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In 2015 Churchill College launched the Churchill Enterprise Competition to help identify and support the best business ideas of current Churchill students and alumni.
The winning entry was awarded £1000 and business mentoring from a panel of entreprenurially successul Churchill alumni.
Churchill College Enterprise, led by alumnus Simon Jones has now launched a new programme of events designed to offer a broader approach to developing and supporting the entrepreneurial skills of current students and alumni.
"For those who want to 'make things better', having a great idea is just the beginning. To really make an impact, you need to be able to communicate your idea, persuade people to help you, plan and organise your project...and much more. And this is where Churchill Enterprise can help you. We want to help you develope the skills needed to make sure your ideas are developed into solutions to help make a better world — whether you choose to go on to start your own business, work for an existing business, or be involved in not-for-profit organisations"
The programme includes training, mentoring and competition opportunities to help act as a springboard to competitions such as those run by Cambridge University Enterprise (CUE) and other groups in the University.
15 November 2017: ‘Learn to Pitch Perfectly’ – a free pitching workshop for Churchill students and alumni.
A free hands-on workshop with practical coaching led by experienced alumni entrepreneurs.
29 January 2018: Churchill Enterprise 'Pitch to Win' Competition for Churchill students and alumni
At least three £100 prizes will be awarded for the best pitches, judged by a panel of experienced alumni entrepreneurs.
We are also seeking to engage and connect with our talented alumni through the launch of the Churchill Business Network — a new initiative to bring together alumni working in business in its broadest sense, including entrepreneurs, those in fintech, financial services, and the corporate sector generally.
There will be two or three meetings of the network per year, normally in London, with a speaker who is an alumnus/a or current Churchill Fellow with an interesting insight into new economic or technological opportunities.
Please contact the Development Office if you would like to join the Network or get involved in mentoring current students or alumni who would like to build their entrepreneurial skills.
The University Enterprise Network
This website provides the best overview of everything to do with enterprise across Cambridge University.
Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE)
Find out more about the activities run by the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs including their prestigious £1K and £5K competitions.
Churchill College Engineering Society (or ChuEng for short) is an academic and social hub for the engineering community of Churchill, from Undergrads to Fellows. We run events, talks, and socials throughout the year as well as showcasing the engineering talent of the college both past and present.