Cambridge, United Kingdom

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summer Programme

when 19 July 2020 - 1 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks

This two-week programme combines sessions from business school academics with hands-on sessions from business practitioners and successful entrepreneurs. The programme is for aspiring entrepreneurs with a basic understanding of business.

After an introduction to the concepts of innovation and entrepreneurship, teams of participants will be invited to generate and select simple business ideas. Some ideas will then be used to underpin sessions, illustrating how aspects of business and entrepreneurship covered during the programme can be applied in real life. The programme also provides a series of coaching sessions where specific issues can be addressed in more detail.

Academic programme

- Plenary lectures
- Teamwork
- Coaching sessions
- Panel sessions
- Evening talks

Plenary lectures
Plenary lectures will introduce you to a wide range of key issues and common themes in innovation and entrepreneurship. All students attend these lectures.

The following topics will be covered:

Idea innovation
Business Model Canvas
Value proposition
Defining the customer
Marketing innovation
Culture and dynamics
Finance - basics
Revenue streams
Simple cash flow
Operations – basics
Innovation in product design
Prototyping and MVP
Innovation in service provision
Team basics
What investors want to see
Route to market
Legals, IP and responsibility
Shares and shareholders
Valuation and investors

Working successfully in teams is a key skill: groups working on specific ideas will meet daily, applying the processes covered in plenary sessions, working towards a pitch to a panel of entrepreneurs on the final day of the programme.

Coaching sessions
Mentors provide small-group coaching sessions, which run throughout the programme, to help teams to consolidate their plans.

Evening talks
Eminent speakers will present a variety of general interest talks. These are shared with students on our other programmes.

Course leader

Andrew Hatcher: Managing Director, The Applied Knowledge Network Limited: Senior Faculty in Management Practice, Judge Business School University of Cambridge

Target group

The programme is aimed at current undergraduates, recent graduates, and all aspiring entrepreneurs.

Fee info

GBP 0: See official website