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McKinsey & Co,  in collaboration with CUE, is proudly presenting the 2012 McKinsey Innovate Cambridge Launch

Tuesday, 31 Jan, 2012
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Lecture Room 4, Department of Engineering, Cambridge
Register at: http://2012mckinseyinnovate.eventbrite.com/

McKinsey & Co. is launching the 2012 McKinsey Innovate: realise your social enterprise business plan competition. This is a national competition for students at UK universities that aims to promote creative and entrepreneurial spirit by supporting a student team to launch a business that benefits society.

This is a unique opportunity to create something of your own, that makes a real difference to the issue you choose to address. The winning team will receive seed funding and support from McKinsey consultants to transform their idea into a real social enterprise.  Participants will have the opportunity to get skilled up in project planning and business development through workshops and guidance provided throughout the competition. Above all else, it is a chance to test your ideas and have great fun with your team!

Last years winners, Fertilait, now have a global patent for converting dairy waste into organic fertiliser. We are continuing to support them launching their product- check out their entry video as a taster to the competition: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150177805664961

We will be holding the campus launch on 31st January at University of Cambridge in Lecture Room 4, Department of Engineering. All are welcome to find out more about the programme. In the meantime information and the application portal is now available at http://www.innovate2012.mckinsey.com/. First round applications close on the 29th of February.

Debut fashion show wit Touch of Africa
Mar 2011 02
This fashion show will showcase the uniqu…e blend of tradition and modernism that is emerging from fashion houses in Africa, with a view to bringing them to a global market. Join us on the evening of 3rd March 2011 at 8pm, and the venue will be The Forum, Jesus College, Cambridge.Tickets £5 in advance and £7 at the door or send a cheque payable to ‘Sam Hopkins’ to Isabella Akinseye at Homerton College.
Refreshments will be served.
Places are LIMITED. To reserve a seat, please email Sela Motshwane at sela_m@hotmail.co.uk.

Clothing courtesy of Mzansi Designers Emporium-Johannesburg. Transport provided by Virgin Atlantic. Make-up by Bobbi Brown. Part of Cambridge University Black & Ethnic Minority Week.

Touch of Africa intends to make African fashion accessible to the western market using responsible trading and buying practices, and is supported by Cambridge University Entrepeneurs.