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OpenJamJar lift-off from Cambridge social venture weekend

Belinda-BellOne of the first social ventures to get a big boost from Social Venture Weekend at Cambridge Judge Business School is a firm called OpenJamJar that helps both landlords and renters navigate payment procedures on housing.

Cambridge crowdfunder hits £1m a month milestone

Goncalo-vasconcelos SyndicateRoomSyndicateRoom, the innovative crowdfunding platform created in Cambridge UK, has reached the £15 million raised barrier in just 15 months – a stunning £1m-a-month strike rate by the startup.

Cambridge software to manage vast genomics data

Alban-RrustemiIdeaSpace companies in Cambridge are pushing back the frontiers of future technology plays.

Cambridge and London in tech battle of Britain

Cambridge Wireless CEO Dr Soraya JonesSix Cambridge technology startups slug it out with seven London rivals in the UK’s Discovering Start-Ups final on October 22.

Cambridge dominates startup challenge

Steve-Marsh CEO of GeoSpock - one of the finalists A third of the companies chosen as finalists for the  2014 Discovering Start-Ups Competition are based in the Cambridge UK technology corridor.

Software startups at fever pitch

Adelina-ChalmersA new initiative from the Cambridge UK technology cluster is handing software startups an inside track to growth.

Social enterprise Kick-start programme ramps up

Belinda-BellA programme aimed at helping startup and early stage social ventures in the East of England has launched a new website to offer support and information to businesses with a social conscience.

Healthcare startup in global Saving Lives challenge final

Dan-Storisteanu-SimPrintsAn Accelerate Cambridge technology startup developing a fingerprint scanner that could revolutionise global healthcare is a finalist in the prestigious Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge.

Cosmetics from tomatoes business makes a vine start

Centrum-Darren-CarterAn East of England startup is bidding to turn the humble tomato into the source of new cosmetic products and even potential healthcare applications.

Entrepreneur breathes Dragons’ fire with phone repair kit

Oliver-MurphyIn a whirlwind nine months since he won backing from Dragons’ Den investor Kelly Hoppen, 21-year-old Essex entrepreneur Oliver Murphy is celebrating selling his Reviveaphone phone repair kit to more than 13,000 people across the globe.

New innovation centre to nurture small firms

MedBICNew businesses are to benefit from Anglia Ruskin University’s expertise and facilities thanks to The MedBIC (Anglia Ruskin’s new Business Innovation Centre for Medical and Advanced Engineering).

Cambridge software startup in at the double

Nick-RogersCambridge Software Engineering Ltd has won its first two contracts – developing an extranet website for contract hire and leasing company Marshall Leasing, and providing applications support for Seymour Distribution, the largest independent UK distributor of magazines.

Cambridge student entrepreneurs seize the day

CUE-SimPrintsSerial Cambridge technology entrepreneur Mike Lynch and personalised medicines evangelist Darrin Disley brought a sharp commercial focus to the final of the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) grand challenge.

Cambridge helps European startups scale globally

Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of CambridgeideaSpace and Cambridge University in the UK are spearheading a new EC initiative to take technology and other startups across Europe to unprecedented global success.

Cambridge startups cash in with enterprise funding

Professor Lester Lloyd-ReasonA Cambridge UK medical technology pioneer is one of three startups awarded cash through the CEDAR Enterprise Fellowship Scheme run by Anglia Ruskin University. The trio share £30k.

Dragons Den reject showered with offers

Alan-WrightNorfolk inventor and Dragon’s Den contestant, Alan Wright, who successfully launched a Shower Power Booster to stop the common problem of dribbly taps and showers, has now launched an automatic version of the pioneering energy-saving product.

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