27 Sep 2014

Moved out of Cambridge to London; whatever you end up doing, love it.

Whatever you end up doing, love it. (Cinema Paradiso)
Open air cinema organised by The Nomad Cinema: 'Cinema Paradiso', the best loving movie with fantastic musics. 
And our new life started here in London:
The entrance of our new accommodation in London.

9 Sep 2014

Six key entrepreneurial opportunities in Cambridge

Three very important, at least to me, communities you should try all if you pursue entrepreneurial course and three more stimulating events for networking.

Opportunities to work as a team:

i-Teams: every term (Michaelmas, Lent, Easter) 3-4 teams of 5-6 postgraduate students each are formed to develop a strategy on how to commercialise a cutting-edge technology that is developed in Cambridge. This was where I met the inventor and my co-founders. The final presentations are open to the public, and thus there comes local angeles. Note that you have to go through the application process with submitting your CV and cover letter.

CUE (Cambridge University Entrepreneurs): there are famous £100, £1K, £10K competitions for which entrepreneurs try their ideas, business concepts, and business plans. These competition allow entrepreneurs to make a good pace of developing an idea into a solid business plan. You may submit an idea as an individual, but for business concept and plan you will need a team.

Accelerate Cambridge: even it is quite new to the history of Judge Business School, the accelerator has gained good attention among entrepreneurs. Theirs training sessions as well as free coachings have been quite helpful to get start-ups in very early phase. They may provide a seed funding up to £20K. This is not open to everyone as you have to pass an interview by the coordinator.

Opportunities to join exciting talks and discussions:

CUTEC (Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise Club): its Technology Venture Conference is one of the biggest tech and entrepreneurial events in Cambridge. As ARM is the main sponsor of this club, there should be a talk by Hermann Hauser (ARM co-founder), which I highly recommend to join if any.

Silicon Valley Comes to UK: this holds a three-day event where entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from Silicon Valley conduct a bunch of talks and sessions for entrepreneurs as well as students in Cambridge and London.

Innovation Forum: it was new to Cambridge last year. The one-day event was interesting and a good opportunity for networking.

The Cambridge Phenomenon: a great guidebook to understand the Cambridge cluster further in depth.

8 Sep 2014

The Oxbridge ways / オックスブリッジの流儀

The Japanese series about 'Oxbridge ways' are now on the Internet here.
I may be able to contribute in the future.

現代ビジネスのオンライン企画として、「オックスブリッジの流儀」という連載が始まりました。Cambridge MBAの同期もさっそく原稿を書いています。「友がみなわれよりえらく見ゆる日」でもありますが、ワタクシも実世界で何かしらの花を咲かしてからしたしもうと思います。

The Cam River and Silicon Fen.

3 Sep 2014

Get busy living

The feeling of disappointment, out of unsuccessful MPhil/PhD applications, has gone in a few days, implying I might not have been utterly serious about it. Anyway, I couldn't make it on the way to academic research of management, which I felt like doing so for months. This, notwithstanding, surprisingly yet ironically encouraged me to do my best in the management of real businesses; a startup with Cambridge PhD guys.

Life goes on; I will keep moving to 'get busy living' rather than 'busy dying'.
What would I carve after all? Probably nothing other than my name and what I love.

1 Sep 2014

Done!! and moving to London soon

Today 2pm, the final assignment for Cambridge MBA has been done. In two weeks or so, we will move to London. Nevertheless, it has been absolutely unique and great fun to live in Cambridge.
I won't forget the room and house where I stayed with my partner while Cambridge MBA.