Dr Chris Coleridge

Dr Chris Coleridge


Chris is Management Practice Associate Professor at Cambridge Judge Business School, where he teaches entrepreneurship and strategic management. He is also CEO of Carbon13, the venture builder for the climate emergency.

Dr Chris Coleridge

Chris came to academia in midlife after spending his 20s and early 30s as an entrepreneur. Studying part-time while raising a family and working as a visiting lecturer, he gained an MBA from London Business School, an MSc in Organisational and Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and a PhD in Management, focused on business model innovation, also from the LSE. He then joined the UCL School of Management and eventually became director of the MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship.  At UCL, he also won five teaching awards in six years.

In 2016, Chris joined the faculty at Cambridge Judge Business School, where he founded the University’s first Master's degree in Entrepreneurship. He stepped down from the directorship of the degree in 2019 to focus on climate change-related innovation, which efforts are partly channelled through Carbon13, the venture builder for the climate emergency, which he founded and where he serves as CEO. His ongoing teaching in the Judge centres on entrepreneurship, particularly “net zero entrepreneurship”, and strategic management.

Chris carries out research into top management teams, especially in startup contexts. Through his work in Carbon13, where he provides guidance to early-stage decarbonisation and GHG sequestration startups, he applies the research he has done over the years into the use entrepreneurs make of their social networks, the venture building process and strategic choice for early-stage ventures.

What's on

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Open Call: Wolf Words Poetry Anthology 2024

27/11/2023 at 09.00

We are excited to launch an open call for the second edition of our Wolf Words Poetry Anthology; this year our theme is Wild. 

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Writing an abstract workshop

30/11/2023 at 19.00

This workshop is organised to help students prepare to be part of the Wolfson Research Event 2024.


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A Duty to Repair?

01/12/2023 at 18.00

How can you introduce protection of the environment into consumer contract law when this is detrimental to the protection of the consumer?

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Art Exhibition: 'How It Is'

02/12/2023 at 10.00

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'How It Is' featuring work by the influential British artist Tim Head.

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Entrepreneurship Workshop for Students

02/12/2023 at 13.00

An interactive session during which students can gain insight into the sphere of entrepreneurship.