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Enterprise Tuesday 2014/2015: Building billion dollar companies

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Dr David Cleevely is an entrepreneur and international telecoms expert who has built more than his fair share of businesses. Not least of these is Abcam which he co-founded in 1998 and was Chairman of until 2009. Abcam currently has a $1.5bn valuation – not bad for a company that starting selling antibodies door-to-door on a bike! David will focus on the Abcam story but also look at other billion dollar companies that have come out of Cambridge. He will synthesize the main lessons from these companies for those contemplating a future in entrepreneurship.

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Enterprise Tuesday is a series of FREE evening lectures and networking sessions delivered by the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL) which take place from November to the end of February in Cambridge. The programme aims to introduce participants to the world of business, as well as to encourage and inspire individuals to pursue their entrepreneurial ambition. It is the most popular non-assessed programme within the University and the model has been adopted by numerous other academic institutions as well as corporations.

Enterprise Tuesday is open to all University of Cambridge staff and students, members of other universities and the local business community. The series is particularly relevant for postgraduate students considering future career paths, those exploring entrepreneurial opportunities and looking to build high quality networks with experts and practitioners.

Weekly format:

18:00-18:30 Registration We advise attendees to arrive as early as possible in order to ensure a seat (particularly in Michaelmas Term).

18:30-20:00 Lecture The lectures will cover some of the practical skills that are needed to successfully commercialise an idea. These lectures are delivered by a number of successful and experienced entrepreneurs.

20:00-21:00 Networking This represents an opportunity to network with guest speakers and other aspiring entrepreneurs.

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