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

'You' by Gavin Fry

Art Exhibition: 'Things Put Differently'

03/06/2023 at 10.00

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'Things Put Differently' featuring Gavin Fry and works by Anthony Green and Mary Cozens-Walker.

Student working on a laptop

WolfWorks: Writing for Publication

03/06/2023 at 10.00

Thinking about submitting an article to a journal or turning your PhD thesis into a book?

Photo of artist Gurpran Rau holding a piece of her artwork

Art Exhibition: 'Patterns of Renewal'

03/06/2023 at 10.00

We're delighted to be the first to display Gurpran Rau's latest exhibition 'Patterns of Renewal', featuring a series of paintings created during lockdown inspired by her walks in the woods of Cambridgeshire.

A poster for the publicity of the event Solutions to Plastic Pollution. The event details are shown on a blue-ash green background in both white and black text. To the right is an image of a plastic water bottle and a recycling sign on the front of it.

Solutions to Plastic Pollution

05/06/2023 at 17.00

Join us on the 50th World Environment Day for an engaging panel discussion and keynote speech on solutions to plastic pollution.