Boot Camp

£1k Challenge Training Event

24 Nov 2023 - 14:00
24 Nov 2023 - 16:30

Venue: Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ

Would you like practical advice on writing a winning entry for the £1k Challenge? Come along to our £1k Challenge Training Event to hear how to maximise your chances of winning.

Talks will cover the following topics:

  • What makes a great idea
  • How to form a great team
  • How to identify and quantify your market
  • How to raise finance

No need to sign up - just come along! For this event we will also be joined by members of LSE's Entrepreneurs Society, who are in town for the day.

CUEBiC & 3P Second Round Boot Camp

24 Mar 2023 - 09:30
24 Mar 2023 - 17:30

CUE will be holding the CUEBiC & 3P Second Round Boot Camp on Saturday 24 March 2007. This is a great opportunity to hear from successful entrepreneurs, an experienced business angel, a venture capitalist and managers from law and consultancy firms. The event will help you succeed in your own business. Various topics will be covered including business plan financials, market strategy, intellectual property and raising funding. Please refer to the programme below for details.


Date: 24 March 2023

Time: 9.00am to 6.00pm

Venue: PA Consulting, Royston

Cost: Free

CUEBiC and 3P Boot Camp Videos Online

Videos of the speakers at the CUEBiC and 3P Boot Camp are available to download.

£1k Boot Camp Video Released

A short video containing highlights of our recent £1k Boot Camp has been released. This video addresses issues such as what makes a good entry and common mistakes to avoid.

Please download the video here. (Quicktime 7 required for playback)

£1k Boot Camp Provides Advice and Inspiration

On 23 November 2006, CUE held the £1k Boot camp to provide practical advice on writing winning summaries for the £1k Business Ideas Competition. Over 150 people packed the lecture theatre to hear from distinguished guest speakers including James Hay, co-founder of previous winner Splashpower, and Walter Herriot OBE, Managing Director of the St John's Innovation Centre. A lively networking session followed, helping potential entrants to find teams.

CUE has made available via its web site both a video comprising highlights of the £1k Boot Camp and a short description of the structure and content of an executive summary. The deadline for entering the £1k Business Ideas Competition is midnight on 11 December 2006.

CUE £1k Boot Camp

23 Nov 2023 - 17:30
23 Nov 2023 - 20:30

£1k Boot Camp Poster

CUE will be holding the £1k Boot Camp on Thursday 23rd November 2006. This event will be a great opportunity for those interested in the £1k Business Ideas Competition to learn how to write a winning executive summary and how to excel in this year's competition, as well as find potential ideas and team members in the networking session which follows. Everyone who is interested in entering, whether or not you have an idea, should attend! Please save the date for the £1k Boot Camp. Come and listen to James Hay, Co-founder of Splashpower and Walter Herriot, Director of St. John's Innovation Center. James Hay entered and won the CUE business creation competition in 2001. Splashpower were the first winner of the CUE competitions to attract venture capital. In January 2004, Splashpower announced the completion of their second VC funding round with Benchmark Capital investing $5.4 million.

CUEBiC & 3P Boot Camp

27 Jan 2023 - 09:30
27 Jan 2023 - 16:00

The CUE Business Creation Competition (CUEBiC) rewards high growth propositions that show a strong likelihood of receiving of receiving venture capital or business angel investment. Previous winners include Owlstone Nanotech, Splashpower and Light Blue Optics.

The 3P (People, Planet, Productivity) Business Creation Competition rewards propositions which focus on creating social or environmental benefits. These businesses may be either for profit or not for profit. Previous winners include Enval and Aptivate.

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