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Venture Creation Weekend: Connected devices and wearable tech

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Are you interested in creating cool wearable products that empower consumers? Are you looking to explore the reach of connected devices by designing new products? We’re inviting aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs to test their venture ideas, build a team and pitch to investors in 54 hours! There are limited places so please book your tickets soon.

The Venture Creation Weekend, managed and delivered by Cambridge Judge Business School’s Entrepreneurship Centre, is a hands-on experience where aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if their start-up ideas are viable. This three-day, intensive programme brings together tech entrepreneurs and innovators who want to address the challenges and opportunities of connectivity in tomorrow’s world, today! The winning team will get a place on the Accelerate Cambridge programme.

“Smartbell was conceived at the IoT 54 Venture Creation Weekend in November 2015. From our initial idea of ‘smart farms for a smart world’ and a small prototype, we won a place on Accelerate Cambridge, gained mentoring support, made key connections, improved our product and have been featured on CambridgeTV, the Economist and the BBC . The impact of those 54 hours has been amazing!” Jose Chitty, co-founder and COO of Smartbell

Participating teams will demonstrate their prototypes and gain valuable feedback from industry experts including Peter Cowley, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor, Cambridge Angels; Shaun Grady, VP Business Development Operations, AstraZeneca; Martin Harriman, Entrepreneur, Investor and Advisor, ex board member at O2 and Telefonica; and Ahsan Zaman, Executive Director, World Media Online M2M Magazine, Director of International IoT Council.

Date: 18-20 November 2016

Venue: Cambridge Judge Business School, Trumpington St, CB2 1AG

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You can book your place via our website. There is a small fee for attending.

Standard – £60

Student – £60

N.B. There are a limited number of discounted tickets available for women entrepreneurs.

Registrations close at noon on Thursday 17 November

Who should attend?

• Those already working on a business idea in the related sectors and looking to build a team

• Those at an early stage looking to launch their business

• Those interested in joining a startup

• Those looking to be inspired and learn how to create a venture

Benefits for attendees:

• You learn through the act of creating

• You get the chance to build a personal and relevant network

• You have the opportunity to build a team

• You learn how to launch a business

• You can quickly test the viability of your idea in a safe environment with limited cost

• You get expert feedback from mentors and judges from industry

• You could win a place on the Accelerate Cambridge programme

• You can enjoy the buzz of interacting with like-minded people and have fun!

If you have any queries please email

This talk is part of the Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School series.

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