PRESIDENT – NINA WARNER
Nina is a second year PhD student in Chemistry with great enthusiasm for people, ideas, and molecules. Her passion for entrepreneurship stems from a multi-faceted curiosity, a thousand half-formed ideas on neon post-it notes, and positive, formative experiences with failure. Through CUE, she looks forward to learning from others whilst empowering them to keep an open mind, explore their ideas, and resist taking themselves too seriously.
CO-CHAIR – Botty Dimanov
Botty shines light into the darkness so that people feel hope, love and happiness. He believes in pushing the boundaries of the impossible; leading and uniting people through passion, compassion, and understanding; and constantly improving and learning. As a second year PhD student in Explainable Artificial Intelligence, Botty is committed to build the next unicorn company to make AI accountable. His mission as the president of CUE is to inspire young entrepreneurs and researchers to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams!
CO-CHAIR – Dragomir Zyumbyulski
Dragomir is a law student at Trinity Hall. He is interested in entrepreneurship, because of the autonomy, adventure and adaptation that comes with it. Dragomir’s experience ranges from participating in an entrepreneurship society to taking part in commercial projects. Dragomir’s vision for CUE is to support people with innovative ideas that deserve to be heard around the world.
HONOURARY CHAIRMAN – Maximilian Ge
Maximilian is actively engaging across the Cambridge entrepreneurial ecosystem by connecting student tech and entrepreneurship groups. He worked at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Cambridge Judge Business School, Department of Computer Science and Technology (Computer Laboratory), Engineering Department and Institute for Manufacturing. He has a background in maths and computer science, and is doing research on business models of high-tech and biotech startups. He previously worked on tech startups in the UK and Germany (TechStars). He is a co-organiser of Silicon Valley Comes to the UK, Trustee and Chair of Hack Cambridge Foundation, adviser of WEF Global Shapers Cambridge Hub and was President and Chairman of CUTEC – Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise Club.
VP GROWTH – UMANG BHATT
Umang is a doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge in the Machine Learning Group within the Department of Engineering. He is funded by the Trust and Transparency Initiative at the Leverhulme Center for the Future of Intelligence with generous donations from Google. His interests broadly lie in interpretable machine learning, adversarial robustness, and human-AI teams. Prior to joining Cambridge, Umang worked on conversational agents in Azure at Microsoft and dynamic pricing algorithms for personalization at Groupon. Umang also has a background in AI for infrastructure, working on a startup that used citizens’ smartphones to detect potholes and assess road conditions at scale on behalf of city governments. Currently, Umang is also a Research Fellow at the Partnership on AI, where he explores how organizations use explainable machine learning at scale. Umang holds an MS and BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
TREASURER – GRANT SIMPSON
Grant is an American 2nd-year PhD student in the Department of Chemistry. His studies are supported by the highly selective Gates Cambridge Scholarship. He is pursuing a selective drug delivery project for the treatment of cancer, with a mind to eventually commercialise his research. Grant is acutely interested in the intersection between science and business.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING – OWEN THOMPSON
Owen is an experienced combat aviator with 13 years of experience as a Commissioned Officer and Fighter Pilot in the Royal Air Force. Now a second year on the part time Master’s in Entrepreneurship course at Cambridge Judge Business School, Owen successfully founded Oxbridge Watches and is also in the early stages of constructing Cambridge Space Technologies, actively developing solutions to emerging issues in the UK space and aviation industry.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS – CLAIRE LIM
Claire is a current MPhil student reading Technology Policy at Judge Business School. A strong advocate of social entrepreneurship, she has been actively involved in this space since high school, having previously helped to co-found a social enterprise. She is now involved in starting student-run accelerators in Singapore and Cambridge. When not engaged in entrepreneurship-related activities, she is most likely exploring Cambridge’s food scene and is always down for a chat about emerging technologies in the biotech and materials space.
DIRECTOR OF SPONSORSHIPS – DMITRY KAZHDAN
Dmitry is a first-year PhD student working on Explainable Artificial Intelligence, who is highly passionate about technological innovation and entrepreneurship. Dmitry's role at CUE involves finding and securing investors that share CUE’s vision, in order to raise funds for fuelling the wide range of CUE’s initiatives and events.
DIRECTOR OF SPONSORSHIPS – DAVID SHANG
David is a Chinese born Canadian that has a background in Sustainable Energy Engineering and has already completed the ISMM course here in Cambridge for his masters. He will be starting his 1st year PhD in Industrial Symbiosis, Virtual Power Plants, and Sustainable Cities this year. David has always been interested in entrepreneurship and hopes to get more involved in it in the future.
DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI RELATIONS – PAWEL BURZYNSKI
DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH – BELINDA NG
Belinda is a second-year undergraduate student studying Geography at Christ’s college. She is passionate about social entrepreneurship and has previously worked with social enterprise startups on various consulting projects. She has participated in entrepreneurial ventures, including co-founding a student consultancy in her home city of Hong Kong. Through CUEhub, she hopes to be able to help encourage more students to dream big, find like-minded peers, and embark on the learning journey of entrepreneurship.
CUE Committee Alumni
President: Botty Dimanov
Chair & Treasurer: Maximilian Ge
Secretary: Dragomir Zyumbyulsk
VP Events: Shahang Chen
VP Management: Akhil Sonthi
VP Publicity: Nina Warner
VP Website: Sehaj Chawla
2017-2018 Peter Choy
2016-2017 Zuzanna Brzosko
2015-2016 Flaviu Bulat
2014-2015 Luana Fagarasan
2013-2014 Sina Habibi
2012-2013 Nicolas Tan
2011-2012 Jung Zhang and Jun Chen (co-Presidents)
2010-2011 Shen Wei
2009-2010 Daniela Krug
2008-2009 Amir Chaudhry
2007-2008 Cong Cong Bo
2006-2007 Rahul Vohra
2005-2006 Kaifeng Kang
2004-2005 Stewart McTavish
2003-2004 Jasdeep Singh
2002-2003 Seena Rejal
2001-2002 Paul Heffernan
2000-2001 Matt Schofield