Enterprise Tuesday award for MBA student entrepreneur


23-04-2008

An MBA student who also founded an IT business was presented with the Enterprise Tuesday award by Prof Arnoud De Meyer at a ceremony at Judge Business School . . .

A highly successful Enterprise Tuesday series culminated in the annual award ceremony last week at Judge Business School attended by recipients of the prestigious ‘Certificate in Enterprise’. Professor Arnoud De Meyer, Director Judge Business School, presented the certificates to the deserving and proud awardees in front of an audience including Dr Shai Vyakarnam, Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, other academic staff, programme contributors and sponsors. In total, 59 people were awarded the certificate with 11 gaining distinctions for the quality of their assignments.

The winner of the overall prize for the best submission was Fábio Monteiro, an MBA student at the UWIC Cardiff School of Management who also founded an IT business, Key One Informatica, in his native Brazil seven years ago.

Fábio is extremely pleased to receive the award and recommends the programme for aspiring entrepreneurs: “One of the biggest challenges in your business career is to turn academic knowledge into business opportunities. Enterprise Tuesday overcomes this paradigm by the astonishing lecturers who teach by example.  As an entrepreneur, this programme has driven me to achieve the right balance of skill and helped me to expand my network. Ultimately, I recommend Enterprise Tuesday for everyone that dreams of becoming an entrepreneur. So, don't miss this opportunity, run and grab a place! “

The Certificate in Enterprise requires the candidates to prepare a portfolio on the learning and insights created by attending the Enterprise Tuesday lectures. This year, the number of entries doubled. Arun Muthirulan, MBA graduate of the Judge Business School and chief examiner, commented on this year’s submissions: “The consistently high standard of the portfolios indicate the level of passion and interest shown by the candidates. Discussing a variety of entrepreneurial ideas to create promising businesses, from high technology to lifestyle ideas and social enterprises, the portfolios offered a fascinating glimpse of the current entrepreneurial thinking in Cambridge and beyond.”

The Enterprise Tuesday programme, managed and delivered by the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, is proving ever more popular with a 38% increase in registered attendance on the 06/07 series and an average of around 300 people attending each of the twelve lectures. During the last year, people have travelled from Cranfield, London, Manchester, Wales and even from Finland to attend lectures. The quality and expertise of speakers such as Karren Brady of Birmingham FC, Lord Karan Bilimoria of Cobra Beer and Duncan Goose of One Water, is clearly a draw and kept people engaged throughout the entire programme.

Over a quarter of the registered attendees are from the local business community which is around a 5% increase on last year. One of the key benefits of the programme is that it brings the academic and business communities together adding to the chemistry in the networking sessions which follow on from each lecture.

The next Enterprise Tuesday series starts in October 2008. Further information about the programme can be found on the Enterprise Tuesday pages of the CfEL web site at www.cfel.jbs.cam.ac.uk

 

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

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