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ideaSpace Vacancy - Community and Office Manager (Maternity cover)

ideaSpace are looking for an Operations and Office Manager (part time and maternity cover) based at ideaSpace West in the Hauser Forum. The closing date for applications is 17th October 2019 at 5pm.

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LESSONS FROM A FOUNDER: Getting the Basics Right For Your Startup

Every business will experience failures - some misfires will be part of the process but others could spell disaster for your startup. Experienced founder and angel investor, Matthew Cleevely, recently hosted our Basics of Building a Business event and invited along three professionals he considers to be integral to the growth of his business. Here he discusses how their support has helped his company, 10to8, build the foundations for success and how others can avoid organisational, environmental and strategic failure.

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Conferences: Get the Most Out of Your Trade Show Experience

Exhibiting at a conference can be an extremely effective way to meet with potential customers and generate leads, as well as build your start-ups brand presence and create a buzz. But they can be expensive and if not planned well, can waste your small company’s limited resources. Advanced and strategic planning is key to making the most of the experience. So we asked two of our founders, Vaughan Wittorff, Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer at PetaGene, and John Pettigrew, Founder and CEO of We Are Futureproofs, for their thoughts on how to approach an exhibition.

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Celebrating World Environment Day - Polysolar’s Contribution to Saving our Planet

ideaSpace exists to support founders with scalable innovative ideas which could potentially address global threats like climate change. To celebrate World Environment Day we spoke to Hamish Watson, founder of ideaSpace alumni company Polysolar – a leader in the provision of solar PV glass for energy generation in buildings. He took us through Polysolar’s story, from product inception to where it is today, and shared his thoughts on the secret to the company’s success, the challenges that have shaped its growth, and some advice on crowdfunding.

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LESSONS FOR A FOUNDER - 10 Things a Start-up Company Should Consider When Writing a Communications Plan

Lorna Cuddon set up Zyme Communications 10 years ago to focus on early stage life science companies as she saw a gap in the market for a Cambridge based company. At our recent B3 event Lorna shared what an early stage start-up needs to consider in their communications. She first touched on why you need it. Communications is essential to support corporate objectives; whether its raising investment or creating commercial leads and sales revenue, establishing partnerships or raising the company profile to support a recruitment drive – the comms plan can help! We took the top 10 tips from Lorna’s talk – read on to find out what you can do to up your communications game.

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ideaSpace Vacancy: Operations and Office Manager

ideaSpace are looking for an Operations and Office Manager based at ideaSpace South on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The closing date for applications is 3 June 2019.

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LESSONS FROM A FOUNDER: When It Runs in the Family - Starting a Business with Your Brother

This month, in recognition of National Siblings Day, here’s the story of ideaSpace City members, Smart Acoustics, a team of two brothers who are taking on the world of ultrasound for the best of reasons.

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LESSONS FROM A FOUNDER: Taking Your Technology to Market with Scott White from PragmatIC

LESSONS FROM A FOUNDER: Taking Your Technology to Market with Scott White from PragmatIC

Scott White, ideaSpace alumni and serial entrepreneur is CEO of PragmatIC. PragmatIC produces sheets of flexible integrated circuits (FlexICs), extending the reach of electronics into markets unfeasible for silicon for reasons of form factor and/or cost. Printed electronics is one of the world’s fastest growing technologies, representing enormous potential in interconnected devices. In recognition of British Science Week, we spoke to Scott about the company’s journey from a technology-based concept to the production of commercial products, and asked his advice about taking a new technology to market.

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LESSONS FROM A FOUNDER: Basics of Building a Business - IP with Christian Bunke

With the next B3 event coming up in the next few weeks, we thought we’d take a look back at some previous B3s and learn more about what it takes to build a business. But first – a bit about B3. Our Basics of Building a Business event, or B3, is hosted by a Founder who has successfully scaled their business. They invite the three people who proved vital in helping them along the way to share what they did, how they did it and so much more on what you need to do to go from start up to scale up. Late last year Adam Durant, CEO of Satavia and alumni of ideaSpace, was our guest founder for the evening and invited along Christian Bunke of Basck - an IP Firm focused on working with startups. Here’s what he had to say…

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Spotlight on Mursla

Spotlight on Mursla

Cancer is one of the most challenging global issues an entrepreneur could choose to tackle. But Pierre Arsène and Victor Serdio are doing just that with their company Mursla. Based at ideaSpace West, Mursla is developing a breakthrough technology for early cancer detection using liquid biopsies, offering a less invasive and more responsive approach to diagnosis, treatment and cure. To mark World Cancer Day on the 4th February, we asked Pierre to explain more about Mursla and the bold ideas and enthusiasm driving this bright company.

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LESSONS FROM A FOUNDER: What's Your 2019 Startup Goal?

For many of us, a new year often starts with an optimistic resolution to change – join the gym, write a book, travel perhaps. But if you’re running a startup, January is a great time to assess your company’s development and set fresh goals for the coming year. We asked four founders at ideaSpace to reflect on progress and share their area of focus for 2019.

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GeoSpock Lands £10 Million in Additional Funding 

ideaSpace alumni and extreme data specialists, GeoSpock, have secured an extra  £10 million in funding. The latest round was led by Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC) jointly with Parkwalk Advisors and Japanese firms Global Brain and 31Ventures. Japanese data tech company KDDI Supership joined as a strategic investor. Investment was also secured from existing investor, Jonathan Milner.

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A Breath Test Could Detect Early Cancer Signs

CRUK and ideaSpace City members, Owlstone Medical, have launched a new trial to discover whether it's possible to detect early stage cancer symptoms from a person's breath.

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Petagene secure $2.1 Million in Funding 

Petagene secure $2.1 Million in Funding 

2019 is off to a great start for the Petagene team who have been awarded $2.1 million in additional funding. The latest round was lead by U.S. venture firm Romulus Capital, with collaboration from other unnamed investors in London and Silicon Valley, bringing the total funding awarded to $3.2 million.

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LESSONS FOR A FOUNDER: Your Fundraising Questions Answered

LESSONS FOR A FOUNDER: Your Fundraising Questions Answered

Are you going to be fundraising for your startup in 2019? The landscape of startup funding can seem bewildering. So we asked experienced fundraising coach, Jonathan Leinmuller, to share his knowledge about how best to raise capital. Here’s what he had to say...

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C1209 Selected as a Startup With High Potential for International Scale

C1209 Selected as a Startup With High Potential for International Scale

ideaSpace City members C1209 have been selected by Virgin as a startup with high potential for international scale, as part of the Virgin StartUp StepUp programme. This follows on from a recent feature in British Vogue which named C1209's Franklin bag as 'One of the Best Office Bags For Women'. 

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Mixcloud and Merlin Agree to Multi-Year Direct Licensing Deal

Mixcloud and Merlin Agree to Multi-Year Direct Licensing Deal

Audio streaming platform and ideaSpace West members, Mixcloud, have signed a multi-year licensing deal with Merlin Network, the global digital rights agency for independent labels.

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LESSONS FROM A FOUNDER: Tips for Recruitment - How to Hire the Best

LESSONS FROM A FOUNDER: Tips for Recruitment - How to Hire the Best

Recruiting can be difficult and a poor hire can have a big impact on the development of your early stage business. Time and time again we hear our founders at ideaSpace talk about the challenge of recruitment, so we asked two experienced founders, Matthew Cleevely and Antony Rix, to share their recommendations for finding talent and how to hire the best people to help build your company. Read on for tips on how to hire the best.

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Elpis Biomed, GeoSpock and Owlstone Win Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards

Elpis Biomed, based at IdeaSpace South, has scooped 'Start-Up of the Year' award at the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards 2018. ideaSpace alumni Owlstone Medical also took home 'Medtech Company of the Year' and GeoSpock won the 'Technology Company of the Year' award. Congratulations to all!

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LESSONS FROM A FOUNDER: Tips for Successful Product Design

LESSONS FROM A FOUNDER: Tips for Successful Product Design

Coming up with an idea for a product is the easy bit - it's the designing of it that can be a complicated and costly process. At a recent ideaSpace event we heard from four founders who offered their insights on how you can build a successful product that your customers are going to love. Read on for tips from our experts.

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Camallergy Appoints Baxter Phillips III as CEO

Camallergy Appoints Baxter Phillips III as CEO

Camallergy, based at ideaSpace South, a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to providing patient-centric treatments for life-threatening food allergies, has announced the appointment of Baxter Phillips III as Chief Executive Officer. Camallergy co-founder Sherden Timmins continues his executive appointment in the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer.

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Riverlane and dividiti Ring the Bell to Celebrate Hackathon

Riverlane and dividiti Ring the Bell to Celebrate Hackathon

ideaSpace West members Riverlane and dividiti celebrate after a successful quantum computing hackathon.

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LESSONS FROM A FOUNDER: Greg Law - Building a Successful Tech Business

LESSONS FROM A FOUNDER: Greg Law - Building a Successful Tech Business

Greg Law is the co-founder and CTO of Undo; a diagnostic software tool which helps companies respond quickly to software failures and improve software quality. From building the business on a part time basis from Greg's garden shed, to growing to a team of 40 and raising over $20M in investment, Undo have firmly established themselves on the tech industry map. We caught up with Greg to find out more about his experiences leading a successful business.

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LESSONS FROM A FOUNDER: Steve Marsh - 6 Ways to Grow Your Business

LESSONS FROM A FOUNDER: Steve Marsh - 6 Ways to Grow Your Business

We met with Steve Marsh, Founder and CEO of GeoSpock; originally a student from Manchester who arrived in Cambridge to study his PhD, before developing his business idea into a flourishing reality

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LESSONS FROM A FOUNDER: The Secrets to Simprints' Success

LESSONS FROM A FOUNDER: The Secrets to Simprints' Success

We met up with Simprints co-founder and CTO Tristram Norman to ask his advice on growing a business from 'a year of Sundays' project to a team of 25.

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FreeAgent Acquired by RBS in £53m Deal

Accounting software specialist FreeAgent has been bought by a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Scotland for £53 million.

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Marketing and Office Manager

Check out this exciting opportunity to join the ideaSpace team, leading on marketing strategy and providing effective management of the City office.

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ideaSpace Vacancy - Community and Office Manager (Maternity cover)

Oct 03, 2019

ideaSpace are looking for an Operations and Office Manager (part time and maternity cover) based at ideaSpace West in the Hauser Forum. The closing date for applications is 17th October 2019 at 5pm.

LESSONS FROM A FOUNDER: Getting the Basics Right For Your Startup

Sep 27, 2019

Every business will experience failures - some misfires will be part of the process but others could spell disaster for your startup. Experienced founder and angel investor, Matthew Cleevely, recently hosted our Basics of Building a Business event and invited along three professionals he considers to be integral to the growth of his business. Here he discusses how their support has helped his company, 10to8, build the foundations for success and how others can avoid organisational, environmental and strategic failure.

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