A welcome preliminary to the official launch


The Cambridge Entrepreneurship Centre last night scooped the Cambridge Evening News Business Training award for 2001.

The award, sponsored by Anglia University, recognises the sterling efforts of the CEC since its establishment in late 1999.

Tim Minshall, Programme Director of the CEC, commented 'This is excellent news for the University. This award highlights our commitment to supporting science and technology based entrepreneurship throughout the region. We want to help cement Cambridge's reputation as a high tech and entrepreneurial leader in Europe.'

Dr Minshall also had a special mention for Cambridge University Entrepreneurs, one of the runners up in the category, 'I think it is a fantastic achievement for a student organisation to be nominated for this prestigious award. The CUE business plan competition this year was a resounding success and it can only be a matter of time before some great new businesses will emerge.'

The Cambridge Entrepreneurship Centre will be officially launched today. Dr Hermann Hauser will be unveiling a plaque in a ceremony at the centre.

This will be followed by a gala reception for 200 guests at the Judge Institute of Management.

  • The Cambridge Entrepreneurship Centre operates as part of the Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge University's Business School. Founded in 1990 the Judge Institute now has over 200 students and 70 faculty. The MBA programme features E-Business and entrepreneurship as core modules. Students also take part in an Entrepreneurship Consulting project often with the international technology-based companies for which the area is famous. Last year 10% of graduates went on to start up their own businesses.

    The Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School aims to inspire, enable and research entrepreneurship.

    Entrepreneurship Centre, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge