BrookLark/Unsplash 'Like a boss'

Entrepreneurs Programme

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:

At our next event on 28 May, Richard Joseph, Wolfson Alumnus and co-founder of the extraordinarily successful global household products company Joseph Joseph will share his story in the Lee Hall from 5.30pm.

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.

What's on

Saumarez Smith

The Transformation of the Museum

16/10/2019 at 18.00

This lecture will examine the long-term changes in the ways that museums have been designed, managed and built in the post-war period, with special reference to the speaker's experience of working in three national museums.

Democracy by Ishant Mishra/Unsplash

How do democracies change?

23/10/2019 at 18.00

As psychotherapists say: How can we change without changing?

Cambridge by Sir Cam

Cambridge Transformed: Town and Gown in the Twentieth Century

28/11/2019 at 18.00

The lecture will discuss the radical changes that have taken place in the University and City since the mid-twentieth century