The Cambridge Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship

Upcoming webinars

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Do you have a great idea for a business? At Cambridge, we aim to nurture the best entrepreneurial minds and enable you to transform your ideas into real action and new enterprises. The Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, is currently hosting a webinar series to provide answers to some key questions around starting and building businesses. The webinars are also designed to help those interested in our Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship. If you’re interested in participating, please register by clicking on the links provided and completing the online form.

How good is your venture idea?

Apr 8 10:00-11:00 (GMT+1)

Presented by: Dr Shai Vyakarnam

Register: Please complete the form to register your interest

Should you be starting a business on the basis of your current idea? You may have been thinking about starting a business or taking an idea that will help you grow your company. The question is whether you should risk your money and time on the idea? Is it big enough? Is there a market for it? These are pretty central questions that you have to ask yourself and indeed there are other questions that become clear only when you start thinking about what you need to know that you do not know! This webinar will help you decide if your idea is good enough and also if this is the one you want to bring with you as the enterprise project onto the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship (PGDE).

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How can you get experience and wisdom to support you in your venture?

Apr 10 15:00-16:00 (GMT+1)

Presented by: Dr Shai Vyakarnam

Register: Please complete the form to register your interest  

One of the most important sources of support for entrepreneurs is to get honest, neutral advice and support for you and your venture. While your family and friends can provide you with deep moral support they do not always have the business know-how and market expertise to give you real feedback. This is a role for mentors. So where can you get such a person and what do they actually do? One of the unique elements of the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship (in addition to class room learning and on-line content and discussions) is the pool of mentors who support you throughout the year. It is up to you to make the most of the mentoring but how will you do that? This webinar introduces you to mentoring and how it works on the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship programme (PGDE).

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship programme provides an entrepreneurial toolkit that builds business knowledge and a practical set of skills to increase confidence and the potential for success while seeking to avoid common mistakes.

Tim Hin Wai Lui, co-founder Flitter cab and PGDE alumnus said, “Although I could handle the technical aspect of the idea, I had neither the expertise nor the experience of running a business. The Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship has provided me with many insights, relevant knowledge and business skills – from forming a team and gathering necessary resources to managing a company – that have helped me bring this idea forward … and make more informed decisions regarding the direction of my company.”

Dr Hermann Hauser CBE, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd said, “This is another superb Cambridge initiative designed to develop entrepreneurial thinking and build the right skills needed to increase the chances of success. I am often asked whether entrepreneurs can be made. It’s a bit like making a concert pianist. If you’re tone deaf you’re never going to make it; but having a piano also helps. The Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship is like having a Boesendorfer Grand.”

Please note that further information about the course, selection criteria, application process and fees can be found on our web site »

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