CU Entrepreneurs Alumni

Since CU Entrepreneurs launched the business plan competitions in 1999, we have been a breeding ground for startups in the Coventry area and beyond. At least fourteen companies trace their beginnings to CU Entrepreneurs’ competitions, some winners, some finalists and others who may never have tasted competition success but have gone on to carve out viable businesses in the post-bubble economy.

Here are some of them:


Weather Informatics

International experts in science of long-range weather and climate forecasting.



“A whole new way to shop”

Online shopping from the workplace that works for both employers and employees.  Jumpleads have signed up an impressive list of partners including WHSmith and Argos.



Zap Wireless Technologies provides revolutionary wireless power transfer (WPT) solutions to the mobile and portable electronics industry. (currently unavailable)



Novel liquid cooling solutions for electronic systems.



[Started by the team who entered our competition as Book4Business.]

Paribus provide knowledge management consultancy and software to Corporate and Academic clients. Much of their expertise is embedded in the Ceteris ™  software suite for knowledge management on corporate intranets. Clients include Boots, Unilever and Inview Systems.




Coventry Cell

Coventry Health Informatics




British Stem Cell Registry



If you started a company out of CU Entrepreneurs but your company is not listed here it is probably because we don’t know what you’re up to… BUT WE WANT TO!  We would love to document the impact of CU Entrepreneurs’ activities, and you get free publicity.

Please contact Peter Eckley at <a href="" style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline; text-underline: singl