist courses for community enterprises.



In the area of research, the CEC's activities are divided into reviewing and disseminating best practice for supporting entrepreneurs, building a virtual library of entrepreneurship related resources and monitoring the performance of new ventures in the Cambridge area.



Their work has not gone unnoticed, Weather Informatics, the recent winners of a 50k business plan competition for new start ups, praised the University 'for having the vision to promote entrepreneurship.'



  • The Cambridge Entrepreneurship Centre operates as part of the Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge University's business school. The institute was founded in 1990 and now has over 200 students and an international faculty of 70 teaching and research staff. It offers a portfolio of undergraduate, graduate and executive management programmes, including the Cambridge MBA. E commerce and Entrepreneurship are recognized as an integral part of our teaching. 20% of last years graduates went on to start up their own companies.



  • The Cambridge Entrepreneurship Centre's website has full details of its activities http://www.cec.cam.ac.uk



    Further information:



    Press & PR Officer

    Judge Institute of Management Studies, University of Cambridge,

    CB2 1AG



    Tel +(0)1223 339608

    Fax +(0)1223 339701 http://www.jims.cam.ac.uk
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    The Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School aims to inspire, enable and research entrepreneurship.

    Entrepreneurship Centre, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge