Congratulations to the CUE £5K Winners 2014-2015!

Congratulations to the CUE £5K competition winners and finalists!


  • CUE £5K Science & Technology Winner 2015: Sinclair Fire
  • CUE £5K Social Enterprise Winner 2015: Madanyu
  • CUE £5K Software Winner 2015: Converge
  • C R Lowe Carpe Diem Enterprise “Life Science Business of the Year 2015″: Healx
  • CUE Angel Prize 2015: Cambridge Cardiology


  • Longbow - Cambridge Technologies
  • Diamentech
  • Serket
  • Paramis

You can check the public summaries of the winners and finalists here.

We would also like to congratulate the winners of the CUE Young Entrepreneur of the Year track:

  • C R Lowe Carpe Diem Enterprise “Technology Innovation, Social Media and Social Enterprise Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2015″: Simon Engelke
  • C R Lowe Carpe Diem Enterprise “ Life Science Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2015″: David Holden-White
  • C R Lowe Carpe Diem Enterprise “ Life Science Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2015″: Phil Grayeski


Congratulations to the CUE £1K winners 2014-2015!

Congratulations to our winners and finalists (runner-ups) for the £1K competition! Read on for a brief outline of the best ideas. You can check the public summaries here.

In no particular order…


Technology & Life Sciences Winners


Cambridge Cardiology (Paul De Sciscio, Jacob Brubert, Ingrid Wong, Romilde Kotze)

A minimally invasive alternative to open heart surgery for patients with valvular heart disease.

Sinclair Fire (James Popper, Chris Goodfellow)

Sinclair Fire develops and manufactures products leveraging its unique portfolio of fire detection and response intellectual property.

MOFs i-Teams (Dr. David Fairen-Jimenez, T. Tian, Andrew Marsden, Thomas Fry, Dr. Claudia Percivalle)

Our patented technology enables the manufacture of MOFs (metal-organic frameworks) as large pellets without the need for binder or pressure.

Tricel (Mihaela-Andreea Voicescu, Edward Tan, Chikai Lai)

Tricel is creating a platform technology based on cancer stem cells that can add value to preclinical cancer research.


Technology & Life Sciences Runner-ups

FlexSolar (Reza Saberi Moghaddam, Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi, Sir Richard Friend, Ehsan Abdi)

FlexSolar has developed a flexible organic solar cell technology based on materials synthesis, which promises substantial cost reduction through enabling low-temperature fabrication techniques and roll-to-roll processing for high volume manufacturing.

Congentis (Tim Xu, Ce Zhang, Kent Werner, Maha Almalki, Christopher Burch, Benoit Renvoise)

Cogentis Pharmaceuticals’ mission is to develop and commercialize an innovative therapeutic breakthrough for Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders in order to improve patients’ quality of life and reduce the burden of disease on their families, providers, and the overall healthcare system.

Jessica Toh

Our new technology combines non-contact sensors, cloud analytics, and a mobile app to determine age-appropriate and customised ways to improve a child’s sleep and therefore overall wellbeing.

UroLogic (Nawar Al-Zebari, Igor Romanov, Ismael Moreno-Gomez)

We introduce a novel urinary catheter from smart materials that will reduce the number of urinary-tract infections.


Social Enterprise Winners


Paramis (Phil Grayeski, Kayla Miele, Edward Tan, George Grillo)

Paramis will develop a novel filtration to process acidic whey, a by-product and environmental pollutant, from the Greek Yogurt industry.

Aripo (Tandadzo Matanda)

Aripo Neonatal Care is a social enterprise, which aims to drastically change neonatal care in Sub-Sahara Africa and around the globe through the use of specially designing bio-fuelled incubator units, and hands on training and education on neonatal best practice.

Madanyu (Maximilian Bock, Aftab Jalia)

We are a not-for-profit social enterprise facilitating computer literacy for children in the developing world.


Social Enterprise Runner-ups


Fruitannia (Vanessa Stefanak)

Fruitannia is a social enterprise concept intended to benefit both the local community and a national children’s’ charity fighting hunger (Magic Breakfast).

Ultrasafe Ultrasound (Sonya Davey, Abhishek Biswas, Samir Devalaraja, Haris Godil, Neil Davey, Otilia Strecu)

Ultrasafe Ultrasound has created a technology that blurs the genital organ of a fetus on a live ultrasound machine, thus preventing doctors from determining the sex of the fetus.

The Whistle (Ella McPherson, Scott Limbrick)

Journalists and human rights defenders are faced with a large flow of information purporting to shed light on violations. The Whistle’s digital platform will support verification of information by assisting citizen witnesses to supplement their digital reports of violations with corroborating information (for example, metadata).


Software Stream Winners

Sponsoo (Andreas Kitzing, Béla Julian Anda, Christian Kaspar, Konstantin Möllers, Tobias Tilly)

Sponsoo is a data-driven online marketplace that connects athletes or sport teams with sponsors. Our goal is to make sponsorship transparent and easily available for everyone.

DateSafe (David Purcell)

DateSafe is quick tool that gives the user confidence that the person they are due to meet is the person they say they are. Searching only on the mobile number they have given you we verify their name, age, marital status, and provide you with a selection of pictures. This is all done in a legal non-intrusive manner and leaves no footprint.

Silent Concert (Marco Fiocco)

Wouldn’t be cool to have the option to go to concerts with your favourite headphones and listen to a high-quality audio stream directly from the mixer board?


Software Stream Runner-ups


Slick Stream  (Ashley Scillitoe, Carlo Quaglia, Musabbir Abdul Majeed)

SlickStream will allow you to virtually build or upgrade a bike, then keeps track of maintenance by looking at your cycling data, and suggests when components need replacing or upgrading.


Last Mile Technologies (Alan Nichol, Alexander Weidauer)

treev is the fastest way to access all your work in the cloud, keeping you focused.



CUE £1K Competition Awards Ceremony

CUE’s £1K Award Ceremony promises a banquet of exhilarating business ideas, including pitches from entrants of the £1K competition. Up to 10 £1K prizes will be given out during the evening – join us to find out who’s won! With Dr Hermann Hauser CBE, Professor Christoph Loch and Sam Loose among our keynote speakers, this is definitely the evening you do not want to miss! Join us on Thursday, Feb 12th, starting 6.30pm

Book your ticket fast before it sells out!

Congratulations to our £100 winners 2014!!


Software Track

Owain Bryant

Marco Fiocco

Kayla Miele, Phil Grayeski  & Patrick Short

Nikolas Mavreas

Will Sterling



Technology Track

Claudia Percivalle

Mojtaba Jalebi

Cella Inc.

Tarek Abdel-Ghaffar

Kayla Miele and Phil Grayeski

Ehsan Abdi

Andrew Marsden

Dr Gustavo Cerda-Moya


Nelly Olova


Social Enterprise Track

Dominic Bealby-Wright

Tandadzo Matanda

Alexandra East & Gonzalo Garcia

William Jones

Kayla Miele and Phil Grayeski

Caroline Jo

£100 for 100 words Prize Ceremony

Since our launch event, we have received over 300 entries for the first stage of our business creation competition. The Judges have had a tough time picking the winners due to the exceptionally high quality of the entries this year. Winners will be announced nextThursday 18:30-22:00, 20-Nov-2014 at the William Gates Building.  Be sure to confirm your tickets here.

Three prominent entrepreneurs will speak and present the awards. Their names and bios are as follows:

Simon Stockley
Simon Stockley is currently the Senior Teaching Faculty in Entrepreneurship at Judge Business School and the Deputy Director at the Accelerate Cambridge incubator. Simon’s major defining purpose is to help people achieve their potential in life. He believes that everyone has entrepreneurial potential but that in most cases this is ‘socialised’ out of them by their upbringing and ‘the system’. His great passion is helping people to rediscover this potential both for their own benefit and that of society as a whole. Simon is highly reputed in the world of entrepreneurship: his entrepreneurship course for the MSc Management programme at Imperial College was ranked 1st in the world by the Financial Times in October 2009, while his MBA entrepreneurship course was ranked 4th in the world by the Financial Times (2011). He was also the ’Most Respected’ member of faculty 2010.

Gonzalo Garcia
A home-grown Cambridge student of seven years, Gonzalo co-founded the online education company Transmission Education (, along with friends Peter McFarlane and Simon Smart. The company provides a solution to the geographical mismatch of supply and demand in the >$100b market of private academic tuition. Transmission Education won CUE’s £5k Ideas Take Flight competition last year, and has nearly 700 Cambridge students and alumni registered as potential tutors. Gonzalo describes the CUE competition, together with the subsequent prize trip to Silicon Valley, as one of the most important contributors to the company’s development.

John Bird
John Bird MBE is a British social entrepreneur. He is best known as the founder of The Big Issue, a magazine that is edited by professional journalists and sold by street vendors affected by homelessness. Since The Big Issue was launched in 199, it has helped thousands of vulnerable people take control of their lives. It currently works with around 2000 individuals across the UK offering them the opportunity to earn a legitimate income; to ‘help them to help themselves’. Over the past two decades the magazine has become synonymous with challenging, independent journalism, and renowned for securing exclusive interviews with the most elusive of superstars. It currently circulates around 100,000 copies every week. John Bird was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business from Plymouth University in 2013.

CUE Appathon UK 2014

In collaboration with SVC2UK and the Serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor, Sherry Coutu, CUE is proud to present the Cambridge Appathon on the 1st and 2nd of November 2014 at Engineering Department, LR6.

Book your ticket now and join us for 48 hours of fun!

With free beer and pizza, you’ve got everything to last the weekend and build something great. In addition, the ability to pitch and present your idea to the judges at the end of the weekend will be invaluable. Don’t forget some of these judges are angel investors, partners at venture capital firms, or potential mentors that could transform your startup and help you scale. This will be an invaluable opportunity for members of the cambridge community to ‘start up’ and is open to anyone – undergraduates, graduates, postdocs, anyone passing through or living in the city, etc..

Event Schedule

Saturday, 1 November

Registration: 11.00
Briefing: 11.30
Team formation and brainstorming: 13.30
Lunch arrives: 14.30
Hacking begins: 17.00
Hacking continues: 19.00
Pizza arrives: 19.30
Hacking continues: 22.00

Venue closes…

Sunday, 2 November

Venue opens – Breakfast and Coffee: 10.00
Hacking continues: 12.30
Lunch arrives: 16.30
Teams prepare 2min “Show and Tell”: 17.00
Show and Tell from all teams, with judges voting: 18.00
Presentation of awards and what happens next: 19.30

CUE Grand Launch – October 16th

Find out more about the CUE business creation competition, which awards over £50K of cash and prizes to budding student entrepreneurs; listen to the experiences of outstanding speakers; and network over free wine and food. The Launch will also mark the start of the £100 for 100 words competition, where entrants stand to win £100 for a simple 100 word summary of any business idea!

Book your ticket NOW:


  • Professor Christopher Lowe (Introduction by Darrin Disley, CEO at Horizon Discovery Group plc)
  • SimPrints (Winner of 2013 CUE competition)
  • Jon Bradford (Managing Director of Techstars)


CUE Grand Finale: £5K Competition Winners & Finalists

Congratulations to our winners and finalists (runner-ups) for the £5K Business Competition!!

Technology Stream Finalist

LogSquared:  The world’s first clinical anesthesia brain monitor that translates a patient’s neurophysiology under sedation into a visual interface for easier and safer drug titration.

Technology Stream Winner

OncoLinx  is commercializing a propriety class of toxins, azonafides, for use in antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). ADCs are the new way to treat cancer.

Social Enterprise Stream Finalist

HandsOn  is a social enterprise aiming to facilitate the delivery of low-cost, fully functional 3D-printed prosthetic hands to amputees in developing countries in a sustainable manner.

Social Enterprise Stream Winner

SimPrints is developing a rugged, low-cost, portable fingerprint scanner that wirelessly syncs with mobile phones and integrates with existing mHealth applications, empowering health workers to link patients to their records anytime, anywhere.

Software Stream Finalist

MyFit will fundamentally change the way people exercise. Consumers expect customisable solutions to fit their body types, training style and overall goals.

Software Stream Winner

Transmission Education:  TopSet is an online tutoring platform helping tutors and students connect from across the world, arrange lessons, and carry them out via our state-of-the-art interactive online classroom.

Carpe Diem Life Science Business of the Year (£7.5K)

Radial Genomics Ltd  is a cancer diagnostics company. We strive to improve patient quality of life and outcome by giving physicians the best tools to most effectively tailor the treatment plan according to the patient’s personal oncological needs.

CUE Angel Prize: 

LogSquared (See Above)


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