BrookLark/Unsplash 'Like a boss'

Wolfson Entrepreneurs' Society (WES)

A programme to explore and encourage the many facets of entrepreneurship.

BrookLark/Unsplash 'Like a boss'

A short online search will reveal that there are countless competing definitions of 'entrepreneurship'. We have launched an entrepreneurs’ programme at Wolfson because we believe that at its heart, entrepreneurship expresses something of value to every Member of the College – the processes of thought and action through which an original idea, a discovery or an insight is turned into a viable, successful project or business.

Many Wolfson Members are start-up veterans, and we will be inviting them to share their successes and reveal their scars. The programme seeks to engage the interest and meet the needs of all who aspire to create commercial start-ups, but also to explore the related field of social entrepreneurship. Starting with a series of inspiring and informative talks, we will develop programme content together to reflect the interests of those who join in. The intention is to complement, not duplicate, what is available elsewhere in Cambridge.  

Some of our presenters have used Powerpoint presentations and have kindly shared them here:

https://www.wolfson.cam.ac.uk/current-students/societies/entrepreneurs-programme/entrepreneurs-presentations

If you would like to contribute to one of these sessions, either as a recent (however recent) start-up entrepreneur or as a 'seasoned' chair of the session, please contact Michael O'Sullivan and let him know which dates would be possible for you.

For more information about the programme, or to suggest a topic or speaker, contact Michael O'Sullivan or the WES Team.

What's on

Archaeological object

Humanities Society - Can museums really contribute to research in social sciences?

28/01/2020 at 17.45

The Humanities Society arranges weekly talks (during term time) from various disciplines across the Humanities. The talks are open to anyone and free to attend.

Abigail Lane 'For His Own Good' (1995)

The Frangenberg Collection - Exhibition opening event

31/01/2020 at 17.15

THE FRANGENBERG COLLECTION

Exhibition opening event

Professor Phillip Lindley in conversation with Andreas Frangenberg, Flannan Browne, Amikam Toren and Patricia Bickers

 

Science Society

Science Society - Of bounces and bangs: how much do we know about how our Universe's beginning

31/01/2020 at 17.45

The Science Society arranges weekly talks (during term time) from various disciplines across the Sciences. The talks are open to anyone and free to attend.

Humanities Society

Humanities Society - Historical fiction as anthropological technique: in the mind of an enslaved Melanesian

04/02/2020 at 17.45

The Humanities Society arranges weekly talks (during term time) from various disciplines across the Humanities. The talks are open to anyone and free to attend.

lunchtime seminar

Lunchtime Seminar - Border crossing in antiquity: on the acculturation, assimilation, and transmutation of symbols

05/02/2020 at 13.00

Wolfson hosts a series of Lunchtime Seminars on most Wednesdays during full term. Feel free to bring your lunch tray from Hall and learn while you eat. Complimentary coffee and biscuits are provided.