Episode 13 - CUTalks with Patrick Short

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In this episode of CUTalks, Shreya and Thomas talk to Patrick Short, co-founder and CEO of Sano Genetics, which aims to connect people with research in personalised medicine. Listen to this episode for an insight into the personalised genomics industry, as well as the journey from PhD to founder and some important lessons learnt along the way.

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Episode 12 - CUTalks with Jim McDougall

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In this episode of CUTalks, Shreya and Thomas talk to Jim McDougall, Commercial Director of Outfield, an agri-tech start-up working with drone, satellite and weather data to support farmers. Jim has had past experience in consultancy and private equity, and co-founded Outfield in 2016. Listen to this episode for an insight into the applications of technology in the agriculture industry, the learnings of a founder on funding, building a team and finding product-market fit, and some common mistakes made by early founders.

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Episode 11 - CUTalks with James Parton and Stewart McTavish

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In this episode of CUTalks, Shreya and Thomas talk to James Parton and Stewart McTavish. James is Managing Director of the Bradfield Centre and Stewart is Director of ideaSpace, both co-working environments for different stages of start-ups. They discuss common pitfalls of first-time entrepreneurs and key advice for all aspiring founders.

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Episode 10 - CUTalks with Bruno Cotta

In this episode of CUTalks, Shreya and Thomas talk to Bruno Cotta, Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre at the Cambridge Judge Business School. Bruno discusses his previous and current roles, and thoughts on some of the key skills that entrepreneurs require.

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Episode 9 - CUTalks with Catherine Tilley

In Episode 9 of CUTalks, Shreya and Thomas talk to Catherine Tilley, a researcher at the Institute for Manufacturing at Cambridge University, previously at strategy and consulting firm McKinsey & Company. Catherine was also a keynote speaker at CUTEC’s Technology Ventures Conference last month.

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Episode 6 - CUTalks with Pablo Lubroth

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In Episode 6 of CUTalks, Shreya and Thomas talk to Pablo Lubroth, an Investment Manager at the UK Innovation and Science Seed Fund, I2S, focusing on the biotech/synthetic biology part of the fund. They discuss ways that VCs can help companies in different stages, different approaches for different industries, as well as advice for those seeking VC investment.

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